Sunday, October 24, 2010

Verizon Violates DNS Standards

Verizon is in violation of DNS standards. When I type the address, assuming there is no such server in Norway, I am redirected to Interestingly, I see correct behavior if I leave out the www, "Server not found".

Friday, October 1, 2010

LinkedIn, Maybe Worth it Again

Some time back I said that LinkedIn was no longer worthwhile since every visit required a log in, which made every visit take longer than it was worth. Sometime in recent months this situation was remedied, and so a quick visit to LinkedIn in again a quick visit.

XKCD #800 Features The Game

Beautiful Dream

According to Wikipedia, the rules of the game are

  1. Everyone in the world is playing The Game. (Sometimes narrowed to: "Everybody in the world who knows about The Game is playing The Game", or alternatively, "You are always playing The Game.") You cannot not play The Game; it does not require consent to play and you can never stop playing.
  2. Whenever one thinks about The Game, one loses.
  3. Losses must be announced to at least one person (either by using a statement such as "I Lost The Game" or by alternative means).

These rules were written by someone with rather weak logic. I'm in the world (more-or-less), I know about the game, and I have never played the game nor do I think I ever will. I'm thinking about the game right now, but I do not acknowledge any loss, other than the time to type this. I will likely think of the game again at some point, but I won't tell anyone I lost the game, so I won't be playing the game at that point, either.

I imagine that as I type this, some twit is twitting "I lost the game."