Archive for January, 2005

Testing gnome-blog-poster

Monday, January 31st, 2005

This is from the gnome-blog-poster (0.8) to WordPress 1.2.2-mingus.

For preferences, don’t use ‘Self-run WordPress’ — it seems to generate a bogus URL that includes wordpress in it. Instead pick ‘Self-run Other’ and use the MetaWeblog protocol. The URL should be point to your xmlrpc.php in our web space, typically it is in the top level of the blog’s directory.

This Week’s bookmarks

Sunday, January 30th, 2005

Shared bookmarks for user MarcN

Updated Yet Another Daily hack

Sunday, January 30th, 2005

I’ve updated my Yet Another Daily (yadd.php) so it can be called once a week. I suppose it should be called Yet Another Weekly… (yawd-1.0.php).

Found through my ping-backs that zman has a patch to yadd.php so it doesn’t create empty entries on days where there are no new bookmarks.


Crucial Firefox extensions

Monday, January 24th, 2005

+ plugin — Add/remove/edit bookmarks from a right mouse click.

* Foxylicious — grabs your bookmarks and adds them to your local Firefox bookmarks.

* sitebar plugin — An alternative to I started running a copy of the SiteBar server on my home Linux box, but it is just simpler to use and for private bookmarks to just keep it locally (internal corporate links, etc)

* webdeveloper plugin — I don’t use it much, but it is handy to find any links within a webpage.

* SwitchProxy tool — switch proxies as needed. Useful when if you connect to various networks with different proxies settings.

Monster Truck Thunder Nationals

Monday, January 24th, 2005

I took a couple of the boys and some of their friends to the Thunder Nationals up in Manchester, NH this weekend.

It had everything — Monster Truck free style, Quad racing, motocross jumps and of course Monster Truck racing.

Here are some photos to give you the feel of being there –

Monster Truck Freestyling

Some of the TrucksMotocross jumpsQuad Racing -- surprise! Team New England won.And the winner was Sampson

Created a Blizzard group on

Sunday, January 23rd, 2005

I just created a public Blizzard group on — Add some of your own!

This Week’s bookmarks

Thursday, January 20th, 2005

Shared bookmarks for user MarcN

The Chrinitoid has been found!

Friday, January 14th, 2005

In this current Renesselaer (still RPI to me!) Alumni magazine, the current location of the George Rickey Chrinitoid has been found!

Tom Payne (’86) tracked it down to Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) found it is on public display in Zurich. It was so cool to watch on windy days. Those huge slabs were the size of a small car and could really get whipping around. Check out the animation on Tom’s site.

I wonder how much it would cost to buy it back? Any rich RPI’ers out there?

Hit google for more info on the wonderous Chrinitoid

Gross! Gross! Gross!

Friday, January 14th, 2005

So this afternoon I saw BoingBoing‘s article about Larval therapy and just had to blog about my own personal gross-out — maggots!

Months ago there was a picture of an allegedly maggot infested breast, but that was debunked on Snopes. To exorcise my personal demons, I started hunting for the real thing and found this — ‘Furuncular myiasis of the breast caused by the larvae of the Tumbu fly (Cordylobia anthropophaga)’.

And just what does that mean? Well, here is a better description:

We report a 70 year old woman who presented with a week history of itchy multiple discharging sinuses of the right breast. The sinuses contained wriggling larvae of C. anthropophaga. Fourteen larvae were extracted from the breast and the sinuses healed quite well after the extraction.

Head on over for the photos, but stay for the video.

Man, that is freaking gross! Check out how those suckers wiggle around! Ugh! Unclean! Unclean!

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Friday, January 14th, 2005

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