Monthly Archives: January 2005

So *That’s* What They Mean By ‘Special Sauce’

Obviously McDonald’s needs to be clued in on the meaning of “I’d hit it”! (via World Champion)

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Interview with a Link / Comment Spammer

The Register interviewed a link spammer who revealed some of his methods and motivation. The bottom line — spammers can make up to seven figure incomes from some simple computer code. Some key points: For even a semi-competent programmer, writing … Continue reading

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Diggin’ in the Crates: Native Tongues

A little something inspired by the Tribe Called Quest concert I hit a couple of months back as well as an article about the Native Tongues in last month’s Vibe magazine. This crew was largely responsible for making the late … Continue reading

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Jack Johnson Documentary

I watched “Unforgivable Blackness – The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson” over the last two nights on PBS. Ken Burns has produced another fascinating documentary (also see The Civil War and Jazz). If you missed it, I highly recommend … Continue reading

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New Movable Type PlugIn for Fighting Comment Spam

If you’re using Movable Type be sure to install the new ‘nofollow’ plugin. It implements a new way of marking links in comments and trackbacks so that they will be ignored by search engines. Let’s see what the spammers do … Continue reading

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Criminals Getting Ideas from HBO’s ‘The Wire’

Hell, if I was a criminal I’d probably adopt some of the ideas from ‘The Wire‘ too: The accused leaders of the Queens gang, whose arrests were announced yesterday by Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and District Attorney Richard A. … Continue reading

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Some People Just don’t Understand RSS

Last night I happened across a post by Martin Schwimmer entitled “Why I Have Asked Bloglines To Remove My Site From Its ‘Service’“. It generally accepted that BlogLines is by far the number one news aggregator so I had to … Continue reading

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I Hope Randy Moss doesn’t Live to Regret These Words

When asked about the $10,000 fine he got for his ‘fake moon’ during the Green Bay game Randy Moss had this to say: Reporter: “Write the check yet, Randy?” Moss: “When you’re rich you don’t write checks.” Reporter: “If you … Continue reading

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Radio.Blog: U.K. Flava Volume 1 (Electronica)

Since there’s so much great music coming out of the UK I thought I’d highlight some of my favorites, which get so little air play in the States. When I went through and ripped my UK CDs I ended up … Continue reading

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Aboriginals ‘Sensed’ the Tsunami

I know many of you have seen the stories about animals sensing the recent Indian Ocean tsunami and heading for safety: At the Khao Lak Elephant Trekking Centre, elephants Poker and Thandung started to panic — trumpeting and breaking free … Continue reading

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