- happy whatever-you-celebrate. happy and safe.
- good christmas all up.
- day one: drove to L's parentals, drank, ate.
- day two: opened presents, ate, drove to my sister's place, drank, ate, drank more. huzzah for going around the world in whiskey (scotch, irish, american).
- day three: eventually got up, ate, played with cats, went home. in case you're wondering, my family has a policy of no presents except for small kids. which is brilliant, since we can afford the best food/booze :)
- ratchet & clank threeeeee!!!!!!
- was pondering whether to go to the gold coast big day out, but that is now academic since it sold out. as in tickets. damn. damn. chemical brothers/carl cox/beastie boys probably won't do a brisbane gig. fuck. damn.
- will be throwing ourselves at the mercy of public transport on new year's eve. while this may be folly, it will at least allow me to drink for once. again, so soon? gasp.
- have nearly found the unit underneath all these fucking boxes. unpacked enough to start putting the flattened boxes into storage. yay. hot, sweaty and shitty work though.
- lots of digital camera joy lately, although i am highly jealous of a sony i saw over christmas. super-super-macro *drool*
The question is: how much marketshare does IE still have; and how much have Firefox and Opera gained?
- Let's start with a very recent and unscientifically generated random sample: Funny Shit (last 300 pageviews max.) This is 300 hits in the last day, from people who look at pages with titles like Funny Shit. IE6 has 82.7%, Firefox (all versions) 5.7%, Opera 7 1.7%. IE's share is definitely falling.
- Meanwhile w3schools Browser Statistics have IE at just 67% and falling fast; one lumped-in 'Mozilla' category at 21.2% and rising fast; and Opera 7 holding stead at 2.1%.
- TheCounter - global stats for November puts IE at 80%, 'Mozilla' at 3%, Opera at 1%. stats_weenie: Snapshot: TheCounter.com has a crack at identifying trends in TheCounter's stats.
- Statistics for www.boingboing.net. again, probably a skewed sample.
- Road Rage Cards. An old concept with a new buzzword. What grabs me most about these is the double versions - some have just the message, then another with an insult added.
- iPod My Photo. The person who gave me this link commented "this is what's wrong with Mac heads" :) People willing to actually pay US$20 to get a photo made into the outline style of the current iPod advertisements. On the one hand I can see this is sort of cool (and congrats to the guy making money off the idea). On the other hand, US$20 is a lot of money to turn your life into an iPod ad.
- The Graphing Calculator Story. Speaking of Apple, this is the story of a guy and his buddy that worked at length for Apple without being paid. They just wanted to finish the product. The work culture described is shithouse, so you can see why subverting it was more effective. This also shows how easy it is to use social engineering in a large firm - nobody really gives a shit. Look bored, you'll get anywhere you want to go.
- Boing Boing: India freaks out over amateur teen sex phonecam video. Where it gets *really* bad: the video was put up for sale on India's eBay. The CEO of India's eBay has been arrested even though the sale item was pulled upon identification.
- Joel on Software - Camels and Rubber Duckies. A very interesting read, concerning software pricing. Sounds a bit dry, but seriously - this is worth reading whether you need to price something or not.
- Bush won't "negotiate with himself". GAAAAAAAH this fucker has access to nuclear weapons, for fuck's sake...
- Boing Boing: Kevin Scanlon's heavy industry photography. Wow.
- Marquesate's Historical Pirate Flags. Arrrrr.
Funny Shit has been updated with some more Christmas jokes. Nothing to match The Little Angel, though. In fact I haven't seen any new text-based jokes at all this year... what gives?
- Iraqi forces not ready: Bush. 21/12/2004. ABC News Online:
President George W Bush has admitted that Iraqi forces were not ready to replace US-led troops and warned that Iraqi elections set for January 30 would not spell the end of deadly violence there.
- Phone wars could spell death for landline - Technology - www.smh.com.au. Well no, actually; massively overpriced landlines could spell death for landlines. I guess Telstra decided to make traditional landlines so expensive people would actually sign up to the next technology; which no doubt they'll overprice as well.
- Bartlett continues hunger strike. 20/12/2004. ABC News Online:
Democrat Senator Andrew Bartlett is continuing his hunger strike to show support for refugees in detention centres.Uhhh.... this just makes the Democrats look like a university student union party.
