If you go to Google Maps, click “Get Directions,” select walking, and search for directions from The Shire to Mordor, you get a Lord of the Rings warning in the form of an easter egg that “One does not simply walk into Mordor.”
Google must be putting these out to celebrate Google I/O eve 2013.
For the past few days, I’ve noticed that my sites were running EXTREMELY slow. I hadn’t made any changes so I checked the server’s side. I noticed that all my domains were still running on PHP 5.2.x, which was not recommended. Not sure if this was the reason why my sites were slowed to a crawl, but everything seems to be running ok now.
Here’s how I “upgraded”:
- Go to Manage Domains in the control panel: https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=domain.manage&
- Click on Edit for that domain.
- Under PHP mode, pick PHP 5.3 or PHP 5.4, both work with WordPress.
- Then hit ‘Change settings’
- Wait ten minutes and everything should be golden.
Check out StarRSS. It’s a Star Wars themed/based RSS feed reader. It just looks like the opening credits of every Star Wars movie. The posts fly past you in space, complete with the theme music by John Williams. Click on the links and it’ll take you to the post. Check out what my feed looks like here.
Open VLC > Media File Menu > Open Network Stream > Paste http://188.8.131.52:50000/chosun > Press Play > Wait > Watch North Korean TV
You know how my tagline on this website is “more geeky than girly?” Yes, I’m a Star Wars geek. I’ve loved it since I was little. So in honor of Star Wars Day, I changed my Facebook cover photo. You can get your very own Timeline Cover image at the Official Star Wars Facebook Page.
Need more floppy disks to download the WWW from w3schools.com.
Best alternate ending EVER!
I couldn’t help it. Jeopardy’s my favorite show.
Don’t forget the IBM computer is on Jeopardy tonight, tomorrow, and the 16th!
This almost looks like it’s a photoshopped or computer-generated image to me. But it’s not. It’s a picture of my laptop. Geeky, I know.
The light is coming from my desk lamp–maybe a little too bright? I couldn’t get the white balance to work with the blue in the letters. They’re all wacky, even compared to the blue from the alien head.
Anyways, this is the first image in a project I’m calling Project A-Z where I’m forcing myself to take a picture first using A then with all the subsequent letters in the alphabet.
Icann has switched on a system that allows full web addresses that contain no Latin characters. Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are the first countries to have so-called “country codes” written in Arabic scripts. The move is the first step to allow web addresses in many scripts including Chinese, Thai and Tamil.
For those who don’t know, Chatroulette is a website that pairs random strangers for web cam-based conversations. Kinda creepy, IMHO, but the following video is HILARIOUS! Beware the swears.
Published in The New Yorker 03/15/2010 by Mick Stevens.