Kemplog Trackback I’m just excited to see my first TrackBack since I installed Movable Type. The kind of interactivity offered by more advanced blogging software amazes me. Maybe we’re creating the kind of neural net that’ll make us all smarter, or dumber, or something. Probably something that could be mapped out by complexity theorists. (As if I understand what that means.) I guess my only point is that it’s pretty cool what we can do nowadays.
You know you’re in bad shape when you have simultaneous flood and ice storm warnings. Obviously it’s no tsunami, but weather has a way of shutting you down and keeping you humble.
The National Weather Service in Indianapolis in has issued an ice storm warning until 6 a.m. Thursday, and a flood warning until 6 a.m. Thursday.
Ice Storm Rain will develop this evening and change to freezing rain late tonight. Freezing rain will continue Wednesday and most of Wednesday night. Serious icing is possible on trees and power lines. The weather service says ice accumulations in excess of three quarter inches are possible in Howard and Carroll counties. Ice accumulations of one quarter to one half inch will occur elsewhere.
I installed MT-Blacklist. Comments are back on. We’ll see if I have it configured properly to stop comment spam.
Wired 13.01: The Shadow Internet I really enjoyed this article by Jeff Howe for Wired Magazine. It takes a look at how the bootleg networks work. From insider to ripper to top seed networks down the food chain to the P2P networks.
I caught a glimpse of some of this long, long ago in the mid-80s on the dial up BBSs. Upload a game to the BBS for credits and download a new game. I was never much good at it, and, at 300 baud on your C-64, it was easier to just go over to a friend’s house and make a copy. I imagine a lot of the infrastructure can trace its roots back to the old BBS warez networks.
According to thisstory in the Journal and Courier jobs in the service industry are expected to decline in the next quarter. Jobs in the durable manufacturing sector are a mixed bag, and the best prospects seem to be for nondurable manufacturing.
I have temporarily turned off comments due to some spam issues – mostly from online casino interests. I am working on installing spam blocking software but have been taking my own sweet time. Send me an e-mail if you have some interest and want me to speed up the process.
Apparently the random shooting in Lafayette Indiana on I-65 near SR 43 was just a case of an individual with severe paranoia. An alert went out a little after the shooting asking for the shooter’s emergency detention based on her husband’s request citing her recent erratic behavior.
Stop & go traffic on I-65 just north of Lafayette Indiana. A woman gets out of her car with a pistol, approaches the minivan behind her. The driver of the minivan gets out and runs. The woman with the pistol shoots the driver of the minivan in the butt. The pistol wielding maniac had a toddler aged daughter in the vehicle with her.
I just sent out a self-promotional e-mail, hyping the arrival of Movable Type to my weblog. How disappointed you must be, gentle readers, to find that the content has not improved one bit. But, feel free to comment if you’d like.
I just installed the Habari Xenu in my Firefox web browser. It’s a news aggregator which just allows you to get a summary of what is at a particular website without having to actually go there. I find this particularly useful for blogs and news sites. My current list is: