Monday, June 28, 2004
Monday, June 21, 2004
I don't think really, really huge trucks are so exciting, but this introduction made me laugh out loud.
Monday, June 14, 2004
Down at the bottom of the main window it says: "1326 songs, 3.4 days, 4.36 GB" and yes, I own the CDs for all of these (or at least 1300 of them).
There's a "Party Shuffle" option. I've done no extra configuration on this, so it's shuffling through all my music. This produces interesting musical transitions such as this sequence:
- A track from Mozart's Don Giovanni
- "Born Under Punches" from the Talking Heads' Remain in Light
- "Black and Blue" from Lyle Lovett's Pontiac
- The opening number from Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods
- "Roxanne'97-Puff Daddy Remix" from Sting's album 1997 - The Best Of Sting & The Police
- "Purple Toupee" from They Might Be Giants' Lincoln (what kind of geek would I be without TMBG in my library?)
- Variation 9 from Glenn Gould's recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations
I don't use the iTunes music store and I don't have an iPod to sync this with. It's just a nice way to play music through my computer (and through my new noise-cancelling headphones).
Sunday, June 13, 2004
While I'd like to say it was something noble or a bit more interesting, I found it by searching on google for "gmail invitation." Your website was buried on page 39 I believe but I clicked on a lot of the links. I know it sounds like "he's only interested in gmail" and while I'm tempted to say "I'm an avid fan of your blog and just saw the post!" I'll be honest and just say I found it while scouring google for gmail invitations.In order to get more information, I've since signed up for a free web stats account with statcounter.com. Now I know that Cognitive Overflow has been found via searches for "lord's prayer in l33t speak slashdot", "kyte database independence", "i need a lot of money how", and, of course, many for "gmail", "gmail invitation" and the like.
Finally, check out this article at wired.com to read about VisitorVille, a service which displays traffic information in a SimCity-like way. Pages are portrayed as buildings, with the more popular pages being larger buildings. Visitors are shown as people and those who are referred by Google are shown arriving via the Google bus.