- Guardian Unlimited | Life | Guardian life bad science:
Ben Goldacre names the winners of the 2004 Bad Science awards - the gongs nobody wants
- Floating Logos Project. Sometimes the simplest of ideas can create an arresting image.
- Quote of the day... Zeldman| Kinja Fix It Already?:
So I used Kinja?s Contact page to request that the company delete the fake zeldman account. But I might as well have written to my ass.
- Slashdot | Really Stylish PCs and Peripherals. Some nice hardware linked from this, but seriously - check out the first two comment posts. Priceless.
- Boing Boing: Video store agreement claims your soul. This is why you should always read stuff before you sign it :)
- Boing Boing: Dunk mug:
Handy hot drink mug with a shelf beneath for storing snackables.
- communication skills - zefrank (flash). :)
- 'World's Biggest Luddite' heads for the UK | The Register. I knew the lads at the reg would just love that import. Nice wrap of Fucktard Alston's achievements, too.
- NEWS.com.au | Bush named Time's posterboy (December 20, 2004). Time magazine can hardly claim to be an impartial production. Last year it was the American Soldier, this year it's Yeeha Dubya who done went and found them some shit to shoot. It's hard to argue that Dubya isn't the most influential figurehead in the world, but it would be hard to argue that he has done good things. OK so the war ended Saddam's rule and that would appear to be a good thing, but Iraq still appears to be a fucked up nation. Just like last time, the US is not creating peace and happiness in Iraq. But the oil is still pumping, so I guess they're not overly worried.
- NEWS.com.au | ISP wins $1.3bn from spammers (December 20, 2004):
Mr Kramer's attorney, Kelly Wallace, said he is unlikely to ever collect the judgement, which was made possible by an Iowa law that allows plaintiffs to claim damages of $US10 per spam message.This is the big test - how much of that massive judgement will he actually be able to collect? It does at least set a precedent. Spammers, even the courts hate you.
- NEWS.com.au | Angry driver does a Basil Fawlty (December 20, 2004):
An Adelaide man has been quizzed by police after taking to his own car with a sledgehammer when it refused to start.Ahhh, percussive maintenance.
- Downer sets record as Foreign Affairs Minister. 20/12/2004. ABC News Online:
Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer has today entered the record books as Australia's longest serving minister in the portfolio.Yep, nobody has embarrassed us for so long on the international front.
- Nelson's uni proposal counts on state funding. 20/12/2004. ABC News Online:
The Federal Education Minister says he would not expect the states to withdraw funding from universities if they are brought under the control of the Commonwealth.The only real response is to hand him a lollypop and send him out to play. He knows this is bullshit.
- Hydrogen powered postie bike set for Tassie trial. 20/12/2004. ABC News Online:
The world's first hydrogen powered postie bike has been unveiled in Hobart.
You are a double espresso at three AM. You are the tortured, nail-biting essence of coffee. You see visions. You could change the world if only you were up at the same time as everyone else. You have created a programming language that throws errors if the code is not written in iambic pentameter, and you are infuriated by the typos in the new edition of Ulysses. You practice sarcasm as a form of tantric sex, and your cats have doctorates. You believe in virgin sacrifice in a good cause.
Go. Watch. Although, not without headphones if you're at work.
- Weak-end Warriors - no more WW. Ahh damn. I liked that comic.
- iStockphoto.com - interview with jeffrey zeldman. note that it's two pages, with a somewhat too-subtle link down at the bottom.
- a whole lotta boing:
- Boing Boing: Pierce-nez eyeglasses
- Boing Boing: Death rock
- Boing Boing: Prisoners' Inventions
- Boing Boing: Piracy vs. Stealing: Teacher Fails "A" Student for Topic Choice This really sucks - the teacher is imposing their own values to the exclusion of all other academic aspects of the paper. While it's not a brilliant essay, it does clearly state an alternative view of piracy with quite well thought-out points. A teacher failing a paper simply because they personally disagree with the conclusion is irresponsible.
