There was also a mildly interesting article about dinosaur robots that really walk and talk. Well,...

posted 25 May 2001
There was also a mildly interesting article about dinosaur robots that really walk and talk. Well, walk, anyway. You know, for kids. (Points for catching that reference) Apparently the inventor hopes seeing live walking dinosaurs -- we're not talking T-rexes, or even Raptors, the prototype is 18 inches high -- will inspire them to become scientists and engineers. Well, I'm inspired.

I'm also very impressed by the quality of The Skills Market. Yet another player in the crowded field of IT recruitment sites (currently ruled by JobServe), they have a very well-designed site with some robust tech behind it which must have taken ages to develop, and in particular some really nice graphing software which shows you current supply-and-demand charts for your skills. I signed up, and am surprised to say I recommend it to other people -- their traffic's a bit low at the moment, but it's a good site. This is all of interest to me at the moment because I'm looking for a job for summer; and incidentally a place to live.