Tue Apr 09 2002 17:02:
My mother on jellyfish:
I read in the paper about some little unfortunate critters washing up-- not
jellyfish but a relative. After I saw on your log that you had seen some, I
tried to find the article so I could send it to you but no such luck. I
looked through both Friday's and Saturday's Californian. I do remember that
it said the stingers on their tentacles are not strong enough to penetrate
human skin. Apparently they are an open ocean creature, where they are
happy unless a freak wind causes them to drift ashore. I felt sorry for
Tue Apr 09 2002 19:54:
Behold the /stats/ directory! Contains recent (updated every 6 hours) and all-time (updated every day) stats on accessed pages, query destinations (the BoingBoing idea), and an MP3 hit parade for the hosted MP3s. I have no idea why the two most popular MP3s on my site are "Jake's Birthday Party" and "Jake's Birthday Party Drum Loop".
I now have grandiose dreams for, eg., an automatic DSR machine which learns from experience which search results are most disturbing.
Tue Apr 09 2002 20:33:
Tue Apr 09 2002 20:34:
Doh; the thing what decides on the filenames isn't timezoned, apparently.
Tue Apr 09 2002 21:14:
Working a bit on Segfault recovery; I've transformed the database dump into Formats I Can Use (TM) and am currently trying to figure out a way to get stuff out of the Wayback Machine. It looks like most of the stories are in there, which is a good sign.
1406 stories were published to Segfault over a span of slightly over three years.
Tue Apr 09 2002 22:14:
OK, I've got it working and not bothering archive.org that much. Looks like about 90% of the stories are in the archive.
Ah, the good old days:
I'm going to start an Internet company. It sounds impressive, but it's
really not difficult to do; the question "How do I start an Internet
company?" reduces to the question "How do I figure out a way to lose a
lot of money very quickly?", and it just so happens that I am an
expert on losing money.
--From "Calling All Investors", a 1999 story
Wed Apr 10 2002 00:19:
Ok, I recovered 1170 stories and I know that 233 are missing, which means there are 3 stories that my code missed. Odd; more likely my original count was off. Anyway, the stories are mirrored here (caution: 130K list) as a temporary measure, and a list of missing stories is here.
Wed Apr 10 2002 07:27:
It would appear that my crons are not being run. I'll have to have a word with someone. The word will be "pickles".
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