December 23, 2002
Hey, did we finally pass the shortest day of the year? Yay!
- Mo's a decendent of Rebecca Nurse, one of the victims of the Salem Witch Trials. Cool, huh?
- This Salon article on Ted Nugent was really something, though I don't think the idea that anyone can get rich just by working for really holds up.
- The Programmers' Stone, "to recapture, explore and celebrate the Art of Computer Programming."
- I need to catch up with Small Stories, some nice little slice of life comics.
- $oy = "vey"; Perl is Internet Yiddish, tracing the similarites between the spoken dialect and my favorite language to do interesting stuff on the Web with.
- Mario 64 was a brilliant N64 game, putting the old 8-bit hero and his world into 3D, here's a page with lots of glitches and odd things to try.
- KurzweilAI.net has lots of articles about the technological possibilities for the future, from machine intelligence to the possibility of immortality.
- "The first requisite for immortality is death."--Stanislaw Lem. I'm not sure what all that means, but it sure sounds good.
- Speaking of immortality, a slashdot comment on the Death of Lord British in the shared universe of Ultima Online. He was supposed to be invulnerable but there was a technical goof. You can get a little more information but I wasn't able to find the screenshots.
- Hmm, I need to check up on the final results of the 5K contest as well, where people write as much style and functionality as possible in a tiny amount of code.
This is a bumper sticker on a car at work. The missing word is "Rapto", and it's saying when the Rapture happens this car will be without a driver...but I think "Sin Conductor" would be a pretty good name for a band, and oddly has pretty much the opposite meaning as intended in the original Spanish.