Weezer and YouTube

I only got most of the videos in this music video:

but it's still good. The song's not up to much though.


The NEW Underground

Is CHRISTIAN electronic music the new underground?

"It used to be that all of the good new music was in the rave scene and then would trickle out into the internet and store shelves. Now when I look for traditional electronic music anywhere, I find that the music seems generally boring or has too much of a political or sinful feel."

I hate that traditional electronic boring, political, or sinful music too.


Nintendo and undersupply

I'm getting more than a little bit tired of Nintendo playing its bloody games. Yes,
we get it Nintendo, your stuff is popular. Now, please make enough copies of
Mario Kart and Wii Fit to sell them. It's not even Christmas.

Mario Kart isn't even in shop charts. I've been past several shops selling Wii
stuff recently (Game, supermarkets, etc.) and most of them don't even have any
*mention* of Mario Kart. This is insane.




Smirking cat murdered

This is a weird story already, but that illustrative photo, and especially its caption, are just plain bizarre.


gnome-terminal titles

This finally annoyed me enough to find a solution.

If I set a title on a gnome-terminal tab, then it gets forgotten next time I log in. Aside from the GNOME default to not save your session (whuh?), the problem is this: on Fedora, /etc/bashrc forces PROMPT_COMMAND to set the xterm title.

This wouldn't really be a problem, if I could disable setting of dynamic titles in gnome-terminal preferences. However, gnome-terminal thinks that a manually-set (Terminal->Set Title) title is somehow "dynamic", so if you do that, you can never set the title to anything else.

Seeing as I use the tab titles to work what machine I'm on, that's quite annoying.

The "solution" was to just edit /etc/bashrc so it doesn't force a PROMPT_COMMAND I don't want.


Dear Software Authors

Another request for sanity please. If I'm running a Linux distribution less than 6 months old, it should be feasible to install your software without installing random -svn versions of your dependencies.

If it's not, I'm not going to bother trying out your software. That means I definitely won't be fixing any of your bugs, and I'm pretty sure I'm not alone. That means you lose out.

Yes, this means you, Review Board. Is it really so essential that you use a version of Django that isn't released anywhere?



I really don't understand why, but AMD's current problems are upsetting me. It really does make me feel bad. I have no idea why I care.

Kraken Botnet Infiltration

If you had the ability to cleanse 25,000 infected zombie home computers, would you?



Google have released rietveld, inspired by their internal code-review tool. The video
about Mondrian made it look pretty (i.e. incredibly) useful for code review. The released
version already looks pretty nifty. webrev works great for my day job, but it would be
awfully nice to be able to store comments too. I'd love to see rietveld get adopted, though
there's some tweaks I'd like to see...