Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Process

Imagine if you would that somewhere in the bowels of CBC headquarters there is a great device of some kind, an upright metal sarcophagus adorned with a large bakelite dial and single green button. It is a worn gunmetal grey, the last and likely only one of its kind; a stern block of Cold-War-vintage engineering […]

To Be Frank

YO OTHER PARENTS I’M REAL HAPPY FOR YOU AN IMMA LET YOU FINISH BUT I HAVE THE CUTEST LITTLE GIRL OF ALL TIME. ALL TIME.

Quote Usage Based Unquote

I brought some mathy snark last time for which I make no apologies, but this is the longer post promised on the subject of the Usage Based Billing controversy that has rightly been getting a lot of airplay recently. Let me open this up by marveling at the magnificent job the terminology has done in […]

Monopoly Money

This isn’t the Usage Based Billing post I promised a friend recently; that’s on its way. This one is just some math. An uncompressed 720p HDTV signal is about 740 megabits per second of information. That’s a 720px by 1280px image, 12 bits per pixel, sixty times per second. Around 80 megabytes per second, uncompressed. […]