I hate age the Month, Day, Year age verification on websites. Some kid is going to see that and enter their real age? Seriously? That’s more of an IQ check. And for you guys collecting the stats on how many people you turn away, you might want to think about how many people may have accidentally mistyped the year. Congratulations, you just turned away another customer.
I hate configuring things like GPS devices that run super restricted verisons of linux or some other OS. They never seem to deal with error handling very well. For example, here’s the oddball command for fetching ntp.conf and ntp.keys from a ntp server onto a Symmetricom GPS receiver. This is what you want to see, it just works. But in the many failures leading up to this configuration, it was finding problems fetching the files or having the correct access but it was happily coasting right along, overwriting its own configuration with jibberish and rebooting it self only to find the configuration was bollocks.
Slashdot added facebook and twitter buttons into their RSS feed halfway through the day yesterday. Please make it stop! The shear number of buttons out there for or digging old reddit news, tweeting this, or sharing that are driving me insane! I smell a greasemonkey script in the works.
Google Grants is free Google AdWords advertising available to various charitable organizations. The program is designed to help organizations extend their public service messages to a global audience, in an effort to make a greater impact on the world.
The Pylons web framework is aimed at making webapps and large programmatic website development in Python easy. Pylons combines the very best ideas from the worlds of Ruby, Python and Perl, providing a structured but extremely flexible Python web framework. BlastOff is a Pylons application template providing a working site skeleton configured with SQLAlchemy, mako, repoze.who, ToscaWidgets, TurboMail, and WebFlash.
Don’t have the guts to compete in Ultimate Fighting? Perhaps you’ve got the skills for the Ultimate Typing Championship! The action is online and it’s asynchronous so you could enter the competition whenever you’re ready and you don’t have to go anywhere to do it, unless you make it to the finals which are in Austin, TX.
Think of all the software you install on your computer as windows on a battle tank. Every app is another window where armor used to be. The next time you get hit with a virus, the chance that it’s aimed at one of your windows just increased.