Archive for March, 2005

Burning Bush

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

War mongering Christian George Bush has been praised for his pro-life stance in the heart breaking case of Terri Schiavo. Anyone foolish enough to think that President Bush is acting out of a deep love for all human life should take a look at this Bloggerheads campaign.

One a day, throw away

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

I’m pretty sure that all these one-a-day probiotic, prebiotic, live culture yoghurt drinks are something of an environmental disaster. Should the manufacturers of these products really be encouraging the production of so much disposable packaging, without being made to encourage and facilitate the recycling of all that waste plastic? While on the subject of yoghurt [...]

Sir Jamie of Oliver

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

In the past, I’ve always dismissed Jamie Oliver as a bit of a Mockey tosser, but after watching snatches of the recent documentary Jamie’s School Dinners, and seeing the resulting debate it has generated, I am forced to revise my opinion of the Naked Chef. The program has highlighted the appalling state of the current [...]

Newer, faster, better, stronger

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

Will biting the bullet and upgrading from Adobe Illustrator 10 to Illustrator CS give me any improvements in speed and stability on Mac OS X?

BBEdit updated to 8.1

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

Bare Bones Software have announced the release of BBEdit 8.1. BBEdit is the premier text editor for Mac OS, and one of my favourite applications; I use it for all the HTML, CSS, Perl, PHP, Javascript and Apache Configuration File editing on my sites, as well as for rescuing plain text files that have been [...]

Buy our product, or suffer the consequences

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

These days, there seem to be a lot television ads around for products like disinfectants, which highlight the number of germs that are going to eat babies and children alive if irresponsible parents don’t invest in the product immediately. This is despite studies which suggest that our increasing obsession with cleanliness and hygiene is a [...]

Raising my blood pressure

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

After watching last nights episode of ER on Channel 4, I am compelled to point out that Parminder Nagra, who plays the rather anal Dr. Neela Rasgotra, is absolutely bloody gorgeous.

Belting up…

Monday, March 21st, 2005

Yesterday was kyu grading day at the Phoenix Aikido Club. Congratulations to everyone who successfully moved up to their next belt. One person failed to move from orange to green, which is always disappointing, but I’m sure she’ll sail through it at the next grading in July. The overall standard was good, and a few [...]

Update Pages to delete pages

Friday, March 18th, 2005

Apple have released updates to their iWork applications (available in Software Update). I don’t really have much use for Keynote, but I love Pages, and use it for all my business letters and invoices. Pages 1.0.1 adds the much needed ability to easily delete whole pages from a document, which was a bit of an [...]

[Update]: Getting closer to the sun

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

I recently attended a meeting of my local Mac User Group (MUG), where I introduced a few people to one of my favourite OS X applications, Quicksilver. This has led, somehow, to me agreeing to give a demo of the application at the 26th April meeting. If you use Quicksilver, you know how hard it [...]