Archive for July, 2005

Silly suds

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

I always wondered, if washing powder is a detergent, why does it feel greasy when it gets wet?

Plum gorgeous

Friday, July 15th, 2005

Any men reading should check this out. Be patient, it’s not what you might first think. Thanks to Stefan for the link.

Run Forrest, run!

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

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.

Military might?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

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 [...]

Taking my tablet

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

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 [...]

The youth of today

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

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 [...]

Entente Cordiale

Friday, July 8th, 2005

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 [...]

London back on the move

Friday, July 8th, 2005

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 [...]

Breaking Windows

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

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 [...]

A load of bullocks

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

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.