(Via the Register). The US is responsible for over 50% of the world’s spam. Of course, many of the zombies that actually send the spam may be under control of evil Russian hackers, who are spamming for . . . US companies? God, it’s a twisted world.
Update: Damn, I hate it when I repeat something that was on slashdot.
Man, old stuff never dies. Here’s a web server that runs on a 2.0 Newton.
I like the 2.0 unit that I recently got. Aside from the weight, it’s everything that I wish the first Newton had been. Except for the lack of docking solution (damn! how’d we miss that again?)
A lunch conversation introduced me to the delightful game of Hackenbush. [Apparently, it’s NP-hard, which I sure didn’t expect. A quick google search turns up lots of references, which I won’t bother repeating here].
Smalltalk traits here and here. Multiple inheritance without multiple inheritance.
An awesome blog on .NET.
My great grandfather is buried here. Kind of creepy, to see your own name on a headstone…
Charles Stross has a web site (and a blog there, too). He’s the author of Singularity Sky, Toast and a bunch of short stories, some of which appear on his web site.
Here’s an interesting review of Gene Wolfe’s The Book of the New Sun. (litany:) If you haven’t read it…
Warning: Geekness ahead.
The University of Washington broadcasts interesting colloquiums; here’s one on scheduling requests in web servers that caught my eye (because of some work that I helped do at a start-up, a few years ago). Here’s a paper on it.
Although not officially diagnosed as such, I think that I’m mildly dyslexic. Or maybe I just trasnpose letters and wix mords as often as other people do. At any rate, I was just on amazon.com, and thought I saw the following link:
Swimming Pool – Urinated Version
For the most part, I like my revisionist world better than the official one. 🙂