In the US, passenger rail has for too long been neglected as medium haul mass transit. What is the optimal way to tie shoes? It’s not as simple as you might think. Dean Allen, co-founder of the WaSP, has written a neat little PHP script that highlights the terms used in a site visitor’s Google [...]
Just after Halloween, I finished a big content update at the Temple of Mank. Wired offers this simple guide on how to use audio tones to automate deleting your number from telemarketing lists. With Office XP and FrontPage 2002, Microsoft quietly steps into personal content managment–Web logs–for the intranet.
Privoxy is the geek’s tool (Read that as, “you have to have a vague understanding how HTTP and proxies work in order to use it.”) for combating popups and other forms of obnoxious Web advertising. It is a revision of the original Internet Junkbuster code and greatly extends its power and functionality. Joe Bob says [...]
A senatorial candidate in Montana, after a few years of imbibing colloidal silver, turns his skin blue permanently. Maybe it’s just me but, why isn’t it surprising that his party afiliation is Libertarian?
Over the last few weeks I read: About Sonic weapons based on backmastered baby screams. An interesting article critical of the semantic web concept. I, being a markup purist, am a true believer in the semantic web idea. Another interesting article about what open source is and what it means. I come across, speaking of [...]
Remember when Sony sold that infrared camera that rendered some clothing transparent? Well, it turns out that government is working on cameras and sensing technology, using light in the terahertz range, just below infrared, that also renders clothing transparent. If you’re like me, you’re always on the look out for scientifically inspired desktop wallpaper, like [...]
Web building: The Web Standards Project is kicking bottom and taking names again. This time it’s personal. Some guy named Mark Pilgrim discusses why web sites and weblogs should be accessible by telling stories of users with screen readers and braille boards. Unclassifiable: It’s the XXI century, where is your robot butler? Expansions of the [...]
May was a very busy month for me so, most of the entries this month consisted of links with little commentary. (Actually now that I think of it most of my journal consists of this type of entry.) And this is one is the same: Photolithography gives us microscopic radios. Concerning the veracity of fingerprints [...]
So I just read the PBS is in a decline now that cable has stolen away some it’s audience with high quality, yet ad supported content–A&E, AMC, the History Channel, etc. Also I’ve read a good summary about how some cable content providers are preventing DVRs from skipping ads. So despite all this new technology, [...]
Macromedia claims that Flash objects are now fully accessible but, there are still legions of web designers that need to learn how to design code that is accessible from the start. There’s money in thinking about computer security and recovering data from obsolete computers. Just from sheer weight of numbers, China has become the second [...]