Friday, September 29, 2006

Avant News - deadpan satire from plausible futures - Avant News

"Tomorrow's News Today". This may be better than The Onion.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

'Itsy Bitsy' writer victim of itsy-bitsy imposter

Could you imagine going your whole life telling everyone, even your wife, that you wrote "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini"? Would you eventually start to believe it yourself?

Thursday, September 21, 2006


This is a security blog to watch. Sample postings to pique your interest:

Backdooring MP3 Files
Google Search API Worms
JS Port Scanning

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

and in the "duh" department..

I've had a "media center" computer since, like, 2004 and only now did I realize that I can "capture" a still picture from a TV show to the clipboard by hitting "print screen". Duh. When are they going to close this obvious hole in copyright protections?

EDIT: after doing it three time while watching a DVD, now the DVD won't play anymore. No I'm not making this up. They're coming to get me any minute.

Extreme Funny Humor - Animations - Mario short movie

Oh, lord yes!

Monday, September 18, 2006

time for a poll

What is the least useful and/or or least frequently used blade in a swiss army knife?

My nominations:

- Phillips screwdriver. The end of the can-opener will work for larger phillips screws. Any screw too small for the can-opener is also usually too small for the big clunky phillips driver as well, making it almost completely redundant.
- That hook-like thing. You know what I mean.

Friday, September 15, 2006

EconoCulture - Going Underground

Is the real goal of "anti-piracy" zealots to make it illegal for independent musicians to distribute their own music? (Rhetorical question)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Welcome to Yacht Rock!

How have I not been informed about this already?

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains

Three clips from an 80's movie I've never heard of. The fact that I've never heard of it before probably makes me lame.

real punk rockers were this movie too!

Activating the Right Layout Mode Using the Doctype Declaration

This is way, way, more complicated than it should be.

Monday, September 11, 2006

whole house fans

Our house has a whole house fan which we had never used in a year and a half of living here, until yesterday.

Good lord, that thing is amazing. A fan located above the ceiling in the central hall way of the house, creates such a... sucking... that metal venetian blinds in faraway rooms pull away from their windows and stay there, suspended in the air as if by a giant magnet.

Friday, September 08, 2006

How To Make A Duct Tape Wallet

Those of you who know John "Wiccan Boo" Robinson, this looks like something he would find useful.

Thursday, September 07, 2006


In the interest of actually being able to read all of my RSS feeds every day again, I just unsubscribed from the following:

The Server Side
JRoller (all of it)
several Security Focus feeds (all of it)

Teetering on the edge of unsubscription:


"Java Browser Edition": New name, first steps

I was cautioned by several folks at Sun that the Browser Edition would simply never happen.