I had stopped updating this blog after I started seeing this domain name as the the virus instead of just a short hand for “beehive”.
But, seeing as this has been my most continuous web presence, I think I’ll just need to get over it. See the large bee in the header? Onward!
I was playing round the other night can came up with this SQL to solve a popular tongue twister:
woodchuck.can_chuck = 1
woodpile.is_chucked = 1
Here is another one:
SELECT COUNT(pepper.picked) FROM pepper WHERE pepper.picked_by = ‘Peter Piper’
A couple more with the tongue twisters:
Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?
SELECT watch.* FROM watch WHERE watch.make = ‘Swiss’
Which witch wished which wicked wish?
SELECT witch.name FROM witch WHERE witch.wish_type = ‘wicked’ AND witch.type = ‘wicked’
Who washed Washington’s white woolen underwear
when Washington’s washer woman went west?
washer.gender = ‘female’
washer.went != ‘west’
washer.washed = ‘underwear’
washer.fabric = ‘wool’
washer.washed_for = ‘Washington’
Problogger asks: What makes you unsubscribe from a blog’s RSS feed?
There is some interesting insight in the comments. I have tried to compile a summary of the comments so far. (I’ve stared my peeves)
17 – Too many posts
12 – Topics not focused or changes topics too often
10 – Not enough posts
10 – Not full text feeds (*)
9 – Repeated stories or unoriginal (*)
6 – Reader not interested
6 – Too long of stories or bad post layout
4 – Negative stories or attitude
4 – Too much self promotion
4 – Low quality of posts
3 – Story keep reappearing (usually frequent editing) (*)
I find it funny that not enough and too many posts were in the top three answers.
“Bill Westerman has joined the back-to-paper movement. Here are a couple of Bill’s ingenous methods for managing his time and to-do lists in his notebook.
Bill prefers the Miquelrius notebook (shown here).
Roll over the photo to see how it works.” (via Communication Nation)
Introducing SurvivaBall from Haliburton?
“For those of us who typically find corporate America’s response to global warming painfully flaccid, economically self-destructive, and morally reprehensible, Halliburton’s most recent contribution to climate change preparedness comes like a puff of fresh air.” – from Treehugger.
Even better is the instruction card:
Pretty funny joke.
If you have noticed the “theBuzz” (bhiv = beehive.. bees.. they buzz, get it?) side bar and thought? Well, that seems a total waste of space, it is because I have been planning to roll my own WordPress plugin / Del.icio.us system. Mainly to emulate waxy.org because I think the idea of short and easy links is a great way around creating a full blown posts.
In the meantime, I will be consolidating all my links into a single entry, like so:
Anyway, I think you may get the idea of what theBuzz will be like, nothing special just a simple quick links. The next issue will be shorter without all this explanation.
The upgrade was pretty painless. I did back up everything, which was a good thing after I dropped the drop directory into my FTP client and didn’t want to go and pick out each file. But other than that I only seem to have one error on the admin page. Not sure who’s fault that is, but I’ll track it down in the next couple days.
Why this is a big deal for me, is I have been waiting for 2.0 to start with a couple plugins that I have been thinking about and now I can start to finish this site.
I’ve really enjoyed the last couple Dilbert comics where Scott Adams starts drawing himself into the comic. But I could have sworn it was the fourth wall that is broken, not the third. Or, is this some cleaver reference to it being a comic strip?
While using digg.com, I was surprised to see such an obviously weak CAPTCHA challenge. I was able to create a script that defeats it with a 88% accuracy within a couple hours using nothing but free software. (If you are looking for code, forget it. This is almost too much information) Continue reading