De omnibus dubitandum
18 Jan 2005
This is one of the best ideas [pdf] of the past few years.
17 Nov 2004
Chelle posted a set of Geek Epitaphs she got from differentSky. I figured I’d repost it here, and add a little game: come up with your own Geek Epitaphs to add to the list. I have a few additions of my own to start with.
The original list:
* Connection Reset by Peer
* Rem in peace
* Last instruction executed
* Infested with Worms
* Parsed Away
* End Function
* Set to Nothing
* Version 1 no longer supported
* Run-time licence expired
* is null
* Terminated but Stayed Resident
* Close all programs and log on as a different user (for Buddhists)
And my additions:
* </life> (old but still good)
Add your own in the comments.
12 Nov 2004
From the DNRC newsletter:
Lots of people write blogs, but I’ve never heard of anyone who actually reads them. What’s up with that?
Blogs exist to fill the important market niche of writing that is so dull that your eyes will burrow out of the back of your head to escape. People do read blogs, usually by accident, sometimes on a dare, but those readers are later mistaken for Mafia victims with what appears to be two holes in the back of their heads. On closer inspection, you might find their eyeballs clinging to the drapes directly behind them. Unless the cat gets them first.
2 Nov 2004
Breaking news in the Netherlands: Theo van Gogh, one of this country’s most vocal opposers of the current government and fiercely loyal follower of the assassinated Pim Fortuyn, has been shot and killed in Amsterdam this morning.
I’m too shocked to add any sensible comment right now.
29 Oct 2004
It seems William Gibson has resumed blogging, specifically to vent his thoughts about the upcoming US presidential election.
8 Oct 2004
I am now the proud owner of an Xbox. Technically it’s a used Xbox, though its total active time before I acquired it amounts to about six minutes. An acquaintance of mine bought it, but it turns out it’s a slightly updated version, which means a pal of his can’t hack it. And since he bought the bloody thing specifically to have it hacked and pumped full of ripped games, he passed it on to me for the friendly price of €100 (€50 below store price). Half the accessories were still plastic-wrapped.
Now I have to divide my game time between multiplayer mayhem on my PC and console coolness on the Xbox. There are some superb Xbox-only games out there that demand my attention, such as Burnout 3, Fable, and Ninja Gaiden.
There go the eviscerated remains of my social life.
13 Sep 2004