Friday, 29 July 2011

Newzbin 2 will be blocked by BT


I love the pathetic use of the slow cumbersome legal system. It's like trying to sue one of the moles on the Whac-A-Mole game. Another one will just pop up.

I'm not sure if it's amusing or just sad to see the authority of old getting like this. It's like watching your parents grow senile.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Windows 8 and Development

i just have one thing to say about windows 8 application compatibility. if i cannot run Microsoft office FrontPage 2003, i will sew their damned asses for all they are worth. and yes i will find a way to make a case over that and win. afterall, the last time we have had horrible compatibility issues was vista. if "windows 8" becomes a failier like Vista or worse i think Microsoft will loose a lot of their customers.

and why is it that Microsoft always has to discontinue good and useful features from Microsoft Windows? when i first got Windows XP, i noticed that one of my favorite features was missing that was nicely put in Windows 2000, so i had to import it into Windows XP myself. sadly when service pack 2 and IE7 came out the Windows explorer shell and whatnot changed so much that i could figure out how to modify certian operating system files without corrupting them. 

Forum idiot award 2011 -> "i just have one thing to say about windows 8 application compatibility. if i cannot run Microsoft office FrontPage 2003, i will sew their damned asses for all they are worth."

Spam Imperial Tortilla Sandwiches

*  Exported from  MasterCook  *                      SPAM IMPERIAL TORTILLA SANDWICHES  Recipe By     :  Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00 Categories    :    Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method --------  ------------  --------------------------------    1       cn           SPAM Luncheon Meat (12 oz)    1       pk           Cream cheese, softened (8oz)      1/3   c            Chopped green onion    2       tb           Chopped fresh dill    3                    Flour tortillas (8")    1       md           Cucumber, peeled and thinly                         -sliced      1/4   c            Sunflower seeds      1/2   c            Alfalfa sprouts    In bowl, combine SPAM and cream cheese. Stir in green onion and dill.   Spread 1/3 of SPAM mixture evenly over each tortilla. Top with 1/3   each cucumber, sunflower seeds, and alfalfa sprouts. Roll up tortilla   jelly roll fashion and wrap in plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining   tortillas. Refrigerate 2 hours. to serve, cut each roll in half.                        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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What a recipe!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Cool Samsung Galaxy Flexi concept


Very cool idea. I am sure Nokia was actually researching this for phones a couple of years ago. Everything takes so long to come to fruition :-(

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

BooksApp - Android Market

I downloaded and started using this app tonight. Essentially it has a barcode scanner that scans your books, looks up the cover and details on Google Books and adds it to your own personal library. You can then set books to out to loan and all sorts of other useful things. A great feature is the ability to email as a csv or upload to Google Docs.

I scanned my upstairs books this evening and out of just over 200 it got almost all of them. The main omissions were just a couple that didn't have barcodes because of being too old or not registered with isbn numbers.

I have about the same again to scan downstairs tomorrow before packing into boxes (courtesy of @GiantBassstacks).

I had the phone in a grip stand so I could just slide the books underneath so got them scanned in no time at all. A very geeky evening indeed!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Caught on camera... or not...


Such a low quality picture will catch nobody. I can't even see how this could be used as evidence... I would love to employ the people who were able to sell these low quality cams.

xkcd: University Website


I love this pic. It's very applicable to lots of companies sites. If you are creating content for a new site you seriously need to have a think about why people are coming to your website and what they want to get from it. NOT what you want to tell them. No-one is interested in splurge. They normally have a task in hand, ie buy something, find some contact details for your company, look at the services you offer. They need to be able to complete these tasks as easy as possible.


If it's so obvious then why is it so hard to buy a mobile phone from ? Companies love giving people blurb instead of simple routes to tasks.

Learn jQuery & JAVASCRIPT looks like a good site

Monday, 4 July 2011

Gift from South Korea


Just answered the door to collect an interesting parcel from a friend of ours in South Korea. Were looking forward to sampling it!

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