Archives Oct. 21, 2004

About super-strings (Lindsey's question in a loud party...)

I was asked to explain my understanding of superstring theory (such as it is) on the weekend, particularly the aspect where there is a fundamental limit to the size of objects, that is, why there can be a string, but nothing below a string.

If I'm understanding correctly, what happens is that to get down ...

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About motivations and post-mortems... (Why the move from Zope)

A few weeks (maybe a month now) ago, Tim pointed out that for all intents and purposes he's unable to follow my code. As a result he's uncomfortable with the idea of working with it. I'm accustomed to programming fairly large systems (e.g. OpenGLContext, Tpresence's Holodesk, Tpresence's Portals, that kind of thing, systems with multiple ...

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Speaking of distractions... (Well, some would say it's the more important stuff)

Also discovered (thanks to Richard Muller, who's been doing a lot of work testing on Fedora Core) that the PyOpenGL release isn't propagating across the SourceForge mirrors for some reason. Hopefully just some glitch in SF. One mirror has picked them up, and they are available from the root site as well.

Also, there was ...

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Professional Development Day (Or, my day of reading...)

I hate getting distracted while I'm working. It's just something I know about myself. My mind is just too active to allow me to have lots of things going on around me. I'll jump from the task at hand to discussions of just about anything and spend hours not getting any work done.

So, since ...

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