Archive for February, 2005
i’m a nerd. appearantly, a really big nerd. according to wxplotter.com’s slightly banal and outdated questionaire, i scored in the 99th percentile.
i guess the fact that i’m really bothered by the statistical claim they are making (and the lack of visibility into sample size, et al.) goes to prove the point, more than vindicate me. so, without belaboring the point, i’m a nerd.
update: the site this referenced is long since gone. removed the busted img src. (12.02.2008, while upgrading to wordpress from moveable type.)
i dropped mt-blacklist in, i feel much less of an urge to buy viagra.
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not too bad for just under 3 weeks.
playing with sharpreader (rss aggregator, recommended by aditya), i left on of the default feeds: wired news. the feed was showing a “URL error” with extended text showing a 404. “hmm.. someone hosed the xml.” hit http://www.wired.com/news_drop/netcenter/netcenter.rdf with a browser. yup, 404. up one level? 404. up another to /news_drop? 404. wow. up to the root? 404. maybe it’s a CDN’s fault. verified with the command line HEAD that ships with perl’s LWP.
> HEAD http://www.wired.com/
404 Not Found
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2005 15:50:42 GMT
Client-Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2005 15:50:42 GMT
P3P: CP=”IDC DSP COR CURa ADMa DEVa CUSa PSAa IVAa CONo OUR IND UNI STA”
i’m sure there are people madly watching cnet news for a sidebar on the outage.