: As some point I'm going to dump a lot of my more
recent thinkings here.
: These constituted a small cross-section of musings between 2000
Missile Defense  The second of a pair of articles written about National
Missile Defense in an attempt to both articulate the present
(as of the time of writing) potentially devastating road
down which NMD takes us and the world.
of Nuclear Diplomacy and Missile Defense  The first of a pair of articles written about National
Missile Defense. Largely a historical view of post-WWII
armament and diplomacy; to be read as background material
for the second article.
 Traditional colorblindness tests are hard for people
who are colorblind to pass. But can we make a test that
is difficult to pass if you are not
Warrior  What happens when a spammie decides to turn the tables
on the spammers? Enter Spam Warrior.
Maps  A primer on using Kohonen feature maps (self-organizing
maps) in Matlab, includes code examples and figures.
 Several Applescripts for Mac OS 9 - includes automated
background changer, primitive email anti-viral application
and Netscape/IE utility.
: Puzzles :
Dice Puzzle  In the game of world conquest, is it better to defend
with 1 or 2 dice? If so or not, by how much? Finally, a
puzzle with practical applications!
Puzzle  Can you find a way to map these two distinct sets of
integers into each other? This riddle was posed to me on
a train in Baltimore by my puzzle-crazed advisor.
The Warden will set all the prisoners free if, after some
amount of time, one of them can correctly assert that all
of the prisoners have had at least one shower. What?!
Riddle  Get these four people across the bridge in minimum time.
This riddle was posed to me during a Microsoft interview.