Sat, 01 Mar 2003

Playing with Jabber

Jabber is really neat technology -- calling it "instant messaging" drastically oversimplifies the richness of the protocol, but it's a nasty nightmare to set up. I have a Jabber identity now, marmoset@jabber.freeke.org. Add me to your "roster."

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I don't know whether to be delighted or terrified

The Sci Fi network is bringing back that cheeseball sci-fi nugget of my youth, Battlestar Galactica. As an uncritical 12-year-old, I eagerly watched every new episode when they first aired. When the original episodes started airing in reruns a few years ago, I marveled at the cheap sets, recycled special effects, costumes, and laugh-out-loud plotlines. I wonder if they're going to play it straight?

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Drive-By #5

  • Stinking Badges Home Page
    "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges!"--Gold Hat, as played by Alfonso Bedoya "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948)
    ...
    This site aims to be the primary Internet resource for any and all references to the aforementioned quote. But we need your help! [Stinking Badges Home Page]

  • Meanwhile, back in Japan...
    So, apparently, in Japan, the hot new thing is a "hug pillow" or "daki-makura." i guess if you are a lonely Japanese man tucked away in a sleeping drawer in some towering high-rise, these might seem like good company. [the reverse cowgirl's blog]

  • The Horror of Blimps
    On this occasion I awoke to the sense that there was a large menacing presence approaching me silently out of the gloom, so I opened my eyes, and there it was! A LARGE SILENT MENACING PRESENCE WAS APPROACHING ME OUT OF THE GLOOM, AND IT COULD FLY!!! [Teemings]

  • The Nike Valdez
    Thousands of pairs of Nike basketball shoes are washing up on beaches from Washington state to Alaska after spilling from a container ship in Northern California. [Yahoo News]

  • The mystery of Stalin's death
    Did he die of natural causes following a brain haemorrhage or was Stalin killed because he was about to plunge the Soviet Union into a war its people were in no position to fight? [BBC NEWS | Europe]

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Pure drivel tends to drive ordinary drivel off the TV screen.