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RPS Interview: Valve's Erik Wolpaw | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

2008 Jun 30, 5:45Erik on writing for games vs books: "Even worse for game writers, the 98% garbage part of a game isn't even usually garbage because instead of reading something boring about the history of Belgium, the "reader" probably gets to jump a Camaro over a dinoPermalinkCommentsgame humor interview valve portal article erik-wolpaw

RFC 3514 - The Security Flag in the IPv4 Header

2008 Jun 30, 3:57"Firewalls, packet filters, intrusion detection systems, and the like often have difficulty distinguishing between packets that have malicious intent and those that are merely unusual. We define a security flag in the IPv4 header as a means of distinguisPermalinkCommentshumor rfc security ipv4 ip

RFC 3675 - .sex Considered Dangerous

2008 Jun 30, 3:55FCC wants nationwide free wifi that's free of porn. They should read this. "Periodically there are proposals to mandate the use of a special top level name or an IP address bit to flag "adult" "unsafe" material or the like. This document explains why thiPermalinkCommentsdomain dns rfc ietf internet porn government politics censorship

Refreshed Internet Drafts - Implementer's notes - by Yngve Nysaeter Pettersen

2008 Jun 30, 3:49Yngve Nysaeter Pettersen briefly talks about his Opera minimal security domain RFCs: "I've just refreshed my HTTP Cookie and Cache related Internet Drafts."PermalinkCommentsrfc opera browser cookie http internet domain dns

New Cookie related Internet Drafts from Yngve N. Pettersen on 2006-03-20 (ietf-http-wg@w3.org from January to March 2006)

2008 Jun 30, 3:46Opera's solution to minimal security domain determination: "The drafts describe 1) Opera's current "rule of thumb" implementation that uses DNS in an attempt to confirm the validity of a domain, and 2) a proposed new HTTP based lookup service that returPermalinkCommentsopera rfc ietf cookie http internet browser dns domain

Phil Factor's Phrenetic Phoughts : Microsoft Boy announces his School Homework

2008 Jun 30, 11:13"Scene: The History lesson in school. The teacher wearily calls Microsoft Boy to his desk to try to discover where his homework is."PermalinkCommentshumor business article microsoft satire marketing via:oldnewthing

NANPA : North American Numbering Plan Adminstration - About Us

2008 Jun 26, 5:43A bit of history on US phone numbers from the source: "AT&T developed the North American Numbering Plan in 1947 to simplify and facilitate direct dialing of long distance calls. Implementation of the plan began in 1951."PermalinkCommentsphone att phone-numbers reference

.confusion: ICANN opens up Pandora's Box of new TLDs

2008 Jun 26, 5:11I see a flood of bugs I have to fix in the distance..."If approved, registering the TLD will cost anywhere from $100,000 to $500,000, ICANN says, and the business or organization must prove that they are either capable of managing the TLD or can reach a dPermalinkCommentsicann tld arstechnica crazy browser

New Scientist Technology Blog: Dual-display e-book reader lets you flip pages naturally

2008 Jun 25, 2:50A few interesting interface ideas for a dual-display reading device.PermalinkCommentsvideo book interface ui

Flickr: ieteam's Photostream

2008 Jun 25, 1:58The official IE team flickr pool.PermalinkCommentsie photo flickr ie8 blog chris-wilson

Trip to Victoria, BC

2008 Jun 25, 12:26

Victoria Marriott Inner HarbourThe weekend before last was Sarah's birthday and as part of that, last weekend we took a trip to Victoria, BC. I've got a map of our trip locations and photos. Not all the photos are on the map but they're all in the trip photo set on Flickr. It turns out there's a lot of tourist intended activities right around our hotel which was in the inner harbor and downtown Victoria area. As such we didn't get a rental car and did a lot of walking.

Sarah in HallwayOn the first day we checked out the Royal British Columbia Museum which had some interesting exhibits in it and the Undersea Garden which was interesting in that its like a floating aquarium but was a bit grimy. There was a group of Japanese tourists next to us during the undersea show in which a diver behind the glass in the ocean would pick up and parade various animal life. The group all repeated the word starfish in unison after the show's narrator and one of the tourists was very excited to see the diver bring over the octopus. The diver made the octopus wave to us while it desperately tried to get away.

British Columbia Parliament BuildingsWe flew in and out of the Victoria International Airport which is a smaller sized airport. Although we needed our passports we didn't need to take off our shoes -- what convenience! The US dollar was just a bit worse than the Canadian dollar which was also convenient. The weather was lovely while we were there and I only got slightly sun burned.

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The Fulgurator fulgurates (?) subliminal messages on photographs - Boing Boing Gadgets

2008 Jun 25, 11:59Cool hack but I'd be irritated if my photos we're messed up. "a camera-like device that implants messages in a sub-visible spectrum on its object. These messages are invisible to the naked eye, but are clearly visible when photographed. "PermalinkCommentsvideo photography humor camera hack

CCTV Graffiti

2008 Jun 24, 10:06

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CCTV Graffiti

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Olde Time-y Phone Booth

2008 Jun 24, 10:06

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Olde Time-y Phone Booth

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British Columbia Parliament Buildings

2008 Jun 24, 10:05

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British Columbia Parliament Buildings

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Roses Against Sky

2008 Jun 24, 10:04

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Roses Against Sky

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Sarah in Hallway

2008 Jun 24, 10:03

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Sarah in Hallway

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Mosaic Sign

2008 Jun 24, 10:02

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Mosaic Sign

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Graffiti

2008 Jun 24, 10:02

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Graffiti

I thought the phrase 'Im seein robots' was funny.

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Craigdarroch Castle

2008 Jun 24, 10:01

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Craigdarroch Castle

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