Dear Phone Scamming Jerks
Dear Phone Scamming Jerks,
I'm not sure how your scam works but I'm not interested.
Please stop calling me.
PS, you're a jerk.
Bike almost stolen
So my bike was almost stolen again
I left it at the Palo Alto Caltrain station locked to a tree and when I came back the lock was cut open.
Free Public WiFi
I always see these "Free Public Wifi" Ad-hoc networks around and just assumed they were infected machines. It would seem they are actually a mix between windows being extra crazy and people being gullible.
Dr. Robert W. Bussard
Dr Bussard died :(
I had the chance to see his talk when I interned at Google, and then had the great privilege to have dinner and talk to him. He was an amazing man, very spry for a 79 year old. I'll never forget when he told us "If you've never had the experience of seeing a nuclear blast in person, it's transcendent." (I'm paraphrasing) Just hearing him talk about the the early days of nuclear research was just so interesting, I now wish I had recorded the conversation.
He was an amazing man.
Update: It would seem David had the same impressions
Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day Ye Scurvy Dogs
cuTorrentcuTorrent is just a little tool I use a lot myself, so I thought it would be nice to package it up a little and let it loose in the wilds of the internet.
So I had someone post the strangest comment spam on my blog the other day. You can see it here. I haven't yet deleted it, since it doesn't have any URLs or any real "economic" point to the message. I can only assume that people are now trying to poison the LJ spam filters (does LJ even have spam filters?).
Since I might soon delete the message here's a copy of it
Title: Hi gays, where my money!!!
I don't know what happend? Where are you many?
waterloser @ 2007-08-15T01:49:00
This new feature in Google Spreadsheets is pretty cool.
Syntax: =GoogleLookup("entity"; "attribute")
where "entity" represents the name of the entity that you want to access, like Kuala Lumpur, Audrey Hepburn, or oxygen, and "attribute" is the type of information that you want to retrieve.
Dear Lazy web,
I'm looking a VPS, I don't need anything all that amazing. I just want a (virtual) box which I can install Linux, Apache and PostgreSQL on. Something I can use as a platform for the web apps I want to play with. To give a feel for what I need, I used to use a 500MHz machines with 256M of ram running in my basement for such fun.
Also I'm looking at Linode right now, anyone have any experiences with them?
waterloser @ 2007-07-19T22:47:00
I've been meaning to update my blog for a while now, so I've decided to put all my updates in to one big post.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.
If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!