Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Building the (New) New York
Illustrated article on how New York might look in 2016.
Couples and surfing
Is the internet age less social than the TV age?
Unobtrusive sidenotes
Javascript + CSS recipe. Heres an example.
Remote control airplane video
this is flown indoors. Amazing aerobatics involved.
Timelines from 1750 to 2050
Zoomable and draggable.
Husband 1.0
Nerd humour
Girlfriend 6.0 versus Wife 1.0
More nerd humour
World language maps
Africa is particularly intricate
The Most Offensive show on TV
Something on MTV wins that dubious distinction.
Tim O'Reilly responds to the Web 2.0 trademark issue
And ends up digging an even bigger hole for himself. Oh dear.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Guy Goma - the BBC "wrong guy"

The now famous BBC News 24 clip

And later - on the Jonathan Ross show

And here he is again - interviewed by GMTV

He now has a fanclub

Google Movie Trailers

There's a new page on Google Video showing the latest movie trailers for upcoming films.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Google Gapminder

Gapminder is an interactive Google tool that allows you to visualise world development

Europe - No patents for software


Software patent campaigners have reacted with surprise to an apparent change in the European Commission's stance on those patents.

The Commission said last week that computer programs will be excluded from patentability in the upcoming Community Patent legislation and that the European Patent Office will be bound by this law.

BBC - On This Day
1982: Dozens killed as Argentines hit British ships
Dozens of men are feared dead in the seas around the Falkland Islands after frigates are destroyed.
1961: Kennedy pledges man on moon
President John F Kennedy says the US will aim to put the first man on the moon by the end of the decade.
1963: African states unite against white rule
Leaders of 32 African nations set up an organisation that will give them a united voice for the first time in African history.
1979: Price of milk shoots up
The price of milk is to go up by more than 10% to 15p a pint - three times the price it was five years ago.
1994: Camelot wins UK lottery race
The Camelot consortium wins the contract to run Britain's first national lottery starting in November.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

bag o' links

Lost in translation
On the differences between German and English humour
Golden Book of Chemistry - PDF
PDF version of a 1960s chemistry book that was banned.
Firefox extension for the world cup.

Monday, May 22, 2006

The Safety Browser

The latest IM hijack goes one further - it hijacks Internet Explorer (calling itself the "Safety Browser") , and plays a loop of awful music anything you boot up in WinXP.

Via Slashdot

Safety Browse

We can browse if we want to,
we can leave your friends behind
Cause your friends dont browse and if they dont browse
Well theyre are no friends of mine

I say, we can browse where we want to,
catch a virus we will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this OS
Leave the real one far behind,

We can go when we want to
The night is young and the bandwidth high
And we can dress unneat from our hats to our feet
And no one will be the wise
Say, we can act if want to
If we don't nobody will
You can act real rude and be totally booted
from IRC like an imbecile

I say, We can browse. We can browse.
Our machines are out of control.
We can browse. We can browse.
From firewall to firewall
We can browse. We can browse.
Everyone clear out your cache!
We can browse. We can browse.
Taking the spyware chaaance....

Safety browse
Is it safe to browse? Is it safe to browse?
Oh , the safety browse

70,000 beer cans found in house

KSL in Utah report on a rented house that was discovered to have 70,000 cans of Coors beer inside , left by a tenant - equivalent to 24 cans per day for 8 years.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Friday linkfest

Biggest hack ever?
Over 17,000 websites defaced by Turkish hacker
5 Steps to CSS Heaven
Organise your CSS
Fast Food Nation trailer
Unhappy meals
Crumbling comet may produce meteor shower
Expected by Monday
Google Maps Australia
Road data finally implemented
Linus interviewed by CNN
The craft of hackery is more important than Microsoft bashing
Kubuntu Shipit
Order your Kubuntu CDs now - shipping in June

Lost cities

An interactive flash game from Lonely Planet - find the 45 cities in a photo.

Thursday, May 18, 2006


LG3D live cd
Slax based distro that showcases the 3D Looking Glass desktop
Mandriva One 2006
Now available publicly
New solar system discoved
Orbiting around HD 69830 , 41 light years away
Signs you're a crappy programmer
And dont know it.
Corkd dot com
Review and share wine - a Flickr for wine aficionados

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

iPod owners are thieves - Real Network CEO

Rob Glaser , CEO of RealNetworks, is dubbed Jackass of the week by DaringFireball.

No wonder - when he makes statements like this:

"If you want interoperable music today, there is a very easy solution: it’s called stealing.
The average number of songs sold for the iPod is 25, and there are many more songs on iPods than 25. About half the music on iPods is music obtained illegitimately either from an illegal peer-to-peer networks or from ripping friends’ CDs, which is illegal. But it’s the only way to get non-copy protected, portable, interoperable music".

Huh? Its not illegal to rip a CD that you bought for your own use.
That comes under "fair use" law. What a wonderful way to alienate potential customers Mr Glaser.

Monday, May 15, 2006

ZX Spectrum game videos

Alien 8 walkthrough
On Google video

Arc Of Yesod walkthrough

Sunday, May 07, 2006

sunday linkdump

Write anything you want on an LED sign
this is being dugg to death right now.
Who Links to me
Handy little site - shows who links to your site.
Beginning Ubuntu
Explains package management, how to use Synaptic and apt, how to compile and more.
Follow the Nitrogen
The search for ET has focussed too much on water , say U.S. geobiologists.
Our world from outer space
interesting satellite imagery of planet Earth.
Prototype Mars suit tested in North Dakota
Channel Chooser
Watch 70 TV channels online for free.
Are Sims the new dolls?
Lots of kids are abandoning dolls and using the Sims game instead - and some valuable life lessons are being learned as a result. The article quotes one 10-year-old boy who plays with Sims, and has learned valuable life lessons. "I learned don't leave your baby crying or people will come take your baby away."

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


LyricWiki currently has the song lyrics for over 200,000 songs.