the desire of memory past

What happened to getting this up last night? Blame it on my ISP; I couldn't get online until almost midnight, and at that point I just grabbed my mail and went to bed. Today was spent on yet another IKEA run; had to be done today, as some stuff we had back-ordered finally came in. Anyway, let's get down to it...

While I was unable to get online, I watched the Olympic opening ceremony. We're not a bad species, when we put our mind to it, although I do wish someone had gagged Costas and Couric.

Gnobog is a GNOME-ish bookmark organizer. Can't install it at the moment, cuz the Debian package is b0rken, but it looks useful.

Heh -- Debian package description for the Flash plugin:

Flash/ShockWave is a Macromedia invention for wasteful webcontent.

Review/recap of a recent meeting on gene prediction in genome-scale sequences. Sounds like things are getting interesting... For the non-bioheads in the audience, the issue is that when you sequence an organism, all you get is a bunch of seemingly random data. Finding the important and interesting parts is a big problem, and traditional techniques don't scale at all to whole genomes. This is where the computational stuff comes in, and it sounds like we may be getting a handle on at least the easy parts pretty soon.

Okay, where can I get the bumper sticker? Or maybe a tee shirt...

The English is a bit fractured, but this page shows you how to replace the buttons on a Palm with clear ones. Why would you want to do this? Well, after you replace the buttons, you put colored LEDs under them, see...

Making friends with grep. Pretty basic level stuff, but if you're a *nix beginner, this is worth reading. By the "which do I do more often" metric, grep is more important to me than sex.

Opps. Guess I missed Behind the Curtain; shooting is tomorrow. Oh well, I'll just buy the coffee table book.

Large gallery of erotic photos by Peter da Silva, who some of you may know from the Monastery. I particularly liked this one, this one, and this one. (That last one features a naked male ass, so watch it as necessary.)

Anybody want to take any bets on whether any of the issues raised by Don Gilmour get addressed in the presidential debates? Didn't think so.

I'd really like to point you to some of the content on, but they're using a totally brain-dead set-up that won't let me. Near as I can tell, incoming links to internal pages are getting redirected to their front page, presumably so that those umpteen annoying ads can get loaded. Losers.

Top Ten Tips for working with CVS. I really hope ORA keeps doing these top ten tips lists; the two I've seen have been outstanding.

Pro bio-tech recap of the World Forum.

Goodbye to the Miss Waldron's Red Colobus. posts over-heard snippets of conversation. I sometimes wonder if people are listening to some of the conversations I seem to typically end up in, and what they think if they do.

K5 K0untd0wn. I'm so glad they're coming back...

That's not a beer belly, it's an organ!

Scathing review of the Debian installation process. I have to say, I run Debian, and have had no problems with installs, updates, or anything else. It does require a bit more 'get-up and go' on the part of the user, but if you think that's a bad thing, Linux might not be for you.

Blog rolling: I'm aghast; my personal map of the universe has come unsprung, and I'm not sure how to fix it. The reason for all this discombobulation? Mike has ditched Bush for Brown. The heavens are all a-tremble, I tell ya.

The project I spent all last week working on is coming together. There's still quite a bit left to do, but it's mostly tweaks. That should all get done tomorrow, Ghu and my wrists willing. If you want, have a look. I'd dig feedback, too; we haven't done a whole lot of user testing.

Okay, it's getting to be time to get to bed. Next week is going to be another bear, but hopefully I'll be a bit better on the update tip. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.