Good news: I finally figured out an efficient way to sync my Gallery albums, which are uploaded from iPhoto via iPhoto2Gallery, with the CGI-scripted “random photo of me” on my homepage. (For the tech nerds out there: the solution involved setting up a cron job.)
The result: the random-image thumbnails are now much better quality than before, it will be much easier for me to update the gallery of photos that the randomizer has to choose from (I just added nine new images), and you can view the entire gallery all in one place by clicking on the random image.
Drudge’s current, red-letter headline:
PAKISTANI SCIENTIST SAYS HE WAS SHOWN THREE NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR DEVICES… DEVELOPING…
Meanwhile, the top general in Iraq wants more troops. And InstaPundit (which, no doubt inspired by BrendanLoy.com, unveiled a new design today) quotes Ed Cone as saying, “The issue for the Democrats should be that Bush has mismanaged Iraq, not that we shouldn’t have invaded in the first place.” But Glenn notes, “Then they’d have to come up with a plan. Despite Ed’s urgings, Kerry has shown no sign of one beyond obviously empty platitudes about ‘more international cooperation’ and the like.” Yes, an actual set of ideas from John Kerry would be nice at some point…
UPDATE: Now it says the Pakistani scientist saw the North Korean nukes in a “SECRET UNDERGOUND NUCLEAR PLANT.”
ANOTHER UPDATE: Here is the New York Times article to which Drudge is referring.
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Did you know that some guy once walked across the Atlantic Ocean, from Spain to Trinidad, using water skis?
I sure didn’t, but I read about it yesterday in one of Becky’s parents’ “bathroom books” of random, useless information — and now I’ve confirmed it on the Guinness World Records website. The guy’s name is Remy Bricka (a Frenchman — of course! :), and he accomplished this feat over the course of 60 days in 1988. The total distance: 3,502 miles. That’s just under 60 miles a day… or an average of 2.43 miles per hour.
The nautical nomad took no food on the Atlantic trip. He relied instead on a pump to filter seawater, and he ate plankton and the occasional flying fish that flipped onto his small survival pod.
Here, for those who may be skeptical, is a Wired article that mentions Bricka’s feat, and here’s a Sailnet.com piece that also discusses it. (According to Sailnet, Bricka towed behind him “a catamaran with all his provisions.”)
Bricka attempted the top himself in 2000 by “walking” from Los Angeles to Sydney. The New York Times even reported on that one, according to the Online Journalism Review. But, alas, he didn’t make it that time, eventually giving up after all sorts of weather problems and such.