2007 Oct 31, 4:41
ONN piece on ninja parade.
2007 Oct 31, 4:41
ONN has a piece on how the government can help paranoid schizophrenics.
2007 Oct 31, 10:41
Upload your data and visualize it in various interesting ways using Java applets from IBM.
2007 Oct 31, 10:30
Artists create humorous superheros that can defeat the currently reigning superhero.
2007 Oct 30, 2:44
Google has new views of search data: graphed over time and over a map.
2007 Oct 30, 12:29
DisneyLand is updating the Small World ride to support fatter passengers. That is so sad.
2007 Oct 30, 12:09
Map of photos uploaded to flickr.
2007 Oct 30, 12:07
A map displaying who is editing what and from where in real-time on Wikipedia.
2007 Oct 29, 1:48
FTA: "Ben Goldacre is a medical doctor who writes the Bad Science column in the Guardian, examining the claims of scaremongering journalists, quack remedy peddlers, pseudoscientific cosmetics
adverts, and evil multinational pharmaceutical corporations. Th
2007 Oct 29, 1:01
FTA: "A prop to accompany my Halloween 2007 costume, which was a 19th century time traveler."
2007 Oct 29, 7:07
Two brief updates to previous posts:
- I noted that I had a new entry on the IE blog. Some comments on the IE blog have recently been rude in their request for information
on future versions of IE. For example see the first two comments responding to my post. Feeling bad about that
I looked at my posts entry on delicious and saw the following:
That made me feel a bit better and I was able to catch up with someone from college. Thanks Kris!
"This is the first blog from the IE team that I have found rigorous and informative. I skipped to the bottom to find it was written by one of the TA's from my first class at Cal
- I previously had my GPS set with an Australian accent. When it encountered 'WA', as in the abbreviation for Washington in freeway
exits, it pronounced it 'Western Australia'. Now I've got it with a British accent and WA is just 'W.A.' but when I tell it to drive to 'MS', the name of my saved location for work, it pronounces
2007 Oct 26, 12:00
I don't know why I find this song so humorous.
2007 Oct 24, 10:14
The Daily Show archive. I was looking for this too.
2007 Oct 24, 10:12
Without realizing it this was the page I was looking for three weeks ago.
2007 Oct 24, 3:26
Convert HTML into RSS with some predefined strings to look for.
2007 Oct 24, 1:19
My blog post on unmanaged Win32 URI comparison functions.
2007 Oct 24, 6:20
I have a new post on the IE Blog on the topic of Win32 URI Comparison Functions
I've blogged there previously on the topics of IPv6 URIs in IE7
, International Mailto URIs in IE7
, File URIs in Windows
, and CreateURLMoniker Considered
. Hooray for URIs!
2007 Oct 22, 2:36
How to create good headlines and subjects for webpages and email.
2007 Oct 22, 4:47
I purchased the Orange Box
off of Steam a bit ago and like
others before me who have discussed elsewhere
, I already owned two of the five games that come from the Orange Box. However, the combined price of
HL2E2 and Portal, the two games I actually wanted was supposedly equivalent to the price of the Orange Box bundle. Incidentally, if anyone would like HL2 or HL2E1 I can gift
them to you.
HL2E2 was excellent of course but the big surprise for me was Portal. (Mild spoilers follow) It has a sort of zen simplicity: there are a few simple game-play mechanics, a handful of textures and
objects, and a deceptively simple story all used well and tied together to produce an entertaining and polished game. It seems a bit short but its probably better to end with the gamer demanding
more. The humor and the sort of play within a play
aspect of the game is what really sold me though. It has the funniest ending theme
I've heard (also blogged by the creator
). The voices of the automated turrets are so adorable I would feel compelled to hug them if they weren't
always trying to kill me. Additionally the weighted companion cube
seems like an experiment in understanding gamers'
attachment to NPCs. In this case the NPC is a box and yet I still felt awful incinerating it. The whole time I was vaguely reminded of Solitary
the reality show
that sticks contestants alone in small rooms forcing them to endure various tests all the while being watched by a humorous computer with a female voice. Someone should sue...
RPS has articles on Portal including a Portal review
, a page suggesting Portal is a tale of
, and others
2007 Oct 21, 10:28
Sarah's restaurant reviews on urbanspon. The site provides feeds of user's reviews too.