An old hack, rediscovered: Change the “00 READY” message on HP printers. I used variants of this at uni (“00 RAEDY” and “PAPER UPSIDE DOWN” were favourites of mine), and at AnagramOfPanties (in those glorious bubble days, I ran a script which displayed the current stock price on printers).
Comedy Central has launched a complete archive of The Daily Show since Jon Stewart took over in 1999. It’s a wee bit wonky (I haven’t had much luck searching for old “Even Stephven” segments), but promising.
This is ace. A random blog entry on OK/Cancel is coming up as the number one hit on Google for “cancel google”. Observe the comments thread, and fear for humanity.
“pollyanna209 wrote: help get google off my computer you have no right pushing google without permission from me i pay the bill for comcast and i want internet explorer back this is rude of you people!”
The problems with randomly creating strings… “It turns out that one day in the not-too-distant future, our random number generator gets filthy. On that day, one out of every 128 licenses generated will start with the F-bomb.”
Perfectly-timed sale — It’s getting a bit nippy out! Threadless hoodies are dropping from $40 to $25 for one day only. I’m currently deciding which ones I MUST HAVE!
Very nifty Google Maps-like tiled-and-draggable front-end to the Open Street Map data. I was surprised how detailed the data was for my neighbourhood, but I guess I shouldn’t have been, given the high geek-density round here.
This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.