Monthly Archives: February 2006

Because Iraqis don’t count?

I got this interesting news contradiction in my newsreader this morning:


Here is a similar occurrence noted by Farksters: Image link.


I found a random posts plugin for WordPress – scroll all the way to the bottom of this page to see it in action. Pointless? Nerdy? Yes, and yes.

Oh, the shiny new widget


Filelight allows you to understand exactly where your diskspace is being used by graphically representating your filesystem as a set of concentric segmented-rings. Filelight creates a complex, but data-rich graphical representation of the files and directories on your computer. The net-result is something similar to KDirStat, however the data is more dense, and the representation more informative. Most people tend to use Filelight to find out where their diskspace is concentrated, and this is what it is mostly designed to do.

And here’s a Flash-based alternative called torta: Link.

If there’s something strange, in your neighborhood… Who you gonna call?

Kathryn saw one of these today:


Now THAT’S good marketing! Anthropomorphic turds make the BEST mascots! launch

After many false starts I think I’ve found the best new front end for WordPress 2.0. I’ve even managed to pull in all my old LiveJournal posts (not that they have any intrinsic value or anything, other than occupying space on the machine). Things still aren’t yet looking great in IE but I’ll fix that soon. It feels good to be getting away from the dreaded

Be sure to have a look at the blogroll and “ stuff” links in the sidebar for other stuff to see.

Don’t Hassel the Hoff

Oh, sweet Lord.

Apparently the Aussies are crazy for David Hasselhoff, too. Enough for Pepsi to take notice with this ad campaign.

Is it a joke? A career? A joke wrapped inside a career? A career wrapped inside of a joke wrapped inside of a career??? (more evidence here)

It spins my noodle.

What good is Caller ID?

In a recent TWIT episode, Kevin Mitnick described a new service called SpoofCard that gives you some interesting new abilities when you make phone calls, all by using a special kind of calling card:

How can I change my voice?

SpoofCard offers the ability to select a Male or Female voice when making a call. The feature works in real-time and allows the caller to speak in a normal tone while the person on the other end will hear the changed voice.

What are the advantages of Caller ID spoofing?

Caller ID spoofing gives business professionals the ability to manipulate their identity to their choosing and stay anonymous. Caller ID spoofing is also valuable in defeating popular telephone services such as “*57 Call Trace”, “*69 Last Call Return”, “Anonymous Call Rejection” and “Detailed Billing”. Private Investigators will find Caller ID spoofing valuable for pretext calls.

Now, we can all be one of the Jerky Boys!

Ghost in the machine

When you stare at data long enough, patterns emerge.

(click for full)

Yeah, I need to get out more. But the glowing box of light resists my feeble efforts.

Math fun

The Hairy Ball Theorem!

(insert Beavis and Butthead laughter here)