With the release of Konfabulator for Windows, I’ve been tinkering around with building a few widgets of my own. I’d like to be able to monitor the servers and systems I take care of, and to quickly be able to see when there’s a problem requiring my attention. I’ll probably also take a look at […]

D Listers Unite!

Scott McNulty over at Blankbaby writes about the qualities of ‘A List’ blogs (none of which I have), and reveling in being a ‘D List’ blogger. I like his idea of having a t-shirt (or something), but like him, no one reads this so the chances are VERY slim. Besides, one of the top qualities […]


Amazon‘s new search project, A9, is definitely intriguing. Apparently, it uses Google search results tied-in with related Amazon books and Google Adwords. But more than anything, I’m interested in some of the user interface goodies they’ve implemented, like the resizable columns and the site info pop-ups. Of course, the controversial feature will be the search […]

Comment Spam

Like so many others, I’ve been hit quite a bit lately by blog comment spam, so I finally took a few minutes to install Jay Allen’s MT-Blacklist plugin (and the associated Comment Spam Clearinghouse blacklist). It has dramatically simplified the process of cleaning out the increasing number of existing spam comments (all having links to […]

Google Deskbar

The latest toy from the folks at Google Deskbar which allows you to search from within any application via the Windows taskbar. I especially like being able to use the Google Calculator feature from the Deskbar for quick calculations.

Pixel Fonts

Some nice pixel fonts from Cal Henderson.

JavaScript Search

Looking for JavaScript for handling mouseovers or cookies? JavaScript 2 claims to search the top JavaScript libraries with over 8,000 free scripts.

PostScript Web Server

Anders Karlsson has created a web server written in PostScript. Obviously a Swede with too much free time on his hands!

Google Toolbar 2.0 Beta

The folks at Google have release a beta of the Google Toolbar 2.0, with new features like pop-up blocking, form auto-fill, and a BlogThis button for Blogger users. So far, I’m very impressed by the pop-up blocker – it’s seems to be catching the one I don’t want and hasn’t interfered with a number of […]

.com at 20

June 23 marks the 20th anniversary of the Domain Name System (DNS), created by the late Jon Postel and Paul Mockapetris to translate between numerical IP addresses and the names we’ve all grown to know so well.

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