- Boing Boing: Unlock your car by knocking a secret code on the window
- Boing Boing: Coop iPod skins
- Boing Boing: Not a pisser:
Marcel Duchamp's Fountain (1917) was voted the most influential artwork of the 20th century by 500 artworld big shots in Great Britain.I can only assume the keyword is "influential" as opposed to having any particular artistic merit. The piece certainly gets a reaction out of people, but as they say is it art? Personally I think it's a signed urinal and not an artwork; but I'm willing to consider the reaction to the piece as the actual artwork of the piece. Successful? Maybe, but it's possibly the ultimate example of "it's either a brilliant piece of art or complete and utter shit". For every one person who loves it I'd bet there are thousands who detest it.
- learn web standards :: style master podGuide: a CSS reference for the iPod. I'm thinking we should have another crack at getting our employer to requisition a "portable data storage solution and developers' library unit". Our bid for "portable hard drives" failed due to the bosses knowing to ask more questions. Well, ok, we also weren't serious.
- on video games and christmas: UserFriendly | 2004.12.15 / Ctrl Alt Del - 2004.12.15
- I was going to link to a Salon article here but I couldn't be arsed viewing the ad, so I didn't read the rest of it.
- NEWS.com.au | 'Pirate' network can block porn: court (December 16, 2004):
[A private company]documented a method of blocking child porn in a report to the FBI, proposing scanning a list of keywords each time the [Kazaa] network was searched.Keyword-based methods are always a problem. Who decides which keywords are not appropriate? How do you resolve clashes with legitimate searches? Perhaps this will work inside a closed system; but people will go back to thinking it would work for general web searches too.
- CNN.com - Doctors: Yushchenko was poisoned - Dec 11, 2004 / Poison level 6000 times higher than normal - World - www.smh.com.au. This is pretty intense.
- NEWS.com.au | Risque adverts running out of control (December 16, 2004). For "out of control" insert "may not fall under enforceable censorship regulations". Interesting question though: does the product being advertised make the difference between an acceptable advert and an offensive advert? The actual photographic content of the billboard is just a girl in a bikini, same as a swimwear ad.
- NEWS.com.au | Police called over HSC website (December 16, 2004):
POLICE have been called in after more than 100 NSW Year 12 students found out their final school results three days before they were officially released.Not sure why the Police are involved, the site wasn't hacked; just not secured properly.
- USATODAY.com - More schools offer cheap music downloads for students. Schools meaning American tertiary institutions. Simple idea - make downloading music cheap and legal, end of problem.
Google Suggest (Beta) - type in a letter or two and it will suggest the most common search queries.
- A land of wasted web opportunity - Next - http://www.smh.com.au/technology/:
Of the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) 368 members, only five are from Australia.It has to be noted that there may be many more Australian individuals who are involved in the W3C in smaller ways than becoming a full member. The W3C includes a great deal of open/public discussion and comment for all of its proposed standards; meaning anyone can join in, without having to pay to join. I figure what they are talking about here is the high-level stuff, getting in as a big player. The only problem is that you shouldn't expect to shape the new tech in order to profit from it - the W3C aims to create the best possible specification for the new tech, then it's out there for people to use in their business. To put it another way; they figure out the best way for the tech to work, not the best way to make money off the tech. The two goals are entirely compatible, but the latter should not drive development of standards.
- Ban on high-powered cars for P-platers - National - www.smh.com.au:
P-plate drivers will be banned from driving high-powered cars from next year in a NSW government crackdown on young drivers. ... P-plate drivers would [also] be restricted to carrying one passenger only.I think the ban on high-powered cars is fine, but I'm not convinced there's value in limiting the number of passengers. That sounds to me like trying to avoid media splashes about carloads of kids being killed; that is, setting the scheme up to appear successful regardless of the reality. One passenger or four, it doesn't matter if the driver has not really thought about what they're doing. With a full car you have to realise you are responsible for four other lives.
- NEWS.com.au | Nats done over on Telstra: Beattie (December 15, 2004):
RURAL Australians were being treated like mugs over the full sale of Telstra, Queensland Premier Peter Beattie said today.Well yeah, but the Liberals and their voters don't give a shit.
- Teenagers are just cavemen and women at heart - National - www.smh.com.au:
After three decades of the feminist revolution, this is where attitudes have evolved to: teenage boys want a future of wealth, sex with many beautiful women, fast cars and sport. Girls dream of romance, a career, meeting Mr Right and shared parenting.
