Blog: 2005

These are the 401 blog posts for 2005. There is also a complete archive.

December 2005

Sat 31:

Setting up the new laptop   #administration #windows

Fri 30:

I’m special, so special   #autism #music #parenting

TaskSwitchXP   #tools #windows

Thu 29:

Multiple Python installations on Windows   #python #windows

Wed 28:

Emacs artist   #ides

Tue 27:

New laptop   #hardware #me

Mon 26:

Addresses   #online

Fri 23:

Helvetica, Arial in Grotesque Accident   #typography #web

Thu 22:

Ricky Gervais podcast   #audio #funny

Wed 21:

Kodak Assvertising   #ads

The Story About Ping   #funny #networks

Exploding comments   #coding

Intelligent Design in schools   #education #science

Mon 19:

The downside of living online   #online

XML without the <!DOCTYPE>   #xml

Sun 18:

Database schema upgrades   #databases #django

Fast   #parenting #science

Sat 17:

Windows Live Local   #maps

Fri 16:

Wookieepedia   #obsession #reference #star-wars

Wed 14:

Django losing its djang?   #django #friends-&-family

Kubi is hiring   #kubi

Visual Studio Stuff   #tools

Tue 13:

Bliss   #programming-languages

Mon 12:

A new gig for me   #django #kubi #me #tabblo

Unskilled and Unaware of it

Sun 11:

Stunning illusion

Fri 9:

C++ FAQ Lite   #c++

Wed 7:

Configuring Outlook to deal with spam bounces   #email #malware

Vowels and consonants   #language

Sun 4:

Coverage.py, v2.5   #coverage #my-code

Tim Tom   #animation #django #movies

Fri 2:

Python Testing Tools Taxonomy and Jester   #python #testing #tools

Thu 1:

UI blogs & the best outlook feature ever   #blogs #ui #windows

Windows notification icons   #debugging #ui #windows

Winspector and Zoom+   #tools

November 2005

Wed 30:

Reap what you sow   #debugging

Single letter domain names   #web

Tue 29:

Web 2.0 and startup advice

Dangerously excited   #books #quotes

How this site is made: xuff, px, bx, etc   #python #site #xslt

Fri 25:

Quick links: Pike, Air, Stickers, JS/UIX, SQL, Scarry   #art #databases #google #quick-links #science #unix

Mon 21:

Death penalty in Massachusetts   #boston #politics

Amazon mechanical turk   #amazon

Fri 18:

My personal Python mind set   #dev-mindset #python

Thu 17:

Single-sheet paper sculptures   #art #crafts

Flavin?   #tv

Mon 14:

Pool birthday cake   #cakes #lego #parenting #swimming

Coalescing Python parser info?   #online

Sun 13:

New comment feature: notify me   #site

Google AdWords: reactivated   #google #me

Fri 11:

Tashi   #books #parenting

What’s Special About This Number?   #math

Thu 10:

Finding Windows error messages   #exceptions #windows

CSS Hacks table   #css

Structured wikis

Tue 8:

Bad moon rising?   #society

I was 1337   #site

Mon 7:

Ajaxy Exception Catching   #exceptions #python #web

Fri 4:

Image file formats   #graphics

Thu 3:

Duane Keiser   #art

How the Death Star works   #star-wars

Wed 2:

An Eye for Annai   #animation

Oracle database XE   #databases

Repetitive information injury   #productivity

Tue 1:

Sony and rootkits   #blogs #music #windows

October 2005

Mon 31:

The Final Days of AT&T   #design

Sun 30:

Thread patterns   #online

Halloween pumpkins   #crafts #parenting

Ghost diagrams   #autism #blogs #math

Sat 29:

Google AdWords: evil?   #google #me

Thu 27:

Gridgame   #games

Wed 26:

Susan’s blog   #autism #blogs #susan

Tue 25:

More alternatives for Python unit testing   #python #testing

Fri 21:

We share your pain   #funny #geeky

Thu 20:

Parrot post-mortem   #management

More Unix cheat sheets   #reference #unix

Wed 19:

