Friday, April 29, 2005

30 must-have PC skills - Part 1 -

"30 must-have PC skills "

Orange - Gold Spot - Darth Vader

"Darth Vader's heart of evil is no match for Hollywood executives'."

Thursday, April 28, 2005


"These games are envied by all game developers. The average monthly
charge is around $13 for WOW. So they're pulling in ~$15m-17m a month
for running some servers that store players hit points and armor
class, not even including the $75m in sales revenue they've made
up-front. Also look at Ultima Online, it was released in 1997 and is
still making money."

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

"Yes, you CAN make a fire from a can of coke and a chocolate bar!" Pepsi Can Stove Assembly Instructions

A camping stove.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Dewey Decimal Classification System

"Dewey Decimal Classification System" no decimal places

The Story Spine

"The Story Spine was originally created by playwright Kenn Adams as a tool for creating well-structured stories. Participants fill in a template of sentence-starters to create a story with a clear structure."

Once upon a time…
But one day…
Because of that…
Because of that…
Because of that…
Until finally…
And ever since then...


"But sarcasm is always resented and seldom forgiven." -- How to create Firefox extensions

"Basically, this tutorial will show you how to create your first extension from scratch. "

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Sun Microsystems: The Java Problem

"While the Java language provides many advantages over C and C , its implementation on Solaris presents barriers to the delivery of reliable applications. These barriers prevent general acceptance of Java for production software within Sun. A review of the problem indicates that these issues are not inherent to Java but instead represent implementation oversights and inconsistencies common to projects which do not communicate effectively with partners and users."

Buzz Game: Markets

"Buy shares of your favorite products or technologies – and see if you can influence some small piece of the future. "

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Nvu - The Complete Web Authoring System for Linux, Macintosh

"A complete Web Authoring System for Linux Desktop users as well as Microsoft Windows and Macintosh users to rival programs like FrontPage and Dreamweaver."

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Motion Induced Blindness

"What to see

On the right you see a rotating array of blue crosses and 3 yellow dots. Now fixate the centre (watch the flashing green spot). Note that the yellow spots disappear once in a while: singly, in pairs or all three simultaneously. In reality, the 3 yellow spots are continuously present, honest!"

Monday, April 18, 2005

Web Only News

"Rather than hurried improvisation, saving the crew of Apollo 13 took years of preparation"

Sunday, April 17, 2005


"Too often, the relationship between strategy and execution is thought of as a 'handoff' individual or group of individuals come up with the strategy, which others then execute. In reality, strategy and execution are much more tightly intertwined, and many times strategic options will only become visible from within the details of the execution work."

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Patrick Ruffini :: Calculator Slugfest Redux

"The right is finally getting serious about giving Americans an accurate sense of what Social Security reform means to them, and are putting up their own web-based PRA calculators."

timewaster otd: High Wheels

"High Wheels"

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

LILEKS (James) The Bleat -- remembering doom

"It’s the same old story, those careless scientists opening up portals to Hell again – will they ever learn? What’s the point?:

Stefan Beck on Political Diversity on National Review Online

"These were not unintelligent students, and I only mean to mock them a little. What they were — and still are — is woefully misled about the underpinnings of the ideas they espouse and of the ones they attack."

Center for Naturalism

"Naturalism as a guiding philosophy can help create a better world by illuminating more precisely the conditions under which individuals and societies flourish, and by providing a tangible, real basis for connection and community. It holds that doctrines and policies which assume the existence of a freely willing agent, and which therefore ignore the actual causes of behavior, are unfounded and counter-productive. To the extent to which we suppose persons act out of their uncaused free will, to that extent will we be blind to those factors which produce criminality and other social pathologies, or, on the positive side, the factors which make for well-adjusted, productive individuals and societies."

Postmodern Areopagus: what is this "religious right" in America?

"To many thoughtful overseas observers, the 'religious right' in America seems to be a dark, nefarious force threatening not only the political landscape of the US, but also to denigrate authentic christianity."

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Misc/Pennies - Pictures of Pennies

"All stacks of pennies were done without any glue. Only the weight of the pennies provides the support.

Behold the humble Penny!"

Idaho Commends Makers of Napoleon Dynamite

"WHEREAS, any members of the House of Representatives or the Senate of the Legislature of the State of Idaho who choose to vote 'Nay' on this concurrent resolution are 'FREAKIN' IDIOTS!' and run the risk of having the 'Worst Day of Their Lives!'"

Monday, April 11, 2005 | Restaurant blown apart by roach bombs (07-04-2005)

"A COMBINATION of 36 cockroach bombs and an oven pilot light has blown apart a Thai restaurant in Perth, injuring three men, two seriously."

Sunday, April 10, 2005

The Sokal Hoax

The Sokal Hoax: "The Sokal Hoax

But why did I do it? I confess that I'm an unabashed Old Leftist who never quite understood how deconstruction was supposed to help the working class. And I'm a stodgy old scientist who believes, naively, that there exists an external world, that there exist objective truths about that world, and that my job is to discover some of them. --Allan Sokal


Obituary: Jacques Derrida,11617,1324460,00.html

Friday, April 01, 2005