The Old New Thing

Probably the most expensive Harry Potter viewing I'll ever attend

Last week, I arranged to meet a friend downtown to see the latest Harry Potter movie. Traffic across the 520 bridge during the evening rush is always a disaster, so whenever I have to head into the city by myself after work, I usually take the bus, and today is no exception. It is a sunny day, which makes for pleasant weather but horrible ...

It was not one of Explorer's design goals to provide a Turing-complete interface for bulk file renaming

Somebody wanted to append an extension to all files in a directory and couldn't find a way to do this type of bulk rename in Explorer. On the other hand, it's pretty simple from the command prompt: The person then asked, "Can we get this and other multi-file operations added to Explorer?" "There should be a way to rename a large number ...

But now I'll never know which politician that alien backs for the next election

It has been reported that everybody's favorite mock tabloid The Weekly World News is ceasing publication. Seeing as this is The Weekly World News we're talking about, I'm not sure how much of this I'm going to believe, but people seem to be taking it at face value. I remember seeing a WWN article clipped out and posted on the door to a ...

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