July 29, 2003

Fashion victim.

As is currently indicated by the fashionable additions to the sidebar of my blog, I have registered with Blogshares and with Technorati.

I haven't been able to claim ownership of my blog in Technorati. (And when I log in to that I'm told that it thinks that someone may be impersonating me. Poorly.)

I haven't been able to claim ownership of my blog in Blogshares. (Despite pinging its RPC interface a number of times in a number of different ways, and observing the seemingly fatal dependence that Blogshares seems to have on weblogs.com.)

I haven't been able to figure out the point of Blogshares, either, beyond being a non-collapsing virtual South Sea bubble. Even sans blog, I'm already a Blogshares millionaire, and I've hardly been paying attention. Pay to become a premium member? Penny Arcade shares my view on that.

Posted by Lloyd Wood at 11:38 PM | Comments (4)

Block-rocking breakbeats.

Dave Dean does techno and ambience. Free music found via Michael Crawford's Links to Tens of Thousands of Legal Music Downloads. Perth is also the home of Greg Egan, but Dave Dean's stuff is, well, more human.

(I'm still learning to be me.)

Posted by Lloyd Wood at 11:05 PM | Comments (1)

July 22, 2003

Like a transmission on an empty channel.

I've just discovered Ladytron via their Seventeen and Evil videos.

Posted by Lloyd Wood at 01:39 AM | Comments (0)

July 09, 2003

Logical consequences?

Dan Kohn has previously commented on online dating.

He's now added a My girlfriend link to his blog.

Posted by Lloyd Wood at 06:02 PM | Comments (0)

July 08, 2003

That age-old question.

Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter?

Posted by Lloyd Wood at 07:47 PM | Comments (0)

All your maps are belong to us.

Dissertation could be security threat, Laura Blumenfeld, Washington Post, 8 July 2003.

Sean Gorman runs www.networkgeography.org, as announced a while back in the Geography of Cyberspace, who track these things. The Slashdot crowd has thrown up a much earlier Science Daily article resulting from a University of Florida press release in 1999.

It's possible that Sean Gorman's work is far more real-world and applicable than, oh, Tony Grubesic's work. It's also possible that he's just better at publicity.

I don't see the dangers in releasing map information; a society where it is unsafe to release such information is not a society I'd wish to live in. But then I'm not a fan of the "Keep it secret, stupid!" mantra.

Posted by Lloyd Wood at 06:12 PM | Comments (0)
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