1. Information Theory and Entropy

    The way I think of Shannon's information theoretic concept of entropy is as "uncertainty." Or, in another approach, Shannon's entropy — and there are many types of entropy — is a measure of how resistant "information content" is to compression: more entropy/uncertainty, means less redundancy, and consequently less compression. Consequently, static …

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  2. "Reliable" HTML Code

    I've been eagerly waiting for the next release of Quanta and its WYSIWYG mode (called "Kafka"). I'm hoping it'll be in KDE 3.2. However, looks like Lindows might beat them to the punch with Nvu. Yet, while I'm confident Quanta will support valid (X)HTML, Nvu only says "reliable …

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  3. Two Little Ideas for Pyblosxom

    1. Create a format for txt/html entries in which I can include the trackback URLs of those sites I want to send a trackback ping to when I publish it. For example:

      <p class="trackback-ping">

      http://www.gothamist.com/mt/mt-tb.cgi/5594 </p>

      These wouldn't be shown in the …

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