Donkey on the Edge

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And again…

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I seem to remember being aware of Mena’s liking of Yéyé-girl music from reading dollarshort.org but had stored that information someplace hard to get to. So I decided to have a go at installing Moveable Type on my iBook as a mobile development thing, as so far I had always got an engineer to do it for me (yeah ok, ok). Figuring which httpd.conf file to edit was a bit tricky, but Ben’s installation instructions are very good (two confusing bits but still, I’m so not complaining) and I had the thing up and running in an hour or so. Imaging my delight when the default username/password combo pops up as “Melody Nelson”.

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Micropayments?

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There’s an interesting article over at rentzsch.com (thanks daringfireball) outlining his theory of how Apple has defeated the credit card handling charge on their music store. In essence, how can they afford to sell tracks for 99¢ given the transaction charge of 50¢. The man is offering this up as a theory–any Visa experts out there?

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Movable Type 2.63

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Oh! Ma Melody
Ma Melody Nelson
Aimable petite conne
Tu étais la condition
Sine qua non
De ma raison

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Spamio

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More fantastic spam, this time, from Italy, home of the longer-lasting Channel No5. Is it just me or are these people cheeky in the extreme

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Donkey sanctuary?[links]

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OK, Chris reckons a blog that passes the hat is cheap, dirty, rude and pointless, but Caroline likes the idea of helping the little guy publish against all odds.

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Trees

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When you live in the country trees matter.

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Fright

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14:50:10 - Nick and CLF kiss me goodbye and disappear out the front door.

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DVD

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So does anyone else find it absurd that the framers of the DVD standards decided it would be ‘versatile’ to have every crummy little post-production house design human-computer interfaces? I mean, I was amazed when when my new telly just set itself up automatically with a clear and helpful on-screen menu. Let’s see… oh it’s just taken about fifteen years for the VHS makers to get the interface to video recording right. You’d think someone at Sony might have twigged and suggested that there might be interface guidelines to help the lowly film company get it right, or even better, why not just have a standard interface?

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