|may microblog digest|
Posted 2009-06-04 19:52:19 by
Archived from http://twitter.com/mogwai_poet:
- http://bit.ly/1691Wd -- Randall Munroe's fans tend to make his ideas happen. Looking forward to somebody implementing this.
- My 360's drive is conking out. Not covered by the red-ring warranty. Deleted Psychonauts and installed Rock Band 2 to the hard disk instead.
- Hoh snap. Not only does wetriffs.com (http://bit.ly/AXuJk) exist now, I'm evidently on page 2: http://bit.ly/rRFST
- UC Davis is workin' on the holodeck: http://bit.ly/9RLZ
- Virt playing live at Block Party / Notacon: http://bit.ly/BSToF
- Hey, some episodes of Errol Morris's "First Person" are on Youtube. This one's probably the highlight of the series: http://bit.ly/Za3WV
- Eleven new celebritiesinprison.com nodes: http://bit.ly/TBgj -- somebody else write some, for a change!
- "Also, if lspci says 'Unrecognized Vendor ID 0xff' it just means your cat ziggy shed all over your gear, and you need to clean the hair off"
- Automating science: http://bit.ly/IFljM
- http://tineye.com/ -- TinEye: Reverse Image Search. Find a bigger version of the thumbnail you have, or the sauce plox on that cat macro.
- I only looked up the meaning of "past participle" so I could conjugate "lie," but now I have to reconsider the tense of my entire paragraph.
- A writeup of the Troboclops video editing experience: http://bit.ly/vMsCo You've probably read much of this in 140-byte chunks already.
- @pnewnan Hm. Possible solution: use grep to filter the bell character out of vi's output stream.
- @pnewnan ASCII 07. It actually might work, but would probably be easier to turn off the bell in your SSH client.
- http://bit.ly/VvqrP "Since you haven't fallen for my scam letter let me be up front with you. Because I am a Nigerian, you owe me something"
- http://bit.ly/SsxAQ -- "[The end of the world] is going to either happen or it's going to not happen, and so the best guess is 1 in 2."
- @pnewnan This particular end of the world, IIRC, destroys any concept of space or time, so the existence of cupcakes would be indeterminate.
- http://bit.ly/UKr6T -- New Out of the Game podcast is up. It's like Christmas in July!
- Twitter could really use a pacing mechanism -- several people I follow paste 15 links in a row and then disappear for days.
- http://bit.ly/EketG -- Gameshark code turns Super Mario 64 into a Survival Horror game.
- @pnewnan That would solve the overload problem, but not the problem of long periods with no content.
- http://bit.ly/17YhDH -- "Brain Advocates Press On Despite Doubts." Any clues what political cause this guy is satirizing? If any.
- Is it just me or is there this Combine Advisor Pod-looking thing hovering over San Francisco today?
- @prodigious Because of the idiots who automatically follow everyone who follows them. (In some cases, literally automatically.)
- So the bash script I'm debugging now is multi-threaded, but has a convoluted semaphore system in place to emulate single-threadedness.
- http://bit.ly/4OCc7 How do you sell this in 140 bytes? "Big boat looks like it's going fast, but it's not really, but it's awesome anyways."
- http://bit.ly/rGFM0 -- A new way to watch Troboclops. Or any other Youtube video.
- http://bit.ly/g80Gy -- Even better way to watch Troboclops, or, again, any other Youtube video.
- http://bit.ly/130GUC -- "C++ is enough rope to hang yourself, then a couple extra miles of rope, then some suicide pills disguised as M&Ms."
- http://bit.ly/XXNzk -- WoW life support system includes food, water, toilet. Have you considered using nature's toilet, the briefs, instead?
- http://bit.ly/11OT9i -- This is almost as bad as when I found out my girlfriend was actually a girl-shaped moth.
- ttp://bit.ly/3SlGS "Using the slow-motion camera underwater paid off, here for the first time revealing the vortices created by huge waves."
- I declare "porn" to mean any media people enjoy not due to artistic merit, but bullet points: zombies, pixel art, gun kata, Natalie Portman.
- @prodigious No issue. Alls I'm sayin' is that pixel art isn't inherently good, yet some people seem to like it per se.
- In the spirit of all not-porn porn, here's some totally-SFW 6/8 mixolydian chip rock porn: http://bit.ly/EFswm -- I just can't get enough.
- http://bit.ly/b3Ndb "A Wikipedia hoax by a Dublin student resulted in a fake quote being published in newspaper obituaries around the world"
- Just acquired the most amazing hat. More later.
- Just got back from Tim's hat-themed birthday party. My hat is awesome by the way.
- http://bit.ly/6gR59 -- "I turned out all the lights and took a long-exposure shot of my roomba doing it?s thing for about 30 minutes."
- I'm sad that I started working with BLT.graph. As your attorney I strongly advise you to you to use a different graphing package.
- http://bit.ly/g9FYt -- My updated position on repurposing the word "porn."
- http://bit.ly/ZyEUj -- "How an Intern Stole NASA's Moon Rocks." Reads like a pulp serial.
- @loresjoberg They're slow to acknowledge receipt, slow to ship, and treat your queue like an unordered set. No real competition, though.
- @pnewnan Programs that write programs are the happiest programs in the world.
