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Thursday, November 30, 2000

My Fake Webcam
Thats right, I'm jumping on another bandwagon. Check out my all new and boring Fake Webcam. It will get more interesting as time goes on. I promise.
Posted by Mark on November 30, 2000 at 10:46 PM .: link :.

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
While this has been a lackluster year for movies, things have been heating up a bit lately. I think the movie that I am most looking forward to this Holiday Season is the Coen Brothers' new comedy, O Brother, Where art Thou?. Judging from this review, I won't be disappointed. The setup is fairly standard: 3 prisoners escape and travel across the state to recover a small fortune that was stolen from a bank. But remember, this is Coen Brothers we're talking about here: "It�s a musical. And it�s based in Homer�s Odyssey." Thats interesting. Other early reviews are also positive, so I'm confident I'll enjoy this flick.
Posted by Mark on November 30, 2000 at 05:40 PM .: link :.

Some recent headlines (no, they are not from the onion, but they probably should be):
Posted by Mark on November 30, 2000 at 12:49 PM .: link :.

Wednesday, November 29, 2000

The Running Man Bible
For the uninitiated, The Running Man was a cheesy 80s Schwartzenegger action flick that is generally considered something of an abomination by film critics and even most fans. However, the author of this hilarious review of The Running Man thinks otherwise:
"Did we watch the same film? The unedited version? The one with all the swear words and the scene where the head of a fleeing prisoner explodes like a chinchilla in a convection oven?"
LOL! Go and read his madness. Now
Posted by Mark on November 29, 2000 at 02:10 PM .: link :.

Tuesday, November 28, 2000

When I first found out that Napster was being sued by the 5 largest record labels, I was appalled. Not so much at their protecting their rights and sales (though that is debateable), but that they were passing up a huge business deal. Think about it, 40 million people are using a specific piece of software to trade music. Wouldn't it make more sense to charge for the right to use that software (as opposed to shutting it down)? Instead of embracing technology, the record industry was foolishly trying to put a stop to Napster. Then all the file sharing clones and alternatives showed up. Remember, Napster is only a company that wants to make money but couldn't (because of the copyright issue). Finally, someone has realized the potential. German media giant Bertelsmann (1 of the aformentioned 5 largest record labels) recently announced that they would be forming a business alliance with Napster, possibly charging a monthly fee of up to $15.00. Though this probably won't stop file sharing, it will probably be very lucrative for the parties involved...
Posted by Mark on November 28, 2000 at 11:54 AM .: link :.

Friday, November 24, 2000

Math Against Tyranny
This interesting article shows how the electoral college vote empowers voters more than a raw popular vote. Why do people have such a hard time understanding that the Electoral College is a good thing? An interesting analogy is made: "the same logic that governs our electoral system...also applies to many sports" For instance, in baseball's World Series, the team that scores the most runs overall is like a candidate who gets the most votes. But in order to win the series, that team must also win 4 games. In the 1960 World Series, the Yankees scored almost twice as many runs as the Pirates, and yet lost the series. "Runs must be grouped in a way that wins games, just as popular votes must be grouped in a way that wins states." Wery interesting. [via kottke]
Posted by Mark on November 24, 2000 at 10:54 AM .: link :.

Thursday, November 23, 2000

Unbreakable (***) I like it. I moved the full review to the movies section where it belongs. Go and read its coolness.
Posted by Mark on November 23, 2000 at 01:37 AM .: link :.

Wednesday, November 22, 2000

If all goes well, I will be viewing the film Unbreakable tonight. This is M. Night Shyamalan's film first effort since the wildly successful The Sixth Sense. While I enjoyed The Sixth Sense, I wasn't overly impressed. It was good, but it had some flaws, and thats the kind of film I expect to see tonight. Judging from the early mixed reviews, I think I'm going to be right. We shall see. Check back later for a mini-review.

A user on the Coming Attractions Discussion Forums made this funny observation: "wouldnt it suck if in the end of unbreakable bruce willis really did die in the train wreck" - eman182. Lol...
Posted by Mark on November 22, 2000 at 02:47 PM .: link :.

Job Security
Want to know how to make yourself an irreplaceable programmer? Go here and find out how to make your code unmaintainable by anyone but yourself. No wonder most software sucks.
Posted by Mark on November 22, 2000 at 10:50 AM .: link :.

Tuesday, November 21, 2000

Perspectives Falling Apart
Those of you who think my short review of Things Falling Apart sucks will be glad to know that I agree and that I am linking to a funnier review of the cd. So there. For those of you NIN fans who are not familiar with The Meathead Perspective, I do suggest you check it out. Its a riot.

