Browsing through an old mail address’s cluttered inbox, I came across a message touting EnviroMission‘s Solar Tower technology. (Site warning: annoying flash graphics.)
I’ve always been dubious of this idea — basically, build a big transparent canopy somewhere really hot, and exhaust the hot air through turbines at the base of an enormous concrete tower — but to get spam from them is quite the limit.
Stuff like this doesn’t help the renewables industry. We’re building reliable machines that fit into a dependable power infrastructure. Fly-by-night spamming seriously damages the entire industry’s image.
To make Nong Shim Spicy Chicken Bowl Noodle Soup.
My list of
you can’t get there from here software annoyances:
- Nautilus: you can drag the Home, Start Here, and Trash icons over to the right of the screen, but the icons for removable media always float back to the left — right under where my windows are. It doesn’t seem possible to save the position.
- GNU Emacs‘s HTML editing mode doesn’t have a close-tag function. PSGML under XEmacs had this a long time ago, and jEdit will close a tag as soon as you type </ (although, being written in Java, it does so very slowly). So why not the editor of nearly-champions?
Easy Solution: go back to using XEmacs — it’s just so much better for creating XHTML.
I hope only to be able to delete entries from this list, but I’ve a nasty foreboding that it’ll grow.
In a Food Basics supermarket in Scarborough, there’s a kiddie ride that reminds me of a certain world leader …