Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Half Price Books

Last year I started dropping by a Half Price Books store during my lunch hour near where I worked. You never know what treasures you will find there. This year I am working from home so I was overjoyed today to discover a store near where I live.

This particular store sold paperbacks at half the cover price. I bought a copy of Who is Ayn Rand? by Nathaniel Branden for 30 cents -- half of the 1967 cover price of 60 cents. It would have cost me $22+ to purchase it through Amazon.com as an out of print book. A successful hunt.

Cryonics

I just caught this video on the ABC News website, Couple Opt for Cryogenics for Themselves and Their Dogs. I have signed up for cryonic suspension through Alcor as well. If you love life as much as I do, you should too.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Singularity is Near

I am just on Chapter 4 "Achieving the Software of Human Intelligence: How to Reverse Engineer the Human Brain" and already I feel that I can give the book The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology my full recommendation. I recently read in Discover magazine that it was in a Top Ten list for science books.

Also, check out this humorous MP3,
I am the very model of a Singularitarian
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Friday, January 20, 2006

DANG Blog

In an earlier post, I talked about switching some of the websites that I maintain for local volunteer organizations over to weblogs. I just created a weblog for the Dallas Area Neuroscience Group. In this case, I am splitting the content between the weblog and the website. Frequently changing content such as updates will go on the weblog and the rest will remain on the website.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

North Texas Atheists

Today I discovered Upcoming.org. It appears to be a free version of Meetup.com. It was recently purchased by Yahoo so I suspect it will take off in a big way.

I created an Upcoming.org activism group, North Texas Atheists, which will address local state-church separation issues. At our first meeting, we will adopt bylaws and hold elections.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

CroftSoft Update

I switched the CroftSoft Update from a Yahoo Group mailing list to a blog. The CroftSoft Update blog is where I will post my less personal, more technical announcements: http://www.CroftSoft.blogspot.com/