Flock: Mighty fast

I’m giving Flock a try. It’s really fast compared on my Powerbook G4. I mean, super fast compared to a G4 optimised version of Firefox. They’re the same core version of Firefox too. I’m going to give it a try and see how I like it. I’m writing this in the built in blog editor. It doesn’t really offer tags1, which means I’ll get to go back and add tags after the fact. It’s a WYSIWYG editor that seems okay (Wow, except it totally is screwing up that <abbr> tag back there… Invalid XHTML here we come!).

I don’t think I’ll get much use from the Flickr integration if for no other reason than I think that the Lightbox plugin is too damn cool to give up.


  1. After I hit submit, it gave a spiffy tags interface. But, it just created a bunch of Technorati links. I had to go back and add my local tags through the WordPress interface.

Oh my God! They’ve killed Rocketboom!

Apparently, the host of the videoblog Rocketboom, Amanda Congdon, and the show’s producer, some guy who no one has ever heard of, have parted ways. Mr. Nobody Remembers His Name apparently owned 51% of the venture, with Congdon owning 49%, so, she leaves and he keeps the content, site, and name.

So, now what? Congdon has posted info at her blog, amandaunboomed.blogspot.com, where she talks about her side of their split and indicates that she’ll start posting videos there. As for Rocketboom, well, Mr. Nobody should probably just shut down the site to save on the bandwidth costs. I imagine they’ll take a severe viewership hit if and when they come back. Why? I don’t think it’s just because of Congdon. I think part of it is that people viewed it as two or three people just having fun and putting crap up on the Internets. Now? Clearly, it’s a business venture… A business venture with a very public falling out wherein the public face of the enterprise is no longer associated with them.

I liked Rocketboom, but never made the time to view it daily. The wife hated it with a passion because she found it stupid. The “stupidity” of it is what made it funny for me.

(via NSLog, which is suprising to me, as I would have expected to see it on Boing Boing or something before Erik’s weblog).

Video: Jedi Breakfast

I’m not really a big fan of the YouTube/Google Video browsing. I find that I spent a lot of time looking at really crappy videos. I rely on various sites to point out cool videos for me. Today, via UNEASYsilence they linked to easily one of the best videos I’ve seen in a while. I thought I’d share it here.

Spamming for a Primary School?

spamming a primary school

Originally uploaded by jeversol.

Okay, this one is totally stumping me. A comment was posted to one of my first postings here. Here’s a screen shot of the comment in the administration console. As you can see, it looks like spam. The e-mail address traveler@hotmail.com probably isn’t really used by anyone because of the amount of spam they’d get. But, it didn’t feel right….

So, I opened the link. It loads a flash-based random number guessing program. I view the source code, thinking it’s got an exploit in it… nope, clean and simple. I play the game. Nothing strange. I notice at the bottom, the copyright notice lists a primary school. I go to their home page, and sure enough, it’s a web site for a school.

I e-mailed the domain owner and the webmaster, in case someone is trying to do something evil to their site, but, all I can keep asking myself is WTF.