Monthly Archives: June 2004

F3ll0wsh1p of teh R1ng

The LOTR irc log files
[at the Council of Elrond]
Gimli: “dwarves pwn!”
Legolas: “Sif, Elves pwn!”
Boromir: “OLOLOL noobs, men pwn!”
Elrond: “STFU tards!!1!”
**Frodo puts the ring on the plinth
Gimili: “Sif ring pwns all!”
**Gimli swings his axe at it, which shatters
Elrond: “**sigh, noob”
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Press ‘shift’ to copy

Copy restrictions that Music Producers put on Audio CDs is supposed to help reduce music piracy by preventing buyers from burning more than three copies, among other restrictions.
But it remains a work in progress — songs ripped from the CD don’t play on Apple Computer Inc.’s popular iPod digital music player.
And users loading the CD on a PC running Microsoft Corp.’s Windows operating system can easily bypass the protection features by pressing the “shift” key.
Phoenix-based SunnComm Technologies Inc., the company behind the copy-protection features on “Contraband,” says its technology is not supposed to be hacker-proof, just effective enough to reduce piracy overall.
more here

The Tempest drowns Utrecht

Last night we went to see a FREE outdoor version of The Tempest at the Dom Tower in Utrecht. They had reconstructed the central part that collapsed during a storm centuries ago, and so with this years 750th Anniversary of the Dom, it seemed quite fitting.
Dom Tower Utrecht
It started after the football (of course).. we managed to find a good spot to watch, at the back of the posh seated area, stood on the decking, about 4feet higher thsn everyone else.
It played like an scene from Towering Inferno, with firemen chucking water around and soaking everyone! But the most impressive was the lighting and the sound, for the first time in … ooo how long the Dom tower was not lit up with the normal flood lights, but with projections of actors and theatre lights.. pretty good visuals! Cries and screams filled the small streets of Utrecht … gpeople who didn’t know about the event must have wandered WTF was happening?!
Dom Tower Utrecht
As you can see by the time on the clock, we were in town until way after midnight, but it’s a friendly place… specially when Holland has just won a footy match!

Corpse Flower Webcam

A rare ‘Corpse Flower’ in UConn Greenhouses is about to bloom and release its naaasty decayed stench.
heres the webcam

updates every 10 seconds
LInk to Corpse Flower at the University of Connecticut
The titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) is a native of the sultry equatorial rainforests of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where it is known as bunga bangkai, the corpse flower. Plants grow from a potato-like underground tuber, which produces umbrella-shaped leaves 10 feet high and 15 feet across. Only a single leaf is present at any one time, but it is dissected into many smaller leaflets. The whole looks something like a palm tree with a spotted green trunk, and is rather attractive. A leaf can last for several years before it withers and is replaced, all the time quietly capturing sunlight and storing food in the tuber. Eventually, after the tuber has grown to weigh as much as an average man, the corpse flower decides to bloom. The bud on the UConn plant could grow to more than six-feet-tall before it opens.

The Great Esc

Bob Bemer, a computer pioneer who helped invent the ASCII coding system that is used in computers to represent text has died age 84, he also contributed the escape key and the backslash to the computer language.
the great escape
On his website, he described himself as a “Computer software consultant, futurist and raconteur.”
A memorial service in binary is scheduled for Saturday.

Friends Names on Food

Cooking up a storm tonight in the kitchen, (chicken curry BTW) looking over what other random stuff I can throw in with the tinned pineapple I just found, when my eye catches a name…. a familiar name.
This ones for you Stef!
clicky biggy
If I find any more…
.. you’ll know where to find ’em!