Archive for September, 2010

Doug Crockford: Go slow on HTML5 until security concerns are addressed

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

There’s a very interesting article in the Web Security Journal quoting Javascript expert Doug Crockford on HTML 5 and security.  Doug’s point is basically:  we had bad security problems with HTML and the Web before HTML5 was proposed.  What should have been done was to focus on getting a good, clean, secure architecture for core […]

James Gosling Interview

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

There’s a transcript of a terrific interview with James Gosling available at http://www.basementcoders.com/transcripts/James_Gosling_Transcript.html.  Lots of irreverent, insightful comments on Java, Oracle, open source, Google and the Android suit, etc.

Type too fast, melt your processor?

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Not really, of course, but there’s a nice ASPLOS XV paper from Mesa-Martínez et. al. titled Characterizing Processor Thermal Behavior which explains, among other things: “…each [Emacs] keystroke generates around 1◦ C thermal spike…” Who knew?  In their tests, the startup phase of Emacs raised the processor temperature in the area being measured (simulated) by […]

Bass gig: Robert Cedrone in Lexington on Sept. 25th

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Robert Cedrone and I will be appearing again this Saturday at the Starbucks (map) that’s on the north side of Lexington, MA (not the one in the center of town!)  Robert and I go on at about 7:20 PM and we’ll play until a bit after 8 PM, but there are also a couple of […]

Bass gig: Rockin’ for KPM on Sept. 25th

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

On Sept. 25th, I’ll be playing bass for Rock City Band at the Rockin’ for KPM benefit at Back to the Boathouse in Dracut, Mass. Rockin’ for KPM is held each year to celebrate and raise money for the surviving two of three triplets, Kyle, Patrick and Matthew Wilkins, all of whom were born with […]

Blog upgraded to WordPress 3.0.1

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

This evening I updated Arcane Domain to WordPress 3.0.1.  If you see anything that’s not working right, please comment here, or email the Web master (instructions on the About this Blog page).  Heartfelt thanks to everyone in the WordPress community who worked so hard on the upgrade!