February 24, 2004

Rocketing Around the Blogosphere

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This is fun in a goofy sort of way (warning: bandwidth alert). Kudos to Silflay Hraka for the pointer.

Yahoo is trying their little game again, where they change the privacy policy and everyone is automatically opted-in to allow them to track your movement throughout the internet. Thanks to the guys at Anticipatory Retaliation for the heads up on this one, including the way to opt-out.

From The Universal Church of Cosmic Uncertainty:

You've heard of the Enigma cipher machine, yes? The Germans used it during WW2 for encoding and decoding messages.

If you've always wanted to play with an Enigma, the Enigma-E building kit might appeal.

The Enigma-E is a DIY Building Kit that enables you to build your own electronic variant of the famous Enigma coding machine that was used by the German army during WWII. It works just like a real Enigma and is compatible with an M3 and M4 Enigma as well as the standard Service Machines. A message encrypted on, say, a real Enigma M4 can be read on the Enigma-E and vice versa.

TL Hines has been posting a series he calls the "Darkhorse Dialogues", where he interviews the fringe presidential candidates. Lots of fun, and it makes you appreciate the solemn dignity of LaRouche and Nader.

Ooooo, look Susie. Firemen's equipment.

Over at JimiLove's place, he shares a beautiful piece titled The Tao of Two. Little Max already has wisdom beyond his years. Some samples:

No is temporary, but yes is forever

Caution is a byproduct of experience

If whining never worked no one would do it

You control your own mouth, and what goes in it

Everyone gets a kiss goodnight before bed

Pushing the elevator buttons does not make you a "big boy", knowing which ones to push does

Lynn asks two intriguing questions:

If you could have as a pet, any creature from science fiction what would you choose?

If you could own any device from science fiction what would you choose?

The device was easy for me, I still don't have a pet selected. How about you?

Over at Left & Right, Rob has been compiling and revising his list of Top Guitar Players. Lots of debate on this one, you should check it out.

Paul has been schizo ecclectic in his posting subjects lately, writing about everything from wallets and cell phones to an acoustic version of Disco Inferno. Visit Sanity's Edge, and thank him for not being Bill.

Ever write a newspaper about a goof they made? Say Uncle did, and they asked him to write an Op Ed piece about the assault weapons ban. Read all about it here. He cuts through the fear factor and misinformation to score some telling points. Good job.

I'll close with a blog I've just began to visit regularly. Scott talks about those scam artists at Classmates.com. I dealt with them last year, and they really are bottom-feeders.

Update: Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning bears a striking resemblance to Richard Simmons. Yeah, I'm ticked off after watching the Caps lose a third period lead and get blown out.

Posted by Ted at February 24, 2004 04:59 AM
Category: Links

A great roundup!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at February 24, 2004 07:29 AM

Ted, you are an evil tease!!!! Keep it up....;)

Posted by: Susie at February 24, 2004 09:11 AM

Scott's post just proves my theory: classmates.com was started by the Antichrist.

Posted by: TL Hines at February 24, 2004 02:01 PM

Thanks for the inclusion and link. ;-)

Posted by: The Gray Monk at February 24, 2004 05:55 PM

Thanks for the mention. They are the great Satan. I've been out of pocket a little lately because my Mom has hit town like a tornado..hehe.

Plus, writer's bloc and all of that.

Posted by: Scott at February 25, 2004 04:20 PM

Thanks for the mention. They (classmates.com) are the great Satan. I've been out of pocket a little lately because my Mom has hit town like a tornado..hehe.

Plus, writer's bloc and all of that.

Posted by: Scott at February 25, 2004 04:20 PM

Sorry for the repeat. I blame my own ineptitude.

Posted by: Scott at February 25, 2004 04:34 PM

Pet? No probs - a treecat from the Honor Harrington novels.

Device? Uuhhh.... lemme get back to you. So many nifty toys, so little time. ;)

Posted by: Ironbear at March 1, 2004 01:53 AM

I answered: Inertialess drive (Doc Smith's) and treecat. Got here from yr kid's blog. That "God is a tomato" entry was hilarious. Left a comment, but restrained my nasty sense of humor in respect for her age. People have been telling me I act like a ten-year-old for forty years or so, didn't wanna gross her out with my stupid immature juvenile jokes.

Posted by: Justthisguy at March 1, 2004 02:39 AM

Thanks for stopping by. I'm not encouraging you, but she's been exposed to immature and juvenile humor her whole life. Her mom... yeah, that's the ticket... ;)

Posted by: Ted at March 1, 2004 07:59 AM
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