June 24, 2004


Cool. I haven’t downloaded it yet, but this looks to be a simple way to display images in a folder. Something more to play with when I have a free moment…


Sci Fi Wire: Vaughn Revs Up Racer

Well, I hope that the movie version is good… I really disliked the original cartoon. I thought it was boring.

Recipe unearthed for ‘glassy’ metal: Sturdier steel forged using rare element.

Based on the title, I was hoping for transparent aluminum, but this is still quite neat. 12 mm across is still quite small… I was thinking of a nice hand and a half from this stuff. Then again, I’m a bit strange.

Ed Foster’s Gripelog || No Privacy at Hilton Hotels

Guess I won’t be staying at a Hilton Hotel anytime soon. Not that I would anyway unless it was for work. I like to use the money I earn for something a bit more useful that borrowing a bed.

Yahoo to Trillian: Talk to the hand | CNET

Sad news, but not really for Trillian. I’ll stop using Yahoo! before I stop using Trillian; the convenience factor of having my IM under one application that takes up less resources and focuses on the user’s experience and not another avenue to advertising will always win with me.

I’ve kept my Yahoo! account around for a very long time. I’ve had it for so long that I don’t have a weird Yahoo! name, such as ferret182, just a simple username. It’s been nice, but now it must be retired until either Yahoo! wises up or it provides some necessary service… however, it doesn’t do anything necessary and Google does the searching better. Oh, and the email. All Google needs is to push an open, stable IM platform with unobtrusive advertising and it would be just another nail in Yahoo!’s coffin.

You listening Google?

UPDATE: Trillian released a patch that gets Yahoo! working again. Still, were I you I’d get an alternate and let your buddy list know what it is. Yahoo! will most likely try the end run like the bullies that they are…

Conversion complete…

June 17, 2004

I’ve finished the conversion to WordPress from MovableType! I found exports I made before the Move-To-The-New-Server-That-Messed-Everything-Up so I ran the conversion script against the export and voila! All of my previous posts on MT are now here in WordPress.

I also fixed most of the URL problems so please leave a comment if you find something broken.

Learning The Lessons of Nixon » Free set of steak knives

Oh, I’m going to remember this one! I’m still giggling – mind you, I’ll have to remember not to use it on a person that I still want to talk to me in the future, with the possible exception of my brother (who wouldn’t make the offer anyway). He’d just laugh and zing me back later…