I’ve signed up for BarCampRDU.
I’m not exactly a local tech celebrity, and I don’t really do anything interesting with technology, but what the heck.
There are certainly topics I would be interested in participating in, but not that much I would consider myself an expert in. Could talk about work stuff, but *yawn* system management *yawn*.
I see Jay claimed the last open spot before the waiting list ;->
anyone know a way to use google/yahoo etc to ask “show me all the pages that link to images off of this site”?
And on that note, a pet peeve. Web forums that set the referral link to be some generic link to the top of the forum, instead of a link to the post/thread that the link appears in.
Spent most of last week up in Westford. Talking about “work stuff”. Did manage to run into ovrclokd in the cafeteria, which was a bit unexpected.
Last day or two I’ve been messing with an internal livejournal setup we’re been experimenting with at work. Kind of an interesting diversion. But it kind of reminded me why I don’t do perl or ldap anymore. I used to, but I feel much better now.
The livejournal code is kind of interesting. Not often you get to poke around at the code used to run a huge website. Looking at the code and the lj scaling paper makes for interesting reading.
Some tests of using processing.
Processing is sort of a high level graphics language that compiles into java applets.
Note: These links all contain java applets, and have been known to crash a browser or two.
Processing seems nice. It’s very high level, with a C/java style syntax. Theres a simple bare bones IDE included. I like how it calls source files “sketches”. Kind of a nice semantic touch. It’s also open source.
See processing work at adrianlikins.com
It seems that this image is being hotlinked alot. Theres at least three different bands on myspace.com that use it as a page background. I suspect none of them actually play a fretless guitar like that pic features. It seems to show up on the second page of results for a google image search on “guitar fretboard”. I guess thats where people are finding it.
muffin.jpg seems to get linked from a lot of message boards as well.
Looks like spammers are actually creating accounts, logging in, and spamming media wiki sites now. Awesome.
Interesting hearing test at a nih site. Distorted tunes test.
I did better than I figured, 25 out of 26.
grumble. One of my mediawiki installs has started getting spammed. Supposedly it’s setup to require a login to edit, but that config doesn’t seem to be taking for some reason.
On a vaguely related note, I’ve noticed that my personal Planet rss aggregator page gets all sorts of interesting hits from google. It’s kind of fascinating the things people search on. Even more fascinating how many people will go dozens of pages deep into the results. I can only assume people are using web based aggregators as an easy way to attract hits for adwords and the like.