2007 Mar 30, 3:29
Apparently there's a dance form named 'spam'. From the link: "The term originated in the underground scene from Ontario, Canada. It was lifted from the video game and technological meanings of spam,
relating the concepts of rapid speed and randomness."
2007 Mar 30, 3:28
Commentary and steps to reducing junk mail.
2007 Mar 30, 3:26
Information on reducing phone, email, and physical spam (junk mail & telemarketers). Also has lots of info on other privacy related matters. The sites ugly but I find its easy to navigate and
find the info I want.
2007 Mar 30, 3:21
The FTC describes why you don't need to register your cell phone on the national Do Not Call registry.
2007 Mar 30, 2:10
From the guy who did the 1920s keyboard this is a telegraph piece that taps out RSS feeds in morse code.
2007 Mar 30, 1:50
Cool retro shirts and posters.
2007 Mar 30, 1:27
The origins of the UTF-8 Unicode encoding.
2007 Mar 30, 1:05
Video of a Lego robot that bowls a perfect game in Wii bowling.
2007 Mar 30, 11:39
This is a video of the Flying Spaghetti Monster spotted behind a building in Germany.
2007 Mar 30, 11:36
During the whole intelligent design & evolution thing in Kansas this guy wrote an open letter requesting that they also teach the creation beliefs of his religion as a follower of the Flying
2007 Mar 29, 5:51
Windows will use the localized digit shapes instead of the European 0, 1, ... 9 if preceded by the Unicode codepoint U+206E.
2007 Mar 29, 5:40
A Wiki about Unicode codepoints. Add notes concerning your favorite character.
2007 Mar 28, 3:53
Software to convert DVDs or other video into something for your iPod. Recommended to me by Matt.
2007 Mar 28, 3:45
Guy tapes small but intense magnet to his finger and 'feels' magnetic fields around speaker wires, lamps, etc.
2007 Mar 28, 10:32
2007 Mar 28, 12:54
Given an ABNF description of a grammar, RandomGrammar produces a random string that fits that grammar. This is a personal project I worked on previously and have just now made available again on my
2007 Mar 27, 4:58
A book by Cory Doctorow available for free via Creative Commons. I finished this very recently. Its very ... different. I understand but I don't comprehend.
2007 Mar 26, 11:13
Researcher watches person try to switch off robot while the robot begs them not to. Kind of messed up. Study finds people less likely to turn off robot if its agreeable and smart.
2007 Mar 26, 10:20
A website where you can search through Penny Arcade comics using terms set by the community.
2007 Mar 24, 1:22
A poster suggesting you vote for Robot Nixon (Futurama reference).