Robots Learning and Moving Smoothly

Just wanted to talk about a couple really cool robots. First off, ASIMO. Honda's brainchild is smart little fella. He sees in 3D, can judge distances, direction and speed of multiple moving objects. He can recognize voices, faces and hand gestures, objects and terrain. He talks and he learns.

Favorite Blogs

I love my Google Reader. I follow quite a few blogs and there's no way I would be able to keep track of them all (and stay sane) without it. I thought I'd share some of my favorites today and get you edu-ma-cated.

Lucid Dreams

Today's post is a slight departure from the usual computer related blogging. I found a tutorial on how to improve your chances of having a lucid dream which sounded like a bunch of fun. These are really cool dreams in which you're aware that you're dreaming. You can then take control of your dream and change things to what you want them to be. Awesome eh?

Phase of the Moon Bug

There are some software bugs that involve conditions so strange and complicated no one can understands their causes. Their bug reports usual say 'depends on this, this, that and the phase of the moon'. While they have a cute name they are anything but to solve. What have been cute are bugs that really do depend on the phase of the moon!

When you're done with that, check out these other unusual software bugs.

Fotoxx and kornelix

First off, I have to give a shout out to kornelix, sole developer of the fantastic image editing program fotoxx and other projects. Not only has he developed a light weight, easy to use and amazingly powerful photo editing application, but he's incredibly easy to get a hold of for bug reports and feature requests. And even faster at implementing those changes.