Monthly Archives: November 2008

29 Nov 2008
Fun With Your New Head

Live demonstrations at ICT 2008 will include several robotic heads that show facial emotional responses to humans’ faces and voices. Of course, the first thing I thought of was Thomas M. Disch’s Fun With Your New Head. If I remember correctly, it was a user manual of sorts for bodyless human heads that were sold […]

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26 Nov 2008
Type Casting

Having seen Typealyzer[site is gone] mentioned on several blogs recently, I thought I’d give it a try. It purports to classify a blog’s writing style into one of the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator types (INTP, ESTJ, etc.). I didn’t really expect anything other than an amusing random result since there’s not enough original content here […]

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24 Nov 2008
VMware Server 1.08 on Fedora 9

VMware Server is great for keeping a copy of Windows handy on my Fedora Linux-based laptop. The only annoyance is that every time the kernel updates, VMware has to be rebuilt — although that’s just a simple command ($ However, about a week ago I updated the kernel to version 2.6.27, after which VMware […]

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