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Archive for July 2005

Why's (Poignant) Guide To Ruby

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Pure hilarity. I'd buy this even if I didn't want to learn Ruby.


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another javascript library, but this one has a cute mascot! ;)

Pornography, Rape and Sex Crimes in Japan


increase in porn -> decrease in sex crime?

The Seven Deadly Sins of Critics

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(4) THE FACT-CHECKER-WITH-TOO-MUCH-TIME-ON-HIS-HANDS CRITIQUE. . . . Elliot Perlman . . . was criticized for getting a street address wrong. "It's this kind of sharp, incisive film criticism that's made the Australian film industry what it is today," Perlman says.

"Desert Island Gaming"

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Mine, assuming I'll be living there for a loooong time:

  • Zangband? (Pick a roguelike, any roguelike...)
  • Tetris
  • The Many Faces of Go (The very best engine I know of for the very best strategy game.)
  • Civilization 3
  • Something twitch. Unreal Tournament 2004?

Automatic Human Washing Machine


I want one. Check out the manufacturer's site for more creepy stuff, like the Visifat "Ultrasonic Subcutaneous Fat Measuring Machine".

The Right Technology


Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Wallace and Gromit.

Review of bootleg Harry Potter NES game

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For budgetary reasons, the hazards have been reduced to one, the chess pieces. And it's not even a full version... a couple of pieces bounce around and collide with you. Try thinking of this as the video game equvalent of a high school stage production of Harry Potter and it hurts a little less.

Alternative versions of Dumbledore's death


This Is Just To Say

I have killed
the wizard
who was in
your novels . . .

punctuation love story

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It might be the shortest novel ever, and it might be the only novel without a word. But Hu Wenliang, the author the novel entitled 《。》, claimed that he spent one year to write a novel with five sections as follows:






Hu is offering to reward those who can understand the hidden story.

Small things, links and miscellany, sparkling with light. Sam's tumblelog.