Archive for September, 2004

Star Wars: BattleFront is out…

Friday, September 24th, 2004

… and it includes what’s going to be an incredibly popular feature.

Mechanical Pong

Friday, September 24th, 2004

(via gadgetopia

Some guys with way too much time on their hands built a pong game out of mechanical parts and telephone relays including two wooden blocks that konk together for the ‘tock’ sound. Check out the video, even if you don’t speak German!

Don’t Worry About Diebold Voting Machines

Friday, September 24th, 2004

(via slashdot)

it takes five entire lines of code to hack them.

‘Dangerous’ Damon Casiello

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

The Ayer Public Spirit wrote up an article on the Burncoat vs Groton Dunstable HS soccer game last week. Damon is described as ‘dangerous senior striker Damon Casiello’. Heh. Meesa tink he’ll be likin’ dat.

You Look Different – Is That A New Hat?

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

I switched to WordPress – the comment spam on the old blog was getting to be more trouble than it was worth. It also avoids having to rebuild all the pages, they’re served right from the database. The rebuild model probably works better for big blogs, but this one is small, and likely to remain that way. Right now, comments are moderated, so they won’t show up right away, but I’ll approve them as soon as I see them.

Such A Deal!

Friday, September 10th, 2004

(via IP)

FSView – the Florida State University student sewspaper reports:

“In an effort to prevent illegal file sharing on campus, Florida State University is on the verge of finalizing a deal with Apple Computer, Inc. — a deal that would provide free iTunes software to students and allow them to download music for 99 cents per song.”

Wowie! I wonder how they managed to negotiate THAT sweet deal?

Constrained Text

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

Some folks like to write text while constraining themselves on some way. Haiku, limericks, and sonnets are constrained in length, meter, or rhyming pattern.

But what about Poe, E.: Near a Raven or Gadsby? There are constraints, and then there are constraints!

Rock The Vote

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

Rock The Vote has an easy web app that lets you fill out and print a voter registration form.

The election is November 2nd, and you have to register at least 20 days before the election. Uh, JP and Ben – hint, hint!

College folks can vote either in their hometown or their college town, whichever one you register for. If you register your hometown address, you might want to vote absentee. If you live someplace with electronic-only ballots, you may want to vote absentee anyway.

Who Reads What?

Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

(via John Udell)

What’s the difference between what liberals read and what conservatives read?

Almost everything.

Happy Birthday JP

Tuesday, September 7th, 2004

It’s John Paul‘s 21st Birthday today!

So, everybody buy him a beer!

Wait, what am I saying?!? No, *don’t* everybody buy him a beer!

Well, how about this? Everybody chip in and buy him *one* beer. There, that should do it. Oh, and a cake.

Happy Birthday!

(Gaah! Now there’s going to be two of these on the same page!)

Happy Birthday Andy

Sunday, September 5th, 2004

My brother Andy is one year older today.

Happy Birthday!