I just had to share a news item titled Scientists locate sarcasm in the brain (via Peter Watts). Not surprisingly, Israelis are at the forefront of this research, labouring in the sarcasm-rich environment of the University of Haifa and the Rambam Medical Center. Peter Watts comments: So sarcasm and irony are more advanced traits than […]
I just wrote my first perl script using IO::All. I think I have to sit down and breath. The job? change every link in a directory tree of HTML files to use the name of the new server instead of the old one. The script: #!/usr/bin/perl use IO::All; my ($datadir) = shift; for my $file […]
The U.N.I.T website (linked to by Steve Jackson) appears to be the actual site featured on the fifth Doctor Who episode. Kewl. Update: reminds me that the password for the secure login is buffalo. Also sorta related, here’s a page with all the Doctor Who themes.
The Lester Dent Pulp Paper Master Fiction Plot (via Warren Ellis) is a formula for writing a 6000-word pulp story, by the creator of Doc Savage. An interesting mix of good advice: First line, or as near thereto as possible, introduce the hero and swat him with a fistful of trouble. Hint at a mystery, […]
You were expecting content after two and a half weeks of silence? No, it’s silly meme time (which is still more effort than the usual linkage).