Monthly Archives: October 2005

simple gethostbyname example

Here’s a simple example using gethostbyname() that emulates the host command. I wrote it to debug a DNS problem. (On the network I’m on right now, gethostbyname() returns a different answer than host and dig. It is overagressively caching other … Continue reading

baby got back folkified

Baby Got Back. Reminds me of Nina Gordon’s cover of “Straight Outta Compton.”

on fairytales

Cenk Uygur: We live in a twisted world, where right is wrong and wrong reigns supreme. It is a chilling fact that most of the world’s leaders believe in nonsensical fairytales about the nature of reality. They believe in Gods … Continue reading

The Real Reasons You’re Working So Hard…

Business Week writes about The Real Reasons You’re Working So Hard…. I’m not sure they gave an answer, but I wanted to highlight this: That helps explain why time pressures seem to be getting worse. Globalization and the Internet create … Continue reading

oh, washington, when will you ever learn?

20 congressjerks support the broadcast flag.

malcolm gladwell explains college admissions

Like Malcolm, I, too, went to university in Ontario. I, too, filled out the tanking sheet. He describes my school and program kindly: There were several good ones and several better ones and a number of programs—like computer science at … Continue reading

notes from the scopes monkey trial

I really hope no one can take this guy seriously: Astrology would be considered a scientific theory if judged by the same criteria used by a well-known advocate of Intelligent Design to justify his claim that ID is science, a … Continue reading

TED’s blog

TED, the uber-cook, uber-exclusive Technology/Entertainment/Design conference, now has a blog.

Top 100 Public Intellectuals

As voted on by the readers of Foreign Policy and Prospect: Top 100 Public Intellectuals.

boo to cows

As Jesse points out: Old MacDonald had a farm. Here a subsidy, there a subsidy…