The Drill Down & Blog Archive & The Digg Community’s Concerns With…

Ξ February 27th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |

Stumbleupon Review of : http://thedrilldown.com/?p=58

Top Digg users threaten to hold breath, throw toys out of pram, over algorithm changes that threaten their virtual monopoly over what gets to the front page.

Full story at 11.

 

Using Prototype and Scriptaculous with Greasemonkey – Jimbojw.com

Ξ February 25th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |


Adding Prototype and Scriptaculous to pages (without it already) using Greasemonkey.

Imagine it should be possible to create a bit of code to auto-load all the goodies, although unfortunately it probably would need to be done via the unsafeWindow.

And Blue Peter warned us about that.

 

YouTube – Comfortably Numb

Ξ February 22nd, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |


We all are.




For the most part.

YouTube Preview Image

 

Loch Venacher and the Lake of Menteith.

Ξ February 20th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Photography |






It was rather foggy yesterday, as can be seen in this pic and the ones after it in the gallery.

I was stuck driving through it slowly while my bro was gallivanting around a couple of thousand feet above it taking these pics.

 

Sopwith Camel – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ξ February 19th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |


The Sopwith Camel.





Famed among those who know of it 😀

 

Tom Braun / DateTime-Fiction-JRRTolkien-Shire-0.02 – search.cpan.org

Ξ February 8th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Computing |


This is an essential bit of kit if you want your perl applications to run properly in Middle Earth.


Example usage:
    use DateTime::Fiction::JRRTolkien::Shire;

    # Constructors
    my $shire = DateTime::Fiction::JRRTolkien::Shire->new(year => 1419,
    month => 'Rethe',
    day => 25);

    # Accessors
    $year = $shire->year;
    $month = $shire->month; # 1 - 12, or 0 on a holiday
    $month_name = $shire->month_name;
    $day = $shire->day; # 1 - 30, or 0 on a holiday

    $dow = $shire->day_of_week; # 1 - 7, or 0 on certain holidays
    $day_name = $shire->day_name;

    $holiday = $shire->holiday;
    $holiday_name = $shire->holiday_name;

    $leap = $shire->is_leap_year;

 

Architecture – Google Gears API – Google Code

Ξ February 8th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Computing |





Invisible data layer.

 

Amazon.co.uk: World Peace: The Childrens Dream: Books: Cheryl Melody

Ξ February 6th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Words |


"Availability: Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."

 

A.Word.A.Day –diurnation

Ξ February 6th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Science |







diurnation (dy-uhr-NAY-shuhn) noun

The habit of sleeping or being dormant during the day.

[From Latin diurnus (daily), from dies (day).]

 

SourceForge.net: sa-exim

Ξ February 2nd, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Computing |


Just set this up yesterday, rather than my previous configuration of Exim with a SpamAssassin router. It means I can now use a simple grep on the exim log file to see the ratio of spam (and other unwanted stuff like virii) to genuine mail.

And the results (since the logfile was last rolled over just under five hours ago) are:


[04:45:48 root]$ grep Completed mainlog | wc -l
107
[space-monster:/var/log/exim]
[04:48:01 root]$ grep rejected mainlog | wc -l
11871
[space-monster:/var/log/exim]
[04:48:05 root]$ grep Rejected mainlog | wc -l
3197


Which is to say, 11871 junk, 3197 of which were viruses, 107 legitimate mails.

Welcome to the internets.