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Classic IRC Quotes
Got this link from Paul and I have to say that I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time.  It’s the “Top 100” IRC quotes.  A few of the quotes are only mediocre, but some of them are just incredibly funny. d-_-b how u …
Friday Apr 29, 2005 | 3 Comments
Which File Extension Are You?
Find out what file extension you are by trying out this quiz on BBSpot. You know the drill: they ask you some multiple choice questions, some with quite entertaining choices I might add, and then they give you an image file that says what you …
Thursday Apr 28, 2005 | 6 Comments
Delicious Copier
Microsoft’s WinHEC took place this week, and Bill Gates gave the keynote, showcasing Longhorn and hardware products that would take advantage of the new technology. One type of application that Bill referred to as being part of calendar year 2007 is MediaMania.  It has bookshelves …
Tuesday Apr 26, 2005 | 0 Comments
Darth Vader Has A Blog
No seriously. He does. On Blogspot, even. Subtitled Journal of Darth Vader, Lord of the Sith and Servant to His Supreme Excellency the Emperor Palpatine, you can head on down to The Darth Side blog right now and check it out. It also confirms what …
Friday Apr 22, 2005 | 1 Comment
Adobe & Macromedia in English
There’s been a lot of talk recently about Adobe buying Macromedia, why it was done, what it means, etc.  Daring Fireball now brings us a translation of the Abobe :FAQ: regarding the acquisition. John Gruber apparently has many of the same thoughts as I do, …
Thursday Apr 21, 2005 | 0 Comments
Surfin’ Safari (the Switch)
After Chris’s recent entry regarding Safari’s update, I decided that I’d once again switch my browser to Safari and give it another go.  Some major shortcomings discouraged me from doing it in the past, namely, a lack of an “import bookmark” function.  I have needed …
Tuesday Apr 19, 2005 | 2 Comments
Spotlight is Skynet
Ok, so by now, you’ve probably heard about Spotlight, a new feature of Mac OS X Tiger.  It indexes everything on your harddrive when you aren’t doing anything so you can perform Google-like searches on your files, with results-as-you-type speed.  It searches filenames, keywords, locations, …
Tuesday Apr 19, 2005 | 6 Comments
Safari Updated
Saw a post in one of the RSS feeds I read (Simon Willison’s) that pointed to this post by David Hyatt.  Hyatt is one of the engineers working on the Safari browser for Apple.  Specifically, I think he’s mostly involved with the CSS rendering engine.  …
Saturday Apr 16, 2005 | 1 Comment
HL2-based Comic
Found via Boing Boing, “Brashfink” has created a great comic by taking screenshots from the game “Half-Life 2” and then adding word balloons.  Apostasy, Issue 1 looks very good and is entertaining to boot. Gamics.com is a site dedicated to this sort of idea: making …
Thursday Apr 14, 2005 | 4 Comments
How to buy Ridge Racer for $24.24
Gamestop (within the past few days) has begun taking trade-ins on “no name” DVDs without cases for $1.50.  Significant to note, if you trade in the same DVD with the case, they give $1.00.  Now it just so happens that Wal-Mart sells a bunch of …
Tuesday Apr 12, 2005 | 1 Comment
If I Was The Company’s Director…
My wife has been working for an IT/Telco solutions company for a year and a half. To cut a long story short, she’s been under a lot of stress and after hours, she comes home and unloads everything onto me, who as a dutiful husband, …
Monday Apr 11, 2005 | 1 Comment
Walmart.com is Anti-Mac
This afternoon I happened to try going to the “Music Download” section at Walmart.com.  I was on my PC using Firefox and when I clicked the Music Downloads link I was presented with a page telling me I had an “Invalid Browser”.  It seems they …
Saturday Apr 9, 2005 | 1 Comment
Famous TV Personality Gives Up Trademark Vice
I’m not going to say who this TV personality is, or what the person does, or which incredibly famous TV show the person is in right now. All I can say about this are two things. One: Thirty years of legacy have seemed to be …
Friday Apr 8, 2005 | 1 Comment
PSP Wiki Launches
My feverous obsession with Sony’s new techno-marvel the PSP has led me to create a wiki[1] devoted to it.  The goal is to make it the best and most comprehensive repository for everything about the PSP.  Games, UMD movies, tricks, networking, hacks, how to make …
Friday Apr 8, 2005 | 0 Comments
A New Entry, Or Is It?
I must admit that I’ve always been rather fascinated by “déjà vu”—a situation where you “experience a vague sense of having encountered a situation before, identical in every detail, even though we can’t say when the first event took place”.  I’ve experienced it quite a …
Thursday Apr 7, 2005 | 1 Comment
More ‘Nifty Corners’
Last month I posted about a technique to use degradable javascript and :CSS: to create rounded corners on a page.  Well, the author of that article has updated the technique and now offers more Nifty Corners. The update offers a number of improvements: better browser …
Tuesday Apr 5, 2005 | 0 Comments
PSP 411 Community Resource
Found this today, looks like about the best community-driven PSP site. PSP 411 Has a lot of neat features, like news, file, and blog submissions, integrated Have and Want lists, release calendar, etc.  And yes, it has an RSS feed.
Monday Apr 4, 2005 | 0 Comments
404!
I was going through mambo-phpshop.net for an open source e-commerce package for my college assignment when I accidentaly stumbled upon their Error 404 page. It has a poem by Dan Black, named “404!”, which caused my to chuckle out loud. Which is a feat considering …
Sunday Apr 3, 2005 | 1 Comment
April Fools Around the Web
This entry will be a repository for all of the April Fool’s I come across today.  It’s funny that I only read 4 newspaper comic strips daily, and 3 of them are in on one joke together, heh. Joke 1: Get Fuzzy Pearls Before Swine …
Friday Apr 1, 2005 | 1 Comment
Comic RSS Feeds
For some reason I decided to update the RSS/Atom feeds I’m subscribed to with NetNewsWire (2.0 beta) this morning.  Specifically, I wanted to grab feeds to some of the web comics that I enjoy but have been neglecting to read simply because I don’t make …
Friday Apr 1, 2005 | 1 Comment
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