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Radio Entry Jan 24

Recovered from the Wayback Machine


Started Alter Ego back up again. Time to do a bit deeper research into the innards of Radio 8.0.

And take a look at this conversation about WSDL that’s been going on.

I still can’t believe that Don Box sold DevelopMentor and went to work at Microsoft. I know that he’s been joined at the hip with Microsoft for years — but is this man going to be comfortable with corporate oversight? He must have negotiated a great contract (as in “I’ll do what I want, when I want to.”) I wish DevelopMentor and Don the best.



The Userland folks came through with a preferences page, allowing us to customize the graphics associated with, among other things, the permalink. Time to start playing with the look again.

Rumor has it that we’ll also have the ability to customize the extension for the file that’s generated, so that we can generate index.php or index.jsp or index.asp. This will be particularly helpful for all of us who want to incorporate the weblog pages into our server environment.

Good updates.


Hot Oiled Man

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In the midst of pointing out these really incredible stories (coffee scoop birth control?) and how many times his weblog is found with some strange combinations of words (hot+oiled+man?), Jonathon will now be teaching a course on CSS.

Jonathon, I taught a course on C++ at a college once, and have only one thing to say to you: Hahahahahahahahaha! Boy were you suckered! Hahahahahahahaha!

No, seriously, if your web site is any indication, you’ll do terrific.

As an aside, if you think hot+oiled+man is an interesting search phrase, Stav, the Wonder Chicken is getting hits from the phrase tobaggan+porn. Of course, Stav says this was only a meme test. Yeah, right Stav. Pull the other one.

Of course, you realize that all of our weblogging and Doing a Google and Googlewhacking antics are totally screwing with the heads of the poor Google folks.

“Who the hell would search on Linux and Anemonefish?”

“Well, if you think that’s weird, look at this one: ‘Toboggan and Porn’. Now you tell me, what kind of sick bastard is looking for porn with toboggans!?!”

To which we answer: Webloggers! That’s who!

Legal, Laws, and Regs

Lawsuit abuse

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Dumbest warning labels from SF Gate.

Through this excellent article I found the Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch web site. Within these priceless web pages I found out about the arsonists who sued their insurance company because the fire they set spread to surrounding area, and the insurance company didn’t want to cover this damage. Or the prisoner who sued Michigan state because he farted.

And these are just absurd lawsuits in Michigan — I can’t even imagine what kind of lawsuits are floating around a somewhat flamboyant state such as California

Just Shelley

Crossed Emails

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I’ve had three crossed email incidents in the last two days. In case you’re wondering, crossed email is when you send an email and the person you’re sending it to sends you an incoming email at the exact same time. Unless you’re in a furious exchange of emails, this is pretty rare.

You know what crossed emails mean, don’t ya? Every time you exchange simultaneous emails with another person, an evil email spammer goes to hell.

Really! I’m not making this up! I received the instructions when I answered the following email:

Moved offline because original was taking up too much room.



Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Vote on the Bloggies — the weblogging awards. People do this for free; least we can do is tell them we like ’em.

During the awards voting period, visit your favorite weblogs (nominated or not) and drop a note in the comments about how much you like the weblog, and how much you appreciate what the weblog is providing. Or drop the weblogger an email. Provide them with your very own personal Bloggie — a brief note of thanks. A quick note just to say “Hi. I’m here. I appreciate what you do.”

I know my life is richer thanks to the weblogs you see to the left and elsewhere on the web. Least I can do is spread that wealth around a bit.

Folks to the left, I’m on my way!

<edit> Mike Sanders of Keep Trying took this all a step further back during the interesting Scripting News Awards early days. He created a do it yourself awards system, with associated humorous results.

Now, darn it, I’m going to have to add another weblog to my Plutonians list, and I just had it nicely rearranged — Mike, you’ve got my award for man with the best sense of perspective!</edit>