I discovered recently that my content database is missing a bunch of stories from the first weeks of 2005. I tempered my feelings of loss with the knowledge that I couldn’t remember the title of more than one of the 21 missing stories. While looking into a question about my out-of-date RSS feed today, I discovered that it had clues to the content of twelve of my missing stories. They clearly weren’t that important (what is?), here’s what I have anyway:
- Sun, 16 Jan 2005 04:35:40 — San Francisco Community Wireless: SFLan
I’m slow to learn of these things sometimes, but among all the other community network efforts is San Francisco’s SFLan. Their network map is online. I’ll have to keep this in mind next time I’m out there.
- Sun, 16 Jan 2005 02:40:00 — Paragliding In Nepal
- Sat, 15 Jan 2005 04:56:55 — The Maxwell, San Francisco
- Thu, 13 Jan 2005 07:01:22 — Gatto On Educational Philosophy
I stumbled accross John Taylor Gatto’s “Lessons From The Underground: History Of American Education” earlier. Gatto has won awards from both New York City and New York state departments of education for his excellence as a teacher, but something happened along the way and he started writing essays very critical of the educational system.
Early on in Gatto’s history, he points out a few touchstone…
- Tue, 11 Jan 2005 01:00:46 — MacWorld Expo Anxiety
The Stevenote is coming! The Stevenote is coming! The Stevenote is coming!
Seriously, the MacWorld Expo keynote, delivered by Steve Jobs, is today beginning at 9AM Pacific time. MacRumors has a pretty good roundup of what’s expected, though most of the rumors seemed to debut on ThinkSecret. The first of those rumors seems to…
- Tue, 11 Jan 2005 00:17:36 — Internet Good For Libraries…So Far
The University at Buffalo School of Informatics is following up on A 1999 study that found “increased Internet use in the U.S. had not produced a reduction in the public use of libraries.” George D’Elia, professor in the Department of Information and Library Studies headed up the 1999 study and is leading the followup. The UB press release has D’Elia describing internet and library users…
- Mon, 10 Jan 2005 07:56:40 — Pepper Pad Shown At CES
I got all excited about the Pepper Pad back in September when they started taking pre-orders for their early 2005 release. Now…
- Mon, 10 Jan 2005 07:07:52 — Stupid Mac Tricks
A hint at MacOSXHints reminds of of the following stupid terminal trick:
cat ⁄etc⁄motd | say
See RobG’s explanation of how it works in the MacOSXHints story.
Want to specify the voice? Paste this little…
- Sun, 09 Jan 2005 03:08:05 — Early Tech, A Little History, Secrets Revealed, And A Bomb
I like stories. I like a narrative. I say that so you’ll understand what I mean when I say Charles Eicher’s story about a Vanguard Motion Analyzer was pleasantly longer and richer than expected for a simple blog entry. The story involves early technology, a little history, some secrets revealed, and a bomb.
- Sat, 08 Jan 2005 20:00:01 — Snowy Saturday
Snow falls softly on New Hampshire Route 25A between Orford and Wentworth Saturday.
Look here for…
- Sat, 08 Jan 2005 03:15:56 — Your Webcam And Other Things You Wish Google Didn’t Find
The problem with web-enabled stuff is that when you put it on the web, it’s inevitable that Google will find it. This includes web cameras, refrigerators, and everything else. Once upon a time, back in like, 1994, it was cool. Now it’s scary.
BoingBoing points out thay you can Google for some specific terms related to these cameras and find 800 or 2000 of them. So I guess it’s time to go…
- Fri, 07 Jan 2005 17:54:54 — Pre-Expo Agony: Will Steve Introduce a Media Player At MacWorld?
News of Apple’s lawsuit against ThinkSecret for revealing details about a…