It's winter, and we're migrating

Well, at least my blog is migrating. I'm posting more and more over on my personal website, so LJ is often getting the short end of the stick. I'll probably cross-post the occasional article, or at least a link, but if you want to stay in contact, you should add grobyunplugged to your friends list.

And here's the promised link: Todays' article is about beautiful sculptures based on math operations. (For the graphics geeks - includes picture of cast-iron Voronoi network)

Now Outsourcing Freedom - Bush's cybercrime treaty

Ah, another treaty brought to you by a great administration. The Cliff's Notes version: We allow other nations to enforce their laws, and we get the same in return. Never mind if their laws and our laws clash.

I could go into more detail, but I've already written it up on my other blog.

For various reasons (explanation soon) most of my writing will move over there. I'll have to investigate a solution how to channel this back to LJ so I don't have to leave you guys... Any suggestions appreciated!

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Halloween is nigh! Repent! No, wait - that's a different topic. So let's not repent. Instead, let's celebrate! And part of celebrating Halloween is having a Jack-o-Lantern. A nicely carved pumpkin that scares everybody to death.

As a non-US born person, I've never done this before. I'm mystified. If you feel the same, or are just wanting to explore cool new carving patterns, or simply want to be an expert pumpkin carver, there's a website with all the info. I shall have a most awesome pumpkin this year!

And in case you're wondering were that nifty little icon came from: It's part of a free icon set at the Iconfactory
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Foot-In-Mouth Disease...

Context: Long discussion about feminism, sexism. Topic brought up: Why is it socially acceptable for women to wear pants, but not for men to wear skirts. The point I am trying to make: There's not much interest in changing this, so it's probably going to stay that way for a long time.

My quote:
Educating the public that clothing shouldn't
matter - let's just say it's an uphill battle.

Some people just have a way with words....

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Just wanted to share a wonderful piece of e-mail with you:

Hey guys,

I'm trying to start up a grassroots movement. If you have a string of
(Mardi Gras) beads, wear them for the next few weeks in honor of the
loss of New Orleans and Biloxi and other places hit by Katrina

Uh. Yes. That's a brilliant idea. At the same time, I'd like to ask all women between 21 and 35 to randomly flash people, symbolizing their connection with the newly homeless.

Sometimes, I really wonder....

Anyways, if you actually want to do something about this, how about donating to the American Red Cross.

Or, in case their website is still struggling, call 1-800-HELP-NOW.

Glass beads, indeed.

Google Search 2.0

As you've all heard by now, I'm sure, Google Desktop Search 2.0 is out.. Here's what Reuters had to say.

The heart of the system is a tall, rectangular "sidebar" with a set of panels that provide glimpses into the latest "live" information of interest to the user. It actively learns from each move a user makes to personalize what is featured.

"Hi, I'm your search assistant. It looks like you're looking for porn right now?"

"We really want to have people be able to sit back and watch the Web come to them,"

Yep, I can imagine that. Much easier to sell ads to a passive audience.

Innovative features include a headline syndication system that adds Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds of frequently visited sites, without any special user intervention

And why would I want this? Just because I visit a site frequently doesn't mean I want it in my feed list. I am actually capable of adding it myself if I want to.

Google Desktop Search 1.0 was a pain. (Resource hog, no search for file names, etc...). 2.0 looks bad enough that it won't reach my hard drive at work. And I don't need it at home - that's what I've got OSX for ;)

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Once more, I'm waking from the dead and return to my blogging habits. Hopefully, this time I'll stay a bit longer. I'm sorry, but I was quite tapped out and felt like there was nothing to say, not even funny remarks.

In the unfunny department, I just posted an article on killing WinCE help topics

On the funny front, I give you:

The Penguin Bitchslap

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