18th May, 1:41 am May 18th

"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)

This was posted on Friday 18th May, 2001 at 1:41 am Pacific.

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