Category: Online Life

The Day The Routers Died

November 2nd, 2007, 2 Comments

Best YouTube Ever. Seen on CircleID

Oklahoma Man asks The Register to turn off the Internet

March 30th, 2006, No Comments

A couple of days ago, I mentioned the Register article about the Tuttle, OK city manager that threatened to call the FBI on a Linux developer because his webhost misconfigured their server. Now The Register has a great followup. Apprently people all over are justifiably upset at the city manager. There are also some great […]

Tuttle, OK city manager offered choice about being an idiot

March 25th, 2006, 2 Comments

I just read a story on The Register entitled Oklahoma city threatens to call FBI over “renegade” Linux maker. Quite hilarious. Apparently Jerry Taylor, city manager for Tuttle, Oklahoma, noticed that the city’s webpage wasn’t working right. He got the default “test page” for the Apache webserver on CentOS. Instead of calling the hosting company, […]

Some Airport Statistics

September 14th, 2005, 5 Comments

Airport Number of Gates Annual Passengers (2000) Wireless Internet Options Plainly Visible to Travelers Charlotte, NC 79 10,377,837 None (checked all of Concourse A plus the atrium) Atlanta, GA (Hartsfield) 176 38,255,778 None (and I walked almost the entire length of Concourse C to check) Wichita, KS 12 535,715 Four free work centers throughout the […]

Wichita Eagle Scooped by Cat

June 14th, 2005, No Comments

Terah recently set up a new blog for our cat, hosted on catster.com. It’s called Something New. There are apparently quite a few cat blogs out there. I was also amused that this happened two days before the Wichita Eagle (a newspaper) announced their new blog. I think Tux’s is better.

What Do You Take On Your Laptop?

May 24th, 2005, 3 Comments

I’m writing this as I’m preparing my laptop for our trip. My first two questions for a trip are: do I take the laptop and do I take the camera? Both are rather bulky compared to the other items I would take with me, and both are by far the most valuable item I’d have. […]

Be Gone, Comment Spam! (Again)

April 17th, 2005, 3 Comments

I’ve had a lot of trouble with comment spam. This blog has blocked many thousands of comment spams. And unfortunately, it’s blocked a few of Cliff’s legitimate posts, too. So I have switched to the new captcha module for Drupal. In case you don’t know, a captcha is an automated test designed to tell humans […]

Oops, we passed the Turing Test

January 4th, 2005, No Comments

I was bored last month. I decided that it would be fun to hack up an AI bot to sit on the #haskell IRC channel. I wanted this bot to be a conversation bot, so I would need some sort of AI engine. I wanted it to be a learning bot, so it could learn […]

Why Wikipedia Must Jettison Its Anti-Elitism

January 3rd, 2005, No Comments

There’s a piece by one of the Wikipedia founders that is very intriguing — he likens many of its problems to Usenet. If you’ve never used Usenet, that’s a dreadful insult indeed. Why Wikipedia Must Jettison Its Anti-Elitism

John Gilmore on inflight activism, spam and sarongs

August 21st, 2004, No Comments

As always, John Gilmore is funny, witty, and thought-provoking. Check out his latest interview at GrepLaw: John Gilmore on inflight activism, spam and sarongs.

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