Posts from December 2003

22nd December, 12:42 am

No way - return to sender, previously assumed to be cancelled, has been updated!

15th December, 8:24 am

Broog, the alien film critic, is unbridled genius. [via tom]

Webb is at it again with an RSS feed of your life's causal event horizon.

I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry at nVidia's competition. [via ste]

Purty pictures. I should probably have a proper dig around Deviant Art at some point.

The Japan SAQ is quite interesting. [via b4ta]

Don't forget: the london java/perl xmas social meet is tonight.

4th December, 9:40 am

I've finally figured out how to get my pixel fonts working in flash (The only one converted so far is hellovetica). Because it's such a large number of hoops to jump through, i've written up a tutorial for creating pixel fonts.

I now have handy instructions for people sending me stuff.

New funky USB devices: A glowing duck hard disc and a coffee warmer. Anyone who speaks japanese: i'd love one of the ducks and would pay you for it if you can sort out the actual buying part. [via pep]

Feeling guilty about your illegal mp3s? Then send them back! [via #h8luff]

Any london tech geeks around on the 15th of december should come to the london java/perl xmas social meet.

3rd December, 8:47 am

Possibly the best thing ever invented for lazy cooks: the fridge/oven combo. Put your meal in the oven in the morning, keep it refridgerated all day, then cooked automatically to be ready in time for dinner. [via jeffld]

I can only get one answer in this 1980's pop quiz, though to be honest i didn't try that hard. £20 prize when the winner is picked on christmas eve [via freston]

If you use bash then this handy guide to customising your prompt is very cool. Changing the prompt color based on whether you're logged in as root is a great visual marker.

This script for handling telemarketers is excellent [via giles]

A nice and simple history of windows version releases [via london.pm]

1st December, 8:44 am

A novel method for catching script kiddies [via k-zed]

My latest bit of toy code is a perl script for converting "pixel art" bitmaps into eps's for use in print: bmp2eps

This would be the best site on the internet if it had a request form for you to fill out.

If you're in the uk and looking for sgi/sun parts then you'd be silly not to check out 13w3.

It's been around for ages, but Routergod still rules: Arnold Schwarzenegger on PIX Turbo Access Lists!

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