Today’s Mercury News had a bunch of discouraging headlines and leads:
- Sharks Eliminated in Game 7
- IBM to Lay Off Thousands
- They Can’t Blame Jar Jar for This One
To which I say:
- Wait till next year
- This, too, shall pass (I hope)
- We’re going to see it anyway
Then I get to work and find that, as part of the yearly “nominal adjustments” in cafeteria prices, the cost (including tax) of my morning Starbucks has gone from 75 cents to $1.01. Oy!
Another way to wander the Web
Doc says he’s been getting a lot of visits from URLizer, which converts horrible URLs like this: http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/lol/world.html?loc=dwmain/ into more reasonable ones like this: http://urlizer.com/00/420/.
I suspect that changing the numbers in the URLizer-generated URLs might lead to interesting random pages, like this: http://urlizer.com/00/419/ (I have no clue what that page points to; I hope it’s not overtly pornographic).
Yet another way to sense the Web’s zeitgeist and avoid doing real work.