I always wondered, if washing powder is a detergent, why does it feel greasy when it gets wet?
Archive for July, 2005
Any men reading should check this out. Be patient, it’s not what you might first think. Thanks to Stefan for the link.
The British attitude to America’s less than positive reaction to the London bombings is delivered very nicely by Armando Iannucci in today’s Telegraph. Via Tim Worstall.
A big thank you to the US military for effectively telling every American not to visit London. As Londoners defiantly use public transport hours after the bombings, America demonstrates the same spirit that had them staying home in droves in the months immediately after 9/11. I’m sure the American citizens that live and work in [...]
Somehow, I managed to overlook the fact that Wacom have released a new driver for older Intuos tablets like mine. I’m pleased to see that they have finally ditched the clunky old OS 9 style control panel for a swanky Aqua Preference Pane (about time too). The release notes (PDF) list several other changes to [...]
On Thursday last week, as the full horror of the London terrorist bombings was starting to unfold on the news, I had the following brief IM exchange with a young lad I’ve been chatting to regularly for months now (I’ve changed his name, in case he has the good grace to be embarrassed by his [...]
I’d just like to extend my thanks to the French internet user (I didn’t have the wherewithal to ask his name) who contacted me out of the blue yesterday to offer his sympathies and condolences. Even though I am a long way from London, and untouched by the immediate effects of the terrorist outrages, I [...]
Fair play to the people of London. Watching the news this morning, the overwhelming reaction from people travelling to work seems to be “screw the terrorists, life goes on as normal”. People are shocked and angry, but not scared, and certainly not willing to let these lunatics win. The London News Review carries an open [...]
Apparently, if you are using Windows and you visit this page, it will crash your computer. Not just the browser. All of it. That’s right, a single web page can bring down the whole Operating System. It seems that even the robust Firefox browser is not immune (which leads me to conclude the flaw is [...]
Does anyone else think it’s odd that the cows on the Anchor Spreadable TV advert are voiced by men (specifically Stephen Fry and Tony Robinson)? Cows, voiced by men. Think about it for a moment.