gothwalk: (Default)
( Jul. 3rd, 2002 01:14 pm)
How bizarre. Yesterday, at about noon, I got two hits on my weblog with a referer of (which seems to be what it says on the can).

How bizarre.
gothwalk: (Default)
( Jul. 2nd, 2002 03:33 pm)
I've been using Amphetadesk as a news aggregator for the last few weeks. Today, while poking at it, I came up with a few ideas and mailed them to the guy who makes it - Morbus Iff - fully expecting them to vanish into the ether. A few minutes later, I got a mail back saying that two of my ideas were going to be in the upcoming new release, and that the third would be as well, and he attached a new template file with a way to do it already. That's service, so y'all go and download Amphetadesk now.

What it does: It fetches the XML RSS feed from a wide variety of sites, and puts it all in one file on your desktop, downloading fresh material up to once an hour, whenever you're online. Cuts down the clicking through lots of weblogs and news sites to reading one local file, and clicking through if you want more information.

Morbus also runs, an excellent gaming site. Is there nothing the man can't do right?
gothwalk: (Default)
( Jul. 1st, 2002 12:18 pm)
In other geeking-related news, Dave got hold of a modem for us, and Sigil, our linux box, is up and running again. Which means that it does the dialling up neatly and cleanly, and there's none of this messing about with WinProxy, and WinProxy's cache, which was preventing lots of things on the web from working right.
gothwalk: (Default)
( Mar. 6th, 2000 11:54 am)
[archive entry; from diaryland]

I've been home all day, not in work. Sore throat, sore head, dizzy when I stand up. But I wrote a second chapter of Other Dublin, and played more Civ. Kicked Chinese and Viking butt. Damn Jamaaicans're gonna stomp all over me in the late game, though - the chart is the rest of us at about ten degrees out of the horizontal, and the Jamaicans at about forty-five. Fun.

Nina says it was really hot outside, blazing sunshine. I barely registered the sunshine, to be honest - too focussed on the screen.

Got the Official Letter of Job OfferingTMfrom Kerna. 19K, as Junior Networking Engineer or somesuch. Unless I get a ridiculously good offer from elsewhere, I'll be going there. I was supposed to interview for Critical Path today, but it's been put off until Wednesday lunchtime. I MP3'd Welcome to Earthlast night. Really must remember to get the rest of the MP3s off my work machine and onto dogma or somewhere else safe like that.

If there's enough between layoff money and share options, I might stretch to a new computer - so that there's one for each of us in the house. I'm trying to make up my mind whether I want another desktop or a laptop. I'm notgetting a Vaio or anything - too small a keyboard.

And then there's the need for extra hardware for this box - the CD drive is on the verge of falling over, and we could really do with a modem that's not a Winmodem. So we can finally put a Linux on it.

My head is too full of Other Dublinstuff to think clearly about anything else, but Nina says that if I want to read that history book, I gotta do it tonight, as it goers back tomorrow. Such hardship...


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