Genius, sheer genius.

A brief update on my rant about a bad experience with Barnes & Noble online. (Even more briefly: the CDs have still not shipped, and they cannot explain why.)

diana krall

Congratulations to Diana Krall (who can drop me a line anytime) for her two Grammy Awards — best jazz vocal performance and best engineered non-classical album (both for When I Look In Your Eyes). (As a Grammy winner, it’s supposed to be 30% off at Amazon; I’m going to call them to see why it isn’t, especially given that it’s the #4 seller on Amazon right now.)

Victor Stone’s latest column is a perfect depiction of my experience trying to roll out new (or unfamiliar) technologies in the workplace.

And, it seems that Lawrence Lessig has expressed reservations about breaking up Microsoft to Judge Jackson. I’m glad to read this, since I think that Lessig actually has some influence with Jackson.

Tonya Harding has apparently lost her cool again.

Still on the HTTP server status code thread: did anyone else know that the way Internet Explorer decides whether or not to show its own “friendly” 404 error page (if the friendly errors are turned on) is by checking the size of the one sent from the server? On my machine, the registry setting is 512 bytes — if a 404 page is less than 512 bytes, then IE shows its own, and if it’s bigger, then IE shows the one returned from the server.

Hmmmmm — it seems that there’s a porn website (or a meta-porn website, if you want to be specific) on, despite the bolded statement on the about page that reads “No porn sites, hate groups, spammers.” (This means that, as the ad system is set up now, you could end up with a porn ad on your page if you are diplaying banner ads from Erin Clerico began a discussion about this on Thomas Creedon’s weblog; Dave has also started a discussion on itself about what, if any, solutions are needed.

I’ve had the Virtual Bubblewrap page bookmarked for a while now, but it’s never given me the satisfaction of the real thing. From the age of Shockwave, though, comes Perpetual Bubblewrap, which is much more satisfying. Cooooool.

It seems that a new book proclaims that astronauts have had sex in space, but NASA’s denying the assertion. Come on — I’d have to assume that people have experimented on the Shuttle, with or without NASA’s consent.

While Passport Access isn’t webcrawling for resumes anymore, they are still grabbing them off of websites and “technical sites” by hand and giving or selling them to clients, which is still a major violation of U.S. Copyright law. As brig mentioned two days ago, perhaps they need to read 10 big myths about copyright explained. (Of course, when I emailed them about this a while back, I gave them a bunch of copyright links to peruse, and it apparently didn’t do much.)