October 2004 Archives

Whatchoo' talkin'bout? »»

Maciej has put up a web-service "language guesser". Cool.

New Canadian quarter »»

I just got one of these in my change from the dépanneur and yeah, the ink is already almost totally gone. "Revolutionary technology" my arse. It's a bit of red and black ink on a roughly textured surface. And it's gone. Just like most of the veterans... cough...

Silly? How am I silly to you? »»

"Now all the Tories look as silly as Boris"

Talking Lights »»

Wireless Networking via lighting? Can this be?

Webnote »»

Hm. Wiki + Sticky Notes + RSS feeds. Try it out!

The E-Commerce Petri Dish »»

"reputation management may trump brand management" "reputation can impact prices consumers are willing to pay online" Bingo.

The making of the terror myth »»

The Guardian weighs in about all this terror alert bullshit. What do you call it when so-called leaders use fear-mongering to influence the populace. And I thought a democracy is where the people are supposed to influence their selected leaders...

R.I.P. Rodney Dangerfield »»

"Dangerfield, who fell into a coma after undergoing heart surgery, died at 1:20 p.m., said publicist Kevin Sasaki. Dangerfield had a heart valve replaced Aug. 25 at the UCLA Medical Center."

Aubergine »»

"Aubergine - A secret term used to refer to computers in the presence of computerphobic third parties."

Paste as plain text »»

This has been bugging me from day one in OS X. Thanks Francis!

South Korea "techno-revolution" »»

SK combines the technolust of Japan and the market dynamic of China. Lookout, world.

MattJones++ »»

The actual past is brittle, ever-dimming + ever more problematic to access + reconstruct: in contrast the virtual past is malleable, ever-brightening + ever more difficult to circumvent/expose as fraudulent.