obeisance

A Nod To The Fine Arts

Mon, 2007-12-31 12:24

Taking the day off to bring you the finest piece of filmwork ever. Have fun.


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Awesome Firefox Extensions #1

Thu, 2007-10-04 20:24

It's All Text is a Firefox extension I have been waiting for ever since I got a really good text editor. It not only deals with the tiny artsy input forms you see so often, but it turns every web form on the 'Net into an extension of your favorite text editor.

This is open source software at it's best, folks. Someone had a problem, knew how to fix it, and released the results for the rest of us to enjoy.

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Communication Goes A Long Way

Thu, 2007-09-27 10:40

To say I have been experiencing downtime lately would be a gross understatement. My main webhost vanished overnight leaving me with countless threads to unravel and backups to track down. Right in the middle of all that the folks who host this blog decided to load everything into the back of a truck and relocate. The idea seemed a bit harebrained to me, but given my situation I was happy to wait it out and hope for the best. I did have some downtime, and the very worst part of it was that I had registered some domains through the company as well. Probably not a good idea but it worked out this time. Anyway, today the company posted an update on their very own blog:

Unfortunately, it is not really useful to say “We have learned (something) from this experience about what to do next time.” That is because, having attempted what we did, only a complete idiot would do it again.

and

Should we ever need to move facilities in the future, no matter how long it takes or how much it costs, we will just build out the new facility in its entirety, move all the services between the two live facilities, and then burn down the old one for the insurance money.

I must say I am happy to support them if only for the fine prose. If you are looking for something a little bit different in web hosting, you will do well to check them out.

**NFSN updated their blog, so I will do as well:
*Note: That was a joke. Kids! When it comes to arson, environmentally damaging disposal of old computer equipment, and insurance fraud: just say “No!”
I knew it was a joke, didn't you?

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