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Monthly Archives: March 2004

the other shoe?

by Rob Friesel

(via cnet…) Apple told to halt ‘world’s fastest’ claims for G5 To Dell: You’re just jealous because you weren’t ballsy enough to use that as your ad slogan. Oh, and where is your 64-bit non-workstation PC line? To consumers: If you’re not reading benchmarks, you’re not researching. If you’re not researching, you don’t need “the […]

$ rm -dPRV /.

by Rob Friesel

Near article from a year ago that makes me so so glad that I reformatted my Western Digital drive before shipping it off for its RMA… One of the drives once lived in an ATM. It contained a year’s worth of financial transactions—including account numbers and withdrawal amounts—from a organization that had a legal requirement […]


by Rob Friesel

Mo’ XSL ish for your eye-hole. (Been a while since I blogged the geeky core of my soul out on this madness.) Problem: Generating well-formed xml-based FAQs that are easy to read and (even!) pretty (if there is such a thing) is all well and good. But who wants to read through a whole huge […]

all the cool kids are doing it.

by Rob Friesel

Read. Perdido Street Station by China Mieville Assorted Resin docs XSLT : Programmer’s Reference by Michael Kay Jepson & Rothman’s Mac OS X Panther for Unix Geeks (where’s my copy!?) Canon i860 docs (the BJC-250 finally gave up the ghost) DVD. The Crow The Sopranos Third Season (…where did we leave off…?) The Simpsons Third […]


by Rob Friesel

Ah great… Just what I needed: another comic to get hooked on… Actually, in just briefly flipping through it tonight, I think I could really get into this one and add it to the ol’ sidebar. It’s got a neat feel to it. Alt history ish that’s part post-Colonial and part What If? Cold War […]


by Rob Friesel

You see, file-sharing can kill: According to law officers, Mathers was hysterical when police arrived and told them that she killed her boyfriend only after he accused her of illegally downloading music and erased about 2,000 of her MP3s. Mathers complained that it took 3 months to build her music collection. But hey, it’s a […]