|z (15 Jul 2005 18:12): Chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting currently being investigated for asserting political control over content.|
|Paul (10 Dec 2005 19:31): gotta love anti-terrorist comedy based on "The Three Stooges"|
|Paul (10 Dec 2005 19:43): Guess I'm quote-happy or something, but this one is a gem: "...reality has always been America's greatest enemy in Iraq."|
|Grant (11 Dec 2005 21:55): Fafblog is the best. The best, and I wanted desperately to link to that one myself, but I'm happy just knowing that we're all reading it.|
|m (11 Jan 2006 11:39): Larry Lessig is going to give a virtual talk on Second Life in a week, but sadly (for you, paul) they have no native linux client.|
Actually, second life looks totally crazy. But not necessarily in the good way. Just crazy. Thriving online currency exchanges? What?
|Paul (11 Jan 2006 14:25): In fact, Second Life has such no-linux-support, that I can't view its website in Firefox on my highly standard "stable" Debian system. I have the same problem with Friendster's website. This is not so cool.|
|m (11 Jan 2006 16:17): It has some google-maps-style interface on the main page, which I assume is the thing that is fuxing your browser. are you cool with java applets (I cringe to type that word) or is that the problem?|
|Grant (12 Jan 2006 17:04): Speaking of which: More news from the Mac Ghetto (previously iGhetto)!|
So, Google Earth for OS X was released a few days ago. It's pretty cool, but I guess you already knew that, huh?
|Paul (20 Jan 2006 19:08): My Firefox is now fixed, so I can load secondlife.com, friendster.com, etc., that wouldn't load before! The solution: mv ~/.mozilla ~/mozilla-broken; echo doh.|
|Paul (25 May 2006 4:14): Say, does anyone know what's happened to Fafblog recently? How can I stay informed about major world events without Fafblog?|
|Grant (25 May 2006 19:29): It's true. Fafblog was a media watchdog, and we're all lost without it. |
Well, I check Talking Points Memo, now (Thanks, R!). It's good for news, but it's just not the same.
|Paul (26 May 2006 5:37): Is that the same Matthew Yglesias that used to write incoherent editorial opinions about anti-war protests in college?|
|Grant (29 May 2006 17:31): Well, he was a 'guest blogger.' Now Josh Marshall is back!|
|Paul (30 May 2006 4:58): WTF? As J.M. notes, this "is very much the sort of thing the constitution means to prohibit."|
|Paul (15 Jun 2006 16:16): Check it! Fafblog is back, complete with Balloon Animal Jesus.|
|Grant (15 Jun 2006 18:42): Yeah! I saw that! I'm happy to have them back. But, then again, I don't miss many updates on my regular sites because I'm using an RSS feed reader to check them, now. It's really great, and I highly recommend it. It saves me lots of time that I'd spend checking pages that haven't been updated. That time is then filled by reading updates I would have missed.|
Here's Fafblog's RSS feed, by the way.
|m (16 Jun 2006 2:59): paul, where's mancala's feed?|
|R (16 Jun 2006 18:11): M, mancala's feed is at scp://firstname.lastname@example.org:~/mancalatodo.txt|
Also, here is the biggest p0r|\| site I've ever seen!
|m (19 Jun 2006 6:03): Yeah, my mom _always_ checks my "don't look here mom" directory. Damnit.|
|Paul (13 Jul 2006 18:08): Thwarted? Don't forget to file a writ of neener neener.|
|Paul (27 Mar 2008 15:53): Anyone know how to get streaming radio on Linux? Like, I don't insist on getting _every station_ that's available with WMP and Realplayer, but I'd like to get *something* with mplayer. Mplayer seems semi-capable of playing .ra streams, but I can't actually find any .ra streams that actually work. (I did get BBC to eventually stream me a 1-second audio clip saying "Sorry we can't bring you the program." Just use this command:|
mplayer `curl http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/news/summary.ram`
|m (28 Mar 2008 8:31): I've never had problems with mplayer and streaming npr -- but my machine with mplayer is off-the-net now -- what are your symptoms?|
|m (28 Mar 2008 8:32): I've never had problems with mplayer and streaming npr things -- but my machine with mplayer is off-the-net now -- what are your symptoms?|
|m (28 Mar 2008 16:24): fuck! and then I posted to complain about the internet and how I took every effort to make sure I wasn't double-posting, and that post got swallowed up.|
|Paul (31 Oct 2009 17:33): Believe it or not, I'm now watching the world series streaming live on my old computer running Debian Etch! I followed these steps:|
1) Find the world series on channelsurfing.net, and view source to get the sop:// address
2) Download some dangerous binary from sopcast.com/download
3) Run the dangerous binary (as a sandbox user...I'd rather use a chroot for this, or better still, another machine) as:
./sp-sc-auth sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/72812 6666 6667 > /dev/null
where 6666 and 6667 are arbitrary unused ports
4) mplayer http://localhost:6667/tv.asf
|m (5 Dec 2015 9:20): TheAwl link from Reed|
Long article, but pretty great: Trump, Kotaku, the new Star Wars, Nicki Minaj, that Missouri protest debacle -- it covers a lot of ground tying things together!