Monthly Archives: October 2011

Awful King County Metro Changes Coming Up

I just found out that King County Metro is planning to cut off service for Route 27 at 12th Avenue at non-peak times. This is awful. Route 27 is the only bus that takes me directly to my office. It … Continue reading

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Back from SPLASH 2011

I returned from SPLASH 2011 in Portland tonight. I attended only the Educators’ Symposium on Monday and the first day of the conference proper, but it was worth it. And how could it not be, given that it was so … Continue reading

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John McCarthy Died

John McCarthy, Turing Award winner and one of the luminaries of computer science, died yesterday. I’ve spent the evening after the SPLASH Educators’ Symposium listening to McCarthy’s OOPSLA 2007 keynote speech (mp3). John McCarthy was one of the earliest collaborators … Continue reading

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It’s Not Warm on Mt. Rainier

I wanted to check if I could squeeze another weekend of camping in this year, so I went to weather.com and typed in Mt. Rainier. It looked great: 23 Celsius on Saturday (73 Fahrenheit). That did seem a bit odd, … Continue reading

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