Friday, July 29, 2005

Lego Katamari Damacy
brick flick in production


Critics Challenge Shuttle Program's Future (AP)
New Super Magnet Weighs More Than 15 Tons (AP)
Embryos Help Demystify Long-Neck Dinosaur (AP)
Geeks Meet at 'What the Hack'Conference (AP)
IE7 nukes Google, Yahoo! search
Ex-Microsoft Exec Barred From Google Job
Stealing the Network: How to Own an Identity
Microsoft Genuine Advantage Cracked in 24 Hours
At the Forge - Getting Started with Ruby
Theo de Raadt on Industry and Free Software

BBC - On This Day
1981: Charles and Diana marry
Thousands line the streets of London to glimpse Prince Charles and Lady Diana on their wedding day.
1993: Israeli court sets Demjanjuk free
A court in Israel says retired Ohio car worker John Demjanjuk may not after all have been notorious Nazi death camp guard Ivan the Terrible.
1968: Pope renews birth control ban
Pope Paul VI has confirmed a ban on the use of contraceptives by Roman Catholics in spite of a Church commission's recommendation for change.
1993: Lawrence murder suspects freed
Charges are dropped against two youths accused of murdering black teenager Stephen Lawrence.
1976: Fire engulfs Southend Pier
Fire has destroyed the famous pierhead at the end of the world's longest pier, in Southend on the UK's south-east coast.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Enceladus revealed
close up shots by Cassini

Monday, July 25, 2005

What the Hack
Outdoor hacker festival, southern Netherlands from July 28th to July 31st

Googlers and the Silicon valley property market
Prime real estate is being snapped up.


Hazy Cloud of Saharan Dust Nearing U.S. (AP)
Online News Consumers Become Own Editors (AP)
HP Labs also decimated
Free Beer That's Free as in Speech
Yahoo Purchases Konfabulator
Butterfly Unlocks Evolution Secret
E-Mail Snafu Sparks Spam Attack On Journalists
Unix Web Hacks
Tips for buying a Linux-compatible laptop
KDE Desktop From OpenSolaris Community
Made it to London and the BBC

Friday, July 22, 2005

BBC - On This Day
1977: Deng Xiaoping back in power
The disgraced deputy Prime Minister of China, Deng Xiaoping, returns to Chinese Government.
2003: Saddam's sons killed in gun battle
The United States says Uday and Qusay Hussein, the infamous sons of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, have been killed in a gun battle in northern Iraq.
1987: Cartoonist shot in London street
A famous Palestinian cartoonist is shot in the face and critically wounded in London.
1965: Sir Alec steps down from top of Tory tree
The leader of the Opposition, Alec Douglas-Home, surprises colleagues by resigning from his post.
1991: Citizen's charter promises better services
British Prime Minister John Major launches a citizen's charter to improve public services.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

casual games

Big list here of lots of flash games, with descriptions.

Infinite flickr pool
turn yourself into a singularity

Bad parking at Yahoo

Google Moon

"In honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, we’ve added some NASA imagery to the Google Maps interface to help you pay your own visit to our celestial neighbor. Happy lunar surfing."

And when you zoom right in, the surface changes to Swiss cheese.

Google Moon

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Stuff i'm selling on Ebay

I've got some more stuff for sale on Ebay. You can view my ebay items for sale here

debating with creationists

How to debate creationists , without being boring - part one
and here's part two

How it works - the computer

How a computer works from the 1970s. A fascinating retro look at the technology of yesterday.

Monday, July 18, 2005


Study Says Ethanol Not Worth the Energy (AP)
Tiny Tsunami Reveals Big Gaps in Readiness (AP)
Hurricane Emily Lashes Yucatan Peninsula (AP)
Debian Linux: Living in Interesting Times (Ziff Davis)
Malware maelstrom menaces UK
Nigerian Scammers Brought to Justice
Desktop Linux Mass Migration
Interview with Fyodor of Nmap
Why I Like Lynx
London Geek Dinner on Friday?

Google License plate
Available from the Google store

Bob Moog

The inventor of the Moog synthesizer has a brain tumour. You can follow his progress and sign his guestbook here. My thoughts are with him and his family.

