Saturday, June 15, 2013

Books from the Library (6/15/2013)

Sheppard, Sheri D. et al., Educating Engineers, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA, 2009

Rasmusen, Eric, Games and Information: An Introduction to Game Theory, 4th Ed., Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, 2007

Fuller, R. Buckminster, Critical Path, St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 1981

Gero, J.S. Ed., Knowledge Engineering and Computer Aided Design, IFIP, Elseiver, Amesterdam, 1985

Gardner, Dan, Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Fail - And Why we Believe them Anyway, McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, ON, 2010

Bierman, A.K., The Philosophy of Urban Existence, Ohio University Press, 1973

George, Frank H., Science and the Crisis in Society, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, London, 1970

Seto, William W., Schaum's Outline Series, Theory and Problems of Mechanical Vibrations, The Schaum Publishing Company, New York, NY, 1964

Friday, June 7, 2013

Yes! I did some toilet Research.

Here is the MIT version:

On the MIT site I learned about siphoning into a cesspool or sewer, yet I still wondered about the vortex. Fortunately, speedball1 at gives an answer: ( It's all about a small hole at the bottom of the bowl. However, that was not enough.

Here is a patent that gives some more information (I was still wondering about the vortex):

Thursday, June 6, 2013

I'm Learning XML

I'm very happy that I decided to learn more about XML. Derek Banas gives some excellent video tutorials.

Learn XML Tutorial:

XML Video Tutorial:

Happily, XML is also used with the Desktop Menus in GNOME:

Why am I happy? Well, I installed Eclipse JUNO to do the XML Video Tutorials and I wanted a shortcut to Eclipse. In the process, I got a project that uses XML for free.