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Entries for week beginning March 20, 2005

March 26, 2005


Inflict damage upon the website of your choosing. Spilling coffee is my favourite effect.

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March 25, 2005

Python limericks

So painful it’s brilliant. Suck on this, Perl poetry!

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March 24, 2005

Jim’s Big Ego play Bose

Jim’s Big Ego play Bose

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Banksy Hits New York's Most Famous Museums (All of them)

The New York art galleries get a taste of the Banksy experience. Brilliant.

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Latin1 to ASCII -- The UNICODE Hammer

aka “The Stupid American”. Quick Python recipe to get rid of all those pesky foreign accented characters in a string and replace them with their ASCII “equivalent”.

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The Python compiler for .net gets a (still pre-alpha) update. It’s worth noting that this project was so good, MS hired the author for their CLR team.

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Transparent Screens

Desktop backgrounds to confound and delight!

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March 23, 2005

Decompiling Programmer-Speak

“The UI’s still a little bit rough.”
Translation: What’s not to love about the A:> prompt?

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Universal Towels

For the “frood who really knows where his towel is” in your life.

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March 22, 2005


To be investigated — Ruby on Rails-esque framework for Python.

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De-skunking Bacon 3

De-skunking Bacon 3

Thereby answering the question "If we decided to slit Bacon's throat, what would it look like?"

De-skunking Bacon 2

De-skunking Bacon 2

He is *not* happy with us right now.

De-skunking Bacon 1

De-skunking Bacon 1

Joy focused on cleaning him, while I unhelpfully stood around with my cellphone snapping photos.

Tomato Juice

Tomato Juice

Bacon barked at a skunk in the back garden tonight, and got sprayed. Not pleasant. A Google search pointed us in the direction of either hydrogen peroxide or tomato juice. This is what the corner store had in stock.

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fuware.net Repository - revision 82 - pymusique

Now *that*’s a commit! Pymusique works around Apple’s “fix” within a day, thereby meaning that Apple shut out users of earlier iTunes versions for nothing.

It's a Multi Language World

A good summation of many of my objections to using Java on the desktop.

Serena's Mr Floppy Collection

Extensive collection of British road signs in need of some V1A6RA!!!

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One of the finest (and simplest) ZX Spectrum games gets a 2005 makeover. Thoz.

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March 21, 2005

The Muppet Show DVD season sets

If this proves to be true, I’ll be a happy camper.

March 20, 2005

Greasemonkey script: Google Suggest

Embed “Google Suggest” into every Google page.

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Yahoo actually does acquire Flickr

In a surprise to absolutely no-one, Yahoo’s bought Flickr.

About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.