On Friday, October 22, 2010 I conducted a scientific experiment: if one URL shortener can make a URL shorter, then fifteen URL shorteners can make it reaaaally short. The results were quite as you’d expect: the resulting link was longer than source, and browsers would go into convolutions trying to resolve the chain of shortened […]
Category: Wide world
Above is from “Alien” released in May 1979. Below is from Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures”, April 1979.
Ok, Apple comes out with a brand new programming language. Creating a new programming language is the absolute surest way to invite a hurricane of internet pain from coders worried they’ve bet on the wrong horse. Generally they’ll try to shout at the horse until it dies – mostly with nasty tweets. Yet somehow Apple […]
Having a slight slither of skin in the Bitcoin game, I decided it would be prudent to more closely monitor my investments. There’s some fantastic tools for this: Bitcoin Wisdom and Trading View and Co. But they all show a single view, designed to be viewed in a browser tab. I needed something that would […]
Hi there could I allusion some of the perceptiveness from this participant if I minister to a relation help to your site? I just deleted 18,311 pending comments that had been submitted to this blog. 99.99% were spam, but 0.01% were real comments from real people, so I had to vet them one at a […]
Caine’s Arcade is the coolest arcade ever (even better than Flynn’s Arcade and Bailey’s Arcade. The “pros” of Caine’s Arcade are that all the games are hand-built by a 9 year old, out of cardboard. But the “cons” are the prices: $1 gets you 4 plays, and $2 gets you a “Fun Pass” ™ valid […]
Ok, This was a “here’s an old project I’ve abandoned” type post, but after some interest in the matter I’m re-opening this for questions… Syntax highlighting for writers: what do you think? Yay, or nay? When you have a brilliant idea for a start-up, you mock up a prototype and show your intended audience. They’ll […]
Yeah, I can skip it MUCH faster than that.