Archive for 2008

Directionally dyslexic train drivers

This is the second time I’ve been on a train at Camberwell and the driver has opened the doors on the wrong side of the train.  The thought process that must take place in the driver’s head during the entire transaction befuddles me.

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Heads up: Apache 1.3 removed from Debian

Have you upgraded your Debian installation from Etch to Lenny?  I have.  Are you somewhat surprised to find things breaking because the apache-perl binary has disappeared?  I was.

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Targeted advertising win

EdgeCurve.com runs a semi-regular game where a photo is posted and people compete to submit the funniest caption for it.  Take a look at the archives to get an idea of the pictures and captions submitted in the past.

At some point it was decided that archived entries should feature a banner ad between their photos and their captions.  I don’t think these ads were ever expected to trump the user-submitted captions in awesomeness though.

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On handling lost property

The other day I discovered just how much of other people’s junk we have lying around at the DP desk, and I figured we needed to do something about it.  When I got home that day, creativity struck and this was the result:

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