sub specie aeternitatis

TIL: Redirect with tags.

I had never seen this before tonight, and didn’t even know it was possible, but apparently you can tell the browser to redirect using the <meta> tag with http-equiv=”refresh”, setting a timer via the content attribute, and a URL.  Like so: <meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”5; url=”> See the wikipedia page for more information.

Is My Personal Project Worth Doing?

Almost 3 months ago, I started a new project I call Miles Chat. I run a home server, named Miles, and on this server I had been using an open source chat application called Ajax Chat, for a user base of 2. It served its purpose for us (my friend and I), but I wanted […]

The Expansion and Future of the Universe

I took a cosmology class last semester, which I found very fascinating.  This post is my attempt at explaining how it is we know that our universe is expanding and what it will do in the future.  There could easily be some mistakes in here, and if so, feel free to contact me to let […]

Don’t Think of a White Polar Bear

from Dostoevsky’s Winter Notes on Summer Impressions: Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute. This quote inspired David Schneider (a professor at Rice University) and Daniel Wegner to conduct a research experiment to test just […]

Reading Class: Actual Learning Ahead

Although I transferred something like 130 credit hours from my previous degree towards this computer science degree I didn’t meet all of IU’s gen ed requirements.  Among the credits I was missing was were 8 natural science credit hours.  I knew I didn’t want to do a difficult class with a lab, so I took […]

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