http://kieranhealy.org/blog/archives/2013/06/09/using-metadata-to-find-paul-revere/ Has entertainment value. "Perhaps I should not say 'terrorists' so rashly. But you can see how tempting it is."
An update about the True Authorship of the Pirate Resignation Letter– now with 100% more Angus scrotum: Back in April, in the comment thread of a post about our recondite plans for global dominion, a Popehat visitor using the nick "Will Nobilis" seemed to claim authorship of the well-known Pirate Resignation Letter. In one comment, […]
As far as I've been able to tell through clever googling in my favorite search engine, the renowned and much beloved Pirate Resignation Letter was written by Chris Castle and delivered to James Bear (deceased), former managing partner of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP. After using the letter, Castle shared it with his friend, user […]
The internet is pretty slick. Every attached computer has a unique address sort of like a phone number. (Sometimes, entire sub-networks lurk behind a single address through the miracles of IP and routing and such, just as entire switchboards of phones may lie behind the phone number of a main switchboard, but that's another story.) […]
About 2 months ago, Cisco pushed to its consumer-grade routers a firmware upgrade that stripped away the ability to log into and configure the routers locally. Instead, consumers thus upgefirmed were treated to a Cloud Connect signup page where they could establish an account that would centralize management of consumers' routers in Cisco's servana. By […]
I love the internet. Unlike many of you, I remember days when home internet access was limited to a few superbrains and no one else. (A middle school friend's dad had it. He designed the electrical systems on the ALVIN submersible, as well as a lot of stuff he refused to talk about even to […]
By now news has broken that the Obama administration hired a New York personal injury lawyer by the name of Eric Turkewitz as the first "White House law blogger." Yes, the White House will soon have another weblog. Turkewitz is perhaps best known to the world as the lawyer who sued a Staten Island liquor […]
If you've played World of Warcraft for any appreciable length of time (I know that a number of our readers have), would you please consider responding to this anonymous survey? The survey is promulgated by one of my wife's graduate assistants. It is not intrusive, nor will it consume a great portion of your day. […]
In other news, highly placed sources inform Radar Online that Chief Justice John Roberts' resignation from the Supreme Court is imminent. And some highly trafficked blogs are treating the anonymous rumor, from the web equivalent of Maxim magazine, as credible. Incredible.
Generic incendiary blog post. Very funny. Many of the comments are as good as the post. I do not say that merely because I wrote one of them. (Via Walter Olson).