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  • All The Misc That’s Fit to Misc

    Don’t use oxygen and smoke, please. Thomas PM Barnett, a great Powerpointer, mentions that Al Gore has his Nobel Prize because of his PPTs (actually Keynote, but same difference, presentation software). Read/Write Web has good thoughts on Microsoft’s playing catch-up with Google on a number of web tools. I like competitor for Google. It means…


  • Misc is out of Style

    To start with, a random screenshot from a video from 1989: It’s by MC 900 Ft. Jesus. Watch actual videos by MC 900 Ft Jesus below: I enjoy his music very much. He got his name from a vision of Oral Roberts: May 25, 1980, while overlooking his religious center which was in financial difficulty:…

  • Play Misc-y for Me

    I’ve been reading and listening to lots about animation, and one of the more fun things has been Spline Cast, a podcast about 3-D animation. My favorite podcast right now is Dave Ramsey’s 1 hour version of his show. Don’t bother with the 3-hour version, it’s not really free. My previous favorite podcast is Harry…

  • Reader Subscription Stats are Complicated

    Check out more information over at the FeedBurner Blog: Burning Questions • Google Reader Subscription Stats and FeedBurner I don’t pay too much attention to stats, but I do watch for folks coming in through referring links. FeedBurner is pretty cool, I use the FeedSmith plugin referenced. Valleywag’s take is typically cynical.


  • My name is Misc, How do you do?

    Uncov got some para-journalistic love from Wired. I have mentioned uncov before. I have thought a bit more about the salty language Ted uses, and I’ve decided it’s really interesting to my brain to have the subject be computer science and business and have the language come out of, oh, Quentin Tarantino. Id meets intellect….

  • Morning’s Miscellany

    Zappa Documentary on YouTube, Pointed to by Kill Ugly Radio: 10 Zen Monkeys asks writers Is The Net Good For Writers? My favorite is Clay Shirky’s. My current musical obsessions: Gerry Rafferty’s Baker Street, Foo Fighter’s Baker Street, Toy Doll’s Nellie the Elephant, Siouxsee & the Banshees Dear Prudence, Christine, and The Passenger, and most…

  • Dead PHP3 Code

    People don’t write PHP like this anymore, or, if they do, they get hurt badly. This is old code of mine. Timestamp is January 29, 2002. Yeesh. <? $where_they_are = ‘http://’ . $SERVER_NAME . $REQUEST_URI; if ($HTTP_REFERER!=”) { $recipientlist=’joe@artlung.com’; $emailsubject=”visit to $SERVER_NAME via ” . $HTTP_REFERER; $emailbody=”someone came to $where_they_are via $HTTP_REFERER ip address: $REMOTE_ADDR…


  • Site Maintenance; Leah 2002

    You may have noticed I’ve reverted the theme of this blog back to my prior black with zig-zag sidebars and away from the excellent free theme I had been using. In the end using someone else’s theme on my blog feels wrong to me. It’s not really showing my crufty personality and peculiar oddness in…

  • ATTN Web Designers: Ashley Qualls Beats You At Internet

    MySpace millionaire says “whatever” to high school Go Ashley Go! Ashley’s business is whateverlife.com. At first I found the 17 year old’s story a bit depressing, but after thinking about it a bit I find it really inspiring.

  • Blog Upgraded to WordPress 2.3

    WordPress 2.3 is out and I have updated to it without incident. The big new addition is tags, though I will need to update my themes to view those. I’ve never been quite comfortable with the Categories system in WordPress, perhaps the tagging in 2.3 is a good answer, I certainly enjoy tags in flickr…


  • Transitions

    This week, my hosting company, Pair.com, will be making several upgrades to the machine I host with. The biggest transition is that my sites will now be running under PHP5 instead of PHP4. Yesterday I upgraded the blogs I maintain to the latest and best version of WordPress — version 2.2.3 — and for the…

  • Turn off Magic Quotes in PHP via .htaccess

    #.htaccess SETTINGS TO TURN OFF # STUPID MAGIC QUOTES IN PHP # I HATE MAGIC QUOTES PROBLEMS php_flag magic_quotes_gpc off UPDATE: See Magic Quotes, and note: This feature has been DEPRECATED as of PHP 5.3.0 and REMOVED as of PHP 6.0.0. Relying on this feature is highly discouraged.


  • LaserTats.com: Custom Engraving on your Motorcycle

    Leah and I launched Laser Tats at lasertats.com the other day. What are Laser Tats? They’re laser etched drawings and words that can be put on virtually any surface, but primarily everything having to do with Motorcycles — “timer covers, derby covers, horn covers, gas caps, battery covers, switch housings, chrome oil tanks, mirrors, dash…

  • Old Blogger Archive PHP Code

    I’m doing some blog housecleaning this morning. Here’s the code I used to use to display an archive list of blogger entries: Pretty straightforward, it grabs a list of files with the right name pattern, then prints a pretty display of the previous listings. Now that we’re on WordPress, it’s not necessary. I blog it…

  • Books for Web Folk (1999)

    People often ask me how I learned all these magic tricks. The answer is books, of course. The books that follow are the crucial books in my education in the ways of the World Wide Web. There are more books – but these are the desert island books. Web development: Teach Yourself Web Publishing with…

  • Here goes WordPress

    I’m about to import hundreds of entries from my old blogger file into WordPress. Wish me luck.


  • Site Launch: FireMapper

    This past week and today the finishing touches were put on: Space Instruments’ website– FireMapper.com. The site design was done by Benecke Creative, and I did the underlying html, CSS and JavaScript. It’s got some nifty stuff on it. I particularly am proud of some of the mouseovers in areas like the Oil Spill Mapper…

  • 10 Year Anniversary of Philip Greenspun’s Dynamic Site

    At Philip Greenspun’s Weblog he notes the 10th anniversary of his personal site, which mutated into photo.net, and which caused him to learn a great deal about building web community with database-backed websites, and so in turn he wrote books and put up sites and inspired people like me. Kudos on that anniversary!