Fractals of Change: December 2007

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17 posts from December 2007

December 31, 2007

Patent Absurdity – A Possible Cure

Over the last decade, a number of absurd patents have been granted for software. Now there may be a cure for that problem less draconian than banning software patents altogether. This post describes the problem, the possib More...

December 28, 2007

Kindle – Web Browsing Reviewed

Amazon downplays use of the Kindle for web-browsing; the browser is listed under “experimental” in the device’s main menu. There is a warning that th More...

December 26, 2007

Kindle – Book Reader’s Review

Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader came and got buried among the holiday packages. But it emerged from post-holiday pile o More...

December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve from the Nerdland Window


Mary, Bruiser and I wish you a very merry Christmas.


December 23, 2007

Remote Access – Priceless

It wasn’t quite a blizzard but wind-blown snow was coating the Interstate and ruining visibility. Some flatflanders were going forty – terrified by the weather; other were passing them at eighty in the snowy passing zone – More...

December 20, 2007

Lame Duck Stomps Earmarks

My headline is wishful thinking; but, according to an editorial in More...

December 18, 2007

Nice Review

Steve Rucinski, executive producer of Small Business Trends Radio posted a very nice r More...

December 17, 2007

King Coal

King Coal was the ghost at the air-conditioned tables of the global warming get-together in Bali. Most of the energy-consuming world can agree that cutting down on the use of $100/barrel oil is a good thing. Moreover, step More...

December 13, 2007

The Fed to the Rescue – But of Whom?

The news is full of stories of people who may lose their houses because they can’t keep up payments on mortgages and can’t resell at a profit or refinance. The problem is likely to get worse rather than better because ther More...

December 12, 2007

Solar Solstice

Our recently installed 12.635kW photovoltaic array produced over 20kWh (kilowatt-hours) of electricity during the last partly-sunny twenty-four hours. Needless to say, nine days before the winter solstice at this high lati More...

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