Archives for: July 2007

07/31/07

  08:59:40 pm, by Nimble   , 391 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Distractions

UC Baby

Dena found this one outfit in town that did "3D Ultrasound". The concept was pretty interesting: getting a decent idea of what your baby will look like, while it's still in the womb. If you haven't seen regular ultrasounds, there is a lot of activity… more »

07/29/07

  07:22:41 pm, by Nimble   , 1068 words  
Categories: Internet, Spamming

Another Slight Variation on 419 Scams

I have seen a remarkable decline in the variant of the 419 scam with civil servant/general needing to get millions of dollars out of the country and having chosen you to help with this sub-legal endeavour. The slightly newer take seems to be asking… more »

07/22/07

  01:21:59 am, by Nimble   , 543 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Ethics, Internet

Jerks And Their "Malware Scanners"

We show no referrers to the world, but we still get referral spam, i.e. something pretends to have visited your site through someone else's clicks. Referrals used to be a fun way to show who was visiting you. Spammers have crapped all over that feature.… more »
  01:06:57 am, by Nimble   , 383 words  
Categories: Distractions

Cool Dinnerware Always Doomed

Okay, okay, I'm exaggerating, but I feel the sting of lines of dinnerware and flatware being discontinued because it seems to affect the stuff I really like... disproportionately. When you're on the hunt for plates and such, you generally have choices… more »
  12:22:57 am, by Nimble   , 666 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Religion, Science

Nut On The Run

Wired picked up on the saga of an overly-enthusiastic off-kilter creationist making escalating insults and threats to University of Colorado professors, as well as a few other folks online. Well, he has absconded. more »

07/10/07

  04:36:57 am, by Nimble   , 361 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Science

Labour Mythology

We're learning all sorts of things in our pre-natal classes, and there are a few things that were mythology-dispelling. Where do we pick up on such mythology? Television. Well, at least, according to what I've learned so far, I have not witnessed proper… more »

07/01/07

  05:13:59 am, by Nimble   , 779 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Programming

Delphi Pseudo-Generics and Namespaces

I have been using Rossen Assenov's pseudo-generics in Delphi for quite a while now to great effect. (See here for downloads) In an effort to more properly ".NET-ify" things, I have been converting Delphi unit names into namespace-scoped unit names. For… more »

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