Comments prevent execution   #coding

Tue 18:

wcscmp vs StrEqual   #c++ #coding

Which book?   #books

Mon 17:

Muglets   #funny

Sun 16:

Danielle Strachman: hemispheric integration and juggling   #blogs #education

Open Source licenses compared   #business #open-source

Sat 15:

Blogger via XSLT   #xslt

Wed 12:

WHOA   #amazon #books #my-code

Tue 11:

Object reference not set to an instance of an object   #exceptions

The curse of the were-rabbit   #animation #movies #reviews

Mon 10:

Madlibs, part 3   #parenting #python

Mad covers

Sat 8:

Pumpkingutter   #crafts

Fri 7:

Google Reader   #feeds #google

Thu 6:

Cog 2.0   #cog

HTTP error 191   #debugging

Stack traces on windows   #windows

Wed 5:

CSS-only RSS badge   #css

How to price a fixed-price contract?   #business #help

Tue 4:

Scott Lewis is an angel   #blogs

Today show in NYC   #me #susan #tv

Help! Frozen Mac browsers!   #help #mac

Sat 1:

Shining trailer   #movies

September 2005

Fri 30:

I’ll be on the Weekend Today show   #me #susan

Religious tensions   #religion

Wed 28:

The death of the main menu   #ui #windows

Tue 27:

Avoid being called a bozo when producing xml   #how-to #xml

Freakonomics   #books #reviews

Superhandz   #juggling

Thu 22:

SNL celebrity jeopardy   #funny #tv

Tue 20:

Charity web sites   #web

Mon 19:

Pandora   #music

Paper forest   #blogs #crafts #japan

Sun 18:

Intro to camera memory   #hardware

Sat 17:

I/O brush   #art

TurboGears   #python #web

TV in da house, part 2   #me #susan

Fri 16:

Cog commercial: history and spoof   #ads #funny

TV in da house   #me #susan

Blog searching   #google #search

Wed 14:

Gatekeeper Drainer Jockey   #coding

Tue 13:

The Aristocrats   #movies #reviews

Reminder: Walk F.A.R. for NAAR   #autism #help

Sun 11:

Surfers Healing   #autism

Doorknob monsters and Jimwich’s faces   #photos

Sat 10:

What Rain Man can teach system administrators   #administration #autism

Fri 9:

Anthropomorphized Brushed Metal Theme   #funny #mac #ui

Thu 8:

Amazon sales stats grabber   #amazon #python

Wed 7:

Faces project management   #management #python

Tue 6:

py2exe 0.6.1   #python #windows

Mint   #web

Threads cannot be implemented as a library   #concurrency #programming-languages

Mon 5:

Cyan Worlds shuts down   #cakes #video-games

PocketMod and D*I*Y Planner   #productivity

Omer Trajman   #blogs

Sat 3:

Katrina on Google Maps   #google #maps #places

Please help me export movies from Premiere   #help

Action figure   #me #toys

Fri 2:

Database: what’s a base?   #databases #language

Blogging from New Orleans   #places

Interactive debugging in Python   #debugging #python

Thu 1:

Candygram   #concurrency

Code snippets

August 2005

Wed 31:

Organizing build trees   #development

Tue 30:

Making Peace With Autism is now available!   #books #susan

Mapwing   #graphics

Mon 29:

Purple Stork   #parenting

Can hate be good?   #ads #animation #cars

Unistable polyhedra   #math

Sun 28:

A rocket to nowhere   #space

Cog 2.0, beta 2   #cog

Sat 27:

Link grammar parser   #language #tools

Fri 26:

There’s no way I’ll ever be as cool as Derek Sivers   #blogs #online

Subversion tags   #source-control

NeverShowExt   #windows

Wed 24:

Log Parser   #tools

Mon 22:

Disney sand sculptures   #art #movies

Susan on WOR, and why registration is a pain   #susan

Sat 20:

Boy, that guy is really mad   #parenting #work

Thu 18:

Information Aesthetics blog   #art #blogs #language

Kent Beck: software health   #development #testing

Chuffed   #language

“Meteoric rise”   #language #space

Wed 17:

