Friday, September 16, 2005


ESA launches Mars Express investigation
Xbox chipper jailed and fined
TechScape: Vint Cerf mulls the future
The Return of Saturn's Spokes
Tech Memeorandum
Japanese magazine scan of Katamari Damacy for PSP

Arstechnica reviews Sparkle
MS flash killer
IIS 7.0 goes modular
Just like Apache

BBC - On This Day
1986: Kinross Miners 'killed where they stood'
At least 177 people die during a lethal fire in a South African gold mine.
1978: Thousands dead in Iran earthquake
An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale hits south-east Iran demolishing a major city and dozens of surrounding villages.
1977: T-Rex singer killed in car smash
Pop star Marc Bolan is killed in a car crash in south-west London.
1992: UK crashes out of ERM
The government suspends Britain's membership of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism.
1968: Post Office backs first class service
The new two-tier postal service proves confusing for customers, but the Post Office says it will raise extra cash.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Roman Villa discovered with Google Maps

Roman villa discovered via Google Maps
Very cool story. Might this spur on more people to do remote archaeology?

Small robot

Scientists build world's smallest mobile robot
Wow. this thing is SMALL..

Spam Map

Mailinator real-time spam map
Served up with Google maps goodness.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Alan Cox Interview

Interview with Alan Cox

Monday, September 12, 2005

Bad science and the media
Good article on why it happens.
10 stupidest utopias
from Plato to the internet
Demoscene javascript
Digital camera is 30 years old
On why Kodak buried its invention

Saturday, September 10, 2005

random stuff

Very long list of flash animations
One page, lots and lots of animations.

make your own South Park character
pick from hundreds of different elements.

Friday, September 09, 2005


Fossils reveal flying prehistoric giants (Reuters)
Computer error destroyed 1m UK tax records
DTrace ready to leave Solaris nest for FreeBSD
Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 Released
Researchers Say Human Brain is Still Evolving
BBC Opens TV Archive to Remixers
Using dates in shell scripts (8 Sep 2005)
An Annotated Lynx Keymap (8 Sep 2005) adds badges
Katrina conspiracy theories
Kanye West remix,

BBC - On This Day
1971: British diplomat freed after eight months
The British Ambassador, Geoffrey Jackson, is released eight months after being captured by extreme left-wing guerrillas in Uruguay.
1987: Liverpool fans to stand trial in Belgium
Twenty-five English football fans involved in the Heysel stadium disaster are extradited to Belgium.
1999: Report urges sweeping reform of RUC
The Royal Ulster Constabulary should undergo wholesale reform, a Police Review Commission report recommends.
1976: Chairman Mao Zedong dies
One of the greatest leaders of the Chinese revolution Chairman Mao Zedong dies at the age of 82.
1988: Indian cricket tour 'cancelled'
English cricket captain Graham Gooch and seven other members of his squad are refused visas to travel to India.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Wikipedia traffic surge

The Register reports that Wikipedia is increasingly being used by people to get more in depth coverage of news stories.

"Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia assembled in realtime, has reportedly experienced a 154 per cent hike in traffic during the last year"

"Wikipedia attracted 22.3 per cent of users searching for information about the Gaza Strip as Israeli troops closed down settlements and withdrew from the region. Wikipedia's market share numbers meant it drew five times more traffic than Google News, Yahoo News or the BBC and tied with CIA World Factbook for information on the strip."

Friday, September 02, 2005

BBC - On This Day
1945: Japan signs unconditional surrender
Japanese officials sign the act of unconditional surrender, finally bringing to an end six years of world war.
1979: Ripper suspected of 12th murder
Police discover the body of a young woman - thought to be the 12th victim of the "Yorkshire Ripper"- in an alleyway near the centre of Bradford.
1984: Seven killed in biker shootings
A 14-year-old girl and six bikers are killed in a gun battle between rival gangs in a suburb of Sydney, Australia.
1994: Roy Castle loses battle with cancer
Entertainer and television presenter Roy Castle dies from cancer at his Buckinghamshire home, just two days after his 62nd birthday.
1951: Designers prepare to dazzle Venice
British designers hold a fashion show of 40 outfits they plan to show at the Venice Biennale arts festival.