St Patricks 2003
As is the way of these things a couple of quick drinks after work turned turned into a full on St Patrick's day session. The photos are from The Lord Clyde which I'm told is on the shortest street in London (it certainly was very short) where we ended the evening. They're actually from the very end of the evening before I headed off to Waterloo as it wasn't until we got the Guinness hats, which happened late on, that suddenly pictures seemed like an essential plan. There was just a hardcore 5 left at this point most people had made their excuses and left.

Entry 227, Tuesday, March 18th 2003, Filed In Diary
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A total of 34 lessons in the dos and don'ts of travelling on the The Tube. It's a complex buiness not being a social outcast on London Transport.

Entry 226, Tuesday, March 18th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Trogdor!The splender of Trogdor is now available in game format. Why are not play along with Strong Bad - avoid getting sworded to earn your chance to deal out some burnination.

Entry 225, Tuesday, March 18th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Flash makes search engines fun at KartOO. It misses the raw power of El Goog but gains with cool little animated diagrams of how your search results link up. Cute.

Entry 224, Tuesday, March 18th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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As well as being a particulaly fine domain name (which immeadiately made check to see what was at blingbling.com for reasons understandable if you have a conversation with Oliver in my office) shazam.com also offers a genius service. Dial their number from your mobile, point the phone in the direction of any loud music for 30 secs and they'll text you back the name of the track and the artist. Shazam! [via Island.Life]

Entry 223, Tuesday, March 18th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Jargon.net - Serving Hacker Jargon to the Internet since Jan 1995. Includes jargon of the day and a very complete lexicon of jargon. Despite being dictionary like in form this is all very readable - kind of like looking through an encyclopedia when you were younger - you start reading one thing then next thing you know you've been browsing through the thing for 20 minutes. (or maybe it was just me that did that).

Entry 222, Tuesday, March 18th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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I want you...to populate my database. G33k pick-up lines. I have NOT used any of these. Really.

Entry 221, Tuesday, March 18th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Wi-Fi Hi-FiWireless broadband enabled Hi-Fi System. The Philips MC-i250 allows you to stream internet radio, your huge MP3 collection, etc direct to your living room stereo from your computer in your g33kish lair. I'm sure there must be a way of starting low range pirate radio with this kind of thing - well maybe - but i'm not that subversive - but there definately seems to be some kind of naughtiness potential and almost certainly room for record companies to throw more toys out of their pram. Can I really justify setting up a Wi-Fi network in a 2 bedroom flat though...hmmm...I think so [via Gizmodo].

Entry 220, Tuesday, March 18th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Book CrossingI feel a flurry of links coming on in a post St Patrick's Day "I'm staying in tonight and never going out drinking again" fest - well until Thursday when I'm off out with Andy after work. Ooops.

First up Book Crossing an ingenious scheme that encourages you to release books you have read into the wild and then track their progress from owner to owner. Rather a nice idea and has great potential for freeing up some of my shelf space. I Wish I'd done this with my copy of High Fidelity which was posted missing in action over 3 years ago - I wonder where it is now.

Ps. I also have some photos of the St Patrick's celebrations which I might post depending on how they look when I review them.

Entry 219, Tuesday, March 18th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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When it comes to techie manuals my preference has always been for the animal covered O'Reilly series still it's sad to see the reported demise of Wrox who take up a fair portion of my bookshelf.

Entry 218, Tuesday, March 18th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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4K PongClassic pong in just 4Kb. It's a two player game - use keys [Q] and [A] for player one and [P] and [L] for player two. Hosted at ShockHaber which I don't understand but it seems worth-while browsing.

Entry 217, Sunday, March 16th 2003, Filed In Games
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An investigation into the disused stations of the London Underground.

Entry 215, Sunday, March 16th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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