26 February 2010

Salmiyuck! – a skeptic reviews salmiakki products

Rumor has it that salty liquorice tastes weird unless you’ve grown up with it.

EDIT: Should have noticed this before, but the blog is maintained by Alex Papadimoulis of The Daily WTF. Thx, Thomas.

[via:Tero Keinänen]

An intense, personal story about sexual abuse

Tech writer Joel Johnson tells the world about his family. Religion included, of course.


25 February 2010

Hg Init: a Mercurial tutorial

[via:Joel Spolsky]

“What started out as an exercise in model building and photography, ended up as a dream-like reconstruction of the town I grew up in. It’s not an exact recreation, but it does capture the mood of my memories.”

[via:Laughing Squid]

[via:The Daily What]

Whoever designed Barcelona played way too much SimCity. A Google map proves the point further.


crayon drug raid mikkel sommer

[via:Yay Everyday]

24 February 2010

Piraattipuolue: Sananvapaus ahdistelun kohteena länsimaissa

Pikku G otsikoissa vuosien varrelta

“Rakkaus musiikkiin on tärkeä asia Geen elämässä, mutta yhtä hyvin näkyvät kristillisen kasvatuksen ohjaamat arvot.”


The tech behind the Pennsylvania school laptop spying case

This provides some new details to the story from last week on how the Lower Merion School District/Harriton High School used compulsory school laptops to monitor students at home. Some network admin named Mike Perbix is the evil fucktard responsible for maintaining the school district sanctioned installation of LANRev/Absolute Manage, a very comprehensive (but insecurely built) software package used for monitoring the school provided Macbooks.

The story was uncovered after a student was suspended for “using drugs” at home, based on a photo taken with the laptop’s built in webcam. The student was eating candy.


Mia. – Sonne (Live)

German band (obvioulsy). The original track’s available on Spotify.

22 February 2010

Metagames and Containers

Collecting and sorting links is one of my personal meta games.

[via:Joonas Mäkinen]

20 February 2010

From Jethro Tull’s Thick As A Brick LP cover. The album is available on Spotify.

[via:Jason Permenter]

16 February 2010

Iceland’s fight for press freedom

“New legislation that proposes turning the island into a protective ‘haven’ for media could allow investigative journalism to flourish”


15 February 2010

What is Deinterlacing? Facts, solutions, examples

Old but I just stumbled over it.


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