TITLE: A Blogging Milestone -- 10**3 AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: February 01, 2010 10:22 PM DESC: ----- BODY: Thanks to Allyn Bauer for noticing that my recent entry on The Evolution of the Textbook was the 1000th posting to this blog. Five and half years is a long time. I am glad I'm still at it. The last few months have been difficult on the non-teaching and non-CS side of my life, and I feel like my inspiration to write about interesting ideas has been stop-and-go. But I am glad I'm still at it. While thinking about my 1000th post, I decided to take a look back at the other digits: Number 100 refers to #99, a review of the Kary Mullis's Dancing Naked in the Mind Field. That article, in combination with the entries on algorithmic patterns and textbooks, seems pretty consistent with how I think about this blog: ideas encountered, considered, and applied. Looking at numbers 1 and 10 led to me to read over the monthly archive for July 2004. Revisiting old thoughts evokes -- or creates -- a strange sort of memory, one that I enjoy. I hope that the next 1000 entries are as much fun to write. -----