USATODAY reports that the first cloned pet has been sold. $50,000 to replace a pet that recently died. Since 5% of the implanted eggs are successful, I wonder how many half-mutated cats are hanging around the lab now… and if I can get a discounted clone cat.
Archive for December, 2004
Since the golf club debacle over women’s access to the lounge or whatever golfers hang out in, I was wondering how long this would take: Women’s-only gym faces human rights complaint.
The complainant tried to use the free 10 day coupon that he received in the mail, only to be ridiculed by the gym’s staff. Now he’s filed a human rights complaint. I hope he wins, otherwise there is no justice in this world!
The CBC reports (through their RSS feeds) that the first ‘Bush refugees’ win approval to move to Canada since the Bush election victory in November. This family had been planning to move to Canada, but if the Democrats won, they would have cancelled the plans.
For future reference, if anyone is still using SCCS and wants to convert, don’t use the sccs2cvs script that is floating around. For me at least, it did not preserve the revision history when it imported the files into CVS.
What I did was use the script from ESR’s website, sccs2rcs.
After adding the sccs path to the script (it couldn’t find prs, get, unget) it successfully converted the files to RCS, which shares the same repository format as CVS.
Then I used this rcs to cvs script to get the right tree format to put in the CVSROOT. There were a few more trivial instructions, but it all worked properly, with version information and everything!
I just had my friend Jason send me an ICQ message saying that I’ve been the only one on his ICQ contact list for the last 1.5 years, wondering if I have MSN. Of course it doesn’t *really* matter what protocol we’re using, since I use centericq and he uses Trillian, but it still makes me sad to see that ICQ is going the way of the dinosaurs.
Back in the day, when it was the real geeks that were using IM, it was ICQ only (IRC doesn’t count, it’s channel based). Now I’m feeling like a cranky old man complaining that the teenagers have wrecked it for everyone.
Can’t fight progress I guess, because even I can’t really find much to complain about MSN Messenger. It is nice to be able to set your nick whenever you feel like, I usually change mine about 4 times a day.
There are still some holdouts in my ICQ account and these last few people are so set in their ways that it’s going to take Mirabillis going out of business for them to stop using ICQ. I’ll be there until the end too.
Honey Nut Cheerios are now trans fat free, so I can eat them again. Hooray!
Pantera lead singer, “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, was murdered last night at an Ohio nightclub.
Same day as John Lennon, 24 years later.
Their music was definitely not in the same genre, but it is tragic nonetheless.
I’ve been comment spammed, but fortunately WordPress caught them before they made it on the site. I wonder where I should go with this. I have the poster’s IP, so I think I will do some detective work and follow up with their ISP.
Geez, I only have this website up for a month and it gets spammed. I wonder if it’s a human that goes around doing this, or if they have a script that looks for WordPress installations and adds comments automatically.
When I have time I’m going to dig through my Apache logs and see if there is a referrer or useragent from their IP address.