The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Friday, 20 February 2004]

Ads in RSS

First sighting of ads in RSS comes to us courtesy of MacMinute’s RSS feed. It’s a text-only small footer for WWDC 2004. Not bad at all, really, especially since it’s a text-only ad which doesn’t increase bandwidth usage all that much.

If you run an ad-supported site, adding ads to the feeds is definitely something worth experimenting with, so this will probably become more prevalent as time progresses and RSS feeds move from the murky depths of the web development geeks on to the radar of sales management.

Music: “Lucky Star” by Basement Jaxx [Opens in iTunes]

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Book roundup, part 27

Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.

To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle

“Cancel everything. You’re going into emergency surgery today”

Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.

Book roundup, part 26

Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.

Renewing the nerd card: Installing Ubiquiti UniFi in the house

The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism

Working in the pod mines

What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.

It is impossible for a person to begin to learn what he already thinks he knows

Smell the Foam Finger

Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.

Book roundup, part 25

Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.