Scatter/Gather thoughts

January 2005 Entry Index

World of Warcraft Europe Final Beta

Blizzard is preparing the second phase of its final beta test for the European version of World of Warcraft, during which anyone can become a beta tester. I'm a bit curious about World of Warcraft, so I figured it might be worth a shot.

28 January, 2005 | read more

Character types in C and C++

How many built-in character types are there in C++? The answer may surprise you.

26 January, 2005 | read more

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a highly original story written by Mark Haddon but told from the perspective of Christopher, a fifteen-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome.

23 January, 2005 | read more

rel="nofollow" links

The major search engines Google, Yahoo, and MSN Search as well as several blog vendors/communities like Six Apart have announced support for a link attribute specifically meant to combat comment spamming. I have some observations about this initiative.

21 January, 2005 | read more

Enterprise: Daedalus

In the latest episode of Star Trek Enterprise the inventor of the transporter, Emory Erickson, needs the starship's help with testing a major upgrade to the technology. I am moderately disappointed by this episode.

16 January, 2005 | read more

Blocking bad bots without mod_rewrite

The Apache URL Rewriting Engine (mod_rewrite) is a powerful tool, but it's not always available and often used unnecessarily. Here are some examples of what's possible with just common Apache modules.

9 January, 2005 | read more

Age of Empires III announced

Ensemble Studios has officially announced Age of Empires III, the next installment of its popular RTS. The new game is set in the time period directly following Age of Empires II, lasting to the start of the industrial age.

5 January, 2005 | read more

Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta

There's an internal beta of a Microsoft tool for spyware detection/removal being tested, and apparently the plan is to release something to the public very soon. A public beta in January has been mentioned.

3 January, 2005 | read more