Webtips: juli 2003 Archives
Got into bed around 21 yesterday and started reading a new book (Pappa Polis) and around 21.20 I turned of the lights. Slept like a log until 06.00, turned around and next time woke up 07.20. Really tired but forced myself to go up.
Started the day by downloading some new music, my old favorite U96. All my U96 music got lost about 1.5 years ago due to a disk crash. I like them and found some new re-mixes I hadn't heard before. This is an interesting effect of downloading music via the Internet. Not only is it so much cheaper but also you find new strange versions of all songs. Like e.g. all the bootlegs and master tapes I found with Beatles last week.
Next, tried to come to a conclusion about which ISP to connect to via my new fiber connection. LuNet (the city net operator) is going to send out new papers "soon", but I am still curious. The one with the best information on the net is Tele2 and they seem the most professional. Telenordia is no more, and the Internet part is now Bahnhof. The others are Arrowhead (my friend Jalle has them at home at he pukes over their bad Internet access every week, i.e. it is broken quite often) and finally Internet5 who just confuses me with their information on their site. I guess I am going to go with Tele2. Independently of whom I choose I am going to have to live with NAT at home as I will only get one public IP address. With my current connection (company ADSL) I have as many public IP addresses I like via LTU.
Erik found a nice extension to DreamWeaver for editing Moveable Type sites. Just some XML info and much more is needed but it is a good start. Installed, tested and it does what it is supposed to do.
The blind hen proposes that we should trade in seats for lunch restaurants, just like stocks. Head over and read it. It is really funny and might become a reality???
It is now 10.20 and my girls will arrive in 1 day, 22 hours, and 2 minutes! Woohooo. Today is house cleaning day but first a quick shower and then some breakfast. I guess I sound like Alfons Åberg, "Skall bara....".
Kalle wrote about "Social Software", i.e. Friendster and Tribe.net. I tried to sign up on the first but they had some problems with some profile, but I had better luck with Tribe. I signed in, joined a few Tribes as well as created a new one for all us in Sweden, called Sweden.Come join me, I am so alone there :-)
On my way to work (if I walk) I pass a prison. Most of the time it looks just empty but when the light is right you can actually see the inmates sitting at a desk reading or you can see them outside in the yard laughing in the sun and e.g. building a new shed. When I pass by there I always wonder how it would be to be locked up in such a place. Well I have a destructive mind some time, or I am just curious, or perhaps it is just human nature?!
There are many strange things one can do around the Blog phenomenon.
Blogathon is an event for raising charity money by staying up and blogging for 24 hours straight on March 26: Last year they raised $50,000!
Another "strange" thing is Blogshares, the Fantasy Blog Shares Market. Blogs are valued by how many incoming links they have and when you sign up you get $500 of virtual money that you can spend on shares. I just found out about this today, but apparently my blog has been traded since day 1 (March 23 2003) and it is currently valued at $1,366.67 with a stock price of $50.79. My market share is 0.0004%. Complete strangers are trading stock in my blog. That is rather cool :-)
Found this very nice collection of Luleå images. Both old and new. Nice to see what Luleå looked like "back then".
Now this is way coooooool. I want to see more of these. A high speed travelator (moving sidewalk). Most travelators go rather slowly but in Paris they are testing a new hogh speed one. It is 180 meters long and runs at 9 Km/h. More info and animation...