Chatopus has a nice
article about using
with a Jabber client and introduced me to a couple of new (to me at least)
My favourite is the weather service, add
<CITY-CODE>@weather.jabber.zim.net.au to your Jabber roster,
and this user will display the current weather at that location
in their status. To find your the city code, go to
for example, and use the code that forms part of the url
as the user part of the Jabber ID e.g.
The city code's pretty simple to find out, and it's a nice
lightweight way to find out the current weather.
Still astonished here that Bush stands any chance whatsoever
in the US elections - a colleague who's worked in New York keeps
telling me that Americans are certainly unusual, but still...
Perhaps that's why global outrage and protest against Bush is
rather muted, we really can't understand why anyone would vote
for him. The prospect of someone so visibly flawed and incompetant
being neck and neck with another sane looking candidate is just
One possible reason for Bush garnering any vots is that the US Govt and
media have been systematically lying to the American public, Diego's
for Bush supporters
certainly tests about this theory. If you're American and you don't
get it, please read Diego's article.
Global internet polls, whilst far from being statistically valid
(similar to voting in Florida I suppose), certainly provide
significant indications of how
unelectable we think Bush is,
circa 10% of the vote and only ahead in Niger and Lichtenstein
is hardly a close run thing.
Given that the Bush administration's attitude towards the world
is clearly shown by
I guess the antipathy is mutual