In my short but very enjoyable ownership of a Dreamcast a few years back my favourite game was the surreal Shenmue. It provided me with my favourite gaming moment ever - standing waiting for a bus for five minutes. You really start to question what your doing once you've been stood at a simulated bus stop for a while.

Anyway Mega 64 have gone one better and re-enacted the game in real life. The simulated becomes simulee - or something. My only regret is they don't do the bus waiting but all the bizarre interegative conversations are there including the mildly worrying "do you know where I can find some sailors?". Superb - although the people asked don't sound nearly as worried as I would be [NB. A knowledge of Shenmue is really required to apprecate this 25Mb download].

Entry 566, Saturday, October 25th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Obey The Suit

Entry 565, Friday, October 24th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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The origin of some everyday techie names, from Adobe to Yahoo!

Entry 564, Friday, October 24th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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"Bracknell boasts the largest range of shops and services east of Reading and west of Slough".

Entry 563, Monday, October 20th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Vertigo
A photographic trip around San Francisco comparing today's street scenes with those captured 45 years ago in the classic Hitchcock film Vertigo.

Entry 562, Sunday, October 19th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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To the visitor who arrived here looking for the"world's best web browser" : the answer you are looking for is Opera. If pushed I'd put Firebird in second place - a very good browser but it doesn't give me the warm fuzzy feeling Opera does. I find Intenet Explorer very useful at work as I'm developing Micro$oft platform intranets (so it makes things like integrating with NT security easy) but it's such a poor browsing experience compared to Opera, Firebird, and regular Mozilla, that I can't face using it at home. Anyway you came here looking for my opinion and there it is.

Entry 561, Sunday, October 19th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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The story behind the typeface Cooper Black from the superb veer.

Entry 560, Sunday, October 19th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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So Long Eddie?Whilst contemplating whether Eddie Izzard is to be the new Doctor Who (IMHO there is no finer contender) I almost missed the other important Eddie story in the news. One of Britain's biggest privately-owned road haulage companies, Eddie Stobart, has been sold. Will this mean corporate re-branding and end to Stobart sightings on the country's motorways? Driving will be a duller prospect without them - it's not everyday that a fleet of trucks has it's own fan club.

Entry 558, Sunday, October 19th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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A recent report shows young British women drink more than women anywhere else in Europe. "They drink almost four times more than young Italian women and three times more than the French." Rather than celebrating this achievement though the BBC choose to pursue some "bad for their health" tack. No patriotism - they're meant to be the BRITISH Broadcasting Corporation for goodness sake.

Entry 557, Sunday, October 19th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Modem Emulator
Hopefully the first of many special projects, the 56K Modem Emulator is made in memory of internet connections gone by for folks like me who now enjoy the benefits of a broadband connection but miss some of the sights and sounds of dial-up. Apologies to people still on dial-up you'll find the download on the sound file intolerably slow not to mention totally unecessary.

Entry 556, Wednesday, October 15th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Head over to the Tit & Shovel to take part in Manly's pub quiz. Entries close this Friday, or Friday the 14th October, whichever comes first.

Entry 555, Tuesday, October 14th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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Foo Foo BunniesHow can something as a simple as a little cloth bunny make you smile and think "I must have one of those"? Strange. If you could get whatever it is in a bottle and sell it you'd be rich [via Daisy]. Also on the subject(ish) of bunnies the current number one song at the Korean Yahoo! for kids features singing and dancing carrots and is well worth a look.

Entry 553, Tuesday, October 14th 2003, Filed In Stuff
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