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Archive for March, 2009

A Twitter Honeypot

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

On Twitter, there are a lot of bots that will auto-follow you if you say certain magic words. This is easily accomplished using the Twitter API – I’ve done it for fun (try saying “Beetlejuice” on twitter), and I’m definitely not the first. I’m sure some of you have experienced being mysteriously followed on twitter […]

Variety Slitherlinks

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

I’ve added a new collection of Slitherlink puzzles to the site, which feature six-different tile layouts. Enjoy!

Violano Virtuoso in Sylmar

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Today, on the spur of the moment, I decided to visit the Nethercutt museum in Sylmar, which I had heard about a couple of years ago when I was researching automatic music instruments. The museum, an unexpected display of wealth that sits on the corner of an industrial park in an economically depressed area — […]

I get this a lot…

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Whoever made this had too much time on his/her hands. – Truth-lover Some people have way too much free time on their hands. –

Facebook-whacking

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Today, I accidentally discovered the game of Facebook-whacking (remember Googlewhacks?), in which you find various search phrases for which your friends are the number one result, when you search on Facebook. You can accomplish this by stringing out-of-context words from the “Info” section of someone’s facebook profile. The more TV shows, bands, and movies they […]