Photo: Flickr user lifeontheedge

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Louis Wain drew lots of cats, and eventually became schizophrenic.

The article on Charles Ponzi is listed in three categories: Pyramid and Ponzi schemes, Fraudsters, and Italian criminals.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Interesting project for making Wikipedia more machine-readable. (PDF, abstract in HTML)

A $100 Hamburger is aviation slang for a private general aviation flight for the sole purpose of dining at a non-local airport.

(Speaking of which, I'm hungry.)

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Free classical music
Spoken Articles (Wikipedia audiobooks, as it were)

It's in Ogg Vorbis format, which can be annoying if you use iTunes or have an iPod. If the former, get thee to Xiph and install the quicktime components: you'll be able to play Ogg files in iTunes, but not yet on your iPod. For that, you'll have use iTunes's converter to make the Oggs into mp3s or AACs, which is a shame because converting lossy to lossy really cuts down the sound quality. (Sign the petition to Apple.)