Monthly Archives: May 2001

18 May 2001
Wikipedia and Nupedia

Wikipedia and Nupedia Wikipedia The home page of Wikipedia says “We’re writing a complete encyclopedia from scratch, collaboratively. We started work in January 2001. We’ve got over 6,000 pages already. We want to make over 100,000. So, let’s get to work! Write a little (or a lot) about what you know.” Wikipedia is implemented via […]

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15 May 2001
Mutterings update

I’ve revised my mutterings [edit: see “old posts” category] area—only the current rant is on the main page, with individual links to previous ravings. Sometime soon I’ll clean up this home page as well, moving the older update information to a separate page.

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12 May 2001
“You have 1 message waiting for you.”

About a year ago I commented on the “Do you want this Ad to Go Away?” banner ad. Since that time I’ve suffered the dodging monkeys and distracting pop-ups in silence, but today a site annoyed me enough to write again. While wandering around the web I stumbled into an ASL (American Sign Language) dictionary. […]

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11 May 2001
free software

I am rendered speechless (typeless?) by the more recent Microsoft pronouncements about the evils of open source, their “prizes” for anyone reporting orders of PCs without operating systems (such hubris to think that only their OS would be installed on these PCs), their new subscription model of software licensing where you pay and pay forever […]

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05 May 2001
Linux stuff

Started working on a Linux specific page under my resources page.

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