Monday, November 24, 2008

TV Tunes

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Super Obama World

Obama in Mario Brothers land...

Play the game here

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Family Guy in Berlin

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Qcodo is an open-source PHP 5 framework that focuses on freeing developers from unnecessary tedious, mundane coding. The result is that developers can do what they do best: focus on implementing functionality and usability, improving performance and ensuring security.

It's also completely object oriented.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

PHP - created a nested HTML unordered list from an array

PHP function Get_Array_Keys_UL will create an nested HTML Unordered List string of the keys of a given array. Makes best sense with literal keys, e.g. $_POST:

* Creates recursively a nested HTML UL of array keys.
* @param array $array Array
* @return string Nested UL string
function Get_Array_Keys_UL($array=array()) {
if (empty($array)) return '';
    foreach ($array as $key => $elem)
    $out .= '
  • '.$key.$recursion($elem).'
  • '."\n";
    $out .= '
return $out;

Found here

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Firefox download day

Today is Firefox download day

Monday, June 09, 2008

Steve Jobs keynote

Here's one to bookmark - Popular Mechanics will have Cult of Mac live blogging the Jobs keynote today - due to start at 12 noon NYC (Eastern) time:

Steve Job live blog

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Random links

Goosh - command line Google
Surfraw - command line interface to the web
Installing OpenAds
NASA makes magnetic fields
Install XP via Virtualbox
The Chandler Project - a new way of organising tasks & notes
How to turn on bash smart completion
Read at Work - classic novels in Powerpoint format
Scaring people with Flash's fullscreen

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Sebastien Tellier - "Divine"

France this year, bit the bullet, and actually entered a decent tune into the Eurovision song contest - Sebastien Tellier's "Divine", which is produced by one half of Daft Punk.
In any case, the Eastern European countries all voted for each other, which resulted in some instantly forgettable Russian entry winning.

Anyway, here's the video:

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Daft Obama

Adam Freeland at Coachella, California, April 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Reatek R8168 on Hardy

Here's a script and instructions on how to Fix R8168 on Hardy

Monday, May 12, 2008

Westport to Dublin

Normally a journey of 3 hours, here's Westport to Dublin in only 10 minutes

hat tip: Damian Mulley

Friday, April 11, 2008

Google AppEngine

Today I got my Google AppEngine application approved by Google. Great stuff - now I've got to start brushing up on Python.

On the downside ,I'm out of work because of the credit crunch - they've announced massive layoffs where I work.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Google Appengine

Introducing Google Appengine

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Google Earth update

Google Earth update to imagery in 86 countries.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

April Fool roundup

Google Australia introduces gDay and MATE technology
Flying penguins filmed by the BBC
YouTube rickrolls
Scientists create human bear pig chimera
Gmail custom time
Google announces Project Virgle
Seaside for Java
Google Calendar WakeUp Kit

Wednesday, March 26, 2008



A database of open relay email servers, provided until late 2006 as a voluntary service to help email administrators block spam, has suddenly re-activated but is returning every address queried as being on its blacklist.

Administrators of email systems should have stopped querying the database ( in December 2006 when it shut down, but some failed to do so. That was no problem until today, queries were simply rejected, but now the address of any email server presented is being returned as an open relay. This results in the querying system rejecting all incoming mails from that server.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Create online mini-cities
Your city grows based on the amount of clickthrus
Google Blogoscoped mini city
Google Trends as a meme tracker
Shell Fu
Bash one liners
The death and life
of the American Newspaper

Every South Park episode - uncensored, free and legit
SugarCRM 5.1 upcoming features
Was the Death Star attack an inside job?
mysql --i-am-a-dummy

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Making an iso image of a cd (Ubuntu)

To make an iso image of a cd in Ubuntu Gutsy, put the cd in the drive. Open up a terminal
and cd to the directory where you want the iso image to be copied to on your hard drive.

Then type:
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=cd.iso # for cdrom

This will create an iso image called "cd.iso" in your current directory.

For a DVD just type:
dd if=/dev/dvd of=dvd.iso

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Lorenzo Lamas

Lorenzo Lamas is currently at no.1 in google trends.


Best Hate Mail Ever - with Victorian era hate at the end
Django vs ASP.NET MVC
Game Programming with D
Chryp - php blogging engine
WikiLeaks on insider trading at JP Morgan
How to pull off a Rickroll in real life
Deliberate foreclosure
Crash of 1929 timeline
5 hours of cable news = 1 minute of science coverage
Kottke is ten years old
Google Docs clippy easter egg
Retro sabotage - parodies of retro video games
March updates on Google Earth/Maps

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Titanic in 5 Seconds

Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Matrix versus Carl Sagan

"Ever wondered if scientist Carl Sagan and Agent Smith from The Matrix might be the same person somehow? I redubbed a scene from the Matrix to prove the point!"

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

New Towns Added to Google Streetview

Salt Lake City
Ogden, Utah
Helby city, Utah
Payson, Utah
Kansas city

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Gateway ML3108 - XP drivers

If you are downgrading your Gateway ML3108 laptop from Vista to XP you'll need XP drivers.

They are all listed over here.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Skype fonts too big after KDE4 install?

On Ubuntu Gutsy, if you have installed KDE 4.0, as per this page on, you might notice that in Gnome , your Skype font is much too large.

The solution is to

sudo apt-get qt4-qtconfig

then, from the terminal , type


You will notice that the QT window has fonts about the same size as the big Skype ones. Change them using the QT Config interface, select File -> Save.

Your Skype fonts will then be back to something more normal in Gnome.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Ubuntu Gutsy - installing Compiz Snow effect

UPDATE: this post is out of date. Please look elsewhere on installing the Snow plugin

Create a compiz subdirectory in your home folder

mkdir ~/compiz

Install the packages required for compiling compiz plugins
sudo apt-get install compiz-bcop compiz-dev build-essential libxcomposite-dev libpng12-dev libsm-dev libxrandr-dev libxdamage-dev libxinerama-dev libstartup-notification0-dev libgconf2-dev librsvg2-dev libdbus-1-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev libgnome-desktop-dev x11proto-scrnsaver-dev libxss-dev libxslt1-dev libtool

Download Snow
wget -O ~/compiz/snow.tar.gz ';

Extract , make , and install

cd ~/compiz/
tar -xvzf snow.tar.gz
cd snow
make install

Restart XOrg (logout/login).

Source:13 Compiz plugins for Ubuntu Gutsy