While my ukelele gently weeps   #music

Tue 16:

Walk F.A.R. for NAAR 2005   #autism #help

Mon 15:

The lamest search page ever   #search

Sun 14:

Valid email addresses?   #email #regex

ShotCode   #phones

Wed 10:

Madlibs, part 2   #parenting #python

Fri 5:

Amazing but true quotes from the 21st century   #parenting #phones #quotes

Thu 4:

VIP   #work

Wed 3:

Time, time, time   #art #science #space

Tue 2:

Apple’s mighty mouse   #hardware

Mon 1:

The value of patterns   #architecture

July 2005

Sun 31:

Programming with kids: madlibs   #parenting #python

Booleans suck   #architecture

Thu 28:

Multi-threading?   #architecture #concurrency

Tue 26:

Cog 2.0 beta   #cog

IPod Flea   #funny #music

Sometimes the automation really knows best   #coverage #testing

Sun 24:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory   #movies #reviews

Sat 23:

The bourne war on terror   #funny #politics #unix

Virtual street reality   #art

Green With Satisfaction   #autism #susan

Online etymology dictionary   #language #reference

Fri 22:

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close   #books #reviews

Thu 21:

Very small objects   #art #science

Google maps pedometer   #google #maps

Wed 20:

Cardstacker

Google Moon   #google #maps #places #space

Flipbook   #animation #art #games #parenting

Tue 19:

More lattice stuff   #art #my-code

Sat 16:

Django   #django #python #web

Platitude   #my-code

Thu 14:

First Segway   #me

Firefox really is spreading   #browsers

Wed 13:

Abecedarium   #language

Mon 11:

PySWT   #python #ui

Sun 10:

Peak oil   #politics #science

Wed 6:

Tallest bridge: Viaduc de Millau   #places

Fri 1:

Quiet   #site

June 2005

Thu 30:

The Tens of Commandments   #politics #religion

Wed 29:

Freesound

MIT Weblog Survey

Tue 28:

Windows shell reads XML processing instructions   #windows #xml

Lattice drawings   #art

Thu 23:

Ajaxian blog   #web

Iraq war casualties map   #google #maps #war

Keyed lookups in XSLT 1.0   #xslt

Stupid flag burning amendment   #politics

Tue 21:

Another distraction I didn’t need: Sudoku   #puzzles

Sun 19:

Last place at Special Olympics   #autism #sports

Sat 18:

Spolsky/Scoble workplace fracas   #work

Thu 16:

Robyn Miller’s blog   #blogs #video-games

On this day three years ago...   #me

Mon 13:

Practical MD5 collisions   #security

Sun 12:

Logo trends for 2005   #design

Fifty writing tools   #language

Sat 11:

BOM synchronicity   #characters

More stock photo places   #photos #web

Wed 8:

Stick figure adventures   #games #puzzles

Mon 6:

Rinus Roelofs   #art #math

Exploded soda   #food #science

Sun 5:

Kubi job: QA lead   #kubi

Quick links: contraption, real life, easter egg, shufflehacks, lightsaber   #graphics #lego #quick-links #star-wars

Customizable keyboards   #hardware

Sat 4:

XML alternatives   #xml

Googlebombing   #google

Google sitemaps   #google #web

Thu 2:

Quick links: tiny houses, organic desktops, anti-social, beach animals, robot hut, star wars logo   #art #quick-links #robots #star-wars #typography

Wed 1:

Daily Type   #art #typography

May 2005

Tue 31:

Brian Levine   #blogs #friends-&-family

Royal de Luxe 2005   #art

Sat 28:

Store Wars   #funny #movies #star-wars

Thu 26:

Of course, sometimes it is your software’s fault   #concurrency #databases #debugging

Pike   #programming-languages

Wed 25:

Bad hardware   #administration #networks

Synergy: software keyboard sharing   #tools

Sun 22:

Children’s cosmological questions answered   #space

Character styling with Unicode   #characters #mac

Unix cheat sheets   #shells #unix

Sat 21:

