29. May, 2001 - Post Memorial Day Virtual Monday. permalink
- Did you know May is National Masturbation Month? Yeah, I know I shoulda pointed this out earlier in the month. I was... um... busy.
- What is shacking up by any other name? discusses various names for that person you're living with that you don't know what to call because you're not married and shacking up sounds so cliché.
- Is fucking still romantic? is an article from The Sex Issue of the San Francisco Bay Guardian. It's not the only thing in the issue, but it's the article I enjoyed most.
- Clean Sheets Erotica Magazine has new content weekly. Fiction, non-fiction, photography. It's all there.
- If the sex-news thing is your bag, Flutterby! offers regular updates mixed in with geekier stuff.
25. May, 2001 - I've been at WWDC 2001 all week, so I don't have a lot of links. permalink
21. May, 2001 permalink
- Japan Set to Reject Amazon Patent. Maybe we'll get reform of the patent system from the outside.
- To jam or not to jam? is an AP article about jamming cell-phones. After being at my first "St. Paul Saints" game of the season, and having three people near me yakking on the phone (why do they come in threes?), I'm moving farther into the jamming wouldn't be such a bad idea camp. Oh yeah, I've got a cell-phone. It usually sits next to the computer at home, even when I'm out.
- Bert Hickman's Quarter Shrinker is so cool. I wish I had the time to build one.
- Famous Name Changes has lists of famous folks and what names they were born with.
18. May, 2001 - Minneapolis Miscellany permalink
- A Sightseer's Guide to Engineering includes a couple cool places locally. But beyond that, it's pretty cool in general.
- Here in the Twin Cities, We're big on congestion. Especially since we've switched seasons from snow-construction to road-removal.
- The USGS Mississippi River page has quite a bit of useful information. The Mississippi runs right through the Twin Cities
- I put together a list of Places to stay near Marcy-Holmes (my neighborhood), and then figured it might be useful for others, so it's on the web. A lot of my content happens that way, it seems.
- My friend Steph gets yet another link. She's putting together a list of Smoker Friendly Restaurants in the Twin Cities. The idea started with her Two for Smoking Babble.
14. May, 2001 permalink
- Microsoft Mac Unit Focuses on Profits, Not Politics. I know a few folks in the Microsoft Mac Business Unit. It's good to see them getting good press for the good work they're doing.
- IBM pushes to 2GHz with PowerPC chips. Huh! But not until late 2002. When I was working at ETA Systems back in 1983, we thought an 8 nSec clock (125MHz) was plenty fast. A half-nanosecond clock in a personal computer is pretty stunning.
- The OmniCluster SlotServer sounds reasonably cool. A complete x86 server on a card. Just drop it into a box and you've suddenly got two servers instead. of one.
- The Social Security Number Misuse Prevention Act of 2001 (S. 848) has been introduced, and Would Ban Sale Of Social Security Numbers. It's a lot weaker than earlier versions, since it would still allow the credit reporting agencies to continue to use your SSN to track you.
11. May, 2001 - thinking about the web permalink
- Society for the Elimination of the Color Pumpkin from the web.
- PriorArt.org launches database to protect against patents. It looks like a good solution to the problem of ''I came up with something new, but don't want to patent it, just prevent someone else from keeping me from using it.''
- See Jane Code! has released janeBUILDER for PHP, a visual editor for PHP. I'm planning to spend some time playing with it soon.
- The Worst Of Times is a story posted on Slashdot. It's a nice little parable.
- Zeldman gave us If the Great Movies had been websites. I recently rediscovered it.
- Four years without a remote hole in the default install of OpenBSD.
7. May, 2001 permalink
- Live From N.Y.: Security Cam Hams. The Surveillance Camera Players put on a show for the cameras.
- Is the FBI tracking online protesters? Well, they sure messed with the Seattle Indymedia center.
- The news over at Twin Cities Gas Prices isn't so good. Sigh.
- Open the archives! so more people can enjoy historical documents. Lots of good links within this article.
- Is Apple Open source's black hole or is ZDNet Spreading FUD about Apple?
- Virtual Wite-Out for the web. Talking about how to issue corrections for errors made in articles published on the web.
- Cringely's Cargo Cult talks about the burst ''Internet Bubble''.
4. May, 2001 - fun and silliness permalink
- So we had what felt like the first summertime rain on Monday. It was over 70 out before the rain, and it was generally pretty darned pleasant. But over the course of the day, I saw three people bicycling by, paying no attention to the road, the weather, or the pretty post-rain clouds. Instead they were gabbing on cell-phones. Where's my Cell Phone Jammer? Oh, here it is.
- With Derring-Do and Airplane Glue a group of model airplane buffs plan to fly their 11 pound plane across the Atlantic. Then again, maybe the Fly Powered Airplane is the more interesting project.
- Niagra is supposedly a Genie in a Bottle. And now you can buy it online, thanks to nerve.com
- The West Virginia Surf Report! -- another blog/ezine. Pretty amusing.
- American Mile Markers is a set of photos taken every mile from the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge. 3304 miles, 3304 photos. Spiffy!
- The Silicon Zoo is a collection of pictures of various chips, and the secrets designers have hidden within them.
- karatechimp.mpeg is a fine video, but it gives me a vague worry, in a sort of Planet of the Apes-ish way.