Type

20 Feb 2007 All spatial coordinates of our continuum (the reality in which we communicate right now) can have a type. Huh? Well, indeed, the Ii have a model of Spacetime that could be regarded as subtantivalist, as opposed to a relational spacetime, where there is only space and time at the 'places'...

Google and A.I.

20 Feb 2007 heise online - Künstliche Intelligenz für Suche gesucht Acording to Larry Page, setting up artificial intelligence is easy-peasy, considering the low information density in DNA. What Mr. Page obviously does not know is that a cell’s intelligence has very little to do with its DNA. Only in combination with the...

Update to Drupal 5.1 - Check!

19 Feb 2007 Well, that’s done. It took a moment or two to update the site from drupal 4.7 to 5.1. The administration looks good, it has been cleaned up for the better, and the update process was fairly straightforward. Basically all modules I was using have already been ported to the 5x...

Some hints on how different JAVA generics appear to be to .NET generics

26 Jan 2007 A tss entry caught my curiosity as it was talking about a "generics puzzle" in JAVA. Finally, I thought, an example-based look at how JAVA generics differ from their .NET pendant? Indeed, the puzzle turns out to not be one in e.g. C#. If the intent is to be able...

State design pattern, simplified?

22 Jan 2007 While at a client, who is doing the transition from Procedural to OO, I constantly challenge them to get rid of their if-statements. One of them asked me how to solve a problem without an if in the case of a scenario where they load a control into their windows...