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January 30, 2004

Buy some NOTHING!

Buy some NOTHING!

Nice, this guy, sells nothing
on ebay. Now why couldn't I think of that?!?!? Anyway, it's not like
he's doing great, yet... but think of the add ons - air, space (area),
blackholes... there are dozens of "nothingness" to sell. I'll have to
work on a list...

Posted by gcrgcr at 7:49 AM | Comments (0)

January 29, 2004

You say "referrer", I say...

You say "referrer", I say "referer"....

There has always been a curiosity in CGI scripting (with Perl in my
case) with a standard Environment variable - Referer. The issue has
been that it is misspelled. Referrer is correct - as far as the
dictionary goes, but in CGI standard Environment variables, it is
missing the second r - referer.

This doesn't seem like a big deal to you, but if you have ever programmed on the web and needed to access this variable, it's one of those things you always forget, can easily miss, and never remember which way is right. You can count on burning extra time getting it straight.

Finally, I see that the dictionary at reference.com validates the fact
that this is an oddity.

This is the standard definition for "referrer".

For "referer" we are given:


(world-wide web) A misspelling of "referrer" which somehow
made it into the HTTP standard. A given web page's referer (sic) is the URL of whatever web page contains the link that the user followed to the current page. Most browsers pass this information as part of a request.

I'm a geek - what can I say... I'm somewhat satisfied to know this
"error" is documented outside my knowledge. Thanks to whomever made
this entry!

Posted by gcrgcr at 9:42 AM | Comments (0)

January 27, 2004

Mike Rowe Forums

Mike Rowe Forums

This was too good... I guess it has been going on for a while, but I just caught it due to the settlement.

Mike Rowe settles The Canadian teenager who launched MikeRoweSoft.com, much to the dismay of Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft's legal team, has reached a settlement with the software giant. But he didn't get the $10,000 in cash he had initially sought after receiving a threatening 25-page letter from Bill Gates and the company's lawyers.

Rowe will, however, get an Xbox game console, some Microsoft
certification training, a free subscription to its developer
forum, a few bucks to cover expenses and a trip, with his
parents, to the company headquarters for a tech festival.

I wonder if there are other "phonetic" type parodies - certainly
there are... we'll have to try and find them. Let me know if you find
any or know of any...

Posted by gcrgcr at 10:54 AM | Comments (0)

January 23, 2004

MTV.com - News -Remixers Make

MTV.com - News -Remixers Make Howard Dean's Scream Funky And Danceable

I missed the original, but the remixes are pretty funny. Overall, just
the audio, I didn't think Dean was that over the top. I didn't see the
video though. Still, pretty funny stuff!

Posted by gcrgcr at 2:00 PM | Comments (0)

January 20, 2004

How To Give The Last-Minute

How To Give The Last-Minute Gift of Blog

This seemed as good an item as any to get back to the ol' blogger.

Give the gift of Blogger! That way, someone else can share in the oscillation of effort that comes with blogging... we for me anyway. I love my blogger, however sometimes I get so busy that I can't blog. It's a cruel dichotomy.

Still, I encourage you to start your own Blogger. It's good old fashioned entertainment - since as early as October 12, 1999,
Blogger has been helping people blog their way into history.
Meanwhile, I'll provide the latest on us. Spent this weekend back up at
Uncle Dennis and Sherry's - sawing down trees, hauling logs, cutting
and splitting. Everyone helped and it was good to be out in the fresh
mountain air doing some work. The boys run the hydraulic wood splitter
pretty well. I think they'll go union before too long... AJ was
complaining after about 30 minutes that his hand was getting tired from
pushing the handle that ran the hydrauling piston that gracefully split
massive stumps. Kids these days...
Beautiful day up there - loads of sunshine, slight breeze here and
there - little snow scattered around, and for the guys with chainsaws
(like me) - lots of shouting "Timber"! Good timese.
More later.

Posted by gcrgcr at 11:46 AM | Comments (0)