Watch yer mouth whilst using the London tube

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.)

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New release of envedit

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.

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Disabled trackback script

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.

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A quick note about VNC and GLX

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.

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News on the audio front

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.

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