- NEWS.com.au | Bin Laden joker shot (December 15, 2004):
Costa Rica: A startled taxi driver shot and wounded a jokester wearing a plastic mask of the al-Qaeda leader, police said today.
- Lap of the nods - Unusual Tales - www.smh.com.au:
A pillow shaped like a woman's lap has become one of the best selling Christmas gifts in Japan.
- The Chaser News | SRC takes meaningful stand:
Wollongong University?s Student Representative Council shocked both constituents and community members last week, when they unanimously voted to censure the Chinese occupation of Tibet.Ahhh, student unions, how useless they are.
- Calving & Hobbes - Christmas...
- Who says safe computing must remain a pipe dream? | Perspectives | CNET News.com:
I am regularly asked what average Internet users can do to ensure their security. My first answer is usually, 'Nothing--you're screwed.' But that's not true ... You're screwed if you do nothing to protect yourself.What I really need is a detailed how-to version of this article to give out to the many friends/family that ask me the same sort of question. It's complicated, but it's simple. If you know what I mean. On another note, I don't know that deleting command.com and cmd.exe is actually a good idea. Windows will use files/routines in ways humans cannot fathom; it also doesn't protect itself from certain disasters. For example if you uninstall every single font (and although I wouldn't, I can understand someone wanting to do so), Windows is screwed. It does not hide or embed a font to use if the user decides to get rid of the extra fonts - personally I would have though the OS should have a few things like that built in as a fail-safe.
- Most Hated Advertising Techniques (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox), including some actual stats on which methods users hate the most.
- The Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation.
- NEWS.com.au | Telstra sale moves ahead (December 14, 2004) / Anderson denies Telstra sale imminent. 14/12/2004. ABC News Online. I don't think the problem is how fast, so much as the fact it's happening at all.
- NEWS.com.au | Telstra refuses to cut prices (December 14, 2004):
TELSTRA has raised the stakes in its escalating battle with the competition regulator, refusing to back down on the prices it charges competitors for access to its raw copper wires.No doubt Telstra will behave in a more ethical and consumer-focussed manner when it's 100% privatised. It's a brilliant idea. Really. Just look how much the service has improved since partial privatisation.
- Yahoo! News - New York Art Shuttered After Bush Monkey Portrait :
A portrait of President Bush using monkeys to form his image led to the closure of a New York art exhibition...I'm amazed at that reaction NY, which prides itself on being progressive. Apparently they don't take kindly to freedom of speech and artistic impression anymore.
- NEWS.com.au | Oracle lays local PeopleSoft plans (December 14, 2004): There is a state plan to keep releasing versions of PeopleSoft products, but
...there will be a minimisation of PeopleSoft products into new accounts.
- Democrats consider Greens alliance - Breaking News - http://www.smh.com.au:
New Australian Democrats leader Lyn Allison predicted a closer alliance with the Greens and said party members would be given a say on whether they wanted a merger.
- Laughs to the power of three - Arts - www.smh.com.au:
The reformation of The Goodies for a series of live shows as part of Sydney's Big Laugh Comedy Festival in March won't mean much to anyone under 30. But it's a source of real excitement for fans.Ohhhh there better be a Brisbane show :) They've said so on some Goodies fan sites... but until the tickets are in my hand....
- CSS Pencils v3.1. This is a demo, not a concept to be used in production - ever. That said, very cool.
- Lithuania Discovers Belarussian Liquor Pipeline - NEWS - MOSNEWS.COM:
Lithuanian border guards have unearthed a three-kilometer pipeline for smuggling in moonshine liquor from neighboring Belarus, Reuters reported on Friday.
- Violence in Animal Rights:
[T]hose engaged in lawful protests are finding increasing police aggression, banning orders and arbitrary arrests part and parcel of the day. Consequently lawful protest is seen as increasingly ineffectual and indeed dangerous by many protestors.Interesting post; although I remain unconvinced about the real motivations of many "activists" (not just in animal rights).
- ABC13.com: Robbers scared off by Playstation game get jail time:
The burglars apparently heard audio from the video game Grand Theft Auto and thought police had them surrounded.Funny :)
- Retro Refrigerators by Big Chill Fridge. Cool. Err.. I mean, funky.
