Archive for May, 2006

On the Road Again

Monday, May 29th, 2006

I was doing a database backup in order to upgrade WordPress to the latest and greatest when I saw that my hosting service will be closing up shop on July 31st. So instead of upgrading, I closed all comments to keep the spammers at bay for the interim.

Where will I go? What will I do?

I haven’t been blogging much lately, so I may just close down the blog and slink back to, my former host. They have some PHP support now, or so I hear (but not a free database for WordPress).

Color Jigsaw Sudoku

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Sudoku Online now has a color version of their Jigsaw Sudoku of the Day. They also have a version with candidates, which is to say, the numbers 1 through 9 cluttering up the empty squares, and some examples of Jigsaw Samurai Sudoku.

For The Snark

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Miss Snark is damn mad about a scam artist scamming an ISP into taking down a list of scam artists. Jim Hines recommends a google-bombing in response, so here’s the appropriate link to the scam artist from SFWA’s Top Twenty list: Barbara Bauer.

All’s fair in love and snark…

Update: Follow the fun with the Barbara Bauer Technorati tag.

And many more…

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

Happy birthday to Jerie!


Saturday, May 6th, 2006

I downloaded GrandPerspective on a whim, and ended up finding and deleting about 3 GB of cruft from my hard drive. There’s no Universal Binary yet, but then who’s had an Intel Mac long enough to fill it with large, forgotten files that have to be tracked down and deleted with a graphical disk usage viewer?

Going Retail

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Wired has an interesting article on the unexpected success and The Genius of Apple’s Stores.

For My Fellow Fiends

Monday, May 1st, 2006

GeekPress linked some handy illustrated Sudoku tips this weekend. And for the truly addicted Sudoku fiend, there’s now a 3D Sudoku Cube.

I also found a zigzag sudoku solver, but the instructions were cryptic and it didn’t solve anything for me.