Archive: August 2004

So, I’ve now got control of istic.net. istic.net is going to have a number of subdomains, and I don’t really want to muck around with apache every time I want to add one, or get my Friendly Neighbourhood Sysadmin to…

Because lack of content is a dangerous thing, and people are occasionally interested in this kind of stuff. My bookmarks file, slightly edited: Bookmarklets Translate Referer Wayback <a href="javascript:var verbsRE=/(b)(i'm|it's|he's|here's|she's|that's|there's|they're|we're|what's|who's|you're|is|are|am|are|was|were|be|being|been|go)(b)/gi;var lyRE=/(w)(ly)(b)/gim;function HL(node){if(node.hasChildNodes){var hi_cn;for(hi_cn=0;hi_cn<node.childNodes.length;hi_cn++){HL(node.childNodes[hi_cn]);}}if(node.nodeType==3){var tempNodeVal=node.nodeValue;if(verbsRE.test(tempNodeVal)){tempNodeVal=tempNodeVal.replace(verbsRE,%22$1$2$3%22);tempNodeVal=tempNodeVal.replace(lyRE,%22$1$2$3%22);newNode=document.createElement(‘span’);newNode.innerHTML=tempNodeVal;pn=node.parentNode;pn.replaceChild(newNode,node);}}}HL(window.document.getElementsByTagName(‘body’)[0]);”>Passivator Random Joke <a href="javascript:(function(){var root=document.getElementsByTagName('html')[0];var mydomtree=processdomnode(root);var…

I’m assuming everyone who wants a gmail invite has one by now, but in case not, I have a couple spare. Any takers? All Gone

Looking up your hostname… Got your hostname. Welcome to the Internet Relay Network Aquarion Your host is excalibur.esper.net running tiamat-1.0(04).ylist.hfix via dircproxy 1.0.5 This proxy has been running since Tue, 24 Aug 2004 09:41:55 +0100 nickserv identify **** Aquarion sets…

In brief then: Am back from con. It was fun. Report later. UK Media is back in “Qualifications” peanut-galleryery. Report later. Doom 3 Rocks. Report later. Sid Meier’s Pirates remake looks like it will rock. Report later. Sims 2 has…

So, we have more or less been adopted by Arnold The Cat recently. Mostly because I tend to leave the back door open (Mmm, nature) and Arnold likes being fuzzled and so wanders up to my room when I’m home.…

I’ve released the very first version of AqWiki (Version Prerelease Alpha Milestone Zero Beta, not to underline the whole “Not final” thing too heavily. Or anything). I’m looking for people to download it and run though the install instructions and…

Every LiveJournal publishes an RSS feed and an Atom feed, except those who are already syndicated accounts. The problem is that the main benefit of LJ beyond something like blogspot is the ability to block off some posts to everyone…

From Preparing for emergencies Page 14: “To prepare for an emergency, you should take time to find out: […] The emergency procedures for your children at school The emergency procedures at your workplace” Page 16: “If you hear, see, or…