- Your contributions to the clean airwaves of the nation :: Reagan's Destructions. BandAid Dilemma - a site for those who support the cause, but can't stand the song. Solution: buy the CD, destroy it in a creative manner. Post the results.
- firstname.lastname@example.org - Electrical brainstorms busted as source of ghosts:
Studies showing that magnetic stimulation of the brain induces spiritual experiences are being queried by researchers who cannot reproduce key results.There has been a fair bit of lazy research in this area, so it's good to see people questioning the results.
- Britain for Americans - Food & Drink:
Mix with the locals. These 'toffs' often put on a coarse accent after a glass or two of beer; do not be intimidated, they are resting their throats after talking 'posh' all day. They will be glad to play Eton college word-games: 'Get Up, That's My Seat', 'You look a puff-to-me!' and 'Is-she-for sale?' Call out one of these games to any large chap, and have fun.
- [Happy] - I Like To Watch has apparently been arsed, now; the domain contains content again :) -
I woke up freezing cold and very drunk in a chair I didn't recognise, in a backyard I didn't recognise, and surrounded by a skyline I didn't recognise. "Oh crap!" my first thoughts were. These thoughts were duly followed by "Where am I?", "How did I get here?" and - the most terrifying threat of all - "Where the fuck is my camera?"
Several links via linkfrenzy.
The Official Goodies Rule - OK! Fan Club Website - News:
MEDIA RELEASE December 7, 2004 The Goodies ? British Comedy Legends Go LIVE in Australia! ?.Tim, Bill and Graeme live up to their catchphrase ?We go anywhere anytime!? Legendary British comedy trio The Goodies will appear live in their first ever touring stage show at Sydney's Big Laugh Comedy Festival in March 2005. The most-loved and prolific of all the UK?s great comedians, The Goodies - Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor, and Graeme Garden ? are creating a live show which will have its world premiere at The Big Laugh 2005. The Goodies will open the Big Laugh Comedy Festival at the Riverside Theatres at Parramatta on March 3, and at State Theatre on March 4 and 5, and will also play in Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. [my emphasis :)]
- The Whiteboard Holiday Cards. A bit late for me, but anyone in the US can probably get them in time :)
- CORPORATE FUN! - joke posters for your office.
- The Fractal Bargain Bin. Eye candy. Mmm.
- Global White Space Reset | Left Justified. A CSS trick so simple I probably thought it wouldn't work, if I even thought of it.
- The alt and title attributes | 456 Berea Street. They're different, biznatch.
Speegle Speak Perfect Web Search. Gives a very vague idea what a screen reader sounds like.
- I was bashed at Guantanamo: Hicks - Global Terrorism - www.smh.com.au:
Prisoners at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay have been beaten while blindfolded and handcuffed, terrorised by attack dogs and forced to take drugs, Australian detainee David Hicks said in an affidavit released today.
- Spying computer virus masquerades as screensaver - World - www.smh.com.au. I'm yet to figure out how news editors pick which virus to turn into a news item. My gut feeling is that they publish about anything they themselves were stupid enough to click themselves.
- NEWS.com.au | Crazed fan kills guitarist (December 10, 2004):
AN APPARENTLY vengeful man charged on stage and opened fire at a heavy metal band and fans overnight, killing four people and wounding two others before being shot dead by police. ... Some witnesses told police [the gunman] screamed 'you broke up Pantera' before gunning down Abbott and firing at other band members and the crowd.How unbelievably fucked up would you have to be...? It was just a band.
- NEWS.com.au | Virtual virtuoso (December 1, 2004):
A Hervey Bay man has become a star in South Korea's professional computer gaming [league].
- NEWS.com.au | Cocaine dealer's white Christmas (December 10, 2004):
A JAILED cocaine dealer is working as Santa Claus on day release from a British prison.It's all about the headline.
Instructions: Take this list of authors, remove those whose efforts do not grace your shelves, and bring the list up to ten by adding some more that do. New paragraph indicates newly-added authors.
- Neil Gaiman
- Terry Pratchett
- Douglas Adams
- William Gibson
- Neal Stephenson
- Iain M. Banks/Iain Banks
- Rudy Rucker
- Darren O'Shaugnessy (aka Darren Shan when writing childrens' fiction)
- China Mieville
- Sean McMullen
Note: I limited responses to those authors have more than one book on my shelf. For example, I do have Philip K Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep but I figure that doesn't really qualify in this context :)
Taken from drjon.
- McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Words to Know When Listening to German Industrial Music. It's funny because it's true. Many, many more great lists: Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Lists.
- Sinfest 2004.12.08 | this is why i like dogs more than cats. sure, dogs will also chew/destroy but it's less *focussed* :)
- Exit, pursued by a bear. - Gnus Roundup 2004.12.08
- NEWS.com.au | Not my fault, I'm Canadian (December 9, 2004):
[H]undreds of US citizens preparing to holiday abroad are buying a travel kit that helps them pretend to be Canadian.
- Web Standards Group - Melbourne Meeting - 25 October 2004. Includes a document where a Fairfax representative talks about saving $1 million/year in bandwidth by converting to standards-compliant websites:
Brett Jackson talk about Fairfax Digital, and how they made the transition to CSS/XHTML with several of their highly trafficked newspaper sites.Sites included smh.com.au and theage.com.au, which experienced 135 million page impressions per month at the time.
- Publications of Dey Alexander, including articles on meaningful link text ('don't click here') and page titles; as well as various usability topics.
- Web Accessibility Network for Australian Universities. At this precise moment I'm apparently one half of the Queensland branch :)
- 43 Folders: Five Mistakes Band & Label Sites Make. In particular, the mistake is to be too cool to actually give fans the information they want. Which means they probably won't know about your next gig or be able to buy your album. Which means you've wasted time, money and bandwidth.
- An eloquent counter-argument against the Semantic Web.... Shirky: The Semantic Web, Syllogism, and Worldview :
The Semantic Web specifies ways of exposing these kinds of assertions on the Web, so that third parties can combine them to discover things that are true but not specified directly. This is the promise of the Semantic Web -- it will improve all the areas of your life where you currently use syllogisms. Which is to say, almost nowhere.
- Web Standards Group - Welcome to the Web Standards Group. Currently giving this group a bit of a test drive. Kicked its tyres last night.
- Finally, a couple of design tricks: Max Design - Remote control CSS, CollyLogic | CSS Multi-element Rollover Generator.
I get this email every so often... it's worthy, so here it is:
Sensis, as you may or may not know, is a subsidiary of Telstra. The 1234 number is replacing the Telstra 12456 directory assistance number, but this time with outrageous costs attached: 40c to call the number, then 4c A SECOND! With this sort of pricing structure in place, it's no wonder so many Australians hold Telstra in the same regard as the major banks. By law, Telstra have to provide a FREE directory assistance number, because they are still majority owned by the government. They choose however not to pass this number on to the public. What's the number? 1223. Thumbs up to Telstra for finding a way to charge for a service that is supposed to be provided for free.
Being ever-cynical and suspicious about Telstra, I did a quick search to see what more I could find about this (and to check whether it is actually free). According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the 1223 number is free - Telstra admits confusion over directory inquiries - National - www.smh.com.au:
Australian Consumers' Association policy officer Charles Britton said it would be more useful to consumers if Telstra promoted the free directory assistance numbers 12455 and 1223 instead. Telstra is compelled to provide a free directory service to residential phone users.
So. Program it into your phone (note that it's not free on mobile phones, since almost nothing is free on mobile phones). 1223. Note that the 12455 number is NOT NECESSARILY FREE, even if you are an existing Telstra victim.
Be ready to write the number down since it doesn't offer a connection service. Also note that you'll get Telstra's pathetic and useless voice recognition bullshit when you call 1223, so clearly and loudly say "operator" as soon as it picks up (I found that "let me talk to a fucking human" also worked on one occasion). Otherwise you will NOT get what you need, since it only recognises 2500 numbers and if the number you want is at all phonetically similar to a Telstra service... guess which one you'll get.
- Internet porn more dangerous than crack cocaine
- BBC NEWS | Health | Church air is 'threat to health'
- Donkey John. Flash fun. Donkey Kong goob, taking oil back from John Howard. Addictive as the original.
- ant kendo
- linkfrenzy: Big Things of Australia (not including DrJon's Ego)
- Illegal Art | Personal Space - 'crime scene' style tape, with PERSONAL SPACE written on it. I want some.