My good friend Scott has been bugging me for about a week now to get a favicon for radwin.org. I’m not the artist type (I still haven’t gotten past page 10 of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards), so I need some help. Therefore, in good capitalist tradition, I’m going […]
Month: January 2003
Just discovered this today (by way of Victor Chang):
Contrary to my pessimism yesterday about upgrading software, here’s a release I’m actually interested in: Version 2.6. Version 2.6 is right around the corner. Some new features and improvements included in this planned release [Movable Type News] Most of it doesn’t interest me too much, but I’d probably use Sanitize. I’ve already got an RSD […]
Israeli polls opened about half an hour ago (they’re voting for Prime Minister). There’s little doubt that incumbent Ariel Sharon will beat Amram Mitzna in the election. The cover of last week’s Los Angeles Jewish Journal put it bluntly: Sure, He’ll Win the Election. But Can He Make Peace? Skimming Ha’aretz for some news on […]
In software engineering, laziness is a positive attribute. If one can accomplish the same task in 3 lines of code instead of 30, a good engineer opts for the 3-line version. That’s why libraries of code are so popular. Engineers are also risk-averse. Every change you make to the system can possibly de-stabilize it, so […]
I’m making Orna’s famous Sesame-Lemon Salad Dressing for tonight’s green salad. Here’s the recipe: 3 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. ground pepper a couple of dashes of Tabasco 1 tsp. sugar (optional) Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Brian Frisk, creator of the We Are Robots cartoon series, has just published another cartoon entitled Off My Lawn#2: The Terrorist. “Flag-waving is a fun, colorful pastime that’s great exercise for your arms while helping to stick it to the terror organization of your choice. But sometimes it isn’t enough. Thank God for Clyde. He’s […]
If you search Google for email@example.com, you’ll see that I’m #2 today. And the #1 site is in German. It’s been a week and a half since I first wrote about the fact that I couldn’t find any information about the firstname.lastname@example.org virus, and the blog comments keep streaming in. One of them even claims […]
Ariella and I assembled our Pagong chair from Ikea last night. It’s beautiful and bouncy. We first visited Ikea in 2000 during the first season of Survivor and were tickled to see that Ikea had named a chair after one of the tribes. But we waited almost three years before making the purchase. Sitting in […]
Sam Williams spins a compelling story about a man who is so passionate about a single idea that he ends up alienating most people he meets.