Apparently I'm not very evil. It's official. Who'd have thought it?
Good Boy
[Found at I am a Donut].

Entry 261, Friday, April 4th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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I tagged Gizmodo in the side bar (-->) a while back and have been checking the site every day ever since - a blog dedicated to new technology is a superb idea that works so well - Gizmodo is frequently days ahead of my other favourite tech sites - El Reg, Wired and ZDnet. Anyway first up via Gizmodo - the USB memory watch - especially for Louis after he went USB memory stick crazy after I started telling him about Dell's plans to do away with the floppy drive. Second Gizmodo find for today a techie guide to OLEDs which I've been meaning to read up on for a while now. Final Gizmodo find - Edinburgh ban on camera phones in strip clubs - which just me laugh.

Entry 260, Friday, April 4th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Just an April fool for now but how long before it becomes a reality: "The George Foreman USB iGrill conveniently connects to your home or office PC using USB 2.0 technology, and provides a sophisticated web-based cooking interface. Tasty [Found at Opticle Poptitude].

Entry 258, Wednesday, April 2nd 2003, Filed In Stuff
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King of Town
Visit the KingOfTown.com to see what happened to Strong Bad's old computer - all is revealed in the King of Town's e-mail! Also see Strong Bad head to head with the King of Town in Revenge of the King of Town - this is darn tricky and the Poopsmith keeps dropping me in the dirt.

Update: Today (April 2nd) some of these links are broken - although the King of Town homepage is still working - it's possible these were April Fool's day specials. I'll remove the boken links soon if they don't reappear.

Update(2): All these links are now broken suggesting the King of Town has left town. My screen shot (above) is all that remains. I'll be pulling all these links if this section of the Home Star Runner site doesn't resurface soon.

Entry 257, Tuesday, April 1st 2003, Filed In Stuff
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ACME License Maker
Welcome back off holiday to Wastrel Division - oh the mysterious speeding up of time outside of work - anyway straight back to top posting form with the Acme License Generator - pretend you're in prison by making license plates.

Entry 255, Monday, March 31st 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Look away now if you hate Micro$oft - these links are all articles I've found recently that have been really useful when I've been installing IIS intranet systems.

First up : "Session Variables Do Not Persist Between Requests After You Install Internet Explorer Security Patch" or to put it another way "don't use underscores in server names" (this last link refers to my own notes on the subject, Micro$oft's solution of renaming the server not always being particularly practical in a real world situation).

Secondly - "ASP Session Variables Empty When Office 2000 MIME Types Are Streamed with Internet Explorer" - i.e. nothing or a JavaScript error (bizzarely in the form of a graphic of the letter J) appear in the Word Document or Excel Spreadsheet you've tried to dynamically display within MSIE by changing the MIME Types in your ASP code. Read Micro$oft's notes for the full details but it basically boils down to installing the latest service pack for MS Office to fix the problem.

Finally some background reading in the DNS Centre for Windows 2000.

Entry 254, Monday, March 31st 2003, Filed In Stuff
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A very lazy Sunday today with only one link. I picked up a copy of Private Eye on the way home from Fulham today which I haven't read in ages - still as funny as ever although it's a shame the web site misses all the political gossip - it does have all the cartoons though.

Entry 253, Sunday, March 30th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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For those slow days on your weblog it's the apathetic weblog generator - "I've just been letting everything wash over me recently. I've just been hanging out doing nothing. Not much on my mind today. I can't be bothered with anything these days. I just don't have anything to say , but whatever. Basically nothing seems worth doing, but it's not important".

Entry 252, Saturday, March 29th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Man arrested for insider trading claims he is a time traveller from the year 2256 - "With an initial investment of only $800, in two weeks' time he had a portfolio valued at over $350 million. Every trade he made capitalized on unexpected business developments, which simply can't be pure luck" - this whole article read reads like some kind of film script [Found at Opticle Poptitude].

Update: Word on the street is this story was a mis-timed April Fool and not a word is true. Could be. OR it could be that they are spreading this news to discredit the original story and it's all a conspiracy.

Entry 250, Saturday, March 29th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Topical IconsVery topical icon set from supertotto - either bring conflict to your desktop or use them more inventively.

Entry 249, Friday, March 28th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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The science of a pint of the black stuff : When I buy a pint of Guinness there is no doubt the liquid is black. Yet the bubbles that settle on top, which are made of the same stuff, are white. The same is true of many types of beer. Why?

Entry 248, Friday, March 28th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Meet Mr Toast - who is possibly a less well educated relative of Dr Toast - in his imaginary world.

Entry 245, Thursday, March 27th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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