New location

Tags: — Jeff @ 12:18

I decided to switch off of blogger.com…testing out FTP hosting on a 1and1 free hosting account (3-year free deal==excellent). (Edit: it works! It would have been nice if the Help docs had mentioned that a log out might be necessary for it to work in a more prominent place. It was in the troubleshooting section but not in the FTP setup section.)

Why not?

Tags: — Jeff @ 12:01

While I’m at it, I should probably explain the title of this blog. Think back to your high school physics class. Remember how you learned all about these equations for motion:

  • v=v0+at
  • v2=v02+2aΔx
  • Δx=v0t+1/2at2
  • Δx=(v+v0)t/2

Well, you’ll notice that v0 is repeated pretty often…that’s the initial velocity of the object whose position, velocity, and acceleration are being tracked. The equations are easily verifiable using common sense, logic, and a little calculus if you desire. Anyways, the variable v0 is pronounced as “vee not”. (I’ve never liked the “not” part so I pronounce it as “vee oh”.) Similarly, y0 is pronounced “wye not”. “wye not” == “Why not?” It’s an interesting question, I suppose, and it’s suitably cryptic (thus a fitting blog title – yes, I’m cynical and I know it). The blog title is shown as y0 due to the inability to put HTML in blog titles (haven’t tested, will try after publishing this post – VERIFIED FIXED, although I had to manually plug the title into the page to get the subscript formatting).

Heh, it’s exactly 00:00 right now on my system clock…I should probably get some sleep. If only I could fall asleep that easily…


Firefox nightlies and GMail

Tags: — Jeff @ 23:31

I switched up to a new Firefox nightly today…20040410 to 20040424. There had been a bunch of regressions in between that were harming the browsing experience. This build seems pretty good to me, and Chatzilla installed fine, so I can visit Firefox and Mozillazine on IRC fine.

I read something recently about bloggers possibly getting access to GMail in its beta period, so I’m going to step up the blogging to see if I can get one. Expect posts at any time and in reasonably large quantities.

First post

Tags: — Jeff @ 12:11

Heh. Will I actually use this or not? This is primarily in the interim between me having time to set up MT somewhere and use that in its fully-customizable glory. The problem with that is that it requires money for a good host. O where o where is a good (free/cheap) host?

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