Tuesday, August 31
Anyone want 786MB of spam? Free to a good home. Or a bad one.
Sunday, August 29
I now have an automated RSS feed that replicates my blog into the mu.nu forums. Not just little excerpts, either, but complete HTML-formatted entries.
Why? Because I can.
Update: Apparently I can't. All the entries went across just fine, but now it doesn't seem to want to transfer this entry. Foo.
Update: Oh. The feed software works out that it's already imported an article based on the title. So I must have previously used "Because It Was There" as a post title. Now that I've renamed this, it should work fine. Let's find out, shall we?
Saturday, August 28
With the Republican Convention upon us, and with it the CounterConvention, it is worth revisiting this little piece of history, which I had the foresight to save shortly before their hired monkeys returned from lunch and deleted the whole thing.
P.S. The wretched formatting is as per the original site.
Friday, August 27
I have a points system running on the MuNu forum, whereby people can earn points for posting (or getting comments to their posts), spend points to play games, and win points by getting high scores on games.
The points are named pengos, after the Hungarian currency up to 1946, which during the 40's suffered the worst inflation in history:
In 1941, the Pengoe was valued at 3.46 to the U.S. Dollar. Both during and shortly after World War II, however, the government printed billions of Pengo to offset the tragic results of war on the Hungarian economy. By March 3, 1946, 1 U.S. Dollar was equivalent to 10.3 million Pengoe. In the same year, a new currency unit was issued, Known as the Mil-pengo, which was equivalent to 1,000,000 pengoes. Soon after, the Bil-pengo denomination arrived. What you see here is a note valued at 10,000,000,000,000,000 Pengoe! On the last day of July, the rampant inflation ended with the issuance of the forint, an entirely new unit valued at a rate of one per four hundred million quadrillion pengoes.I have added a small tweak, which transfers pengos spent in the games arcade into my account. Having done that, I'm now curious as to how many pengos are being issued by the system, and how they are being spent. In fact, I want to develop a proper double-entry book-keeping system to keep track of pengos.
It's an occupational hazard, I guess.
Thursday, August 26
Yay! More gold for us, and we've equalled our 16 golds at the Sydney Olympics and pulled into third place by the traditional ranking. Russia had a good day too, so we'll have to stay on our toes.
Not that I've actually, like, watched any of the events...
Monday, August 23
I haven't blogged much lately, because (a) I OD'd on blogs a bit over the past month, (b) I've been watching old episodes of Charmed* and (c) I've been setting up the all new MuNu Portal.
Better portal<->blog integration, RSS feeds and stuffs like that will be coming soon. In the mean time, you can register and just play the games.
Update: Oh, and let me know if you do sign up so I can give you some coins for the arcade.
* Wow, does this show have some bad acting or what? I only watch it for Alyssa Milano...
Thursday, August 19
The usual suspects are trashing Unfit to Command in a series of factually-challenged and often revealing reviews at Amazon, giving the book an average - indeed, unanimous - rating of one star. And in return:
4 of 41 people found the following review helpful.Who will review the reviewers? We will.
3 of 31 people found the following review helpful.
2 of 35 people found the following review helpful.
3 of 35 people found the following review helpful.
Oh, and the revealing part?
The accounts are vague at critical junctures, and each and every claim has already been refuted by Democrat operatives.Democrat operatives? VLWC, anyone? From the inside?
Of course, the only point directly addressed so far by the Kerry campaign is the famous "Christmas in Cambodia" story, which has now morphed first into a "Christmas near Cambodia" story and then into a "Late January/Early February in Cambodia" story. I think all that searing might have affected someone's brain.
(Pixy Misa is messing about with the MuNu forums and the new MuNu portal, and will return soon. This gratuitous sniping at the Campaign To Elect Someone Who Isn't George Bush was brought to you by a bottle of Cherry Coke*.)
* Bottle of Cherry Coke does not represent the opinions of the Coca-Cola corporation or its employees or shareholders. I am Pixy Misa and I approve this message.
Sunday, August 15
The great thing about SQL is that it's so well standardised, so that it's trivial to transfer data from one SQL database to another, or to move an application to a different SQL platform.
(Bangs head on desk.)
Saturday, August 14
Giant Mutant Ant Colony Found In Australia!
Melbourne, to be precise. Bwahahaha!
The Squeeze Is OnToday, front page, above the fold.
Today we see the new and energetic Opposition Leader, Mark Latham, struggling in the fist of Prime Minister, John Howard, the Machiavellian monster threatening to crush the neophyte leader much as he dispatched the past three Labor leaders - Paul Keating, Kim Beazley and Simon Crean. But unlike those three, Latham has flared briefly into the public view and, if crushed now, could well be remembered, like John Hewson, only as the man who promised greatness but lost in his moment of testing.
Why don't you just rename yourselves the Sydney Morning Leftist Rag and have done with it?
Paul Keating was never in the public view? What the hell? He was only the bleeding Prime Minister of Australia for five years. Could someone find out what the people at the Herald - sorry, the Leftist Rag - are smoking, and take it away from them?
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