August 2001 Archives

Think different Ads The People

Think different Ads The People

The Well-Appointed Cyberpunk Library Bruce

The Well-Appointed Cyberpunk Library

Bruce Sterling's Idea of What Every Well-Appointed "Cyberpunk SF" Library Collection Should Possess (circa September 1995)

Whil Wheaton has a blog.

Whil Wheaton has a blog.

pkg-get, a perl script to

pkg-get, a perl script to download the official packages for AtheOS.

Pythoncard is a project to

Pythoncard is a project to build a HyperCard like tool in, and using, the Python language.

Kevin Smith on GLADE, Gay

Kevin Smith on GLADE, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, not being happy with 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' - Some bad, bad news concerning me and GLAAD Needless to say, I was crestfallen.
You all know me. You all know how big a fan I am of the gay community. You all know the respect and fascination I have for gay culture and practices. I've said in many an interview, from 'Chasing Amy' onward, that the only reason I never dabbled in homosexuality when I was younger was because I wouldn't know what to say to a guy after he blew a load in my mouth - a sentiment that says more about my social awkwardness than any socially awkward stereotypes that've been unfairly hung on the gay community.

Gay or straight has never been a big issue with me. Sex is sex, as far as I'm concerned. Some cats dig on the opposite gender, and some cats dig on their own. Sexual identity will always be as mystifying as why 'The Dukes of Hazzard' was once the number one television show in our country: there's no point in getting bent out of shape about it; it just IS. Some cats will always gravitate toward Daisy Duke, and some will always pine over Boss Hogg.

Anyway, I told Scott all of this during the course of our conversation, and asked what we could do to allay his (and GLAAD's) fears. He said he'd be asking Miramax to make a substantial donation to the Matthew Shepherd Foundation (Matthew Shepherd is the Wyoming student who was beaten to death for being gay in one of the worst hate crimes in recent memory; the Foundation's aim is to educate the public on the dangers of homophobia). I said I'd be happy to make a donation as well, as it's a great cause, and one I believe in strongly. He asked how much I'd like to donate. I queried how much he intended to seek from Miramax. He said two hundred grand. I admitted I don't have pockets as deep as Miramax. He suggested I donate ten grand, and I said "Done."
After having seen the movie on Satruday gotta say it was great. Lots of laughs and all. Like engel said after leaving the theatre, "I can't believe he got away with it". I'm not surprised that GLAAD is displeased with the movie but it is a shame that they do have to be displeased.

Perl.com has a good article

Perl.com has a good article on Choosing a Templating System in Perl focusing on the web.

Unix and C Dependency

The Orson Scott Card Salon

The Orson Scott Card Salon interview, My favorite author, my worst interview

Card laughs. "Well, let's put it this way. Most of the program of both the left and the right is so unbelievably stupid it's hard to wish to identify myself with either. But on economic matters, I'm a committed communitarian. I regard the Soviet Union as simply state monopoly capitalism. It was run the way the United States would be if Microsoft owned everything. Real communism has never been tried! I would like to see government controls expanded, laws that allow capitalism to not reward the most rapacious, exploitative behavior. I believe government has a strong role to protect us from capitalism. I'm ashamed of our society for how it treats the poor.

Didn't realise Card was a Mormon. Oh, and K5 has a discussion on the article, mostly how the interviewer gives Card the shaft for having opinions differing from what she expected.

Found some good VIM resources

Found some good VIM resources @ vim online like a CVS menu script or the Line Numbers tip.

The xP E-mail System "A

The xP E-mail System "A graphical interface for Pine"

Which Blog Is Best for

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The Libera Manifesto by Chris

The Libera Manifesto by Chris Pirillo the LockerGnome.

libera: (Latin) free, independent, unrestricted.

As the provider of a four-year standing free service, I thought it was time someone shared these basic truths with the rest of the world. Too often, we fall victim to gross misconceptions.
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I occasionally get a kick

I occasionally get a kick out of strange and funny photos. You know, like the street signs that are misspelled or placed in really funny positions. So the other day, when I found a link from Zgeek to a site full of funny pics, I started to peruse them. First I found this picture from a Lexington high school. I remember seeing this sign when it was up back when I was living in Lexington. Glad somebody caught that on film. When I stumbled across this pic of a young man expressing his displeasure with Microsoft, I thought..."Hey, that looks like Alan."

