Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Since Bork will have some free time on his hands soon, maybe he'll want to try something new with his balloons.
Hey, I'm going to be 300,000 hours old on June 10, 2002. Useless calculations done here.

Thursday, October 25, 2001

For a while, I've been using google.com's Swedish Chef language setting. What I didn't realize is that they also offer language settings for Pig Latin, 3733t h4x0rs and, my new personal setting, Elmer Fudd. "I'm Feewing Wucky"

Monday, October 22, 2001

Ack! Who knew? Please take the time to learn the facts about dihydrogen monoxide, an underreported substance that is used in nuclear power plants and animal research laboratories can be found in many household items, despite being a major component in acid rain.

The truly scary bit is this:

Research conducted by award-winning U.S. scientist Nathan Zohner concluded that roughly 86 percent of the population supports a ban on dihydrogen monoxide. Although his results are preliminary, Zohner believes people need to pay closer attention to the information presented to them regarding Dihydrogen Monoxide. He adds that if more people knew the truth about DHMO then studies like the one he conducted would not be necessary.

Thursday, October 18, 2001

Investment advice. Read and weep. Then drink heavily.
From a project description at elance.com (emphasis added):
Description: OBJECTIVES
Create a new database with front-end interface and reports

Any case


Windows 98

Not sure - developer should suggest

I'm not sure

I'm not sure

I'm not sure

2 weeks

I am experienced and know exactly what I need

Tuesday, October 16, 2001

Live in complete security, buy a decommissioned missile base. Comes with multi-head shower, hot tub, and ICBM silo.

Friday, October 12, 2001

Silly little web log with a unique focus: Who Would Buy That? (auction oddities from all over the web)
Nice reference site for finding radio stations: radio-locator.com. It's searchable by a bunch of different criteria, e.g. location, format, streaming audio available.

Tuesday, October 09, 2001

Citizens of the UK can designate "Jedi Knight" as their religion, see the story which has a link to a pdf version of the census form (see page 18). Another interesting bit about this form is that "Roman Catholic" is at the top of the list with code 001, while "Church of England" is much further down the list and in its alphabetically ordered place.
from memepool, A Spammer's Luck Runs Out When She Forges The Wrong Domain... a brief story of how a network geek got revenge on spammer, along with ICQ logs, addresses, phone numbers, DNS records, and more information about the spammers.
Want to read what the Pakistanis think of the US campaign in Afghanistan? Look at this possible new addition to a list of definitive reference sites: thepaperboy.com which contains searchable links to "5288 Newspapers From 176 Countries". (The list of links is searchable, not the content of all 5288 sites... wouldn't that be cool?)
Looking for a windoze equivalent of xdiskusage, I found spacemonger. These utilities show a graphical representation of the contents of your hard drive with proportionally sized boxes for directories and files. Oh, get spacemonger now. Its current release is the last freeware version. It's going shareware sometime soon.
From Wired news, Afghanistan, on 50 Websites a Day.

Friday, October 05, 2001

It didn't take too long for Google to find the home page for The Apostrophe Protection Society. I always knew that misuse of apostrophes was something that irked me, but I never thought I would feel such delight in finding such a definitive and pedantic site. Be sure to look at the photo of the chairman shown with his biography. He looks like a fuddy-duddy Englishman.
Yea! It's October... that means that the new Ig Nobel Prize Winners have been announced. From the brief descriptions I've read, my favorite is the winner for Literature, "John Richards of Boston, England, founder of The Apostrophe Protection Society, for his efforts to protect, promote, and defend the differences between plural and possessive." On the internet he has his work cut out for him.

Thursday, October 04, 2001

Marney Update... She gained over 3 lbs. this month! At her 5 month check up last week she weighed 14 lbs. 10 oz.! New photos in the "Marney Sep 2001" gallery at our yahoo photo site.

Wednesday, October 03, 2001

Something that I'm saving for future reference: a list of the top twenty internet security vulnerabilities. Is it for my future use as a sysadmin or as a nefarious ne'er-do-well?