Monthly Archives: February 2009

I steal ideas from Sam Ruby

I’ve been making minor changes to the site recently (this will be the last theme change, honestly, I’m mostly happy with this one), the more interesting of them being a anti-spam feature I heard about a few years ago. It’s a captcha, of sorts, except that none of y’all should ever notice it. Take it [...]

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Peter and the wtf

Let me violate your childhood. And now, let me violate your childhood and the early ninties (which may in fact be your childhood. Peter and the Wolf and beatboxing? What’s next, Thomas the Tank Engine with drive-bys?

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Quake Live is now live

About a month ago I got into the Quake Live beta which was sadly uneventful due to a lack of Linux support. It’s now been released to the general public, although still without Linux support. But for you Windows kids, enjoy.

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If fark was in New Zealand the [florida] tag would be the [tauranga] tag

This: A banned Tauranga motorist today blamed his teenage son for being caught by police driving two-and-a-half times over the legal alcohol limit. Easton Shane Taikato, 40, beneficiary, told Tauranga District Court he got drunk because his 15-year-old son had not come home the night before. [Tauranga] Man blames son for drink driving …coupled with [...]

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To all Grammar Nazis: Help a brother out

Check out the following conversation, specifically the bold section: [15:57:39] Stefan du Fresne: Man, I want to be able to leave at 4pm [15:57:58] Tony Ip: easy…just head out the door now :O [15:58:25] Dave McIntyre: or in 90 seconds’ time Is that right? Why do you have an apostrophe there? If you use the [...]

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Well I’ll be…

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) welcomes the Government’s decision to defer the commencement of Section 92A of the Copyright Act until March 27 and to suspend the Section if no agreement can be reached. … “The highly visible blackout campaign organised by the Creative Freedom Foundation and its supporters has served to bring the issue [...]

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I need to get a car

(seen outside work this afternoon)

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There’s something in the water…

Hollywood studios have confused a glorified fan-fiction/decent Threadless t-shirt idea for a great movie script, and they’re now in a bidding war for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a not-yet-released parody of the Jane Austen classic that adds some extra content that implies a zombie invasion was simultaneously occurring… via iwatchstuff Will Clark is set [...]

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The problem with Dollhouse

Is, in a nutshell, that it isn’t funny. The element that makes Buffy, Angel and Firefly so good is their ability to weave comedy and drama in a way that doesn’t suck. The lines are genuinely funny, the drama is genuinely intense. You care about the characters, they care about each other. That last one, [...]

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Fear on Pen Island

from Schneier This is truely, deeply stupid. Sadly though, possibly rather effective. I mean, it’s the woman from Law & Order, she must know about crime! It just goes to show that you can use fear to sell anything, even shitty ballpoint pens.

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