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Losing reality, gaining domain

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The honorable Richard Cobbett, true friend of the above and below and a source for inspiration, always (tongue goes back in mouth now), has made a transaction of the less (or more) journalistic-inclined matter (aka, the blog) from their previous place of residence to a whole new domain name, patched in a cool template, and let it rip.

The new blog is titles Not Really Richard, and is definitely worth taking a look, and more. Of course, for a collection of Mr. Cobbett esq. Journalistic works, the old domain is still there.


Written by Erez

Friday, January 27, 2006 at 14:41

Posted in Blogging, Links

More links

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Here’s a nice one from Sonspring. A CSS page that, while looking OK in Firefox/Opera, doesn’t render at all in Internet Explorer. If you’re using MSIE, how about jumping over to the Acid2 Test and just check how far behind is your browser. (Via Digg)

ArsTechnica inform of a portable OpenOffice. A very Good Idea, which along with some other portable applications, could really bring some relief to those forced to use MS’ monstrosities at work.

Some notes from the end of a world, the world of Asehron’s Call, the dying MMORPG, in this case. This joins Wired’s much discussed article, Not With a Bang but a Whimper. I remember when this game was considered the intelligent answer to Everquest. Had a good friend who spent hours on end playing it. Me, I just can’t see the point.

Written by Erez

Friday, January 6, 2006 at 9:34

Link or float

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Getting desperate for those puns.

More information about my previous post regarding the whole GNU/Linux “vs.” Windows security befuddle.
NewsForge offers another way of judging the numbers, while The Register presents a somewhat lenghty article regarding the real difference in security between Open Source products and Microsoft’s.

ShackNews unloads 8 screenshots of Galactic Civilizations II. Anyone here played GalCiv 1? No? good. Gotta keep my indie cred.

In the “don’t ask me, I have no idea”, here are excerpts from what appears to be an old Adamanese phrase book, but just might be simple culture jamming on account of Jabal A-Lughat. Thanks to tha Bruck for the link.

In a similar note, I got to this page of the Linux Journal via an RSS link from their feed. It was supposed to be something about Python. Must be some new concept they’re trying out.

Written by Erez

Friday, January 6, 2006 at 8:11

Posted in Blogging, GNU/Linux, Links

Odds and Ends

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Just a collection of links

IE Flaw Puts Google Desktop at Risk. Don’t use the damn thing myself (neither MSIE or Google Desktop). Last time I tried Google Desktop, I found a week later that it opened a 750 MB folder for indexing. Uninsallation wasn’t long to follow.

Digg’s Terms of Service. Apparently they have one. Who would’ve thunk it?

New Mozilla SeaMonkey logo. And surprise! it’s not a seamonkey curled around a circle. This time it’s INSIDE! This is what we call open-source innovation, folks!

A collection of links to LISP books. I’m looking for a link to the works of Masoch’s to compliment this one.

Wired article regarding the Star Trek: New Voyages fan project. A must see for the amazing replication of the original sets, and for the ridiculous hairdo of the guy that plays Kirk (gives a new meaning to the Great Bird of the Galaxy). Terrible acting. Go check it out, and while at it, go check Starship Exeter.

The story of the Apple Command Key symbol. “There are too many Apples on the screen! It’s ridiculous! We’re taking the Apple logo in vain!”. Gotta love Steve Jobs.

Written by Erez

Saturday, December 3, 2005 at 15:43