Small world.

errorwear "T-shirts that fuse geek

errorwear "T-shirts that fuse geek culture with high fashion."

The Nokiko Project, like the

The Nokiko Project, like the anime characters they have done up.

Apache 2.0: The Internals of

Apache 2.0: The Internals of the New, Improved "A PatCHy"

Ok, maybe it was the

Ok, maybe it was the cold rainy day but the Aliens vs. Predator 2 - demo was the scariest game I have ever played. Yea maybe I'm a wimp but the 5 minutes played had me looking over my shoulder like the scenes in Alien where Captian Dallas is a in the duct work all by his lonesome. It had me so freaked that I quit playing.

Interview: Rasterman Speaks of Enlightenment

Interview: Rasterman Speaks of Enlightenment .17

Summarizing Jabber-RPC

Flawfinder "a program that examines

Flawfinder "a program that examines source code looking for security weaknesses" which should make it useful for many C coders, especially ones that work for a secruity company. Also by the same author Secure Programming for Linux and Unix HOWTO which should be useful for all security concious programers.

IQ Test Congratulations! Your general

IQ Test

Congratulations!
Your general IQ score is 134.
A person whose IQ score falls in the range of 129-143 is considered to be "highly intelligent".

Now I wonder what they tell the folks that get a 50 :)

Socialist art in IT marketing

Socialist art in IT marketing

Marketers of Technology are turning to cold war socialist and communist images to promote their products.

So heard about the nifty

So heard about the nifty way Mozilla does it's interfact with XUL? Want to try it for youself? Well head on over to the Essential XUL Programing book site XULBook.com.

Want an Apache module that

Want an Apache module that will email the infected webserver's admin and SecurityFocus about CodeRed infections? Well look no futher, Apache::CodeRed, with some nice Apache mod_perl tutorial goodness thrown in.

Want to track your vehicles

Want to track your vehicles fuel consumption and track the cost and chat the results? Well Palm Fuel Log to the rescue. Oh, might come in handy for some of the grumpy old men fuel watcher/winers out there...

Tutorial: Building an Online Community:

A new direction for weblogs:

Flogger has been renamed, and

Flogger has been renamed, and relinkeed, Jogger "a Jabber powered weblog".

UrbanTerro Map Sites, some new

UrbanTerro Map Sites, some new some old out there:

Bruce Sterling has a blog

Bruce Sterling has a blog Schism Matrix

Thanks for showing up at the exciting premiere of my brand new weblog, Schism Matrix. I would like to take this opportunity to explain what it is that I think I'm doing here.

lidn.org - Linux Developer Network,

lidn.org - Linux Developer Network, looks pretty usefult for a Linux C coder.

Jabber DevZone announcement on Flogger,

Jabber DevZone announcement on Flogger, think Blogger meets Jabber. And know arcterex it wasn't me trying to be real cool "thing jabber" and all that, just a dropped " :)

Blogger.pm "A quick and dirty

Blogger.pm "A quick and dirty implementation of the Blogger API" for Perl.

"If at first the idea

"If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it." - Albert Einstein
recently seen in a .sig

Talking Moose on The Blog

Talking Moose on The Blog Design House

Now that content management is free (or nearly that, the Talking Moose is running on software that costs $900, or just a few dollars more than Adobe Photoshop costs) you will see a lot of sites moving toward it.

Will the designers make the switch? Or will they become irrelevant?

Oh, and there is a little Zeldman rant to go along with it all.

Darwin Online - Read -

Darwin Online - Read - Swift Kick - Libertarianism Good and Bad -

"The Internet - Libertarian in the good sense!"

May tie into engel's "geeks/net exerting political muscle" conversation on the ride into work.

Top Five Tips for Online

Python for Massively Multiplayer Virtual

Python for Massively Multiplayer Virtual Worlds

This paper presents a brief overview of the Python foundation of UO2*, the next-generation massively multiplayer virtual world from Origin Systems, Inc.

Blogger API implemented in XML-RPC.

Blogger API implemented in XML-RPC.

Game studies. Issue 1, 2001.

Game studies. Issue 1, 2001. the international journal of computer game research

Be takeover imminent Be has

Be takeover imminent

Be has found a buyer for its operating system and the development team behind, sources close to the company have told The Register.

Hope whoever it is they do something that I wil actually be able to get my hands on. Been wanting to actually use Be OS for years.

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