Archive for the ‘Regurg’ Category
Good article about how to create rounded corners without graphics. Cool! Check out especially the final example — it’s pretty neat.
Nifty Corners: rounded corners without images
By Alessandro Fulciniti
Rounded Corners with CSS are a hot topic in web design: I think that there are hundreds of articles on them. This page is intended to present the solution I came up, that doesn’t requires images, extra markup nor CSS. Let’s start.
The Online Video Game Atlas – NES Maps Mar 18 2005
i, robot by Cory Doctorow Feb 16 2005
Arturo Icaza de Arana-Goldberg, Police Detective Third Grade, United North American Trading Sphere, Third District, Fourth Prefecture, Second Division (Parkdale) had had many adventures in his distinguished career, running crooks to ground with an unbeatable combination of instinct and unstinting devotion to duty.
Read the rest at Infinite Matrix: http://infinitematrix.net/stories/shorts/i-robot.html
(Via Boing Boing)
J. Karl Rove writes “Nikita Borisov and Ian Goldberg (of many, many other projects) have released Off the Record Messaging for Gaim. Encrypt an IM, prove (at the time) that it came from you, and deny it later. The authentication works only when the message is sent; anybody can forge all the messages he wants afterwards (toolkit included). Captured or archived messages prove nothing. And forward secrecy means Big Brother can’t read your messages even if he wiretaps you AND grabs your computer later on. All the gooey goodness of crypto, with none of the consequences! They have a protocol spec, source code, and Debian and Fedora binaries.”
E-voting Woes Force New Election in N.C. County
Touch-screen errors led to loss of 4,400 ballots
News Story by Heather Havenstein
DECEMBER 06, 2004 (COMPUTERWORLD) – Voters in one North Carolina county can return to the polls next month to recast ballots that were lost due to a malfunctioning e-voting machine in the November election.
The state’s Board of Elections voted last week to allow about 4,400 Carteret County residents whose votes were lost — along with 19,600 who didn’t go to the polls — to cast ballots Jan. 11 for the state agriculture commissioner.
That was the only state or local race close enough for the 4,400 votes to make a difference, said Robert Cordle, one of five members of the board. In that race, challenger Steve Troxler has a 2,300-vote lead over incumbent Britt Cobb. The Jan. 11 votes will be added to the November result.
The votes were lost because the touch-screen system could store only 3,000 votes that day, far fewer than the 10,000 the machines should be able to handle, according to the manufacturer, UniLect Corp. in Dublin, Calif.
Poll workers didn’t immediately see that the machine had begun displaying a notice that said it couldn’t accept any more votes, Cordle said. The machines don’t produce paper copies of the ballots. “As a compromise, we agreed to allow those whose vote was not counted last time to vote, [as well as] anybody who didn’t vote last time,” Cordle said. “It’s a very unusual ruling, and each [candidate] has 10 days to appeal it in court. It may get changed if they do.”
The January election will cost the county $20,000, Cordle said, adding that it will use the same machines used in November but will allow only 3,000 votes per machine.
This is so fucked up, I can’t stand it. Once again, the only answer is to Volunteer to Count.
(Linked on Metafilter)
20Q.net – 20 questions AI Dec 14 2004
It took 29 questions to guess black cat. Pretty cool anyways, though. 🙂
20Q.net is an experiment in artificial intelligence. The program is very simple but its behavior is complex. Everything that it knows and all questions that it asks were entered by people playing this game. 20Q.net is a learning system; the more it is played, the smarter it gets.
(Via MetaFilter, some great comments in there…)
TOP Music #1
V/A – “Lest We Forget” Berkeley Compilation Tape
Re-release Date: 12/13/2004
“Lest We Forget” was originally compiled and released by Aaron Elliot of the acclaimed fanzine Cometbus (and drummer for Crimpshrine and Pinhead Gunpowder) in 1991 to document the Berkeley punk scene of the 80’s. I don’t want to be accused of wild exaggeration by saying the music here is exactly essential (although there’s some great stuff here) but it is absolutely essential to appreciate the why, who, and how of what was being created at the time. Their output has had a significant impact on today’s music. You can connect the influential dots from this tape to Maximum Rock’n’Roll to Operation Ivy to Green Day to whatever indie/punk act you’re listening to right now.
Close to 90 minutes of music are presented here as two rather large MP3 files. Instead of splitting each band’s track(s) for individual download, this approach is an effort to preserve the original intent of compilation tape curators – listen to side one in its entirety, flip it, hit play and listen to all of side two. Also, it would have been an incredible amount of work to make separate files for each song and I’m incredibly lazy. Complete liner notes are included too. Enjoy.
More music. Via BoingBoing
YMCK – Japanese Chiptune Dec 14 2004
YMCK first full album “FAMILY MUSIC” (full album edition) NEW!
12 tracks CD
The new album of ymck will be out on the USAGI-CHANG RECORDS in 3rd November 2004. This album includes whole re mastered tracks from Family Music(CD-R edition), and also includes new songs and unreleased songs. Don’t miss it!
02 Magical 8bit TourPLAY
03 Pastel Colored CandyPLAY
05 POW * POWPLAY
07 SOCOPOGOGO(YMCK Version)PLAY
09 Tetrominon -From Russia with Blocks-PLAY
10 Does John Coltrane Dream of a Merry-go-round?PLAY
11 Yellow, Magenta, Cyan and Black (Theme from YMCK)PLAY
12 Your Quest is Over
Go. Download mp3 tracks. Now.