There Is No Cat

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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Technical administrivia

I just made a couple of minor technical changes to the web site. First, I added a list of songs I've been playing in iTunes to the bottom of the right navigation bar. All hail Kung Tunes, the software that does this. I'm not sure I'll keep it, but it's there for the moment. Second is that I've changed the encoding of the page from Latin ISO 8859-1 to Unicode UTF-8. The addition of Kung Tunes is actually what provoked that. I discovered that if I play any of my songs by Russian artists, the song information gets mangled if I use 8859-1 for the page (not surprising, since Cyrillic characters aren't part of 8859-1). I have not tested this thoroughly, so if you see any problems with the site as a result of this change, please let me know.

Posted at 12:13 AM

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RIP, John Peel. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3955289.stm

Posted by Katie Livingston-Vale at 11:24 AM, October 26, 2004 [Link]

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What do you mean there is no cat?

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

- Albert Einstein, explaining radio


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[ photo of Mischief, a black and white cat ]

Mischief, 1988 - December 20, 2003

[ photo of Sylvester, a black and white cat ]

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