I read an article recently that talked about how ticket scalpers have a 10% success rate against TicketMaster’s CAPTCHA controls. That might not seem like a very good rate, but when you have an automated process attacking it, 10% is plenty good.Read More
I never fill out these silly surveys and usually make fun of those who do. But I succumbed to peer pressure this time. Apparently I’m a Nerd King God, I don’t know whether to be proud or insulted.Read More
Saw this on Scoble’s link blog.Read More
I love me some electronic gadgets.Read More
The real trick here is: if you don’t want your full posts reprinted somewhere else, don’t put them into RSS. That’s one reason most commercial sites don’t include full content in their feeds.
I don’t mind that Bloglines reprints my content and I don’t mind that anyone using an RSS News Aggregator looks at my content without seeing my design or my navigation links or my email address or cell phone number.
If I did care, I’d switch my RSS feeds to only shove out partial content, or I’d delete my RSS feed altogether.
I keep waking up at 4:30 AM wide eyes open, too wired to sleep, too tired to think straight. At least I won’t be late for basketball this morning.Read More
Hmm, I’ll have to try this…Read More
We have perfect timining. We arrived in Los Angeles this morning to beautiful blue skies. Rumor has it that it’s been raining for the past four days or so, but I don’t believe it.Read More
Due to my love for sake, my father-in-law gave this bottle to me as a parting gift.Read More
Do you remember that episode of the Simpsons (number 24 to be exact) where Homer takes his family to a Japanese restaurant and orders the blowfish? Yeah, me too.Read More
First level:\ 10,000 tickets at $175\ Limit 2 tickets per person\ Internet sales\Read More
Yesterday, along with Akumi’s uncle Tadashi, we visited her grandmother at a rest home. She’s a spunky 90 year old woman and gives me great insight into where Akumi gets her rebellious nature from. We took her for a walk and I jumped onto a thin railing. Her reflex wasn’t to wave me down for my safety, it was to reach out as if to push me off and cause me to crack my skull. We made sure to push her wheelchair to the edge of the river as if to push her in. We all had a good laugh afterwards.Read More
I can’t access Google, Gmail, or BlogSpot. Gmail.com (which used to redirect to my Gmail account) now takes me to http://www.gmail.com.org/. However I can get to microsoft.com etc…Read More
No, I haven’t become a paranoid privacy freak ready to purchase a cabin in Montana. This is just something that struck me as I opened my browser today. My default home page is http://my.yahoo.com/. Thus when I open my browser, the following information is sent to a Yahoo! server via HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol. The rules for sending and receiving data between a browser and website) (note: some data omitted for brevity).Read More
Chris Sells humorously relates his experience dealing with his traffic violations.Read More
We finally have a moment to sit down and make a donation to the relief efforts under way in South Asia. With the death toll at 141,000 and rising, it’s impossible to grasp the amount of devastation caused by this disaster.Read More
I read with interest Dare’s post on the quandary social software finds itself in today. In a nutshell, the current crop of social software tools are not very sociable once you step outside of the particular tool. It’s really like one big world wide cliquish high-school. Your orkuts won’t talk to the friendsters who won’t talk to the Amazons and so on…Read More