February 2002 Archives

Case Mod

Gotta say this is a cool case mod, Case Modding Project - "Frozen".

AxKit Docs

AxKit Guide
This document is a guide to the ins and outs of using AxKit
And incase you were wondering what is AxKit here is a blurg from the site:
Apache AxKit is an XML Application Server for Apache. It provides on-the-fly conversion from XML to any format, such as HTML, WAP or text using either W3C standard techniques, or flexible custom code. AxKit also uses a built-in Perl interpreter to provide some amazingly powerful techniques for XML transformation.

Because I Just Couldn't Resist

The Stripper-FAQ, How to become an Exotic Dancer, it reminds me of conversations at the video rental place. No nudie movies there but one of the managers used to be a stripper and she has some of the most intresting stories. Such as the 80's band Great White just loved to play Nintento with strippers.

Mozilla Blog

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Blogzilla - a blog about Mozilla

New Wiki

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Apache::MiniWiki is an increadibly simplistic Wiki server for Apache. It doesn't have much uses besides very simple installations where hardly any features are needed. What is does support though is; storage of Wiki pages in RCS, templates through HTML::Template, text to HTML conversion with HTML::FromText and basic authentification password changes.
And if you want to check out someone experimenting with it, wonder over to nyetwork.org/wiki.

I'm a Bard

I Am A: Neutral Good Elf Bard Mage

Neutral Good characters believe in the power of good above all else. They will work to make the world a better place, and will do whatever is necessary to bring that about, whether it goes for or against whatever is considered 'normal'.

Elves are the eldest of all races, although they are generally a bit smaller than humans. They are generally well-cultured, artistic, easy-going, and because of their long lives, unconcerned with day-to-day activities that other races frequently conccern themselves with. Elves are, effectively, immortal, although they can be killed. After a thousand years or so, they simply pass on to the next plane of existance.

Primary Class:
Bards are the entertainers. They sing, dance, and play instruments to make other people happy, and, frequently, make money. They also tend to dabble in magic a bit.

Secondary Class:
Mages harness the magical energies for their own use. Spells, spell books, and long hours in the library are their loves. While often not physically strong, their mental talents can make up for this.

Find out What D&D Character Are You?, courtesy ofNeppyMan (e-mail)

So who are you?

In 1865...

Geek Timeline, even more enjoyable reading it to the intro of the Rock Me Amadeus song form the 80's.

Copyright Accounting

The copyright tax uses economics and sccount to argue that copyright is currently too long. There is also some more supporting info, Limited vs. Unlimited and recap.

Eastern Chicken Soup

Test the Stuff

Apple Script Lov'n

CSS Rant With a Point

Rant on CSS bitching
I've gotten some interesting email on the subject, but let me be a little blunt. If you're not a client-side developer -- that is, if your world does not revolve around things like markup, CSS, JavaScript and basically what goes on in the client -- I respectfully ask that you sit down and shut up.

Here's an illustration: I know a handful of PHP, a smidgen of Perl, and I've installed Apache exactly once. Do I then go to my IT department and hold forth on the shortcomings of their system? No.

Yet Another CSS HowTo

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Just In Case

Salon Speaks On CMS

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Industrial Strength Publishing, the why of their choices in the CMS game.

My Fellow Students

Outside of the UK not many know that Ashley was a fellow student, and she still shows her school spirite, found over at original location. And for the Canadians readers that is a hockey jersey she is sporting. The pic was a fund raiser for the club team.
Update: because arcterex wasn't clear on this the Ashley mentioned above is Ashley Judd, you can kinda make out her name on the back of the jersey.

Apple's CSS HowTo


Introduction to CSS Layout, nice no bullshit info.
[via scripting]

The Mini

Saw the URL on a Simpson's comercial MINI.ca. First time hearing about the car but there is somehting stylishly catchy about it, Euroish.


"Joke" passed along

President Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and Colin Powell are sitting in a bar.A guy walks in and asks the bartender, "Isn't that Bush, Rumsfeld and Powell sitting over there?" Bartender says, "Yep, that's them." So the guy walks over and says, "Wow, this is a real honor. What are you guys doing in here?" President Bush says, "We're planning WWIII." And the guy says, "Really? What's going to happen?" Rumsfeld says, "Well, we're going to kill 25 million Iraqis this time and one bicycle repairman." The guy exclaimed, "A bicycle repairman? Why kill a bicycle repairman?" Bush turns to Powell, punches him on the shoulder and says, "See, smartass? I told you no one would worry about the 25 million Iraqis."

[via email from carl]

Carbon VS. Cocoa

XP vx. OS X

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Windows XP from a Mac Perspective
Cause engel was looking for it. Enjoy.

Fozbaca Loves You

To ya'll out there a big wet kiss. Have a good Valentine's Day. For all that don't have a Valentine, like myself, may next year be different.

Style Matters


Be Healthy, Don't Eat Less

Chewing Out the Food Industry

Pork-barrel politics are nothing new to Marion Nestle. When she moved to Washington, D.C., in 1986 to help craft the first Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health, she was told point-blank that the report could not recommend that Americans eat less meat, sugar, or--for that matter--any other food.
Altoids has a $10-million-a-year advertising budget. That's five times what the National Cancer Institute and the Produce for Better Health Foundation spend to encourage consumers to eat five fruits and vegetables a day.

Goes along with a story several Nutritionists told me. On the first day of classes during orientation they were told that unless there was a direct imediate medical need that all diets were to have red meat in them. Oh, and the biggest donar to the department was a Cattle group.

Office Space, Who are you?


Social Security Info

Debunking The Conservative Attack On Social Security, has lots of good info about Social Security. Bottom line things are lots better than the hysteria predicts.
Some choice quotes:

"The system is also efficient: the cost of administering Social Security is less than 0.7% of annual benefits, compared to administrative costs at private insurance companies that are on average more than 40 times as high."
Conservatives, then and now, know it's far easier to minimize -- or eliminate -- programs that benefit only the poor."
This rationale was used in 1981 in arguing for the Reagan tax cuts. The rates were cut--and savings actually *declined*.

Palm Interface

Ars Employee Speaks Out

Diary of a Start-Up

the rise and fall of ArsDigita
and lessons from the world of venture capital

Too good to be true

Study shows that Oral sex makes pregnancies safer and more successful. Good news for those wanting to be fathers.
[via diveintomark}

Perl, XML, PDF oh my

XML::Handler::AxPoint - AxPoint XML to PDF Slideshow generator
This module is a port and enhancement of the AxKit presentation tool, AxPoint. It takes an XML description of a slideshow, and generates a PDF. The resulting presentations are very nice to look at, possibly rivalling PowerPoint, and almost certainly better than most other freeware presentation tools on Unix/Linux. The presentations support slide transitions, PDF bookmarks, bullet points, source code (fixed font) sections, images, colours, bold and italics, hyperlinks, and transition effects for all the bullet points, source, and image sections.
And some examples.

Moore's letter to Bush

The 0th Issue

The Perl Review has it's first or 0 th issue out in PDF.

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