The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Oh, so that's where they stuck .org

For the past few months it's been rather difficult for me to check registration information for .org TLD; I do a whois and get back:

The Registry database contains ONLY .COM, .NET, .EDU domains and Registrars.

Then it's fishing around various websites to get the registrar of the particular .org domain I'm interested in. Then via an entry at utopia with cheese, I finally learned that Public Internet Registry contains the database in question, and that I can just query

Yet more Matrix musings

Much like that other great Keanu Reeves vehicle, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, The Matrix: Reloaded centers around the hero's journey into the Underworld. Frazier, in The Golden Bough, notes that it is a prophetess—in this case, the Oracle—who sends the hero off on his journey, from where he returns with special knowledge. And, of course, that's just what Neo does, though it would have been a while lot more amusing if he'd had Alex Winter along. (The Oracle probably isn't entirely benign, by the way, even though she may not consciously intend any harm: She is, after all, the one who sent Neo on the path to the Core.)

Via Resilient, CORPORATE MOFO reloads THE MATRIX

A very interesting article on Matrix Reloaded; it even offers a theory as to why Agent Smith was still so antagonistic towards Neo when, from what was said in the film, there is no real reason for the animosity (which was another problem I had with the film).

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