Category Archives: Computers & Internet

Baseball cards for programming languages

Excuse the decided lack of weasels around here lately. I’ve been laboring to rebuild this site on a new domain. When you see it, you’re going to be, like, “what’s the big? It looks like the old site” (I know this, because I’ve heard it already). But I built this one! Myself! From scratch (kinda)! […]

I feel your pain, man

I got lumbered with a really boring, dense job this week. I have to take a bunch of files, convert them to other files, open them up, make niggling superficial corrections to them, cross-link them to each other, index them and save the lot to a shared drive. Sounds like a job for Super Batch […]

Migratory pattern of the North American Blogweasel

Okay, I did it. I broke down and bought a domain name for this blog. That’s not quite the symptom of uncontrollable vanity it might seem. I maintain half a dozen web sites and the host I’ve used for a thousand years is generally reliable. But when they’re not, they’re French Canadian UNIX geeks. Do […]

My spammer is depressed

Guys, I’m kind of worried about my comment spambot. I think he’s clinically depressed. What does this sound like to you? Basically nothing seems worth thinking about. My mind is like a void. So it goes. What can I say? I haven’t gotten anything done today, but maybe tomorrow. Eh. Then there was this: Pretty […]

Google Reflux — Weasel’s Greatest (Search Engine) Hits

One of the pleasures of running a web site (or “mastering web” as we prefer to call it) is following the incoming search engine links. Yes, I get to see the search terms that bring people here to my own personal corner of hell (or “the internet” as we prefer to call it). I apparently […]

Hey! TV! On a computer!

This was like a Simpsons episode: it started out to be about one thing and ended up about another. I bought a used ThinkPad last month and it’s been double plus good so far. I’m very happy with my decision. But it is used gear and one of its quirks is that the case squeaks […]

Man, you guys are more fun than an ant farm

I always wanted an ant farm, but by the time I was old enough to buy all the stupid stuff my parents wouldn’t, I was working for a corporation. The ant farm people insist on delivering the ants, alive, to an actual human. No leaving a box of ants on the porch for these guys. […]

Weasel’s Rules for Arguing on the Internet

Every once in a while, I trip over something that demonstrates acutely the difference between my world view and that of my alternate number on the other team. At the Left2Right blog I talked about in the previous post, I once remarked that it’s sometimes possible to best someone in an argument simply by being […]

Back Up: I’ve Been Holding It In for Two Years

Sometime before Christmas ’04, a bunch of leftist academics got together and started a blog for the purpose of addressing people on the right. I think “lecture and harangue” was what they had in mind. The blog was called Left2Right. Somehow, very early in its existence, Ramesh Ponnuru picked up on it and published a […]

Cascading Style Shit

Woo! I’ve munged it up good now. Looks okay in Opera, but in IE the left column comes unglued and romps across the page willy nilly when the window is resized. (Willy nilly. Heh. Gay). I hate rogue graphic elements. I’m finding it harder than expected to twiddle with the graphics in WordPress. Basically, you […]