There’s a pretty interesting discussion of private roads on h.p.o. right now.
ESR has put a new paper on his web page, this one dealing with the economics of Open Source software. It seriously rules. If you have any questions about this development model, read this.
An interesting side note on the ESR paper: he discussed the issues in it with David Friedman while preparing it. Awesome.
A candidate for a position in our computer science department gave a talk today about generating 3-D models based on in-scene 2-D images. The method they implemented is really decent and very cost- effective. It was very interesting.