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Posts from — December 2003

shortest walk downtown ever

i walked out of the front door, proceeded down the walk to pass next to my car, while trying to get some stuff into my pocket, tripped and fell hard. and just like the time that Lorrie knocked me down on the ice, i roadrashed the side of my knee and my hand. though this time i managed to rip 4 holes in a pair of dress pants. so i got up, walked the 20 steps to the apartment and began to clean and dress the wounds. more or less saying: “that's that, i'm done for the night”.

December 31, 2003   No Comments

cleaned the beater

today was a good day for getting things done. i not only got rid of the tv and vcr, but i also cleaned the beater, the beater is the car that i drove for 10 years or so. now i have to give it away or sell it, so i had to clean all my stuff out of it. it was mainly stuff that i could throw out, and thus i did that, found one book on anarchy and schizoanalysis which I'll put back on the shelf that i thought it was on;) in any case, the car will now go whereever i can place it.

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Wed, 31 Dec 2003 20:58:26 GMT

SPURRIER OUT?. MSNBC reports, Steve Spurrier resigned as coach of the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, ending a failed attempt to bring his Fun 'n' Gun offense to… [OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY]

December 31, 2003   No Comments

Wed, 31 Dec 2003 14:25:36 GMT

J-Son & Jeremy Insisted that I try this. You are a Grassroots Activist. Anti-capitalist,anti-patrist, anti-authoritarian, whatever,you're just fuckin' anti. You probably tellpeople you hate postmodernism, but thatassertion elides the complex interdependenciesamong academic poststructuralism and street-level activism. You don't bathe regularly, andknow at least one person who has scabbies…. [Flailing in the Surf]


i had no part in the insistence, nope none, that was jason de man, i just pointed it out to him, yup….

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taking the day off

well not from blogging, but from work, mainly cause its new year's eve, which isn't a real holiday, but then i have 370 hours of accumulated annual leave so any day is a holiday. so my plan for today is to give my tv and vcr to the ymca thrift store then go get some breakfast and possibly buy a digital world radio at radio shack. getting rid of the tv is part of my new years resolution to watch less tv and to write more; other resolutions will be announced as they commence, which is likely tomorrow.

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Tue, 30 Dec 2003 14:37:59 GMT


                            MobiQuitous 2004

              The First Annual International Conference on
         Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services

            August 22-25, 2004   Boston, Massachusetts, USA

                       (ACM sponsorship pending)


The combination of mobile and ubiquitous computing is emerging as a
promising new paradigm with the goal to provide computing and
communication services all the time, everywhere, transparently and
invisibly to the user, using devices embedded in the surrounding
physical environment. In this context, the communication devices, the
objects with which they interact, or both may be mobile. The
implementation of such a paradigm requires advances in wireless
network technologies and devices, development of infrastructures
supporting cognitive environments, and discovery and identification of
ubiquitous computing applications and services. The first ACM Annual
International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: networking
and services (Mobiquitous 04) will cover all these aspects,
representing a forum where practitioners and researchers coming from
the many areas involved in ubiquitous solutions design and deployment
will be able to interact exchanging the cross-layer experiences needed
to build the overall ubiquitous systems. Areas addressed by the
conference include: applications, service-oriented computing,
middleware, networking, agents, knowledge management and databases.

PAPERS: Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished
research, not currently under review by another conference or journal,
are solicited. The conference is interested in contributions
addressing all the areas associated with mobile and ubiquitous
architectures, infrastructure and services. Technical works clearly
identifying how the specific contributions fit to an overall working
solution are particularly of interest. Topics include, but are not
limited to, the following feature topics:

* Ubiquitous architectures and systems
* Wearable computing and personal area network
* Wireless technologies for mobile and ubiquitous communications
  (Bluetooth, ZigBee, 802.15.x, WiFi)
* Wireless Internet access in ubiquitous systems
* Reconfigurability and personalization of wireless network
* Service discovery mechanisms, knowledge discovery, matching and
  composition mechanisms
* Wireless/mobile service management and delivery
* Security, privacy and social issues of mobile and ubiquitous systems
* Peer-to-peer knowledge management
* Emerging industrial/business scenarios
* Multimodal interfaces (speech, video kinetic, tactile)
* Smart spaces
* Ad hoc and sensor networking
* Localization and tracking
* Context and location aware application
* Multimedia encoding and transcoding
* Middleware services
* Agent technologies in ubiquitous, wearable, and mobile systems
* Hardware and software platforms for ubiquitous systems, and testbeds
* User interfaces
* Toolkits, development environments, and languages for ubiquitous
* Ontologies for mobile and ubiquitous computing

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: All paper submissions will be handled
electronically (see the conference web page for details). Authors
should prepare a Portable Document Format (PDF) or postscript version
of their full paper.  Papers must not exceed 8 pages double column (US
Letter size, 8.5 x 11 inches) including text, figures and
references. The font size must be at least 10 points.

PUBLICATION: All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by
technical program committee members. Accepted papers will be published
in the conference proceedings.  Papers of particular merit will be
proposed for publication in the ACM/Kluwer Wireless Networks journal.

TUTORIALS: Proposals for tutorials are solicited.  Evaluation of
tutorial proposals will be based on the expertise and experience of
the instructors, and on the relevance of the subject matter.
Potential instructors are requested to submit a tutorial proposal of
at most 5 pages, including a biographical sketch, to the Tutorial
Chair by March 1, 2004.

DEMOS: Proposals for research and industrial demos are solicited.  A
maximum of 3 pages should be submitted which include a description of
the demo and needed equipment. Proposals should be submitted to the
Demo Chair, which will be announced shortly.

                            IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission due:         FEBRUARY 1 2004
Notification of acceptance:   APRIL 30 2004
Camera-ready version due:     MAY 15 2004

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Tue, 30 Dec 2003 14:35:03 GMT

Papers Written by Googlers. Papers Written by Googlers

A partial list of papers written by people now at Google, showing the range of backgrounds of people in Google Engineering. Very interesting resource of papers in the information retrieval and related fields! [Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. Author/Speaker]


some interesting research here.

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Tue, 30 Dec 2003 14:25:02 GMT

Osama Fin Laden. The fish that threatened national security. Lara Hayhurst, a student at Pace University, needed to take one small thing through the checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport: her pet beta fish MJ. This was, however, an apparent threat to the security of the airport and Lara's flight home to Pittsburgh for winter break. Flush the fish or become a felon? Read about Lara's decision and how the TSA forced her hand.

Remember, when 2″ long tropical fish can freely gain access to our airliners, the terrorists have… yada yada. [MetaFilter]

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Tue, 30 Dec 2003 14:23:14 GMT

International Computers and Philosophy
— proposal deadline for next summer's conference in Italy
is in January. [A blog doesn't need a clever name]

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Tue, 30 Dec 2003 14:21:07 GMT

Call For Submissions: Digital Media Project. Can a digital rights management (DRM) standard support the rights that users have in traditional media? The Digital Media Project is planning the first conference to bring DRM architects and user rights experts together. [Linux Journal]

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