Star Wars crawls   #star-wars #typography

NicheBot   #search

Thu 19:

Revenge of the sixth   #reviews #star-wars

Zsh-lovers   #shells #unix

Wed 18:

The mermaid   #history #religion

Tue 17:

Context Free Design Grammar   #art

Gay marriage, one year later   #politics

Precog and Templarian   #cog #php

Seven-year glitch   #parenting #quotes

Mon 16:

.NET stuff: dispose guidelines and c++/cli   #c# #c++

Sat 14:

I want my MTV at Skywalker Ranch   #star-wars

Schedule games   #management

Fri 13:

TiddlyWiki   #javascript #tools

Thu 12:

More C++ constructor trivia   #c++

TNX Scribble   #im

Mon 9:

Mouseover DOM inspector   #web

Enums and switches   #python

Sun 8:

Making Peace With Autism   #autism #books #susan

Fri 6:

Quick links: fade, logos, comic, colourlovers, edit, png   #css #color #design #graphics #javascript #quick-links #web

Thu 5:

Bad day for date formats   #testing

Wed 4:

Swftools   #graphics

Web single signon   #security #web

Wobbly windows   #graphics

Mon 2:

Summer Without Structure   #susan

Alien birthday cake   #cakes #parenting #space

Sun 1:

Id3Writer   #music #python

April 2005

Fri 29:

Protected members in sealed classes?   #c#

ANTLR in Python   #java #python

Thu 28:

Updated Python parsers page   #python

Wed 27:

Nocog   #cog

Tue 26:

How to make a coin ring   #crafts #how-to

QR Code   #japan #phones

Dictatorship of relativism   #politics #religion

Sun 24:

How to start a fire with a can of Coke and a chocolate bar   #hacks #how-to

Wrapping-paper tie   #crafts #parenting

Wed 20:

Python jobs board   #python

Big Apple Circus   #juggling #parenting

Kagen Schaefer   #art #puzzles

Mon 18:

Useful Venn diagrams   #funny

Adobe buying Macromedia   #business

How to destroy the Earth   #science

Staying organized with index cards   #productivity

Sat 16:

The Llama Song   #funny

Businesscardahedra   #crafts

Disappointed: T30 DVI   #hardware

Thu 14:

Abston Church of Christ   #lego #religion

Temporary internet files and my recent documents   #windows

Wed 13:

Sub-pixel font rendering technology   #typography

Sat 9:

Phishing fun with Unicode   #characters #email #malware

Bazaar-NG   #source-control

The disappointment of ADO.NET   #databases

Fri 8:

The beauty of the relational model   #databases

Pi Pie for Pi Day   #food #math

Thu 7:

Lire   #tools #web

Wed 6:

Different strokes for different folks   #swimming

Tue 5:

Damien and Vonage   #business

Franny K. Stein   #books #parenting #reviews

March 2005

Thu 31:

My own private WTF?   #c# #coding

Tue 29:

Pottery blog   #art #blogs

Argent: Cog for Ruby   #cog #ruby

Mon 28:

Wrapping delegates in C#   #c# #exceptions

Fri 25:

Robyn Miller is entirely cool   #video-games

Thu 24:

Python limericks   #geeky #python

I Boing-Boing’ed myself   #site

Tue 22:

Velcro snail and Jimwich   #art #blogs

Sun 20:

Pixar’s workspaces   #work

Sat 19:

Myst island birthday cake   #cakes #parenting #video-games

SCons   #cog #development

Fri 18:

Opening a file with an unknown extension   #how-to #windows

Thu 17:

New Microsoft typefaces   #typography

Amaztype   #search #typography

Microsoft DLL help database   #windows

Wed 16:

SQLFairy   #databases #perl

Super Mario crafts   #crafts #video-games

Drawn!   #art #blogs

Mon 14:

Robotype   #typography

Happy π Day   #math

Sun 13:

BitTorrent + RSS = TiVo?   #feeds #tv

NYPL Digital Gallery   #history #photos

Sat 12:

The long tail of software   #business #online

Fri 11:

