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December 2003

Relative Effects of Alcohol
I found this on Blogdex: a small Flash tool that (as far as I can tell) shows the effects of high BAL by simulating what it might be like to try to get a key in your lock after you get back from a night …
Tuesday Dec 9, 2003 | 1 Comment

November 2003

I am a Digital Nerd
As much as I usually try to avoid posting about all those “find out what xxxx” you are quizzes, I must admit that I took this recent MSNBC one on your Digital IQ.  Basically, it measures how “with it” you are in regards to all …
Monday Nov 24, 2003 | 12 Comments
longdomainname.com
Good grief!  What the heck were those movie studio executives thinking when they registered the “official site” for the movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World?  http://www.masterandcommanderthefarsideoftheworld.com What a horribly long and unwieldy domain name that is.  I think I’m too tired …
Monday Nov 17, 2003 | 2 Comments
Exchange those Euros
Boing Boing links to what they term a “fotonovela”.  It’s a fascinating tale of someone who went into a bank and exchanged 50 Euro for US dollars and then back to Euros.  This was repeated until only change remained.  Be sure to continue through to …
Thursday Nov 13, 2003 | 0 Comments
CAPTCHAs ain’t Good
I posted an entry sometime back about CAPTCHAs.  In it I mentioned that it may work against spambots and such, but that it’s a major impediment to legitimate users such as those with visual impairments. Well, it seems that the :W3C: agrees and has issued …
Friday Nov 7, 2003 | 0 Comments

October 2003

Microsoft’s G5s
According to a post on a weblog, Microsoft apparently received a shipment of G5s last week.  No big surprise there, of course, since Microsoft would need Apple machines for it’s Mac business unit, if nothing else. The big news here, though, is that the blogger—a …
Wednesday Oct 29, 2003 | 1 Comment
What?  Me Windows?
In the interests of being fair, impartial, and both-sides-of-the-coin-y, I decided to post a positive comment about Microsoft, specifically Longhorn.  An eweek article made note of a few things that were pretty cool such as: one of the most interesting aspects of Longhorn is its …
Wednesday Oct 29, 2003 | 1 Comment
One step closer
There have been quite a few Apple vs. PC conversations on this site, but there has not been one that was OSX vs. Windows.  I wonder why? [guffaw] Anyway, via Penny-Arcade I found ObjectDock for Windows.  Basically, it gives you OSX’s Dock, with nearly all …
Thursday Oct 23, 2003 | 4 Comments
Multi-platform Gaming goodness
I seriously just stumbled onto this today.  I’m downloading 80mb here and haven’t played it yet, so I hope I’m not too premature in my excitement, but…  Parsec is a tremendous looking project for a sweet network-based space combat game, that works on, well, everyone’s …
Wednesday Oct 22, 2003 | 0 Comments
Copyright and Compensation
Greg Costikyan (apparently a game designer, writer, and consultant, among other things) has a very nice discussion on his blog about “Recasting the Debate on IP”.  Probably my favorite line is right at the end: The whole “antipiracy” thing is not ultimately about preserving the …
Monday Oct 20, 2003 | 3 Comments
EFF: MP3 Caper
As Cory says over on Boing Boing: :EFF: has released a new Flash movie aimed at explaining what’s good and what’s at risk with file-sharing. It’s called “The Great MP3 Caper,” and it’s some funny stuff. So go ahead and watch the movie.  If you …
Friday Oct 17, 2003 | 1 Comment
One more good netizen
Well, my soon-to-be ex-artist has registered a domain name, and does everything he can to be socially net-aware.  He wants to do things the right way, and be responsible and all of that.  And he wants to make fun of those who don’t.  Help him …
Wednesday Oct 15, 2003 | 11 Comments

September 2003

Verisign’s Hijacking Thwarted
Verisign, that most hated of companies, pulled another dirty trick earlier this week by releasing “Site Finder”. Web surfers who mistype “.com” and “.net” Web addresses are redirected to the Site Finder service, which then offers a list of likely alternatives, some of which are …
Wednesday Sep 17, 2003 | 0 Comments
When Words Fail Us
A beautiful photo gallery showing us images from around the world showing how the world was united in grief over the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Friday Sep 12, 2003 | 3 Comments
Streaming Movie Audio
This is just insanely cool!  Lab360.com has a number of :DVD: audios from movies that you can listen to online.  Everything from Dr. Strangelove to Akira to Pootie Tang (a personal favorite) is available. I’m listening to Office Space at the moment…
Friday Sep 12, 2003 | 2 Comments

August 2003

Rock on, Brothers Chaps!
The New York Times has a short article up today focusing on the Homestar Runner website.  It delves into the roots of the Brothers Chaps (that’s Matt and Mike Chapman) and their two bands as well as covering how they’re still contributing to the music …
Thursday Aug 28, 2003 | 0 Comments
HALO - PC
Gamers Depot has an interview up with Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford regarding the forthcoming HALO - PC game.  There wasn’t really any new info for me in the interview, but for those of you who don’t know, the PC version of HALO will be adding quite …
Thursday Aug 28, 2003 | 1 Comment
“iTunes iSbogus”
This site starts out primarily by blasting Apple’s iTunes as being essentially hypocritical when it says that iTunes is “fair to artists”.  It claims that Apple gets roughly three times as much as the artist for each song. Now, I don’t know for sure how …
Wednesday Aug 27, 2003 | 6 Comments
The Zombies are Coming!!
I have no idea why this was ever created, but it’s very cool, nonetheless.  This zombie infection simulation does just what the name suggests: simulates what the spread of a zombie infection might be like in a city. Silly?  Yes.  Strangely engrossing to watch?  Yep, …
Thursday Aug 21, 2003 | 2 Comments
So… You Think I’m a Chick…
The Gender Genie seems to think I that I write like a female, at least.  I pasted in the contents of the most recent five entries on the site (except for this one, of course) and four of the five were analyzed as “female”.  That’s …
Thursday Aug 21, 2003 | 4 Comments
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