Mr Speaker

Category: Wide world

There’s more going on than just computers and noise. I’ve been told.

Alien vs Joy Division

Above is from “Alien” released in May 1979. Below is from Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures”, April 1979.

Selling Swift: what a fool believes

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 […]

Bitcoin market visualizer thing

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 […]

Spam, my friend.

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 Fun Pass Generator

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 […]

Syntax highlighting for writers

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 […]

Translating marketing garbage

French is a beautiful language, so of course it makes sense that some right-wing crazies would fight like heck to keep English from ruining it. That’s exactly the intent behind Toubon Law – which mandates that any commercial publications written (or containing text) in another language also come with a visible French translation. This usually […]