A man is rudely treated and fined 80 pounds by the London police for saying that the metal detector thingies used in the tube are a “piece of shit that wouldn’t stop anyone”. Sheesh. Read the article in the Londonist by clicking here. (Found on BoingBoing – don’t go to this blog, you WILL waste time.) (ps. Yes, I’m back. David Allen’s GTD does work.)
I *should* be working on an already-past-the-submission-deadline article like a crazy man, but hey, it’s saturday night and I need to relax. So, get the latest release of envedit, the friendlest and most flexible windows environment variables editor, while it’s still hot! Click here to go to its homepage and download the installer or the source code. Night night.
In just 14 days, my Movable Type trackback script, mt-tb.cgi, has generated 500MB of traffic. Thank you, idiot trackback spammers! Since we don’t really use this feature (I think), I’ve disabled this script and added the following rewrite rule to my htaccess: <br /> RewriteRule ^weblogs/mt-tb.cgi - [F]<br /> This way the spam scripts get a 403 without being handled by the wiki.
Hi there gang, I’ve just released envedit 6.3.13, my extremely user-friendly and super-free (BSD opensource even) Windows Environment Variables Editor. Go to its homepage for more information on this little tool. subliminal message: download envedit. use envedit. like envedit.
We’re on the train on our way to Bonn. T-Mobile GPRS works like a charm, especially with the transparent image compression done by speed.t-mobile.nl.
I’m doing some image processing heavy-lifting this weekend with DeVIDE ng1.phase1 (that’s the not-yet-released next generation). The Windows XP scheduler is quite crappy, so on my laptop (1.6GHz Banias, 1G ram, 5400 RPM HDD) this kind of work tends to slow everything else down. So, I upgraded my Linux server box’s RAM to 1G as well (it has an Athlon64 2800+ and is running Centos 4.2 Linux, 7200 RPM HDD) in order to use this for some of the heavy processing.
There are three issues I’d like to cover in today’s lecture. Firstly, cheap headphones: I needed a cheap set of new headphones for listening to music at work, so I made the huge mistake of buying Sennheiser PX20. My office mates can hear my music better than I can when I use these, that’s just how bad they leak. Advice: do not buy these. If a friend gives them to you as a present, terminate the friendship.
Sweden will attempt to wean itself off oil completely, instead fulfilling all its energy requirements with renewable resources. See this Guardian article for more details. Let’s hope that the rest of Europe follows in short order.
The EETimes is reporting that the TU Delft is amongst the top 10 universities world-wide involved in the business of training electrical engineers. Kickass!
Start here. Unfortunately, it seems you do need IE (Firefox won’t do) on Windows to view this video. I guess that’s an interesting hint of IronPython’s ideological problems as well. That being said, the demo is pretty cool. The seamless sharing of .NET objects between for example C# and Python is impressive.