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Posted
09 May 2005

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Telco Powered

Dr. Emil Drizzlenik PhDStuck in a blackout? Stressed? Vibrator out of batteries, with no way to recharge?

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Posted
06 May 2005

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Spammer Inferno

If Dante Alighieri were alive and blogging today, I'm sure he would have revised his Divine Comedy to include a tenth circle of hell, just for the spammers.

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Posted
05 May 2005

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Automated Bug Generation

AppleScript is the language for beginners. At least that's what Apple was telling us back in those heady System 7 days when it was introduced. But every time I attempt to use it, I struggle.

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Posted
19 April 2005

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Radio National Podcast

The ABC are conducting a survey and trial of podcasting their Radio National programs. This is definitely worth getting behind. I am a big fan of Radio National and am looking forward to listening to the broadcasts through my iPod.

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Posted
17 April 2005

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Verisimilitude Provocation

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The Tower

The TowerReading the local paper, I find that lots of residents are upset about the prospect of mobile phone towers being erected in our back yard. I am sympathetic, but bemused at the mass paranoia on display. After all, I have heard of the inverse-square law, but maybe they haven't.

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Posted
17 April 2005

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The Business Case for Recycling

Let's talk about recycling. No wait, where are you going? Put down that mouse! Don't click the next headline in bloglines!

Oh sod it.

OK seeing as I've alienated the audience already (except perhaps for the one member that really counts) there's no harm in drawing this out and starting at the beginning.

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Posted
07 April 2005

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Personal Or Something

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eBay for fun and profit ... mainly fun

Behind the scenes at Chez Girtby, I have been eBaying a huge swag of stuff. This prompted Chris to put his copy of Everquest 2 up for sale. The listing deserves to be preserved for posterity:

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Posted
05 April 2005

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Verisimilitude Personal

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Old Geezer Moment

Out and about on the weekend, and I saw a young kid wearing a ... provocative T-shirt. Select the following paragraph if you want to know what was written on it. Or just think of a phrase that would offend the most people - and you're probably close.

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Posted
01 April 2005

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What does this button do?

See the smaller X in the picture below? Quick: what does it do?

Window Close Box

OK well pretty obviously it closes something. The question is: what?

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Posted
30 March 2005

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You'll never take our academic FREEEEEEEDOM!

Fafblog advises us of the proposed Academic Freedom Bill of Rights for Florida. The cited article from the Florida Alligator is mildly alarming to say the least. Herewith a brief look at the legislation itself.

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