Just had an Amazon order arrive. I usually get one every 6 months or so.
(24 Aug 2005)
I've gone though and updated everything again. My
resume is updated and now in Word and PDF formats as well (the conversion
scripts need to be improved). I've also tidied up the left hand side of the
front page. Hopefully I'll be writing a few more articles this year (I have
ideas for 3) so the site will have a litte more content. I'm also planning
to get some of the older articles updated.
I have gone through and updated the web site a little.
searchbutton.com phased out their
free service so I switched to
Google's Free Search . I have also updated my
Resume and Computer Interests to reflect
changes in my home network. I am also updating a few other Web Pages.
Today I installed mod_gzip into apache on this server. This module negotiates compression
with recent browsers when they download text and html files. This can
speed up downloads by 50-80% . I have written a little
guide to installing the module with some
links to further information.
usenet.net.nz is now hosting a mirror of Astronomy Picture of the Day.
APOD is a great site which as the title suggests has new and beautiful
photo or picture everyday, along with a caption and links to further
information. The archive of old pictures
goes back to June 1995.
A new take on the old 'Guy attaches rocket to car'
An anonymous has written a
that claims he and his friends created a JATO-assisted car which may have
originated the legend. A great read.
I have posted a list of Open Broadcast
Amplifier networks. It is basicly the list the
Smurf Amplifier Registry
list but I have checked for which ASN is currently advertising them. So
far I have emailed the top 10 and sent a note to the
nanog email list.
Review of Financial Regulation in the Crown Dependencies part 1
covers the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. It reviews the various
regulations on businesses on the Islands (all of which are "Offshore
Finance Centres" otherwise known as "Tax Havens") .
Hacker Wisdom is distilled
It is a "collection of hackish documents that are amusing and possibly
educational" according to the blurb. Very interesting according to me.