- http://bit.ly/a2a4Y -- I'd like to see these written by people of other cultures, e.g. the !Kung (http://bit.ly/W5CW3)
- GoDaddy hosting is suddenly throwing errors when I try to instantiate CAPICOM.HashedData, breaking node comments on CIP. Thanks, GoDaddy!
- http://bit.ly/14OgHR -- Charles Stross on 2030. (Mostly the easy stuff: how iPhone leads to augmented reality, &c.)
- http://bit.ly/2XbmWm -- "An anthropological introduction to YouTube." Hour-long video.
- I don't know whether Groov (an XNA community game) will have lasting value, but it's definitely worth playing once. So go play it once.
- Checking out all the XNA platformer trials. Highlight so far: http://bit.ly/8xbHC
- http://bit.ly/TBRB3 -- "Officers do not need to get warrants beforehand because GPS tracking does not involve a search or a seizure."
- http://bit.ly/L1MJy -- "The tumour was tiny and had not spread. 'He didn't die from cancer, but from believing he was dying of cancer.'"
- http://bit.ly/MTmvx -- Fascinating probability curve. Mid-teens through mid-20s is evidently a dangerous place to be -- but only for men.
- They're shutting down the washer and dryer in my apartment building. Guess I'm walking to the laundromat in El Cerrito Plaza from here on.
- GoDaddy first blew me off with "could not repro," then blew me off with a file permissions form letter keyed off the word "permission."
- http://bit.ly/omBbp -- "Nice Muscle," surreal WiiWare game by Namco.
- http://bit.ly/17euWI -- Somehow this is more heartwarming than mylifeisawesome.com would be.
- http://bit.ly/mToBi -- How to talk like a girl. (Skip to 2:45 to hear the natural voice)
- http://bit.ly/qJmV -- Apostrophe usage on this 1970s-era Chicago street gang business card is *off the hook*. (More: http://bit.ly/VTcNG)
- Liked "Star Trek" more than any other "Star Trek" branded product I've partaken of. Which isn't saying much, but I did genuinely like it.
- http://bit.ly/10m6oB -- So it turns out that the term "African American" is made up of individual words that each mean a specific thing.
- http://bit.ly/2kashR -- Cat macros from the Eastern Bloc.
- http://bit.ly/HOK5t -- Palin v. www.crackho.com
- @prodigious Yeah, I'm with him. And against the people who say things like "The population of South Africa is 80% African-American."
- I know a guy who, for business reasons, has the name, address and phone number of every stripper and Suicide Girl in Portland, Oregon.
- http://bit.ly/19epMC -- Disappearing, reappearing ink.
- http://bit.ly/4mbdQ -- Huh! Have you ever noticed how XML ruins everything it touches?
- http://bit.ly/55r7h -- Team ICO's next project.
- @phetus Yeah, I didn't get that vibe at all. But "cyberpunk" means different things to different people and I'm curious what it means to you
- Three exchanges after I told them it has nothing to do with file permissions, GoDaddy support is still sending me file permissions copypasta
- http://bit.ly/16gy3A -- "[I Caught You Watching Porn] works by taking advantage of an information leak introduced by CSS."
- Why can't the computer record the stardate itself? I guess for all the tech the Star Trek guys foresaw, they never thought of file metadata.
- http://bit.ly/6Jvy1 -- Helicopter combat and organ harvesting: two great tastes that taste great together.
- Got comments working in CIP again. No thanks to Godaddy. Had to massage some Jscript SHA1 and Base64 code into behaving like CAPICOM.
- For maybe the first time, I hope that nobody writes the alternative branches for a sequence of story nodes on CIP: http://bit.ly/Zxqn
- http://bit.ly/TYtLh -- "The company promotes the toilet paper, which will sell for 210 yen a roll, as 'a horror experience in the toilet.'"
- Okay, so I'm souring on Dropbox. It just overwrote the current version of a file with one from 33 hours ago.
- @fistfulofsand Are you referring to Contra-the-platform-shooter snobs or Iran-Contra affair snobs
- After the kid finished her piece someone asked what she'd been playing. "Waltz," she said. "By?" Dude, it's in 3/4, what more do you want?
- http://bit.ly/di0J1 -- High school student runs illicit library of banned books out of her locker at school.
- http://bit.ly/3wBd5L -- David Foster Wallace has it in for not-porn porn.
- http://bit.ly/EgQc9 -- "Given an arbitrary piece of code, your program is to determine if the code is susceptible to an infinite loop."
- http://bit.ly/18UJxX -- Mega Man meets fez-style 2d/3d meets co-op puzzle platforming.
- Saw a performance of Dido and Aeneas last night. Aeneas was played by "John Sterne/John Polhamus". I wish I had a slash in *my* middle name!
- Wake me when someone knows what Google Wave is. I know, I know, it lets you edit "Waves." And also social wiki cloud Web 3.1 for Workgroups.
- @fiskmeshi I could live with that.
- http://bit.ly/c45TL -- Prototype looks like Crackdown on steroids. A nontrivial accomplishment, because Crackdown was already on steroids.
- http://bit.ly/TBgj -- 15 new CIP story nodes. "You're a doctor, didn't they teach you how to cure retching in doctor school?"
- Man, I'd heard the Star Trek: Enterprise theme was bad, but I was hoping at least for bad bombastic horns!