Ultimate boot CD   #administration #tools

Boston Python meetup   #python

Thu 10:

Who’s on First?   #funny #movies

Wed 9:

L0rd 0f teh Ringz0rz   #funny #movies

I’m an Amazon associate   #amazon #site

Cell phone virus   #malware #phones

Tue 8:

Properties vs. public members   #c# #coding

Mon 7:

Animal locomotion   #funny

Three years old   #site

Sun 6:

Muy macho shredders   #machinery

Brookline ScienceFest ‘05   #education #parenting #science

Who owns blog comments?   #law

Sat 5:

111111   #cars

The book stops here   #online #reference

Portrait illustration maker   #online

Building a modern computer from first principles   #comp-sci #education

Thu 3:

C# and OutputDebugString   #c# #debugging

Fork art   #art

SQL hacks: numbers table   #databases #hacks

Tue 1:

Doodle-O drawings   #art #games #parenting

February 2005

Sun 27:

Xenu Link Sleuth   #site #tools

Pre-oscar news   #movies

Appcasting   #feeds #networks

Sat 26:

Old media backlash   #online

Hyphen Press   #typography

Fri 25:

Cog 1.4   #cog

Two Windows launcher utilities   #tools #windows

Mon 21:

  #c# #programming-languages

Managed developer testing   #management #testing

Me, parodied   #site

Fri 18:

Art, high and low   #animation #art #funny

Nutch and Filangy   #search

Thu 17:

Microsoft’s guide to leetspeek   #online

Wed 16:

Kubi is hiring: engineering, sales, and qa   #kubi

Tue 15:

Christo’s Gates   #art #places

Unable to send email   #administration #email

Tue 8:

Amazing basketball shot   #sports

Ryan’s cog tips, and Theoden’s code tips   #coding #cog #funny #how-to

Sat 5:

Ask Jeeves to buy Bloglines?   #business #feeds

The original, updated   #ads #movies

Getting back to work   #productivity

Quick start for Subversion   #how-to #source-control

Fri 4:

How to cut   #food #how-to

Thu 3:

Get out of the zeros!   #development #open-source

Wed 2:

Moonedit   #tools

Css-discuss wiki   #css

Tue 1:

Sand painting   #animation #art

So you want to be a consultant?   #work

January 2005

Sun 30:

Nice Windows icons with wxPython   #how-to #python

Sat 29:

Things to say when you are losing a technical argument   #funny #geeky

Fri 28:

Dispatching events in wxPython   #python

Inkscape   #graphics #tools

Thu 27:

Mongoose   #exceptions #libraries #python

More exception handling debate   #exceptions

Mon 24:

Misaligned fragment URLs   #site #web

Blizzard   #boston #photos

Sat 22:

New Picasa and GIMP   #tools

Fri 21:

We’re looking for QE contractors   #kubi

Thu 20:

Categories   #site

Wed 19:

Cold   #me

Tue 18:

Grid design   #blogs #design

Mon 17:

HTMLarea   #tools #web

Sun 16:

Let me be brave   #autism #susan

Fri 14:

Quick links: earthquake, Mario music, wonkavision   #music #quick-links #science #video-games

First image from Titan   #space

Wed 12:

IBM releases 500 patents   #business #law #open-source

Tue 11:

Generalizing Overloading for C++2000   #c++

Autism car magnets   #autism #cars

Sun 9:

The digested read   #books

MAME arcade machines   #video-games

Sat 8:

Tricks of the trade   #blogs #how-to

Rosemary Kennedy, 1918–2005   #obituaries

Fri 7:

Deleting code in Russian   #site

Thu 6:

Nat’s Pooh picture   #autism #parenting

SQL injection attacks   #databases #security

Wed 5:

Music notation modernization   #music

Formula engine rewrite   #work

Tue 4:

Post #1000, take two   #site

Blogging for jobs   #work

@icon sushi   #tools #windows

Mon 3:

Syntax coloring code in JavaScript   #javascript #tools

Sun 2:

Post #1000   #site

Musical navigation   #music

Sat 1:

Happy new year (I dislike special occasions)   #philosophy