Archive for February, 2005

ENT Protests

Monday, February 28th, 2005

ENT link of the day: Tachyon TV on the cancellation.

Slashdot is having a field day with the Save Enterprise rallies.

Quicksilver Tutorials

Sunday, February 27th, 2005

Link of the day: stuffed face-hugging Aliens.

43 Folders linked a couple of handy Quicksilver tutorials for beginners and intermediate users.

Lego Shuffle

Sunday, February 27th, 2005

Apology of the day: The management has received counseling about her blogging habits and will no longer be apologizing for missed entries. You get what you pay for.

It’s been a while since my last lego link, so here’s a slightly belated Steve Jobs in Lego. I especially liked the itty-bitty shuffle in his plastic hand. Buy your own iPod-themed lego at PodBrix, or decorate your shuffle at shuffle art or the shuffle art archive.

Rare but Real

Friday, February 25th, 2005

Apology of the day: The management has been working too hard and neglecting the blog. The management apologizes in advance for this brief link-post.

For RJ: Synesthesia in the news.

Kill Bill

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005

Link of the day: Kill Enterprise: the four-year reign of error is over. Join their campaign to thank UPN for ending the nightmare.

Here’s a fine collection of quizzes like True art or a fake?, Famous or unknown?, and Great prose or crap?

Parasitic Twin

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

A baby had its parasitic twin amputated in Cairo Sunday. The baby’s doing fine; no one seems to care about the twin, who apparently could smile and blink. How much of a brain was in that second head, anyway, and did it love its mother, too?

Back in Blog

Monday, February 21st, 2005

Apology of the Day: The management apologizes for having a life.

While I was off having a life, the spam trackbacks kept coming in. Most of them get moderated, but I’m tired of the zillion trackback spam moderation emails which have replaced my zillion comment spam moderation emails. So I tried some advice from the wordpress wiki - the SQL to close trackbacks on all old posts:

UPDATE wp_posts SET ping_status="closed";

Trackbacks are open on this post and the last. I so rarely get trackbacked that I don’t expect this change to affect anyone.

Nuclear Snow

Friday, February 18th, 2005

Apology of the Day: The management apologizes for the lack of blog yesterday. WordPress was 404 for unknown reasons.

I’m thinking that the folks from the Sellafield plant should check Boston for their missing plutonium. Maybe it’s powering our Amazing Blizzard Snow that won’t go away no matter how warm it gets. I think the remaining snow has reached the density of plutonium.

New Newsreader

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

It’s rare that a new newsreader comes out, since newsgroups are so 1995. But there’s a beta out of OSXnews so I’m trying it out. It’s looking very beta so far. I think I’ll stick with MT-NewsReader.

For those of you with stranger tastes (Veronica), there’s Shivering Kittens, a cross between Tetris and Hello, Kitty.


Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

You’re getting a cheap mac link tonight: iMac Relaxation Station. It’s just a bit of over-compensation for the lack of a cool swingy arm on the new iMacs.