I just implemented a bunch of spam countermeasures. Send me email if you got caught in the crossfire.
I’ve always found CSS all but impossible to debug, so I use as little of it as possible. Here’s a tool that can help: csscss.
This is just insanely cool. Watch the video and make a HyperLapse.
For the past several years, I’ve been developing and using (and developing some more) my own digital photography workflow and it kind of stinks. I’m intrigued by the idea of replacing it with something like Darktable. (Kudus: iLoveUbuntu.)
Years ago, I wrote part of what became Smaart. The part I liked best was the audio spectrogram feature. Today, I see there’s Spek, but it appears not to have the feature I was so pleased with myself for putting in Smaart. It makes me wonder if I could actually, for the first time in 2 decades, make a useful contribution to an FOSS project.
And finally, as a treat, watch this interview with Margaret Thatcher that Ann Althouse posted:
This blog used to be at messofpottage.com. But this is my hobby/personal blog, and that domain is where I keep my professional stuff–like my professional blog (“mess of pottage”). So this one had to come here.
I know. It’s incredibly rude to move a blog. It basically tells the entire world, “Don’t link me because my links vanish.” But since I didn’t have any readers before, what are the odds that they created any links to my content that has now been moved out from under them? And now, I’ve alienated anyone who might have been thinking about doing it in the future. Problem solved!
However, since I was destroying all my permalinks anyway, I took the opportunity to change them to a more readable format, et viola.
That’s a cool number, because it’s 29. In hex, it’s 200 (traditionally written 0x200, or 200H for old-school 8080 assembly programmers). Inn octal it’s 1000 (or, traditionally, 01000). In binary it’s 100000.
(After I noticed that, I was of a mind to wait until 01-10-10 to publish it.)
Update: it’s actually not number 512. WordPress is counting something (edits? comments?) rather than individual postings?
I haven’t watched Sesame Street in about a million years, but this makes me wonder what I’ve been missing.
“Is Ricky Gervais a celebrity?” Hilarious. (Via Eric Bryant.)
Sorry not to be updating this blog more. Partly it’s that I’ve been terribly busy the last two months (it’s sort of the busy season at work). And partly it’s because of microblogs like twitter and time-wasting walled-gardens like Facebook. But mainly, it’s been because of my DSL, which has been horribly unreliable.
I dare to think that it might have been resolved now.
In November, my “church” blog went dark as part of our move to a different hosting service. I’m semi-happy to report it’s back online again, at the same URL: blog.deserthillspc.org.
For now, at least.
By the way, happy New Year!
Dear Senator McCain,
Thank you so much for your service to America. I would have preferred you had won, but I appreciated your honorable (and patriotic) concession.
I have one further request from you: please defend your running mate from the scurrilous attacks being made on her by members of your campaign staff. She deserves better.
We’re back, but it’s a busy week: meeting of a Presbytery committee plus a funeral and a pair of hospitalizations. Mercy!