2008 Jul 30, 1:59
Training website to determine what's a bomb. E.g. Catwoman movie poster: "While the movie was bad, and therefore in a way "a bomb", the poster does not pose a threat to anything, not even air
2008 Jul 30, 10:45
"Reporters Without Borders therefore offers the following practical advice to foreign journalists to help them cover the human rights situation in China." Install Tor, use PGP and other interesting
2008 Jul 29, 2:40
"The Home of the Internet-enabled Home. We are an Open Community in the Home Automation and Domotics space. We believe an Open Source approach can revolutionize the way people create, install, and
maintain software in the industry."
2008 Jul 29, 12:58
The logos places from all over use to denote Metro stations.
2008 Jul 25, 1:52
Music that played in a bonus room of the game Skullmonkeys. Cited by Jonathan Coulton as inspiration for the Portal end theme.
2008 Jul 24, 7:26
Fake Facebook page considered libel and gets target big pounds: "Mathew Firsht was awarded 22,000 pounds in damages against an old school friend". Careful what you post...
2008 Jul 24, 12:59
I love this poster but I can't believe it was really displayed by the London Metro. Amazing. Reads: "Secure Beneath the Watchful Eyes, CCTV & Metropolitan Police on buses are just two ways we're
making your journey more secure."
2008 Jul 23, 5:19
"Everyone can do an American accent... at least everyone thinks they can. After the BBC's Stephen Robb took a lesson from one of the movie industry's top accent coaches, we asked readers to record
their best US accents."
2008 Jul 22, 6:15
Determine one's personality based on their home. Feels like pop science, fortune cookie results still fun though: "Sam Gosling, psychologist ... analysed photos from a handful of New Scientist
readers to see what he could deduce about their personalities
2008 Jul 22, 5:17
Down on the Farm by Charles Stross. Short scifi story with elements of steampunk and a math/csc based version of the occult.
2008 Jul 22, 1:43
Just for this quote: "Since then, the Singularity has come to be an object of almost religious faith in some quarters. In The Cassini Division, Ken MacLeod has a character call it "the Rapture for
nerds," and that's just how I see it."
2008 Jul 22, 11:09
Radiohead released the data points from their latest video as CSV free for us to use, so expect odd CG videos featuring Thom York.
2008 Jul 22, 11:02
Gallery of nice website backgrounds
2008 Jul 22, 10:58
"ICANN Generic Names Supporting Organisation - Final Report: Introduction of New Generic Top-Level Domains"
2008 Jul 21, 1:12
"One proposed test is to add a 'not' to the statement and see if that makes any difference to its plausibility. If it doesn't, that statement is bullshit."
2008 Jul 21, 10:36
Saturday we went to Kirkland Uncorked,
a wine tasting festival near our home. We took the bus and after finding the correct one (they really should have different numbers for buses that are on the same route but traveling in different
directions) made it to the festival. Unfortunately I don't remember any of the names of the wines just which ones I enjoyed by order. Recalling that I enjoyed the first one I had and the second to
last one, doesn't really help me find them again. There were local artists who had setup booths and Sarah got
a lovely necklace. After that we ate at Cactus which, because it was such a lovely day, had all its windows and doors open.
Sunday was quieter. A few household chores and plenty of GTA4. I almost got the One Man Army achievement but I found that after four minutes with six
stars I eventually dropped back down to three stars without realizing it.
2008 Jul 18, 2:14
So far I've enjoyed two of this person's articles. More to come?
2008 Jul 18, 2:13
A neat looking blog to investigate.
2008 Jul 18, 2:00
Photos of tourists holding up the leaning tower. But from the wrong angle so they just look silly.
2008 Jul 18, 1:50
On GoogleUnique names for children. "Oh, and I have a GoogleCommon name. I share my name with so many other people that we have our own Kevin Kelly disambiguation website." To avoid race conditions
be sure to use your NIC's ID in the child's name.