Pestilence and decay

I’ve been ill. sniffle I still have a sore throat/cough which is shifting slowly, ever so slowly. Bleugh.

And while we’re on the subject of rotting flesh, it’s high time I mentioned the one thing that’s been dominating coffee-time conversation round here for the last month: Urban Dead – a low-tech Zombie Acopalypse Massively Multiplayer Online RPG. It’s really rather good. It’s also (deliberately) very slow: everything you do costs one action point; you’re given two action points per hour; and you can never have more than fifty. As such, you can’t spend all day playing it, so it’s not too much of a time sink. You can, of course, spend all day reading the wiki. My advice: start as a scientist, and get your XP by scanning zombies. Get Free Running as soon as you can, then First Aid. I’ve been playing since the 6th of May and I’m level 9 already.

Alternatively, of course, play as a zombie and eat your friends. Brains! Brains! Brains! Kids OK.

The BigBook Technique

Engineering Management Hacks: The BigBook Technique – poetic. [raganwald]

Run a web server on your mobile phone

Now you can run apache on your Nokia S60, complete with mod_python. Neato. [matt]