What’s New? 2004-12

    What’s New? 2004-12

    What’s New? 2004-12

    Monday 13 December 2004

    We’re heading out to

    for the second time in this year. Follow along with our latest travelogue.

    Friday 3 December 2004

    Hearing Scottish comedian Billy Connolly chat about Scots being a shade of blue and needing a week in the sun to become a pale white brought this to mind:

    Either a simple mistake or a profound misunderstanding of physics, the following subtext was displayed under the CNN coverage of the disintegration of the Columbia. (Deep condolences to the families of the astronauts.)

    Thursday 2 December 2004

    Updated the web page about

    with a photograph sent to me of him standing in front of a poster for Steven Spielberg movie “Terminal”.

    Updated the web page about our

    with a comment from a reader about a mis-identified building. Turns out to be the Royal Palace on Dam Platz. Doh!

    A study in contrasts. Here’s a German vehicle used by the German police:

    Here’s a German vehicle used by the American police:

    I have no real point to push here. It just amuses me.

    Thursday 2 December 2004

    This animated gear image has a creation date of 19 March 1998. I’ve been meaning to put this up on a web page of my own for a good long time now. The first time I saw this, back in an era of poorly-drawn icons and tags, it really floored me. It’s still pretty nice. I love the idea of the machine behind the web page. (This was long before I did any client-server Java programming…)

    The “breathing Apple icon” is my first animated image, dating back to 4 March 1998. It was done for the original

    web pages, to show that a vital platform was used to create these web pages. (This was a long, long time before the “Made with a Mac” badges were created.)

    Thursday 2 December 2004

    Here’s United Nations General Secretary Kofi Annan in happier days, before he was worrying about his son’s alleged involvement in shady oil-for-food dealings.

    Wednesday 1 December 2004

    Welcome to December. Updates are happening, really. Just slowly. Sorry. Many pictures are in the queue, and I’ve been chatting with a friend about doing some video on the site. Here’s something for the moment, in stead of my real efforts:

    Have you found errors nontrivial or marginal, factual, analytical and illogical, arithmetical, temporal, or even typographical? Please let me know; drop me . Thanks!

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