Pbur's Adventures

The life and times of Patrick Burleson

Monthly Archives: December 2004


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Will comes through again with a very funny link with regards to punctuation: http://www.zefrank.com/punc/ Enjoy!

Brr…it got chilly

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We have a roasty, toasty warm high of about 17 degrees today , which a wind chill somehwere around -2 (or lower, depending on the gusts). I’ve come to realize that maybe, just maybe, I should have worn my thermals to work. Those last couple of blocks to the train station were a bit chilly. […]

Programming Language Inventor or Serial Killer?

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Will sent me the following link: http://www.malevole.com/mv/misc/killerquiz/ The challenge is to figure out if the person pictured invented a computer programming language or were a serial killer. I didn’t do so well…I only got 4 out of 10 correct. Yikes!


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Well, it’s finally happened. Some snow fell for the first time this winter in NYC. I’m sure I will be sick of it by the end of the winter season. But hey, it’s kinda cool to live in a place where they seemed prepared for it. The question is: Am I? 🙂

Ask you shall receive!

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So Will sent me a link this morning..and lo and behold, someone with time on their hands has reverse engineered the Google Suggest stuff. http://serversideguy.blogspot.com/2004/12/google-suggest-dissected.html

How did they do that?!

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Google never ceases to amaze me. Try this version of their search engine: http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=1 Then start typing a search and be amazed!

Best 404 Page Ever

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This has to be one of my favorite 404 error pages ever. Very closely followed by the SGI crying baby, for which I can not find a link to show. For those of you not familiar with a “404 Page”, it’s the term given to the page served by the webserver when it can’t find […]

Comment Spam

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Ok, so I just got hit with my first ever taste of comment spam. 76 bonus comments advertising online casinos. That was fun to delete, especially since WordPress’s page to do mass deletes doesn’t appear to work. I wonder where they linked to my blog from? Anyway, going to have to disable comments until I […]