I was somewhat interested in seeing what people were saying about the new Boris albums on last.fm, but reloading that page is so 1993. I wanted to read it through Gwene, but there’s no RSS feeds on last.fm. So I whipped one up (in Perl! *sob*) and put the service on Quimby.
Feel free to use it or rewrite the Perl script to be less doubleplusungood.
The fun people at McSweeney’s have done a lot of amusingly formatted issues of their Quarterly Concern (a shaving kit, an advertising folder, etc), but this one is certainly the bulkiest one:
It’s a 15x15x15cm box, and when you crack open his forehead, you find lots of neat litte pamphlets inside instead of brains:
And how are the pamphlets? Er… you expect me to read them? Now? Look at the box! Just look at it!
I’ve started putting the various Gmane things on github. If I get around to it, I’ll probably put most of the programs and scripts up there eventually, but first out are weft and weaverd.
Oh, and I also added the source code for the defunct we:search search engine. It’s no longer used, since Gmane switched to Xapian for searching, but it might have historical interest… for somebody who’s interested in… history…
It’s all C! Oh, the humanity.
I was looking through my ~/lisp directory just now, and I found this file, saved in 1998. I can’t recall ever using it or where I got it from, and it’s probably written by a different Julian Assange, but anyway…
Here are solid connections between Wikileaks and the sordid Emacs development environment! I think the justice deparment should start looking into this!