I want to be able to find the pen in a nearby office supply store. I don’t want...– Rands In Repose: The Gel Dilemma
APML - Attention Profiling Mark-up Language →
“An XML-based format for capturing a person’s interests and dislikes.” (Wikipedia)
How not to exit a parking garage
Less is more →
Lolol (Wikipedia) →
There are more mobile phones in Ireland than people.– Independent.ie: More than Tesco tills to ring as mobile phone service launched
You should never have to reach for your mouse. To make sure Conkeror remains...– Conkeror (via Application Error)
Why every programmer should play NetHack →
Because [vinyl] fans also listen using portable players and computers, Matador...– Vinyl May Be Final Nail in CD’s Coffin
BBC: Row over Italian toilet artwork →
A toilet which flushes to the sound of Italy’s national anthem has been impounded by police in northern Italy, sparking great patriotic debate. […] Prosecutors say the Fratelli d’Italia anthem is a national emblem which should be protected and should never be open to ridicule.
Until the walls finally come down, we’re in what will inevitably be looked...– When Pigs Fly: The Death of Oink, the Birth of Dissent, and a Brief History of Record Industry Suicide
When Pigs Fly: The Death of Oink, the Birth of... →
An excellent piece about the ridiculously archaic mindset of the music industry, among other things. cubicle 17 sums it up better than I can: Bar none, one of the best rants against the music industry I’ve ever read. It’s long (really long), it’s well reasoned and it comes from someone with an inside knowledge of the music industry. If you’re at all interested in the...
Coding Horror: A Visual Explanation of SQL Joins →
lexiphanes (lex-SIF-uh-neez) noun One who uses words pretentiously.
Recently my friends and I have been cracking a lot of silly puns based on heavy metal song titles. All it takes to get us going is an innocent pun: something simple like, say, a play on the word “bag”, or Bono. I’ve been trying to think of a new moniker for my tumblelog for a while now, so I figured it wouldn’t do any harm to open my music library and try a Tumblr-based...
American kids, dumber than dirt →
“Warning: The next generation might just be the biggest pile of idiots in U.S. history” (via… lots of people)
Information Architecture models →
Yes, it provided a way to get free versions of widely available popular albums,...– OiNKLessness: From An Artist’s Perspective
18 Q on the T →
Only got 8/18 so far. I might have to leave this tab open overnight! (frm Neven Mrgan’s tumbl) Edit: Got 13/18 now! I’m slightly worried that the ones I’m stuck on could involve more religious references… Edit Edit: I will have to settle with 15/18. You have defeated me, oh mighty #5, #8 and #10!
Defending the Pig →
An excellent response to the OiNK situation from a musician.
ISPs deal with many more packets of data each day than postal services.– Lord Triesman, another moron who doesn’t have a clue about the internet.
RTÉ (Radio Telefís Éireann) keeps it old school →
Finding out the limitations of your current architecture and hardware is not...– Knowing when you can fail is mandatory (via johan)
The Great Pizza Orientation Test →
One very long list of synonyms for 'wanking'... →
Coding Horror: Are features the enemy? →
“How feature creep and checkbox matrices destroy software. Very interesting and good read for anyone above geek-level 30%.” —Marco
A strategic space simulation game with thousands of players across the world competing with each other simultaneously. There didn’t appear to be much to this game at first, but I’m gradually becoming addicted.
I feel safe to walk the streets now, knowing that no-one will walk up to me and...– Comment on Digg about the Oink shut-down.
I habitually click and drag to highlight text while reading web pages. The NYT...– New York Times Kill Doubleclick Dictionary (via Daily Meh)
Yahoo! & postal code assumptions: Irish need not... →
A Spanish person learning Portuguese is comparable to a violinist taking up the...– Why Chinese Is So Damn Hard (via Daily Meh)
johnl: LET IT BE KNOWN THAT I WAS THE FIRST
Inky: THE FIRST MAC OWNER EVAR
fibrosis: nosmo has been using max since he was like 3
johnl: OMG WE SHALL FIGHT
johnl: I WAS 2 SO BEAT THAT LOLOLLLOLLLOLOLOL
johnl: "I like their early stuff"
nosmo: I WAS USING MAX BEFORE I COULD READ FO
johnl: I FOCKING LEARNT TO READ ON MY MAC PLUS
johnl: (from the system errors that came up if you touched the table ;_;)