Posts for Nov 2006
Vista? No thanks. 24 Nov 2006
Microsoft is getting ready to roll out Vista and I really can't think of any good reason to upgrade.
There are 6 different versions to choose from, so it's not immediately clear to me which one is most suitable. Then there also seems to be a pretty draconian license agreement that should put most people off.
Perhaps if I bought a new machine and had Vista pre-installed then I might just keep it....
War of Words 21 Nov 2006
Two days till the Ashes start and the war of words is heating up.
"I'm going to target Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell" - Glenn McGrath
"The Australian bowling line-up is like Dad's Army." - Ian Botham
"They [England] are in for so much pain, so much pain. Facing the tiger who's tail you've been pulling. Pain, baby." - Russell Crowe
But you're a kiwi, Russell. Stay out of it!
Nintendo Wii preview 18 Nov 2006
Only 3 days until Amazon.co.uk take pre-orders for the Wii and 3 weeks till it actually comes out! If you're not currently planning to buy one, you might be tempted after watching this.
Worst burglary ever 14 Nov 2006
Extra birthday parties 13 Nov 2006
This calculator finds useless dates related to your birthday. I discovered that soon I'll be ten thousand days old using this. Sounds more impressive than becoming twenty-something!
Tone deaf? 12 Nov 2006
Take the musical abilities test to find out how well you can tell the difference between pairs of musical phrases.
Aussie cricketers 'rude' on podium 07 Nov 2006
"The Australian cricket team has been labelled "rude and arrogant" by the Indian media for allegedly pushing aside the Indian board president on the Champions Trophy victory podium."
Read the full article here.
A Wii bit exciting 06 Nov 2006
Here's a video showing The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess on starting up on the soon to be released Nintendo Wii.
Remember, remember the what of November? 05 Nov 2006
I guess what happened to this fireworks factory was the kind of effect Guy Fawkes wanted for the Houses of Parliament 400 years ago...
ID fraud 02 Nov 2006
There's a good article on the BBC website today about how ID thieves have moved on from just raiding your rubbish to find personal info to finding your digital ID online. One of the services it links to is Garlik and is supposed to be able to find any places where your private data is listed publicly.
Screen Recording Software 01 Nov 2006
Ever needed to demonstrate how to do something to a person not able to see your monitor? One method would be to record the display on the PC into a video and then email it. What's the easiest way to do that, short of having to prop up a camcorder up to point at the screen? A free and easy to use solution is CamStudio.