Is the Hitchikers' best friend to become a reality? If so I hope it's small and yellow. And if I remember rightly doesn't this prove that God doesn't exist according to the guide? Update: the audio on that last link explains the Babel Fish - non-existance of God theory.

Entry 239, Tuesday, March 25th 2003, Filed In Stuff

Prone to wild mood swings? Then this is the site for you [Thanks to zFilter].

Entry 238, Tuesday, March 25th 2003, Filed In Stuff

Many many many thanks to Optical Poptitude for posting this link to a list of all the Microsoft Product Codenames. This finally answers a question Marion got asked in an interview in April last year - What did IIS used to be called prior to its public release? Looking at this list it looks like the answer is "Gibraltar" since that is the codename for IIS 1.0 - phew only 11 months late. Bonus points for knowing IIS4.0 was K2 and IIS5.0 was Avalanche.

No listings for IIS2.0 or 3.0 but who gives a monkeys since they suck so badly. Respect though to the software house I visited last month that still hand IIS3.0 installed on their server. Needless to say nothing I wanted to install worked. But I was very impressed as this was the first - and hopefully last - IIS3.0 build I'd seen.

Entry 237, Tuesday, March 25th 2003, Filed In Stuff

Super TaxiIn many ways Super Taxi takes me back to the days of Crazy Taxi during my brief ownership of the gone but not forgotten Dreamcast. How I miss waiting for the bus in Shenmue - maybe that's the next big thing for a flash game. Anyway for now Super Taxi is in no (legal) way Crazy Taxi in 2D. but on the other (non-legal) hand that's exactly what it is.

Entry 236, Tuesday, March 25th 2003, Filed In Games

The web drops it's trousers and coughs. Hmmmm...I think I made that sound more interesting that it actually is. Latency figures for all the key providers are posted letting you keep tabs on Internet 'lag'.

Entry 235, Monday, March 24th 2003, Filed In Stuff

Alcohol powered laptops ahead! The genius of powering a laptop with an alcohol based fuel cell - most techies are already alcohol fueled so this is the next logical step. Some techies of my acquaintence - mainly network engineers for some reason - could probably keep a whole server room going on their breath after one lunch-time session alone.

Entry 234, Monday, March 24th 2003, Filed In Stuff

I'm only 25% geek according to this which seems reassuring in a way but in another suggests a fundemental flaw with the whole quiz.

Entry 233, Sunday, March 23rd 2003, Filed In Stuff

Skeletor At The YMCA
Insane Flash : Skeletor and the skeletons sing YMCA in what could possibly be Japanese but is definately not English. Superb.

Entry 232, Saturday, March 22nd 2003, Filed In Stuff

Junior Senior GamesSome really nice lo-fi games on the Junior Senior site -which is pretty lush itself - which I found trying to get a download of "Move Your Feet". The MP3 seems to be out of action on their site - but thanks to Top of the Pops who have the video in real audio - although it looks like this is only temporary so link while you can.

Entry 231, Saturday, March 22nd 2003, Filed In Games

The only real bit of Bluetooth kit that has impressed me so far was the in-car hands-free kit - sit in the car with your Bluetooth phone in your pocket and you can immeadiately use the hands-free kit. Neat. Anyway forget that now you can control Scaletric like cars using your Bluetooth phone and looking at this pic the most important advance seems to be no slots. I smell a killer-app, which is just as well as Andy and I decided in the pub the other night that Wi-Fi made Bluetooth obsolete (despite the fact that both seem to have their uses and Andy's rolling out Bluetooth laptop & phone combos to his roaming users at work - hey this was a pub conversation we can be illogical).

Entry 230, Saturday, March 22nd 2003, Filed In Stuff

Separated at birth - Iraq and the Irish county of Monaghan. This is especially for my friend Runa living in Monaghan and now worriedly searching the skies for slightly lost looking allied aircraft.

Entry 229, Saturday, March 22nd 2003, Filed In Stuff

ZedAn absense of posts since my Tuesday night post-fest as this week has offered an unprecedented number of opportunities to go out and have a good time :o) Anyway here's Zed which is a rather nice little platform game.

Entry 228, Friday, March 21st 2003, Filed In Games

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