Archive for August, 2005

New Firefly . . . thingies up.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

New Firefly media is in the wild on the web! (Warning – session 416 itself might be a little creepy for some people.) Session 416 – Master Slashdot is calling this ‘viral marketing’ – it’s a way of marketing something, usually a movie, by distributing bits of media that purport to be real, but relate […]

HTTP Error Codes

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

Todd was going through HTTP error codes right now, and we just kind of ran with it… 400 Bad Request 401 Unauthorized 402 Payment Required 403 Forbidden 404 Not Found 405 Method not Allowed 406 Not Acceptable 407 Proxy Authentication Required 408 Request Timeout 409 Conflict 410 Gone 411 Length Required 412 Precondition Failed 413 […]

Pat Robertson – threat or menace?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

Well, Pat Robertson is out of his fucking mind. Apparently, political assassination is a valid exemption to that whole “Thou shalt not kill” commandment. CNN.com – Robertson: U.S. should ‘take out’ Venezuela’s Chavez – Aug 23, 2005

The Other Ministry

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

Are you a Ministry of Reshelving operative? I love it – vandalism via selective re-indexing. The geek in me is doing backflips.

The Kilt market is heating up

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

Looks like Utilikilts is has some competition: Amerikilts. I might have to get myself one of these bad boys and see how they compare to my trusty Mocker.

Overheard at going-away party

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

A friend who is going away received a gag basket of condoms at her party. As we were leaving, a huge thunderstorm erupted outside. Her: “Eek! I don’t want to get my condoms wet!” Me: “That’s kind of the point, isn’t it?” I crack myself up.

The good, the bad, and the ugly

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

The good is when the first thing in your mailbox is a call for help from a friend which you are able to answer. The bad is when, after having dispatched that problem, you get on with your second home-done buzzcut of the summer, only to have your electric clippers die on you 3/4 the […]

RDF Thoughts

Friday, August 19th, 2005

More RDF thoughts from Visions of Aestia: Visions of Aestia ยป RDF vs control

Do Androids Sacrifice Electric Sheep?

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

Some random thoughts from conversations I had with Mr. Helpychalk during vacation. As it turns out, he and I have several things in common, including a passion for the new Battlestar Galactica series on Sci-Fi. In the latest episode, Commander Adama posited “You can’t love a machine”, referring to the fact that (at least) one […]

Do they even teach writing anymore?

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

From an article in the Hartford Courant that I just read: “Over the rumble of loud cars, Mayor Dannel Malloy voiced his support of the troops and hoped the protester’s silent vigil would be heard.” I guess it would just be too confusing for the Mayor to hope that the protesters’ silent vigil would not […]