Author: Heath

14
Sep
2004

Googlewhack!

I’m addicted to Googlewhacking. No, you perverts. That’s where you type in a 2 word phrase and try to get one, and only one Google hit. Of course, I find it amusing that as people find Googlewhacks, they post about them, then they spread and are no longer Googlewhacks, thus ever decreasing the pool.
I am going to create my own Googlewhack. necrotize crampons. There. When this page gets indexed I will have a Googlewhack…at least temporarily. I’m sure it won’t really be a Googlewhack, since it was posted only for the purpose of being one, but it will be fun none the less. Off to try more Googlewhacking!

14
Sep
2004

Bizarro spam and bizarro road rage

For anyone who doesn’t know, in the old Superman comics there was a “Bizarro” Superman who came from another world completely opposite of ours.
Yesterday I found myself behind two cars that had apparently bumped bumpers. The drivers were getting out, asessing the situation, talking and such, and also consequently holding up five p’clock traffic on this two lane road. As the right lane flew by us, I was thinking there was no way I was ever going to get to merge into the right lane to continue homeward.
About 4 cars behind me, a big SUV managed to pull out into the right lane. I naturally figured they would then whiz by those of us stuck in the left lane like the rest of traffic was doing, but much to my surprise, they stopped and blocked traffic so the rest of us in front of them could get into the right lane and continue our post-work journeys. It was a very pleasant surprise, and I couldn’t help but wonder if this was one of those Austin things I love so much.
I also decided to become a spammer today. Only I’m going to send out spams like:
TIRED OF BE1NG TH1N? G@IN 90 LBS. NOW!
stay l1mp in the b3droom! st0p pleasing your woman t0day!!!!!!!
get p00r quick! g3t r1d 0f a77 y0r munny n0w!@$%#@%%^
heh…that’ll show em!

12
Sep
2004

Geeku

Invisible change
Code adheres to web standards
May IE follow

12
Sep
2004

Notifications

I don’t want to always double-post anything I put on my home page, but since most people still probably bypass my front page and head straight for this page, I feel the need to point out when there is a new post on my home page.
Also, I said I was going to stop sending haiku notifications, since you can just assume a new will be posted every day, but I thought I’d take a poll from those who have signed up for notifications. Would you rather continue receiving daily haiku notifications or only notifications of other non-haiku entries?

10
Sep
2004

As the Haiku says…

I received a lovely present from one of my fav peoples, Soupytwist, for my aide in her Movable Type dilemmas. She sent me “In 3-D” by “Weird Al” Yankovic, which she said was always one of her favorites of his. As I already knew, she has exquisite taste. This is probably the Weird Al-bum with which I have the most associations and nostalgic memories.I’ve been sitting here rocking out and being taken back to those days when Andy would spend the night and we would crank the cassette through my grandmother’s jam-box (which I, of course, took possession of 99% of the time).
Now everyone go and buy something for her off her wishlist for being so damn cool.
Also, I’m thinking I won’t send notifications for my Haiku anymore since I do them everyday, and now that I have them separated from the other content here, it just seems unnecessary and spammy.
I’m also experimenting with a new plugin. On the comments page you’ll now see a check box which will allow you to submit a comment and “subscribe” to that entry. You will then be notified any time new comments are posted to that entry. Unfortunately, this won’t work if you first preview your comment, only if you “post”, however there are also separate boxes to enter you email and subscribe without commenting, or subscribe to the all comments posted to this blog.
We’ll see what I think after trying it out for a bit.