Saturday, April 10, 2004 via No-Off
From No Off to On Off, a Java Puzzle
Found via Boing Boing this puzzle is apparently solvable in 44 moves; I did it in 48... posted by Gary Williams at 2:58 AM | link |
via A Short History of FICS and ICC
My ICC membership ran out, but Jesse found the FICS server, at freechess.org, so I've been playing there. Ok, but not as many players, I guess. Brad Stone has an article here about the history of ICC and FICS... posted by Gary Williams at 1:59 AM | link |
Friday, April 09, 2004 via Stu Savory's Blog
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via Cryptome.org and the FDA
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Thursday, April 08, 2004 via whiskey river
It was the genius of the Buddha to pinpoint this abiding human problem and to apply gentle acupressure right at the heart of it. The Buddha felt that since what we hold to as identity, our fixed sense of being a person, is so unreliable (as we always knew, always feared), we should stop insisting on it with such shrillness. Rather than trying to avoid the reality of not being someone, Buddha thought that we should observe and embrace this fact. There is no real identity outside of flux, he taught. If we practice and train in this existential fact, which we verify with meditation experience, then we have nothing to fear. As we begin to warm up to life in this way, with openness to the endless change within and outside us, we come to see the effort to maintain a brittle sense of identity as cold, even frozen. We come to appreciate that the whole point of spiritual practice is to warm up, to become flexible with what we think we are and begin to release ourselves to our experience as it really is. This warmth melts the ice of identity and lets the waters of our lifetime flow."posted by Gary Williams at 1:42 AM | link |
via I Love Me, vol. 1 (formerly, Uninstalled)
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't.
But there was going to be when I began it. It's
just that something happened to it along the way."
Happy Birthday, Michael. Or, as Kate Atherley says, "In the words of our hero A.A. Milne, Hipy Pappy Bithuthday..."
posted by Gary Williams at 1:28 AM | link |
Tuesday, April 06, 2004
Reason Magazine Puts 40,000 Subscribers On Cover, 1 By 1 (Via Sattelite)From Declan McCullagh's Politech
posted by Gary Williams at 3:32 PM | link |
Learning To Use Moveable TypeMy friend Jesse Perry asked me yesterday about blog software, because he and his brothers run a server site, Techbrothers. (Jesse's my daughter's boyfriend.) So I told him about Blogger and Moveable Type having software and I couldn't remember some of the other packages (like Greymatter, I remembered the name last night). Anyways, Jesse likes the GPL and he liked the writeup at the Moveable Type site, so he downloaded the MT software and asked me to give him some advice.
Which isn't easy, since I've never used MT at all — so Jesse gave me a user id and I set up a test blog on his server. Jesse's the webmaster of Jesusaves.org and he's thinking about setting up a blog for people to write postings there. I did find out a few things about MT, basically you can see what I was learning by checking out what I wrote about, since as usual I posted about whatever I was thinking about — and it served as examples for Jesse to look over as I found things about using Moveable Type in blogging: so, here's Garytest. posted by Gary Williams at 2:20 AM | link |
Sunday, April 04, 2004 via Boing Boing
Tibetan Sand Painting
(Click picture for more info...) posted by Gary Williams at 11:57 PM | link |