Friday, July 15, 2005

BBC - On This Day
1995: Serbs force Muslims out of Srebrenica
Thousands of Muslim refugees flee the captured "safe area"of Srebrenica - forced out by the Bosnian Serbs.
1997: Versace murdered on his doorstep
Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace is shot dead on the steps of his Miami mansion.
1966: Euston staff 'colour bar' ended
A West Indian refused a job at Euston Station will now be employed there after managers overturn a ban on black workers.
1971: Seals shot by government decree
The British Government endorses a cull of baby seals in the Wash.
2000: Police camera action violates human rights
Two men caught on camera for dangerous driving escape prosecution in a landmark case.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

The spoof emailer

Slippery Orange Ballcock is a collection of obviously spoof emails to real life companies and their serious replies. V.funny.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Guess which movie
Guess the movie game , using a still image
Been Mapped
Bookmark the earh. Via Google Blogoscoped


Space Shuttle Countdown Enters Final Hours (AP)
How Dell made Los Angeles look like a sucker - in pictures
British government lost 150 PCs this year
EC officials raid Intel offices
BBC In Trouble Over Free Music
Granny Picks Linux
Disposable email addresses
Using BitTorrent on Linux
I should be in the spam business...
The Governator's Talk direc.tor
Technorati is for PR Professionals

Monday, July 11, 2005


Countdown Begins for Discovery Launch (AP)
Military's Energy-Beam Weapons Delayed (AP)
Microsoft Surprises with Linux 'Hands-On Lab'(Ziff Davis)
Mobile content market is booming
The patent vote: who won that round, exactly?
UK police chase pics, email, phone records in bomber hunt
Students refuse to buy a singlesong from Napster
Windows Longhorn Beta Screenshots
Microsoft's 'Hands-On' Linux Lab
Alex, The Brainy Parrot Who Knows About Zero
Drupal Needs a New Home
Be Your Own Hotspot
Rats in the security world
Linux in the Classroom: a Look Back
Surprise: People Are Lazy
Link Exchange Spammers Should Die
I think it's time to dump the Powerbook...

Friday, July 08, 2005

BBC - On This Day
1996: Seven slashed in school machete attack
Three young children and four adults are attacked by a man with a machete at an infant school in Wolverhampton.
1965: Ronald Biggs escapes from jail
Ronald Biggs who was serving a 30-year prison sentence for his part in the Great Train Robbery escapes from Wandsworth prison.
2003: Conjoined twins die in separation op
Conjoined Iranian twins who volunteered to go ahead with a major operation to separate them both die during surgery.
1971: British troops shoot Londonderry rioters
Two men are killed by the British army in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
2000: New Harry Potter most magical yet
The latest story about boy wizard Harry Potter breaks all publishing records.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

BBC eyewitness reports on London explosions

London bomb blasts flickr pool
Wikipedia entry

Thursday Linkdump
Wikipedia: History of the Goomba
Via Waxy
An illustrated history of every character from the Super Mario universe. Via Kottke
Google's Master plan
photo of whiteboard
Google maps transparencies
overlay map view with sat view
Found photos
Google currency conversion
neat idea

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The strange world of German cassette collectors
Trading old cassette tapes that are still sealed.

London wins Olympic bid

London wins Olympic bid


Olympic bid - live log
Live updates from BBC reporters in Singapore. digs up some kozmo artefacts

What did sell and why they went bust
In depth Google Answers reply on one of the darlings of the dotcom era.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

My stuff for sale on Ebay

I've got some items for sale here on Ebay. Mostly older computer books that i'm getting rid of.

Monday, July 04, 2005


Mission Accomplished: Probe Hits Comet (AP)
Best Live 8 Viewing Found Online (AP)
Are brains analog, or digital?
Windows Software Ugly, Boring & Uninspired
Linux &Scaling: the Essentials
My Web 2.0: Social Search

Saturday, July 02, 2005

WW1 Color Photo gallery

Fascinating online gallery here of World War One color photos.

Luther Vandross RIP

American soul singer Luther Vandross has died at the age of 54, two years after suffering a major stroke.


Here's an article about running a webserver on the Sony PSP

Friday, July 01, 2005

Iraq war casualty map
Google maps hack plotting where U.S. casualties have come from. Disturbing stuff.

Star Wars Google maps hack


NASA Sets July 13 Shuttle Launch Date (AP)
Internet offers Live 8 a shot at broadcast record (AFP)
Exec + PDA = security alert
BBC culls Cult website
Red Hat milks corporate Linux sales for strong Q1
Men blamed for spyware surge
David Clark: Rebuild the Internet
The 12-minute Windows Heist
Linux &Scaling: the Essentials
Interview with Ga?l Duval of Mandriva
Passing Interview Triage

BBC - On This Day
1997: Hong Kong handed over to Chinese control
Hong Kong has been handed back to the Chinese authorities - ending more than 150 years of British control.
1963: Philby confirmed as 'third man'
Former Foreign Office official Harold Philby is confirmed as the "third man"in the Burgess and Maclean case.
1994: Yasser Arafat ends 27-year exile
The chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation, Yasser Arafat, returns to the Gaza Strip after 27 years in exile.
1987: Stock-broker guilty of corruption
One of the City's top investment bankers receives the first conviction for insider dealing since it became illegal.
2000: Ex-Blair ally attacks prime minister
Millionaire novelist Ken Follett levels scathing personal criticism at Prime Minister Tony Blair.