Category: Web

F*ckity F*ck F*ck F*ck

E-mail is dead. In the last two hours, I’ve received over 100 bounced email notifications, because some asshole spammer decided to send out hundreds, if not thousands of unwanted messages advertising “Ho`w to b’uild your own busines’s we,bsite” using return addresses in my domain. The bounce messages are coming to me because I use a catch-all email box to get… Read more →

End of Free at NYT

The New York Times site was perhaps my favorite site on the web. It is comprehensive, nicely designed and, until this week, linkrot. Linkrot is what happens when pages fail to remain at the same URL. I thought the NYT had a decent policy balancing stable linkage with the desire to profit from the archives. Although looking for an article… Read more →

Long weekend links

Here are links dating back to Friday. It’s a Wonderfully Privileged Life (This is funny) Breakfast Cereal Character Guide (with annoying MIDI soundtrack) China plans a moon trip (starting a new space race?) British students use SMS jargon in papers (just as Americans use IM spelling.) Will conventional spelling become obsolete? Art of the future of the past NYT: New… Read more →

Linky linky

U.S. Diplomat Resigns, Protesting ‘Our Fervent Pursuit of War’. “Our fervent pursuit of war with Iraq is driving us to squander the international legitimacy that has been America’s most potent weapon of both offense and defense since the days of Woodrow Wilson.” Russian Vodka Feud Migrates to Benelux. (via The Trademark Blog) New York Songlines: Walking Tours of Manhattan Streets… Read more →

LOC Audio Archives Available Online

Selected Collections The Library of Congress holds the nation’s largest public collection of sound recordings (music and spoken word) and radio broadcasts, some 2.5 million recordings in all. Recordings represent over 110 years of sound recording history in nearly every sound recording format and cover a wide range of subjects and genres in considerable depth and breadth. Some collections are… Read more →