This is quite a bit darker than the movie, a bit more bizarre (as if that were possible), and some of the cut scenes are great (especially the “I’m a puppeteer” stuff near the start). Cool.
Mad About Aikido, an aikido site built and maintained by Mark Hutchinson, who’s thrown me around a few times… :-)
images.google.com – search for images on the web. Very nice indeed!
Great utility, think I’ll point a direct link to it over on the left…
I thougt this was in the archives, but as it isn’t, I’m reposting it…
The Hacker Tourist – a long (and to my mind, really great) article by Cyberpunk author Neal Stephenson whose centrepiece is a fibre-optic cable from Cornwall to Japan, but which takes in loads and loads of other interesting stuff along the way. If you want to learn something about how international telecoms really works, check this out…
(Oh, and if, like me, you didn’t know what a backhoe was, here’s one).
I expect so. :-)
Here’s a round-up of reviews of Spielberg’s new movie, A.I.. Most of them contain spoilers, and most of them are highly negative:
Moriarty at Aint-It-Cool pans it.
Shen at Aint-It-Cool really pans it.
David Ansen at Newsweek quite likes it.
David Denby at the New Yorker fairly pans it. (This link will be out of date soon, I’ll try to remember to find a more permanent one).
theory.org.uk action figures – including Michel Foucalt!
Keenly aware of the fluidity of social identities, this 6.5″ Michel Foucault waves his baton in poststructuralist style at all challenges. Shrouded in a special removeable French cloak and with a built-in thoughtful head movement, this superb action figure is essential for both professional philosophers and junior postmodernists.
New Zope stuff to check out:
Tired of continually typing in your SSH passphrase? Sure you are! Well, never fear, help is at hand:
Red Hat/Gnome users: edit /etc/gdm/Sessions/Gnome, and replace: exec /usr/bin/gnome-session --choose-session Nautilus with: exec ssh-agent /usr/bin/gnome-session --choose-session Nautilus
then at the start of your session, use ssh-add to add keys to the agent, and hey presto. Of course, you have to do it each time you start a new X session, but that’s only fair, innit?
What looks like a very deep article on multi-threading, probably so deep I’ll never read it. ;-)
Don’t miss paragraph 126 of this affadavit containing some mental, mental, mental scientology stuff, and nice juicy Tom Cruise mentions.
Yo Mike & Claire! Welcome to the internet!
Check it out: Jessie licking my head – eewww…
Bloody hell – what have I been doing for the last 10 days? It’s been a bit madcap to be honest… Had a well wicked birthday party at Pete’s place in Bristol, went to the Amnesty International Benefit, We Know Where You Live, Live (fantastic – don’t miss it when it’s on TV, this Saturday I believe), went shopping in London and on the London Eye, nearly made it to King Lear at The Globe, actually made it to The Mummy Returns at the Guildford Odeon, came back to Cardiff, Julie had her second interview at the RSPCA, went to aikido (yay!), had a curry, went to the Frontier company meeting, got smashed, went to Sam’s Bar, got more smashed, had a hangover, had a Thai, did a car boot sale in aid of my trek (38 quid – not bad), went for a walk in the Brecon Beacons with Malc The Guide, and watched Grosse Pointe Blank & Ike’s Wee-Wee.
Today I went to work. :-)
Really, it’s been mad… Oh yeah, and I failed to record either of the transmissions of that Pop Factory episode… Argle!
I was drunk last night, crawled home across the lawn. By accident I put the car key in the door lock. The house started up. So I figured what the hell, and drove it around the block a few times. I thought I should go park it in the middle of the freeway and yell at everyone to get off my driveway.