“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.
Ever wanted to know all the english words you could spell with chemical symbols? Well luckly you can no get the list of 56k of them. (via Cynical-C Blog)
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?
Firstly there is Who Represents?, a database for agencies to the rich and famous: http://www.whorepresents.com/
Second is the Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views: http://www.expertsexchange.com
Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island: http://www.penisland.net
Need a therapist? Try: http://www.therapistfinder.com
And there is an Italian Power company: http://www.powergenitalia.com
Finally we have the Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales: http://www.molestationnursery.com
(Shamelessly stolen from WebHostingTalk, but I guess was stolen from a b3ta newsletter a while ago.)
Approximately 30 hours after I posted Digg made a change to CAPTCHA by altering the foreground colors and background colors, alternating normal and bold face, and mixing upper an lowercase letters. With the a slight modification to my program (not making all letters lowercase) it reduced my program’s accuracy to 11 % (out of 200 samples). But there was another problem, approximately 15% were not human solvable.
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