No-one knows how the police officers find their way back to the exact stadium in which they were born.

No-one knows how the police officers find their way back to the exact stadium in which they were born. Yet every year, thousands make this epic journey - battling their way up one-way streets, and through congested city centres - to the very same sporting venue in which they began their lives. They end their journeys exhausted, barely able to complete the final act for which this epic journey was made. It was here that they were born; it is here that they will spawn the next generation of law-enforcers; and it is here that they will end their lives - in the terraces of their ancestral arena, after one of the greatest migrations of the natural world.

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Spam wil eat itself, spammer requesting spam comments to be deleted

The site you are watching is rather old. The first posting is from 2002 and that is only because I deleted the database, the first posts were from around 2000.

So I have seen lots of spam attacks on my site, up to the point that I deleted the posisbility to add comments. I know about captchas and bayesian fingerprinting services like mollom, but this is my site with my rules. You want to expres your opinions, hike to facebook, twitter or start your own blog. My site, my rules.

However, back in 2006 I had comments on and there was a posting with some rather lame comments ("yes, I agree, Drupal is great"). Never gave it much thought. However, there was also a link in the users name. ... Indeed spam links. :-(

Now read this mail I got the other day:

Funny right? They have been spamming the internet for ages and now they found out that the postings they have paid for to be placed on sites like mine, are contra productive for their Google ranking and now they wanted to delete the posts!

Here is my answer, lets see what will be happening :-)

(ps I deleted the spams all the same :-)

Google Maps in ASCII Art

Google Maps done in ASCII art. See for yourself, well done.

There is an App for that, it is called a browser!

Hi. It’s Daniel. .. Daniel. Of the marketing department? We met.. Never mind.. Listen. Listen up. Are you listening? Sit down. Listen, I have a great idea. Great I tell you. You know we have 20 sites to run. Yep, twenty already. And we do this.. with. Eric counts as well.. 8 people. A staff of eight running twentie sites. And what is missing..? Well.. Yes? Indeed!

Supermarket Visiting

Our editors need to be able to work when they are in the field as well, on the road. Indeed. Yep, you guessed it right. A native App! Download from the AppStore. A native app I tell you, so our editors can write when they are in the field. Now listen, it is a great idea. John and Steven are on iOS.. yes, both using an iPhone. And Lisa always has an Android.. Don't know why.. And then we have Peter who has bad eyes and used the New iPad. Brian is still on Windows. Why can't we fire him..? Paul has a Mac. So we need to make.. Let me see, been a long day. Ooh, wait Eric is on that penguin thing.. Yes Linux is what he calls it. Well forget about Eric, we can't support everything.

So we have to make 20 apps, for every site one. Time two mobile OS-es, one optimized for the iPad. One windows and a mac. So 20 times 5. Say, we have to make 100 applications. Yes that is a lot. But think about the advantages. If they want to edit an article, all they have to do is open an application. Because -and this is the beauty of my concept- it is in fact using HTTP as a protocol from the application to the website. See? We just use what is already there; the protocol. Smart hu?

canada malting silos (tutorial included)

What. What? What you do mean we don't want to build and maintain 100 silos? Why are you calling it silos... It aren't silos? I think you don't understand. It are apps! APPS. Native Apps. Yes I know we will be launching 3 new websites. Ooh, Steven switched to Windows Mobile.. ?

Why do you keep calling this silos? You didn't call it “a silo” when we launched 20 apps for our Android users and 20 for our iOS use... You did? ooh, but still.. What do you mean can't support? What is this with change management you keep saying. Yes, I know our 20 websites have a CMS where you can change data and functionality live for all our users. So, what is so bad that we wait a month or two before Apple.. Yes, I listen.. There IS already an app for that? Great, why didn't you tell marketing? There is an app for using our websites on mobile. Now you tell me.... So, where can I download it... What already on my device? An app for that called.. a browser?

First Kinect 3d Mac OSX Experiment

One -if not the only one- of the reasons I bought an XBOX instead of PS3... The Kinect. The coolest piece of hardware from the last decennium.

More information about the possibilities soon.

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