It’s an exciting new development in Christian Entertainment! Thanks to boingboing primark
Apparently huge chunks of it were fabrications. A posting in Neil Gaiman’s blog from a reader in Kiev points out that there were some serious problems with the original photo essay. The writer, Elena, has since massively revised the photo essay to take out some of the more blatant falsehoods. (actually, at the moment IRead More
Folks know that I’ve been doing much of my development work on an IBM Thinkpad T23 for quite a while. It’s an older machine, (manufactured 3/01), but in many ways I’m quite attached to it. Yesterday at Diesel Cafe in Davis Square, I was looking forward to a few hours of focused work time. TheRead More
Since I’m doing a bunch of spam analysis, I decided to watch inbound traffic of spam coming to me. Of the 5-6 mails I saw, 4 were from obviously comrpomised Windows boxes that were acting as active relays. I tracked one to Megapath, so I sent mail off to them with the IP address ofRead More
(yea yea, I know, it’s been going on for a while 🙂 Okay, the Spam fight is back on. My spam filters have dropped down as spammers are taking screaming advantage of the problems inherent in Bayesian filters, so I’m starting to do some tuning.
I just got my first phone spam. A hotmail return address and everything. I’ve had this number for probably 3+ years now, I hope this doesn’t get to be a problem. I may have to disable msging on it (which I almost -never- use – but it is set up for downtime paging from offsiteRead More
Video Game Fans Dance Off Extra Pounds COLUMBUS, Ohio – Forget the image of paunchy video gamers holed up in a dark room, surrounded by sticky Twinkie wrappers and empty soda cans. Dance Dance Revolution players burn extra pounds along with their quarters. Weight loss is an unexpected benefit of a game designed for danceRead More
This weekend Cat, Zach and I are up in Maine with Cat’s father Don, and her brother Brian opening up the lake house for the season. Zach and I had come up a couple weeks ago to make sure the building was still standing and everything, and this weekend was the ‘official’ opening. This isRead More
This evening Cat, Zach and I went off to the movies for the first time, all together. This was Zach’s first time in a full sized movie theatre specifically there to see a Real Movie [tm]. The theatre was busy, and we made it in for a matinee, so the costs were only obscene, notRead More
Part of the drive to and from Zach’s school takes us over some construction going on on Rt 290 near 495. For a while I thought it was some sort of municipal project… the strip of land they were working on looked like a pipeline, and not for the first time I wondered why someoneRead More
Another fun Flash game – my highest is 31.7 feet. How bout you? Try Vanilla.
Over the last couple weeks I’ve found myself not using FireFox as much as I had been. This is usually an indication that there are problems with the app that are making me not like it, or just ‘get in the way’. I found myself running Konqueror more, which has its own quirks. Today IRead More
Okay, not really. But it’s sort of fun playing one. We have a rough lawn here at Homeport. It’s been getting slowly more scraggly over the years, and that evil enemy of lawns, moss, has started taking over in spots. Talking with our landscaper roomie, she pointed out that this pattern is common in veryRead More
Pointer gleaned from another list… Childless couple told to try sex “A German couple who went to a fertility clinic after eight years of marriage have found out why they are still childless – they weren’t having sex.”
While doing some late-ish hacking on more CONGO stuff, Radio Paradise comes up with an absolute doozie of a track. The piece is Flemenco Fling Reel for Brenda by Natalie MacMaster. Just plain WOW. Eastern Fiddle (she’s actually Canadian) playing Flamenco. Mmmmm.