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  1. Rainbows End- Vernor Vinge

    Having been a bit cranky and just wanting to get away from it all a bit, in the past two nights I’ve plowed through Rainbows End, by Vernor Vinge. It is typical Vinge in some senses (the renegades who want to stay free of government surveillance use the HURD), but very near-future- set in 2025,…

  2. weekend link bouquet

    Random-ass links from a weekend spent mostly being totally unproductive: Does anyone really wander around thinking ‘you know, I really wish nytimes.com looked more like a newspaper’? That MS and NYT have apparently been working on just this ‘feature’ makes me think that something is deeply, deeply broken. The only good thing about this as…

  3. another rss->email tool

    I posted a while back on the ‘subscribe to feed as email’ problem. Saw today another solution- squeet. Looks pretty nice, though if you trust your own server/code, the wordpress plugin will probably do most of what you need.

  4. Sat, 18 Mar 2006

    One of the primary reasons I’m in the process of moving from my old hosting (with no SQL) to my new hosting (the so-far excellent rimuhosting) was to set up gallery 2. Has been a bit of a PITA, but has had some nice payoffs- coolest toy so far is the Google Map Module. Hopefully…

  5. Fri, 17 Mar 2006

    Because I know many of my readers were up late last night, thinking ‘how could dogtail get any cooler’, the answer is ‘dogtail would get cooler if it were mentioned positively in this week’s ntk.’ Et voila.

  6. Fri, 17 Mar 2006

    Link-ification Whoa. Stormy Peters is blogging. For those who don’t know, Stormy was with the open source group at HP, and on the GNOME advisory board. Very cool, very sharp. Work Spent a big chunk of yesterday at the JOLT symposium. My panel went well, I thought, though turnout was slightly disappointing given the great…

  7. Thu, 16 Mar 2006

    Most Bizarre Technological Thing I’ve Been Involved In This Week. Still have no idea how the feed is both being served and generating a 404. On the occasion of the release of GNOME 2.14, I hope everyone in GNOME steps back and takes a moment to appreciate each other. We snipe sometimes, we’re immature sometimes,…

  8. Wed, 15 Mar 2006

    Last night I resurrected Krissa’s web site at krissa.org; the site had been AWOL since krissa.net (don’t go there!) was allowed to lapse and bought by a porn network. She hasn’t actually updated any content since then, but hey, at least she can now start the long climb back up the google index, and hopefully…

  9. Tue, 14 Mar 2006

    Just used Cowbell to fix some slightly awkward tags of mine (a CD marked ‘Doors’ instead of ‘The Doors’, to be specific.) Hadn’t used it in ages, probably nearly a year, at which point it still needed love but showed promise. It is now very, very nice stuff- Simply Worked, and when combined with the…

  10. Mon, 13 Mar 2006

    Last month a couple of my blog posts were mysteriously eaten by some weak link in the chain of blog software. One of those posts contained the Shocking Revelation that Yours Truly had been accepted to the Lego Mindstorms Developer Program. Of course, I’m under NDA, so I can’t really blog anything until $MAGICAL_DATE. But…