Thursday, December 30, 2010
Check stuff like CPU temperature to determine if your computer is overheating. This is done via your computer's BIOS setup utility, typically enabled by pressing the
"delete" key immediately upon powering up. Click here for details.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
There was a biiig moon on the eastern horizon on Thursday, December 23, 2010! What makes the moon look so huge at times? Apparently, there actually is no good answer. The phenomenon is known as the moon illusion. If you're curious check out these links.
A nice video introduction to queuing theory. I recall seeing Erlang's recommended approach -- a single queue feeding multiple cashiers -- used at Marshall's, Panera Bread, and Barnes & Noble. Can you think of any others?