Uh-oh. I’ve discovered NetHack

It’s just as well I didn’t come across it 20 years ago; this is addictive. ┌──────┐ │…@..│ │……│ │..d…+ │……│ │……│ │……│ └──────┘ I’ve been killed a great many times already today (including once by a kitten) and I have a lot to learn. (Speaking of which, E2 has a fascinating node on the subject […]

Jon Stewart on Crossfire

BoingBoing, Waxy, even Slashdot carried the story; Jon Stewart (my favourite commentator/comedian/journalist) appearing on CNN’s Crossfire [transcript] ostensibly to promote his new book, managed not to mention the book and opted to berate his interviewers instead. [More mirrors] “Stop, stop, stop, stop hurting America.”“You are partisan, what do you call it, hacks.” Although this is […]

Up and coming

Upcoming.org is a collaborative event calendar with support for both iCal and RSS. It allows you to add events coming up in your area so that other locals can be informed about things they might otherwise have missed. I just added (and joined) the Southampton area.

Home from Raleigh

I’m back in the UK. I’m tired, and working from the comfort of my bed today. I’m jetlagged (though that’s getting better). Update: It turns out that my wife not only had the same flight numbers and the same meals as me when she flew out last month (not that surprising, since AA don’t have […]

Fire Alarm

Still at the conference. The fire alarm went off at around 6:30 this morning. A lovely wake-up call and, since the conference is also in the hotel, the first time that many of us have been outside since we arrived on Sunday.There way, of course, no fire and we were back inside within 5 minutes. […]