Posts from May 2001

31st May, 9:39 am

Quote of the week is by Kristian Wilson at Nintendo in 1989:

"Computer games don't affect kids

25th May, 1:19 am

It's national towel day. Read more here, here and here.

And the official towel day site, here.

24th May, 12:40 pm

[this](http://www.dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/archive/images/dilbert2001029239518.gif) is me.

Looking for teeny-tiny fonts for your website? [Silkscreen](http://www.kottke.org/plus/type/silkscreen/index.html) too common? Try some [miniml](http://www.miniml.com/) fonts. I love em.

[This](http://www.baresquare.com/play/writersblock/index.html) flash side show is so true to life. It says alot about the state of the web.

[A company](http://www.creative8.com/curlycarrot/homepage_home.html) that deliver fresh fruit to your office. So why did they name themselves after a vegetable?

[My wishlist](http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/wishlist/K7CBDMMJQOXY) is now online. If you were thinking of getting me something, get there quickly - one of the items is only £3

24th May, 7:12 am

Death of blogger greatly exagerated? An email from Mathowie:

In case anyone was wondering when metafilter is coming back online, it won't be for a while.

The network host for Pyra's offices, FirstWorld/Sirius has cancelled the connection. They're no longer in the business of selling T-1 lines. They apparently emailed Ev to warn him last month this change would happen, but since he never reads his damn mail he must have missed it.

ugh. (btw, that means no blogspot, newsblogger, megnut, evhead, onfocus either, for a while)

[via [prol](http://prolific.org/archive/00000333.shtml)]

Did you guess which of the ten weren't true? That's right, i'm not scared of the dark.

22nd May, 2:23 am

Ten things about me (copying [meg](http://www.notsosoft.com/blog/2001_05_01_x.shtml#3727625)). One is false. See if you can guess which:

1. I don't use a computer at home
2. I never iron any of my clothes
3. I know Mo's real name
4. The first cd i bought was Nirvana's Nevermind
5. I have Counting Crows' autograph
6. I once ate pizza every day for 4 months
7. I still have a massive collection of lego
8. I'm scared of the dark
9. I don't drink
10. I hate all animals

Think you know which is false? Then leave [a comment](http://www.iamcal.com/comments.php?id=127).

20th May, 9:39 am

Pixelflo Spring 2K1 Edition launched!

19th May, 5:16 am

If i never type the phrase "inherent modularity" again, i'll be a happy man.

18th May, 1:41 am

"So we're normal again now?". Those words made me so happy.

[Monty](http://www.comics.com/comics/monty/index.html) is a good comic. Go read. The online comics i read religously are [dilbert](http://www.dilbert.com/), [diesel sweeties](http://www.dieselsweeties.com/) and [calvin and hobbes](http://www.ucomics.com/calvinandhobbes/viewch.htm). You should too.

"Punctuality is the virtue of the bored." - Evelyn Waugh

...but it's still a virtue. I should perhaps point this out to my lecturers.

[RFC 1149](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1149.txt) describes send data uses pidgeons. Some insane unix users actually [did it](http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1003-200-5825807.html?tag=ch_mh).

There are a number of RFC (request for comments) documents that have been released on april 1st. All worth reading: [748](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc0748.txt), [1097](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1097.txt), [1149](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1149.txt), [1217](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1217.txt), [1313](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1313.txt), [1437](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1437.txt), [1438](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1438.txt), [1605](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1605.txt), [1606](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1606.txt), [1607](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1607.txt), [1776](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1776.txt), [1925](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1925.txt), [1926](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1926.txt), [1927](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1927.txt), [2100](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2100.txt), [2321](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2321.txt), [2322](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2322.txt), [2323](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2323.txt), [2324](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2324.txt), [2325](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2325.txt), [2549](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2549.txt), [2550](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2550.txt), [2551](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2551.txt) and [2795](http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2795.txt).

There's no excuse for not checking out [tml](http://www.thismanslife.co.uk). James rocks.

You know the world has gone mad when [a design zine](http://www.clubsandwich.com/links_design.html) links this site before [DesigngraphiK](http://www.designgraphik.com/), [praystation](http://www.praystation.com/), [tpc](http://www.testpilotcollective.com/) and [areiform](http://www.aeriform.co.uk/) in a gallery of 'great design' sites.

If i've never linked to [fulstow.com](http://fulstow.com/weblog/) before, i am a fool.

Learn [all about foo](http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3092.html).

[This](http://www.tv4.se/lattjo/kojan/bilbanan.asp) is the coolest thing ever. You can make your own scalalectrix. I love it.

Never got a chance to play "the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy" on the amiga? Then you can [play it online](http://www.douglasadams.com/creations/infocomjava.html).

[Meg](http://www.megnut.com) is [looking very different](http://judy.hourihan.com/photos/mandjleave.jpg).

Larry Wall releases his [Apocalypse 2](http://www.perl.com/pub/2001/05/03/wall.html) document about the state of Perl 6. Interesting reading.

[Dead people](http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,43741,00.html)! [via suzanne]

A very interesting [dissection](http://www.rjh.org.uk/altair/4k/) of Bill Gate's 4k Altair BASIC.

[The truth...](http://devnull.mine.nu/GirlsEvil.jpg)

13th May, 1:47 am

noooooo :(

6th May, 10:29 am

Hi. It's been a while...


[Netbaby world](http://www.netbabyworld.com/) has launched a new game.


[Habbo Hotel](http://www.habbohotel.com/) is finally open.


Swedish hunters are [searching for nessie](http://thescotsman.co.uk/scotland.cfm?id=66496) [via suzanne]


[Webbies nominations](http://www.webbies.com/nominees/index.html) are out (once again, i was not nominated. they must have forgotten).


I want to [buy a submarine](http://www.gadgetmasters.com/cgi-bin/azx/more.pl?ID=16&SID=12&PAGE=PRODUCT) [via sal]


[The greatest](http://www.iamcal.com/ami/index.php?site=prime) am i this site ever?


[The greatest amazon review](http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0670672238) ever? (read the first review of the book).


I need [this monitor](http://www.panoramtech.com/products.htm).


Sal lives near a [fudge factory](http://calicocottage.com/consultants.htm). I am officially jealous.


To replace geekcode, we now have [Perl Geek Code](http://193.251.11.11/pgc/). Excellent! (grab mine [here](http://www.iamcal.com/about.php)).


The cafe next door to our office has (for no apparent reason) stopped taking cash and will only accept 'charge cards' which can be charged using little machines next to the cafe. So i went in yesterday to buy a coke, armed with my card (as yet uncharged) and some cash to charge it with. It turns out that although the cafe is open all day saturady, the charge machines only operate on week days. So i had to pay in cash and the woman behind the counter had to go upstairs to get me my change. System stupidity factor: 10/10.


The excellent Orion at [Introspect](http://www.introspectsoftware.com/) has created the [eBusCard](http://www.ebuscard.com), a windows business-card application. Grab mine [here](http://www.iamcal.com/files/iamcal.exe)


[IMPS](http://rf.cx/rfc2795.html) is a standard everyone should adhere to.


If you're interested in memetics, and have a few hours/days spare, read the [pinata manifesto](http://www.bethroberts.com/pinata/).


2nd May, 10:18 am

May means no more mo. It's a shame. And i'm going to update soon, really. I'm just sooo busy.

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