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Hug a friend, go to jail

Ok, not jail, but Detention.

Two handy sites

If you’re on a shared webserver. What other sites are being served/hosted on the same box? My IP Neighbors http://whois.webhosting.info/70.84.65.50 Replace the IP number after the slash with your own IP number.

Great Moments in the history of technical services

This page goes with the Librarian action figure. [via TNH Particles] 43 B.C. First attested use of an ISBN (for the special collector’s edition of Caesar’s Gallic Wars with an introduction by Marc Anthony): IXIVVIIXVIIIVIIIVIVII.

The Office is Closed

Video of WGA strikers from The Office: “You’re watching this on the internet, a thing that pays us zero dollars.” Riffing on promotion. The creative potential of lawyers. Other videos: Why we are striking. Follow the money. Or lack of it. Heroes of the Writer’s Strike. You want fries with that? Not a video, but […]

Stealing? No problem. It’s promotion!

Astute observation about the WGA: Isn’t it kind of hypocritical that on one hand the studios and networks say that unauthorized downloading or copying of content is “stealing,” because you’re taking something of value — but on the other hand, they say the writers don’t deserve residuals, because the content is valueless? Or now they’re […]