Month: October 2003 blog archive
beanie babies - 30 Oct 2003

A guy sold his ex-wife’s beanie babies on eBay and was accused of being part of a beanie baby black market. He had already explained that he didn’t care about them and just wanted the money to buy tools. And beer. But that didn’t stop the crazy ebayers from e-mailing him.

Categories: Entertaining
red light green light - 28 Oct 2003

You’re driving through a bustling city and to the astonishment of other drivers, every intersection displays a green light just before you reach it, allowing you to drive through in bliss. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. It could be you thanks to a new gadget that has traffic control officials worried. What […]

Categories: Technology
blog survey - 27 Oct 2003

A recent blog survey found that bloggers are a fickle bunch. 66.0% of the surveyed blogs had not been updated in two months, representing 2.72 million blogs that have been either permanently or temporarily abandoned. Those of you who continue to update your blogs are a welcome exception to that statistic. (via joho the blog)

Categories: Blogging
flu shots or not - 23 Oct 2003

Each year when winter rolls around, people have the opportunity to get a flu shot. Some claim that flu shots cause super viruses and make people deathly ill. Others say it’s a good way to keep from getting the flu during the winter months. I decided to do some investigation of my own, turning to […]

Categories: My Thoughts
blogs on Google - 20 Oct 2003

The Register has an interesting article about the effects blogs are having on Google. I’ve noticed a recent increase in comments, partly due to comment spamming, but also due to more people finding my blog, presumably through Google. I’m guessing that in their never ending quest to improve search results, the pendulum has swung back […]

Categories: Blogging
telemarketers get their own medicine - 17 Oct 2003

I just read Dave Barry’s column about the do not call registry and I found it deliciously ironic. In another column he provided the number for the ATA and now they are complaining that they are receiving unwanted calls which are inconveniencing them. The horror!

Categories: Humor
opera 7.21 released - 16 Oct 2003

Opera 7.21 for Linux, Windows, FreeBSD and Solaris has been released. You can download it here.

Categories: Web browsers
the doctor sends men to hospital - 14 Oct 2003

A Chinese martial arts expert known as “the doctor” was attacked by four guys and tied up with two of his friends. The thieves ransacked the apartment and, unsatisfied with what they found, threatened the prisoners. Remarkably, the doctor managed to escape and turned the tables on the criminals, killing two and seriously wounding a […]

Categories: News
gnome-terminal tabs - 13 Oct 2003

I’ve become quite fond of tabs thanks to Opera and Galeon, but just recently discovered (by accident) that gnome-terminal has tabs too. Ctrl-Shift-T opens a new tab and Ctrl-PgUp and Ctrl-PgDown allow you to navigate up or down through them. They are especially convenient when you want to run a quick shell command, then go […]

Categories: Linux
inflammable - 09 Oct 2003

Most of you already know this, but the word of the day on the 7th was inflammable, which means flammable, and they explained how that came to be. After all, insane means not sane, invalid means not valid, why can’t inflammable mean not flammable? It’s like someone saying they could care less. If you could […]

Categories: Language
pictures around the states - 06 Oct 2003

50 States is a collaborative effort to assemble pictures of scenic locations around the United States. In addition to submitting pictures, it’s fun to look at what’s already been posted. They may be a bit sparse given that it’s a new site, but it’s growing quickly.

Categories: Travel
new server - 03 Oct 2003

I’ve moved my site to a faster server with more features (the same provider), but there may be a few glitches during the transition. Please bear with me as I work them out, and let me know in the comments if you notice anything that isn’t working correctly.

Categories: The site
the little fly - 01 Oct 2003

I was under the impression that Aesop’s Fables were supposed to teach a lesson but I am having a hard time finding it in this one. There was a fly buzzing around a barn one day when he happened upon a pile of fresh cow manure. Due to the fact that it had been hours […]

Categories: Entertaining