OK this is old news, but pretty cool so I’m happy to write it up belatedly. I just logged into MSN chat, and was greeted by Mario Menti’s IM bot, which provides a text-chat UI for navigating the BBC’s news feeds from their Persian service. I’m pasting the output here, hoping it’ll display reasonably. I [...]
Monthly Archives: September 2007
OK, well this only works in France… From Joost : Zoolander Le celebre mannequin Derek zoolander (Ben Stiller) a toutes les chances de recevoir pour la quatrieme fois consecutive le trophee “Top-Model de l’annee”. Mais rien ne se passe comme prevu et Zoolander, effondre, voit son prix lui echapper au profit d’un jeune “hippie”, Hansel [...]
I recently added OpenID support to my WordPress blog installation, and asked folks to test it out by leaving OpenID-authenticated comments. Seems to be working OK. I had a couple of issues with over-zealous spam filters, and people have reported a few glitches with specific providers (see comments for detail). OpenID doesn’t remove the need [...]
â€œHe looked so mean, the way he was looking at everyone,â€ Robbins said. â€œIt was very frightening, like something out of a movie.â€ [...] [as the plane prepares to take off] Hanging Lady: Nervous? Ted Striker: Yes. Hanging Lady: First time? Ted Striker: No, I’ve been nervous lots of times.
I’ve just installed Alan J Castonguay’s WordPress OpenID plugin on my blog, part of a cleanup that included nuking 11000+ comments in the moderation queue using the Spam Karma 2 plugin. Apologies if I zapped any real comments too. There are a few left, at least! The OpenID thing appears to “just work”. By which [...]
Just renewed my Flickr-Pro account for 2 years, ensuring an irregular supply of pigeon, fish and other misc depictions. I wasn’t 100% happy with the wording of their terms though. To participate in Flickr pro, you must have a valid Yahoo! ID and, solely if you have not received a free offer or gift for [...]