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Friday, October 13, 2006

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Report from the mailing list: Wikipedia is now only partially blocked in China. (Better that the chinese government censor wikipedia than the foundation. Though I think the spectre of partial blocks will keep editors on pins and needles.)

Mashing up wikipedia is cool, but the API provides unformatted text. Here's how to screen-scrape wikipedia into HTML goodness.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Despite urban legend, Thomas Crapper did not invent the flush toilet. However, Crapper put in much effort to popularise it and did come up with some related inventions.