The Budget Traveller's Guide to Sleeping in Airports - very comprehensive and fairly accurate as far I can gather from my somewhat limited experience of this - trying to sleep in Narita airport was described to a tee.

Entry 211, Thursday, March 13th 2003, Filed In Stuff

Looking to invest to secure your future? Look no further than the time travel fund: "We establish a fund in current time. You make a small contribution to the fund, and in a few hundred years that small amount grows to a very large amount. From that fund, moneys will be taken and used to retrieve you, perhaps seconds after you join, perhaps even moments before your recorded death, perhaps some other point in your lifetime."

Entry 210, Thursday, March 13th 2003, Filed In Stuff

If you're feeling down this will definately cheer you up. Sing-a-long everybody - Volaaaarrrrreee o-o-o-o-o cantare...

Entry 208, Wednesday, March 12th 2003, Filed In Stuff

Virtual Drum KitUse the keyboard or mouse to play the drum kit - fun but pretty tricky to get any kind of beat going that involves more than 3 bits of kit - but then again I could just be really bad at playing the drums IRL as well.

Entry 206, Tuesday, March 11th 2003, Filed In Stuff

The varying states of decay for PCs. They all bring back memories of PCs I've seen or used but this phrase particularly struck a chord: "Twice, the mouse cursor has done that poltergeist trick where, with the actual mouse stationary, it drifts three inches due east and then stops. For no reason at all. Works fine afterwards though.". I've seen this on WinXP 3 times now and it's really freaked me out each time. I would love to know what causes this [Found at zFilter].

Entry 205, Tuesday, March 11th 2003, Filed In Stuff

When you are too inebriated to read a pictorial guide to a good drink is essential.

Entry 204, Monday, March 10th 2003, Filed In Stuff

Graffiti Creator
On-line graffitti fun in 8 letters or less with the Graffiti Creator.

Update: After being off-line for a while the Graffiti Creator is back and there's also a new version available.

Entry 202, Monday, March 10th 2003, Filed In Stuff

An new online image resource of English history provided by English Heritage. Just a quick browse through revealed some real gems - including this view of Southwark Bridge just round the corner from where I work - all those horses and carts blocking up the road - they need to implement some kind of congestion charge. Which reminds me - I thought all the pictures were going to be old but I also found a picture of Ken's Palace so they must come pretty much right up to date.

Finally while I'm looking at historical stuff for London I also found this nice interactive map of London based on a map from 1827. I managed to find the building where my office now is despite the fact that Southwark seems to have radically changed. Southwark Street one of my biggest landmarks didn't even exist at the time and I had to use all the streets that are now back alleys and side roads to locate the building.

I don't know what the deal is with me and all this historical stuff btw. Perhaps it's because my Mum and Dad have started to get me interested with their research into our family tree. More on this soon - especially if I figure out a way to get it online.

Entry 201, Monday, March 10th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Unintentionally I seem to be developing a cool site of the week theme. Anyway whatever. This week's cool site is 777Run where Flash meets insanity. My favourite part is the mouse over action on the school buses - they burst into flame. I think I need help.

Entry 200, Monday, March 10th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Not the most useful lookup tool ever but still quite neat - find the geographical location of any IP address. Apparently the lazy laces server is in Texas which I never knew. The most useful IP/DNS lookups I have found are those provided by DNSStuff which I use all the time.

Entry 198, Saturday, March 8th 2003, Filed In Stuff

Found this really handy JavaScript function to format large numbers with commas yesterday - saved me some time finishing off the project I was working on before my week off - no work all next week! I'll probably find some time to do some work on the site - I'm not going away - including updating my coding section with some of the JavaScript functions I use all the time.

Entry 197, Saturday, March 8th 2003, Filed In Stuff

Superb soundboard featuring the dark one himself. By coincidence I've rented Episode 2 today so it's definately a Star Wars themed day this hungover Saturday.

Entry 196, Saturday, March 8th 2003, Filed In Stuff

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