Sunday, March 14, 2004

This is kinda cool: “Search Google for sites added today, yesterday, within the last seven days, or last 30 days.”

http://www.freshgoo.com/

Sidebar cool thing: If you refresh that page, you'll see a bunch of funny modified Google logos. Kept me busy for a little while!



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Sunday, March 14, 2004 10:45:06 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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KC Lemson, who works on the Exchange team at Microsoft, asks if there are any IT bloggers out there who are actually blogging about IT. She's soliciting links from anyone who does, or from people who know of good ones, to see if it would be worthwhile to put together a list.

I think that's a great idea. There are tons of blogs by developers and about specific products, etc., but not that many that are about IT operations and management. I hope this takes off, and it's already made me think a bit about some things that I could be blogging that I have thus far ignored.



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Sunday, March 14, 2004 10:31:05 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Friday, March 12, 2004

From the logs of the original computer geeks, the actual description of the first computer bug. So, that's where the terms “bug” and “debug” come from.

Moth found trapped between points at Relay # 70, Panel F, of the Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator while it was being tested at Harvard University, 9 September 1945. The operators affixed the moth to the computer log, with the entry: "First actual case of bug being found". They put out the word that they had "debugged" the machine, thus introducing the term "debugging a computer program".

In 1988, the log, with the moth still taped by the entry, was in the Naval Surface Warfare Center Computer Museum at Dahlgren, Virginia.



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Friday, March 12, 2004 6:13:01 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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“You can start a very long and pointless discussion by wondering about this topic on the net.”

Yeah, no kidding. Nothing says lame quite like “THAT'S NOT HOW YOU PRONOUNCE THAT!”

Gimmee a break...

Read here: http://www.eeng.brad.ac.uk/help/.faq/.unix/.pronun.html



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Friday, March 12, 2004 6:05:09 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Thursday, March 11, 2004

I was going to be on an airplane about now, landing in sounthern California, but plans changed and so I won't be flying there for a few more weeks. But that's okay, it means I have a four-day weekend that I can spend getting things done around home. I am rather looking forward to that. Not quite as much fun as visiting a friend in California, but that's okay - It will just be more fun when I do get to head that way.

So this, I think, will be lawn and garden weekend at my place. Last weekend, the neighbors and I went to the home-improvement box store across the river over there in Warshington and got materials to build a whole slew of raised garden beds. So, I have a lot of cedar planks, stakes and other stuff just waiting for me to get my act together and start building. I'll go into town and arrange for a truckload of good garden soil to be brought in (the soil here in the hills is rocky and kind of clayish, so ammending is important). Then I can throw my back out moving soil into the raised bed frames. Woo hoo!

The other thing I need to get done is preparing a temporary pad for my new spa/hot tub to sit on. Not sure when it's going to be delivered, but I made the purchase recently and am looking forward to it - and so is my back, let me tell you. I say “temporary pad” because I am hoping in the future to add a deck to the house and move the spa up onto that. Big dreams, but hey - gotta start somewhere, right?

With the weather as nice as it's supposed to be, I am also thinking a trip to Brown's Camp with the 4-wheeler might be in order. Maybe - if not, plenty more weekends ahead.

Mostly I am just looking forward to doing a lot of whatever I want and not worrying about anything else. The blackberry is set to not receive emails, my desk phone is set to go straight to voice mail rather than ringing my cell phone llike it usually does, and I'm ready to disconnect for a few days. I need it.

 



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Thursday, March 11, 2004 10:56:32 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Wow.

http://www.kartoo.com/

That's cool stuff. Enter a search term/phrase and see the relationships and relative validity of each result. Uses flash, which (for once) is cool (yes, I think flash is entirely over-used).

Bookmarked. Should be fun to watch this grow.



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Tuesday, March 09, 2004 7:02:40 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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