July 20, 2002
Facial Flounders in Boston
The Register has a good article on the failings of the US's latest and greatest attempts to eliminate freedom^w"terra" from the world at large... facial recognition at the Boston airport. My dear American readers, please pardon my sarcasm, but there's only so much that one can do with no results before people start to become exasperated.

IIRC a similar scheme involving using thumbprints to buy groceries (MIT? something like that... anyone got a link?).... this can be foiled 95% of the time I'm told, with about $5 worth of easy to obtain materials, used to create a gummy "fake" thumbprint.
Random Linkage - Posted by Arcterex at 10:41 PM | Comments (1)
GnomeStuff Reviews
LinuxOrbit.com has some good reviews on some new GNOME stuff. This includes Rox Filer, quite possibly the coolest and fastest file manager around!
GNOME - Posted by Arcterex at 12:46 PM | Comments (0)
July 17, 2002
The Damian Spake...
Headed down to seattle last night to the Seattle Perl Users Group meeting to see a talk by The Damian. Damian Conway is well known for his many cool ass perl modules, as well as his book Object Oriented Perl. The talk was not on perl so much as other things, which (as the talk was a warm up for the YAPC) I'm not at liberty to reveal. However, The Damian was a fantastic speaker, as well as a damn interesting one. He is a better teacher than my high school physics teachers as well. If you get a chance to go to YAPC, or see Damian speak anywhere, I heartily suggest you do so. If you're in the pacific northwest and have the opportunity to head down to Seattle for the SPUG meetings, head down there, it's worth the drive!
Perl - Posted by Arcterex at 11:16 AM | Comments (0)
B5 Quote Generator
For all the Babylon 5 people out there, Mithrandir has found a cool B5 Quote generator, spitting a new B5 quote out on reload. Tres cool!
Random Linkage - Posted by Arcterex at 11:03 AM | Comments (2)
July 14, 2002
Halo for Mac Nose Rubbing
Found an article off bluesnews about the mac release of halo, with words of wisdom to those who thought it would never come. I still say the proof is when you lay the game down in front of me, but we have to wait for 2003 before that happens, for both PC and Mac. It's really too bad this couldn't have happened back when it was announced in 1999, when Halo would have been just that cool a game, before the rest of the clones of FPS and 3rd PS came along. I still have yet to play it, but I am filled with far less awe now adays than I was a few years ago. But as the old adage goes, "blame microsoft"
Gaming - Posted by Arcterex at 09:51 AM | Comments (1)
July 13, 2002
New Kevin Smith Movie in the works
Well, sounds like after Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Kevin Smith is working on a new movie called "Jersey Girl". He's got a diary set up for the inside scoop.
Movies - Posted by Arcterex at 11:32 PM | Comments (0)
July 12, 2002
Halo for PC
Oh happy day! Halo for the PC is here! Finally....
Gaming - Posted by Arcterex at 03:05 PM | Comments (1)
July 10, 2002
Wiki Support for Debian
Cool! Someone has set up a wiki for a Debian support forum. This will allow users to freely add and modify documentation about the debian project.
Debian - Posted by Arcterex at 12:52 AM | Comments (0)
July 09, 2002
Logos
A neat site with logos, for the purpose of inspiring others. The site was found originally by tig.
Random Linkage - Posted by Arcterex at 10:42 PM | Comments (0)
Controlling RL With Computers
K5 has a neat article tucked away in their technology section about controlling a light with your Personal Computer. It's a rather long and involved article, but definately neat.
Random Linkage - Posted by Arcterex at 10:37 PM | Comments (0)
July 08, 2002
Twenty Don'ts for ASP Programmers
Should you be a writer of ASP, securityfocus has a list of some Don'ts for ASP Developers.
Random Linkage - Posted by Arcterex at 01:43 PM | Comments (2)
How to screw the artist
In the /. story about a k5 story on audiogalaxy, there's a good link to an atricle called Major Labels: the problem with music. It has a lot of the elements from Courtney Love does the Math article, with an interesting breakdown of the numbers at the bottom of the page.
Music - Posted by Arcterex at 01:12 PM | Comments (0)
July 07, 2002
Mmmm.... climbing.....
Yummy, some sweet Yosemite rock climbing pictures.
Random Linkage - Posted by Arcterex at 01:23 AM | Comments (1)
July 05, 2002
Blender Tutorial
Not sure if you've seen the Blender news on /., but I found this tutorial on using Blender linked somewhere or other.
UFies.org - Posted by Arcterex at 11:07 PM | Comments (0)
Secure Programming
Nice HOWTO on Secure Programming for Linux and Unix HOWTO.
Software - Posted by Arcterex at 11:06 PM | Comments (2)
July 04, 2002
Cool Search Thingy
The TouchGraph GoogleBrowser is the coolest search engine thing I've seen all week (or more)! It uses google to create a cool ass graph-thingy (in java, cause java rocks), for a selected URL. Hard to describe, best to try out.

On that note, check out the full story on geeknews. I'd give you the url, but you have to be a member to even view a story (and post/read comments), and that offends me. Just scroll down a bit and look for the "graphical searching" story, which points to googlebrowser, amazon vista, google set vista and kartoo. Hmm... maybe you don't have to read the GN story after all!
Random Linkage - Posted by Arcterex at 11:28 PM | Comments (0)
Tripping the Rift News
Just got an email from Harry, a regular reader (yay! a reader!) and he passed on some big news from TrippingTheRift.com!

Well, BIG NEWS from http://www.trippingtherift.com/

Cin├ęGroupe and Film Roman to Produce SCI FI Animated Series

The newly formed alliance of Canadian production company Cin├ęGroupe and animation producer Film Roman Studios has begun production on SCI FI Channel's first-ever animated series TRIPPING THE RIFT. The CG-animated series is based on the short film of the same name, with thirteen half-hour episodes slated to debut in first quarter 2003 as part of SCI FI's regular Friday primetime line-up of original series. Created by Chuck Austen and Chris Moeller, TRIPPING THE RIFT follows the adventures of The Free Enterprise, a smuggling vessel led by a purple alien called Chode who, along with his misfit shipmates, battles enemies and new obstacles in space each week.

Pretty damn cool.
Pretty damn cool is right.... tripping the rift (esp the high quality 200meg version) has graced my hard drive for ages now, and a new one is lfantastic news!!
Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 09:35 AM | Comments (0)
Happy July 4th!
Just wanted to wish all the 'merkins out there a happy July 4th. Don't blow too many fingers off with those fireworks eh? :-)
UFies.org - Posted by Arcterex at 09:30 AM | Comments (0)
July 03, 2002
The Right to Read
The Right to Read is a paranoid look at the future by RMS. A bit over the top, but looking at some of the stuff people are trying to pull (MS's Palladium for example, and all the privacy-stealing policies brought forth in the war on terra), perhaps not too far off the mark.
Random Linkage - Posted by Arcterex at 12:36 AM | Comments (0)
July 02, 2002
Toilet or Aquarium
Via ICQ from Iambe comes the Aquarium Toilet. I gotta get me one of these!
Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 04:08 PM | Comments (2)
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