Archive for May, 2003

Still not here

Thursday, May 29th, 2003

I’m still on vacation (did I mention I was going on vacation?), but meanwhile, a couple of pictures from last weekend, courtesy of my brother-in-law’s new camera (and his internet connection), crabbing: and with the Japanese glass fishing float that foolishly decided to wander inside the bay where I could find it: Back, um, next […]

Best email virus delivery yet

Thursday, May 22nd, 2003

“There were errors processing you email. Please open virus-laden .hta for detailed information”

Missing the blog-clog point

Monday, May 19th, 2003

Eric misses the point of Google indexing weblogs, and sometimes ranking them rather high for some searches: most people would consider google to be a better service if i, and a relatively small number of other people, didn’t get in the way of the information they really want. He’s referring to the way he tops […]

The hazards of really large numbers

Sunday, May 18th, 2003

The new version of Blogger uses 18-digit post ID numbers. Sadly, that’s one digit more than the precision of a javascript number, so anything (like dotcomments) that treats post IDs as numbers in javascript needs to stop doing it, and soon.

RSS validation from a textarea

Friday, May 16th, 2003

A textarea that lets you play around with RSS and submits it through the validator’s SOAP interface.

MT rebuild type mod

Tuesday, May 13th, 2003

Not for the faint of heart: hack MT to offer more flexibility than just “rebuild this template” or “don’t rebuild this template”.

Gawker to leave weekend field open

Monday, May 12th, 2003

Gawker decides to take weekends off, I celebrate one less site looking for your attention during my favorite time to publish.

A call from Google! Oh, the legal division

Monday, May 12th, 2003

BlogMatcher looks for other weblogs that link to the same sort of things as you or your favorite weblog. Expect a logo change, though.

Not long at all

Monday, May 12th, 2003

Technorati API, and, seconds later, PyTechnorati, Mark Pilgrim’s Python API wrapper.

Even paranoids get chased by agents

Monday, May 12th, 2003

In which Googlebot does it’s level best to freak me out.