An exerpt from Meatheads review of The Great Collapse: "This track is a bit repetitive, and fairly simplistic, and a bit repetitive, but after listening to it a few times, it grew on me, kinda like a mild case of hives. "
Posted by Mark on November 21, 2000 at 11:28 PM .: link :.

Famous Fonts
This site has some awesome fonts from Movies, Music, Television, etc... Oh, I'm gonna have fun with this... [from grenville via Kaedrin Forum]
Posted by Mark on November 21, 2000 at 12:55 PM .: link :.

Things Falling Apart
The new Nine Inch Nails EP Things Falling Apart was officially released today. I got my hands on a copy a few days ago, and its pretty cool, as remix albums go (despite the fact that there are 3 remixes of my least favourite Fragile song, Starf*ckers, Inc). As usual, the remixes are not as dense or robust as the originals, but there's a few decent mixes on this CD. Slipping Away, a remix of Into the Void, is probably my favourite of the new mixes. Also included is the remake of Metal and a remix of 10 Miles High (a Fragile B-side). Cool schtuff.
Posted by Mark on November 21, 2000 at 12:19 PM .: link :.

Monday, November 20, 2000

Netscape Six
I don't know exactly when, but Netscape has recently released the much anticipated Netscape 6.0. I went to Netscape Dowload, and it said I was using IE 5.0 and that I could "Upgrade to Netscape 6" (or Netscape 4.whatever). IMHO, releasing it was a big mistake because there are a ton of bugs and usability issues. I downloaded it this morning, played with it for 10 minutes and found the following problems:
  • The complete download was approx. 24.9 MB. That is huge!
  • Right clicking in many important places does not do anything.
  • I had a ton of trouble trying to set up a proxy server (in all fairness, it was a microsoft server and I can't get it to work on older versions of Netscape either.)
  • In fiddling with the Proxy settings, I was manually entering sites to bypass the proxy server and everytime I pressed the right arrow key to move the curser, the radio buttons also switched around. That was very disconcerting, but you'd probably have to see it in action to see what I'm talking about...
  • I didn't seem to get any errors if I typed in an incorrect URL. It simply stayed on the same screen. That's even more annoying than the generic "404 File not found" message..
Since I couldn't get the proxy working, I couldn't really test all the new features, many of which seem really cool. I'm particularly interested in seeing how well Netscape's mail client handles AOL email addresses and IMs, but then, my 10 minute trial on the browser doesn't give me much hope. Now don't get me wrong, I was looking forward to this release, but I think they rushed to put out an incomplete product, and it is a little frustrating. There are a lot of things that are really great about Netscape 6, but I think I'm gonna wait until they stabilize it a little more and work out the bugs before I really start using it...
Posted by Mark on November 20, 2000 at 10:13 PM .: link :.

Sunday, November 19, 2000

Just in time for the Holidays
Although their utility is unclear, just imagine what that guy who figured out the healing potential of testicles could do with this. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Posted by Mark on November 19, 2000 at 10:26 PM .: link :.

Friday, November 17, 2000

None of them knew they were robots
Ok, we've already established that scientists are clever. We get it. Now, lets ponder how on earth they figure some of these things out. Scientist have recently discovered that they could help stroke victims recover more quickly by implanting testicle cells into patients' brains. What?! I want to know what possessed scientists to induce strokes in rats, then put testicle cells in their brain.

In mathematics news, there are signs that the Riemann hypothesis (probably the most famous problem in mathematics) is close to being proven. The Riemann hypothesis has to do with Prime Numbers and their distribution (it is speculated that their distribution is chaotic). Apparently, those clever scientists I keep marvelling at have found a link between the Riemann hypothesis and the physical world. If this connection proves to be true, it would be a huge boost (there are tons of proofs in mathematics that start: Assuming the Riemann hypothesis is true...) to our understanding of the universe...
Posted by Mark on November 17, 2000 at 02:06 PM .: link :.

Friday, November 03, 2000

Random title
Some random links for your enjoyment:
Posted by Mark on November 03, 2000 at 01:28 PM .: link :.

Ahoy Hoy!
Ask Jesus is a pretty funny page which gives an option to "jesusify" your page (similar to, but not as good as, Rinkwork's classic "Dialectizer", ). My favorite language is still "Jive". Thanks to DyRE for 'da link (posted via the Kaedrin Forum)
Posted by Mark on November 03, 2000 at 10:54 AM .: link :.

Wednesday, November 01, 2000

Go check out some super spiffy wallpaper backgrounds at EndEffect. Link via the also spiffy memepool, my current favourite site. The Giger pics on Kaedrin's Image page also make cool backgrounds...
Posted by Mark on November 01, 2000 at 12:28 PM .: link :.

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