Money for your Monet should be income: A restricted unrealized capital gains tax

I’ve seen the usual frothing at the mouth reports of how the ultra-rich pay less taxes than salaried Sam and how we should be raising taxes everywhere to pay for all the government spending we are doing and will be doing in the future. For the greater good of course. Leaving aside the question of… Read More Money for your Monet should be income: A restricted unrealized capital gains tax

Roomba i7

The Roomba i7 is a very clever robot. It reminds me of a enthusiastic puppy that cleans up messes instead of creating them. It vacuums very well and navigates very intelligently. I only wish they could come up with some adaptation to the frame to allow it to do the stairs. Then it would be… Read More Roomba i7

The hitch

I lay there staring up at the underbelly of the car, the muffler an inch beyond my nose. A thirty two pound steel hitch lay at my feet and I had no idea how I was going to drag it in that cramped space, over my chest, lift it up to the undercarriage and then… Read More The hitch

Buffering writes

Many scientific computing applications consist of processing data and then writing out to disk. Often the application will be I/O bound, which means that the computation time is shorter that the time it takes to read or write data to disk. Even though modern OSes do their best to write efficiently to the hardware, there… Read More Buffering writes

Laughter, groupthink and physical distancing

One of the unexpected side-effects of our attempt to fire-break #COVID19 with #PhysicalDistancing , is the absence of laughter in the late night shows I like to watch. This lack of laughter taught me some interesting things about my reactions to these shows, and gave me extra admiration for how @StephenAtHome and @iamjohnoliver
are now doing the shows with no live feedback. … Read More Laughter, groupthink and physical distancing