Dogcows are these obscure iconic

Dogcows are these obscure iconic animals from early versions of the MacOS. This Apple TechNote has a poem about them. Link

Norwegian Linux nerds implement IP-over-Carrier-Pigeon.

Norwegian Linux nerds implement IP-over-Carrier-Pigeon. Link (via Slashdot)

Coming soon to an America

Coming soon to an America near you: Brazilian mutant hip-hop. Link (via Robot Wisdom)

Vintage "Mark Eden Bust Developer"

Vintage "Mark Eden Bust Developer" ad. Link (via Metascene)

Disney's auctioning off a bunch

Disney's auctioning off a bunch of props from their science fiction movies, including Tron, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and (shudder) The Black Hole. If I had a million dollars... Link

Tons of Tokyo Disneyland stuff

Tons of Tokyo Disneyland stuff for sale through eBay. Link

Obsessive spacestation model. Link (via

Obsessive spacestation model. Link (via Robot Wisdom)

I get vast assloads of

I get vast assloads of spam, but this piece caught my eye, mostly because it came on as an invitation to join something called the World Currency Cartel. Who could resist the opportunity to join an Illuminatus? Unfortunately, it turns out to be a banal variation on envelope-stuffing pyramid schemes. Link

In today's NYT there's an

In today's NYT there's an article about employees posting corporate gossip and complaints on Internet message boards. The best quote is from a posting by an employee of the 24-hour tweeker paradise known as Home Depot: "It's a free-for-all orgy behind the scenes in some of these stores." Link (Thanks Steve!)

Great collection of SF pulps

Great collection of SF pulps for sale on eBay. If anyone has the April 1963 ish of Worlds of Tomorrow and is willing to part with it, drop me a line. Link

I wrote an article about

I wrote an article about IPv6 a while back.The current Internet protocol, IPv4, will eventually run out of addresses to assign to machines connected to the Internet. Sony's announcement that it plans to assign IP addresses to all its new products will undoubtedly heat up interest in IPv6. How many addresses can you get from IPv6's 128-bit header? Here's one way to look at it: Imagine 1 trillion Bill Gateses standing in a circle (not a pretty picture, but play along for a moment). Now ask each one to convert his fortune into pennies and toss them in a collective pile. If each penny contained 1 trillion tiny computers and each computer had its own IP address, you'd still have used only a fraction of IPv6's potential space. Link

If you live in the

If you live in the Bay Area, you might want to check out the 8th Annual 'Ukulele Festival of Northern California on Sunday in Hayward. Gee, I wish I could go! Link

Karl Schroeder's Ventus gets raves

Karl Schroeder's Ventus gets raves at the New York Times! Link

London slang! Link (Thanks, Dennis!)

London slang! Link (Thanks, Dennis!)

Braholster! Link

Braholster! Link