May 16, 2014

Norwegian Constitution 200 Years Old

The Constitution of Norway was first adopted on May 16, 1814 by the Norwegian Constituent Assembly at Eidsvoll (a small town north of the country's capital, then called Christiania), then signed and dated May 17. It was considered one of the most radically democratic constitutions in the world at the time, and is today the oldest single-document national constitution in Europe - the second oldest in the world - still in continuous force. May 17 is now the National Day of Norway.

January 1, 2014

2014 is Here

2014 begins now.

December 31, 2013

2013 is Ending

2013 is ending.

December 31, 2012

2012 is Ending

Goodbye 2012.

2012 Predictions Revisited

January

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.0 introduces a completely new approach to securing a device, making each person’s device even more personal — Face Unlock is a new screen-lock option that lets users unlock their devices with their faces. It takes advantage of the device front-facing camera and state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to register a face during setup and then to recognize it again when unlocking the device. Users just hold their devices in front of their faces to unlock, or use a backup PIN or pattern.

November 24, 2012

Merry Secularization

It turns out that "Merry Christmas" is a legacy of the book that also "did help to secularize Christmas in a lot of ways."

Irony!