Miscellaneous: July 2006 Archives


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A day at work.


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An addition

Olympic Curling Streaker

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A streaker. At Olympic curling.

I keep getting porn spam on this video so I am disabling comments.

A Scanner Darkly

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Don't forget to check out my cover of Through The Glass Darkly if you're going to watch A Scanner Darkly, just released in theaters ... use.perl.org

Open Letter to Fox News

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Your Fox News Sunday podcast feed is seriously broken. The GUID field keeps updating every hour or so, so my podcast client (iTunes) downloads the same audio over and over, so I have a dozen or more copies and I have to keep deleting them.

The GUID field should *never change*. For a particular audio file, it should always remain the same.


But on your feed, the GUID keeps getting updated, for example, when I got it last night (about 1 a.m. PT, 4 a.m. ET), it was:


And right now (about 4 p.m. ET), it is:


This addition of the timestamp to the guid is unnecessary and actually harmful, as it causes clients to think that each new timestamp represents a new file to download.


-- pudge slashdot.org
<pudge/*> (pronounced "PudgeGlob") is thousands of posts over many years by Pudge.

"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt."

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