Monthly Archives: January 2008

Anonymous Protests

I first heard about this 'Anonymous' phenomenon on the Warren Ellis blog. They're a group of protestors or hacktivists that have been releasing videos to Youtube and other places and in general causing some small amount of internet mayhem. You … Continue reading

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Disturbing the Universe

Near as I can tell the purpose of Freeman Dyson's Disturbing the Universe is to educate powerful scientists and heads of state on ways in which to conduct scientific inquiry without causing apocalyptic mayhem and destruction. As I am not … Continue reading

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

  The Invention of Hugo Cabret is marketed at the Young Adult crowd, and indeed I found it in that section of the library. There was a small amount of buzz around it on various steam and clock-punk sites that … Continue reading

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Weird thing on my site

So I found this really weird thing on my web pages recently. It's kind of like something crashed and drops you to a shell or maybe I've been hacked or someone's playing a prank on me. Anyway, take a look … Continue reading

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When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth

So maybe I am late to this particular party, but I recently checked out Cory Doctorow's Overclocked from the library. I had already read several of the short stories contained within, Anda's Game amongst others, but the one that has … Continue reading

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An Amusing Animation

So I was thinking about pulling down a different site I have still kicking, and found this series of animations up on it.  I made them a while ago using various stop motion techniques that I kind of made up … Continue reading

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Sleep and Sleep again

A recent fad amongst geeks has been the bi-modal sleep pattern — breaking up sleep into multiple segments in an attempt to maximize the amount of time awake that one can devote to coding or writing or running in place … Continue reading

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Calendar Cease and Desist?

  I was recently out shopping for a calendar for my girlfriend's 5 year old son, and we came across this hilarious and, I assume, totally unenforceable "copyright" statement on the back of the Transformers calendar we ended up purchasing. … Continue reading

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LOC has a Blog

I want to point out that the Library of Congress has a Blog and it seems to be pretty good reading.  I recommend it to anyone that like libraries and maps and things.  Unfortunately the Nicolas Cage vehicle that is … Continue reading

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