Take That, Police!
Posted in Strangeness, Tech
First dog watch, 2 bells (5:16 pm)

Here is a sad but happily-ending story about an Austrian girl that was kidnapped and held for eight years. Her captor committed suicide shortly after she escaped, and police found he used a Commodore 64 for all his computing needs. Apparently the computer forensic technicians are going to have some trouble getting to his personal files.

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Why Is IIS So Retarded?
First dog watch, 2 bells (5:02 pm)

How about: Because it won't serve out a file called index.html by default. To me, that's just plain broken.

It will, however, serve out an index.htm.

Why is Microsoft STILL trying to force us to their 8.3 file naming scheme??

This reminds me of the only MAC advertisement I ever enjoyed. I saw it on the side of a bus in Seattle when Windows 95 was coming out with longer file names: CNGRTLNS.W95.

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Dentists and Blood Pressure
Posted in Random Thoughts
Afternoon watch, 6 bells (3:04 pm)

What is it about a dental office that makes your blood pressure soar? I walked in for my biannual checkup and cleaning today and I could totally feel the apprehension and nervousness that I always feel when I walk in to a dentist's office. Everything went great and my teeth have seldom been better, but I still get that feeling every time I go.