I was curious whether one can return to same basic math (calculus and linear algebra in this case) after several years of inactivity in those areas. I was positively surprised that while I forgot many things I was still able to refresh my knowledge quickly. And not only that, I was able to understand some […]
These days we have clear sky, full moon and a lot of snow. We can’t enjoy such wonderful conditions at our geographical location often. And because winter moon is high, I took my old photography equipment (which suffers of no problems working at -10°C for long time) and entered the night to take some snapshots […]
The following fortune made me LOL yesterday: Eat shit – billions of flies can’t be wrong.
I needed to get some very basic knowledge of economics principles, so I looked for introductory economics textbooks (in Czech). The classic Samuelson’s and Nordhaus’s book Economics was the most expensive one and its Czech edition was dated 1991. I wasn’t willing to pay such a big amount of money for an about 15 years […]
Why to use separate terminal applications for remote connections when one can use Emacs? Why to run remote Emacs of different version, in different configuration, with echo delays, without your customizations, etc.? Why to pollute your desktop with another window and why to switch between it and Emacs all the time? Why to run multiple […]
I finally became a photo.net subscriber. I don’t use the site much, but I like the idea of a non-commercial photo site supported by its users. I’ve found photo.net no longer requires a PayPal account to pay the fee, so it’s easier to subscribe now. BTW, do you know who is Philip Greenspun, the photo.net […]
Yesterday we attended Christmas performance of a 3-generation family band Lučec – vnučec. They feature an interesting sound made by various old instruments, most notably vielles, manufactured by the band leader Jiří Košík. We really enjoyed it.
The famous Clint Eastwood’s movie Unforgiven went on Czech TV recently and I was pleased to watch it again. The classic Western themes of violence producing even more violence, guilt, pride, love, and seduction of money are performed here in an excellent way. Recommended.
Last week, Chinese prime minister visited Czech Republic. On the press meeting, apparent manipulation was used to disallow Czech journalists to ask real questions. Communists couldn’t do it better. Government of an E.U. country is afraid of its citizens to ask questions! Even worse, they are clearly afraid of questions related to human rights and […]
There’s an interesting project for us running their weblogs on Lisp servers. Too bad I’ve got absolutely no time to contribute now. 🙁