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Web Hosting Nightmares
Most of you have probably never had to worry about webhosting.  Really, it’s not something most people have to do.  For better or worse, though, I’m one of those people who does have to worry about it.  One of the sites I run, swagonline.net, recently …
Friday Feb 28, 2003 | 1 Comment
Generating Simple URLs
This is a topic covered fairly often.  It’s particularly important with pMachine-powered sites since the current schema uses regular dynamic URLs with all the ?s and &s.  So, here’s some information on generating “simple” URLs for dynamic sites.  Really, it’s more of a resource in …
Thursday Feb 27, 2003 | 1 Comment
Block Those Spambots!
Mark Pilgrim (of Dive Into Mark fame) has a great article up on blocking spambots, spybots, and other bandwidth hogs from your site.  I don’t really have a problem on this site, but it’s definitely something I’m going to investigate for use on another site …
Wednesday Feb 26, 2003 | 0 Comments
Who’s Running the Island?
It seems that the tiny island nation of Nauru has effectively been cut off from the outside world.  Encompassing only 8 square miles of area and home to 12,000 people, the nation’s telephone system collapsed on January 8.  Since then, the only contact has been …
Friday Feb 21, 2003 | 1 Comment
Nigerian Consul Shot Over 419 Scam
According to Wired News, the Nigerian Consul to the Czech Republic was killed in the Nigerian embassy.  According to the reports, the alleged shooter was a victim of the notorious 419 Scam.
Friday Feb 21, 2003 | 0 Comments
Teenager Gets Back at Hacker
A young (12) Scottish schoolgirl got back at the hacker who duped her into installing a trojan on her computer.  After stealing her dad’s credit card info, the hacker came back for more.  The girl flirted back and managed to get personal information from the …
Thursday Feb 20, 2003 | 1 Comment
Why Nerds are Unpopular
Paul Graham wrote a really interesting essay discussing reasons why “nerds” are unpopular.  It basically posits that a lot of the problems in American secondary schools (i.e. the nerds-vs-popular-kids issue) can be traced mostly to the fact that the schools largely have little purpose these …
Thursday Feb 20, 2003 | 0 Comments
New “Favorites” Section
Any of you regulars to the Weblog (yeah, all 3 of you out there!) might notice that the “Recently” section that was previously over on the right in the sidebar is now gone.  In it’s place I’ve placed a “Favorites” section instead.  This is just …
Thursday Feb 20, 2003 | 0 Comments
Intellectual Property… Comic Style
According to an entry over on Boing Boing, part of the latest issue of Adventures of Superman (#613) deals with intellectual property theft.  Now that’s a really cool development, if you ask me!
Wednesday Feb 19, 2003 | 0 Comments
Music Gone Wrong
I don’t even know where to start on this one.  You know how they used to include ultra-cheesy “records” in cereal boxes back in the 70’s (and into the early 80’s as I recall)?  Well, here’s one where The Monsters Go Disco.  The site is …
Tuesday Feb 11, 2003 | 1 Comment
Levitated Daily Source
I can’t really even tell you what Levitated Daily Source really is.  The site says “computational species collection”.  Whatever that means.  I just know I’m fascinated by watching all of them.  They’re just so… fantastic.  Truly fascinating stuff. (via webgraphics)
Monday Feb 10, 2003 | 1 Comment
“Unexplainable Stupidity”
Here’s a little video of two teens dancing to a song.  That short description, of course, doesn’t do the clip justice at all.  I can’t really even describe it except to say that it’s rather disturbing to watch, but you can’t make yourself stop…  Anyway, …
Saturday Feb 8, 2003 | 2 Comments
Resignation… by Blog?
According to Boing Boing, Macromedia’s CTO resigned by Blog before any official announcement was made.  Wow…  I wonder if this will become some sort of a trend!
Saturday Feb 8, 2003 | 0 Comments
Speaking of Penny Arcade
...well, okay, no one was speaking of Penny Arcade (PA).  However, it has been a while since I’ve made mention of PA—in fact, it’s been forever since I haven’t ever specifically mentioned it.  However, the PA link has been quietly sitting in the sidebar for, …
Wednesday Feb 5, 2003 | 0 Comments
First of the Animated “Matrix” Shorts Online
To go along with the two Matrix movies being released this year, nine animated shorts have also been produced.  I first read about this in a Newsweek article a few weeks back and it had some really good things to say about these (along with …
Wednesday Feb 5, 2003 | 0 Comments
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