New disclaimer

Use of this advanced computing technology does not imply an endorsement of Western industrial civilization.

Privacy is important

AIM’s New Terms Of Service should give you pause. They say that you should run gaim, and use the jabber protocol.

They are converting to wordpress

Since slashcode was, er, stagnating. The packages on debian (even debian-unstable) were ancient, and trying to upgrade caused a major problem with posting. WordPress puts out nice valid HTML, uses CSS extensively, has many fantastic plugins, and is much faster and less memory-intense. So far, they like it! Downside? If you had an account before,… Continue reading They are converting to wordpress

They are sick and tied of being demonized for politics

They are trying so hard not to be evil. They never were even accepted into the Axis of Evilâ„¢. Perhaps it is because they don’t have any weapons of mass destruction. Perhaps it is because they are always disgusted by acts of terrorism instead of supporting them. Oh, and they never received an application form,… Continue reading They are sick and tied of being demonized for politics

What’s really missing from American culture…

…is “Fat, balding, hairy, ugly middle-aged guys gone wild.” You know, it’s reached # on the New York Times bestseller list… Oh, wait. We have the superbowl Funny aside: the spell checker suggested “superb owl” — how very Fawlty Towers of my spell checker.

Sometimes, the right thing is done…

For years, they have been looking for XML weather data, to no avail. Now, is offering XML feeds of local weather data and forecasts. Perhaps it is being fed by screen scraping, but this is excellent! Three cheers for!

Gay Marriage hoopla

C’mon everyone! Let’s celebrate the sanctity of this cherished institution! On second thought, let’s just sit back and have a beer while everyone else gets worked up into an amusing (and sometimes hauntingly paranoid) frenzy.

Another stinking pile of an act of congress…

Spam News Politicians want to spam you. Their media consultants want to spam you. Throughout years of abuse of their constituencies, the house and senate did what they do best: nothing. When lawmakers in California finally got the message, and drew up a spam-fighting law with some teeth, however, congress finally lept into action: They… Continue reading Another stinking pile of an act of congress…