Best invite so far

I've participated in beta programs and gotten invite links before. But this one is by far the best one of them all:
Thanks for your interest in Google Storage for Developers. Here is the invite link you requested: Please note that this invitation is not transferable. In addition, Google Storage is available for US developers only at this time. During the preview period, you will receive up to 100GB of data storage and 300GB monthly bandwidth at no charge
/me has not told them where I live. :) Saweeet! Now I just need to think of something to do with 100gb of data that does not involve copyright infringement.

Gratuitous Breakage

This morning I got the following email from ShrinkTheWeb:


So they are changing their api. For those who do not know, ShrinkTheWeb is a kickass web service which enables you to easily take screenshots of web pages. I use it for, among other things, The VPS List.

While I realize that api has to be broken from time to time, the proposed changes are just silly and it is humourous that they weren't able to insulate end users from them.

Change TO

Or your web server could be set up to serve the same php script at both links.

make all stw variables lowercase

Because it is so hard for you to lowercase all variables yourself before processing them? :)

use the newer stw-specific variable names

I don't get this change either. What advantage is there in prefixing GET-variables with a stw-prefix?

Don't get me wrong, ShrinkTheWeb is a very useful web service, but the above mentioned stuff is basically the very definition of gratuitous breakage.


Uppspelningen av den här filmen kräver en Module Music Format (MOD)-avkodare-insticksmodul som inte är installerad.

Hade det varit så jävla svårt att skriva vad insticksmodulen heter så jag slipper leta runt bland tio miljarder paket efter den? Hittade tillslut "gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad" Verkligen intiutivt...

Getting into DMOZ

I'm trying to get The VPS List included in DMOZ.. But the submission message is discouraging:

Once your site has been accepted into the Open Directory, it may take anywhere from 2 weeks to several months for your site to be listed on partner sites which use the Open Directory data, such as AOL Search, AltaVista, HotBot, Google, Lycos, Netscape Search, etc.

Guess it will be a long wait. :/