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Mar. 8th, 2009 | 02:24 pm
music: Consoler of the Lonely - The Raconteurs (Consolers of the Lonely)

Man there's something about the richness of film that my rebel xt still doesn't capture. Maybe I'm just not doctoring my photos enough, but man these straight up slide scans from 2005 have absolutely beautiful color. I guess 40 years of chemical processing maybe still haven't quite been beaten by technology.

Coliseum Over There

Scan of E100 slide. I think it was even a shitty scanner.


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Feb. 25th, 2009 | 10:52 pm
music: On Target - Nullsleep (Electric Heart Strike)

I have created a command line client to Petri Purho's controversial game 4 Minutes and 33 Seconds of Uniqueness. It prints a "." every two seconds while playing. Its exit status will be zero if you win, otherwise it will be one. It is written in ruby. Its permanent home is this gist. You can download the code here.
This is it:
#!/usr/bin/env ruby -wKU
require 'net/http'
require 'uri'

STDOUT.sync = true; token = rand(28000); time = 0
uri_root = "http://www.kloonigames.com/nordicjam2009/"
start = URI.parse(uri_root + "new_game.php?v=#{token}");
whois = URI.parse(uri_root + "whois.txt"); 
start = Net::HTTP.get(start)
if ! start =~ /1/ then puts ""; exit 1; end

while (true)
  if time >= 273 then puts ""; exit 0 end
  who = Net::HTTP.get(whois); me = who.split("|")
  if me[1].strip.to_i != token then puts ""; exit 1 end
  print "."; sleep 2; time += 2
Code licensed under the WTFPL.
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Yarg 0.3.1 Out

Feb. 23rd, 2009 | 12:14 am
music: Back To Black - Amy Winehouse (Back To Black)

Now without immediately crashing the first time you run it!

(whoops ... that bug was a one character typo that I haven't had time to hunt down since June. Shame.)

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Feb. 20th, 2009 | 11:42 am
music: Madame George - Van Morrison (Astral Weeks)

RT: "until programmers stop acting like obfuscation is morally hazardous, they’re not artists, just kids who don’t want their food to touch." —@_why

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I wish I could remember what site I used this address for

Feb. 10th, 2009 | 02:38 pm

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Feb. 9th, 2009 | 07:51 pm

The more labels you have for yourself, the dumber they make you.
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Feb. 3rd, 2009 | 02:18 pm

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Jan. 28th, 2009 | 10:42 am

Have you ever tried to get into something new? We’ve almost all done this: You go into a bike shop, or a record store, or a comics shop, being not an expert on bikes, or comics, or the hottest new bands. And you ask the clerk a question. It’s not a stupid question; it’s just a beginner’s question. It’s something that everyone in the bike (or comics or music) scene already knows. And this clerk, this snotty little insecure punk, who has never been the big man anywhere—not at school, not with the ladies, not on the socioeconomic scale, nowhere—well, he’s the big man in this shop. He knows all about this stuff, and you don’t, and he wants to make sure you understand that, so he belittles you. He gives you this attitude.

Now, he could have acted differently. He could have been excited to share his expertise with someone who’s new to his community—who, by joining, would have enlarged and strengthened it. But nooooo. So you leave, kinda annoyed, and you never feel very much like going back, so you end up not really getting all that into cycling (or whatever it is).

That’s what your new Linux users are going to face this year, alright? So don’t give them guff. Don’t treat them like they’re morons. Welcome them. Answer their questions. Nurture them. And, I swear, by the end of the year, the community could grow… I dunno, whateverfold. A lot.

And then you can be like: “This sucks; I liked Linux better before it got all big.”

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oh snap

Jan. 21st, 2009 | 06:35 pm
music: Ana - Pixies (Bossanova)

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a short trip to paris

Jan. 10th, 2009 | 03:48 pm

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