The Personal Firewall Day website doesn't actually mention when the day in question is, perhaps that's because every day is personal firewall day. If you're not protected already go and have a read and use the links available to do something about it. For a start Zone Alarm is free, and excellent, and you'll help stop my mental ISP randomly disconnecting people to stop virus' spreading.

Entry 672, Sunday, January 18th 2004, Filed In Stuff
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The Brit Awards are fast approaching and if you're anything like me you don't really give a Monkey's, other than to wonder which star will get drunk and do something 'outrageous'. So thanks to The Scotsman for it's 15 ways of turning The Brits into a meaningful musical event. A few good points made amongst the humour.

Entry 671, Sunday, January 18th 2004, Filed In Stuff
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If you've been stuck in a server room all day it can drive you nuts, but that music that you can hear might not just be in your head. Thank this Micro$oft support article for restoring your sanity [via Ben].

Entry 670, Sunday, January 18th 2004, Filed In Stuff
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Scrabble Scorer
A grand score of 23. What's yours? [via Daisy].

Entry 669, Monday, January 12th 2004, Filed In Stuff
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If you're wondering where to store your 2 years of music or month of video the search is over with the 1Tb Bigger Disk. Handily you can also daisy chain them if that's not enough storage for you *drool* [via gizmodo].

Entry 668, Monday, January 12th 2004, Filed In Stuff
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Conversations overheard on the tube; private sayings or majorly entertaining web page content? Whichever you think I've been glued to these for a while now. The best so far imho: "They aren't called Marlboro Lights anymore... I call them Marlboro Beige."

Entry 667, Friday, January 9th 2004, Filed In Stuff
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This interesting video clip is doing the rounds at the moment - a view from 1993 of "Internet". The strangest thing is the continual reference to "Internet", rather than "The Internet". I can't remember ever referencing it in this way so perhaps that's more a Canadian thing than a 1993 thing but it still adds to the whole retro feel of the clip. My absolute favourite part though is the reply from the British guy with his interest in "all things Thai". Very multi-cultral I'm sure. It makes me so proud to be British.

Side Note: I've just noticed that this is post 666, the post of the Devil. God fearing viewers may which to click elsewhere.

Entry 666, Friday, January 9th 2004, Filed In Stuff
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The Lego-y Grail
The little minifigs search for the Holy Grail. All together now:

We're Knights of the Round Table.
We dance whene'er we're able.
We do routines and chorus scenes
With footwork impeccable.
We dine well here in Camelot.
We eat ham and jam and spam a lot.

Entry 665, Wednesday, January 7th 2004, Filed In Stuff
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Office Christmas Party
I'd forgotten there was a camera going round at the office Christmas party so it was a nice surprise when these appeared in my inbox. As you can see not a drop passed our lips and all in all it was a very sober affair. For those not in the company the people in the pics represent the technical team and receptionists who made it in over the Christmas period. The work shy and sales team didn't make it on to film. Paul and I managed to miss our last train home and spent the night in London (god bless McDonalds on the Strand), and I made it home at a very unrespectable 7.15 the next morning.

Entry 664, Wednesday, January 7th 2004, Filed In Diary
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The Big List of Blog Search Engines could help turn your blog from "Not" to "Hot". On a side note, looking at some of the submission requirements listed, at some point I hope to offer lazylaces in other formats (rdf, rss) but I just need to get some time to look at this. To be quite honest I know absolutely nothing about writing, or reading for that matter, in these formats but I'm always willing to look at something new [via op-pop].

Entry 663, Wednesday, January 7th 2004, Filed In Stuff
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If you need some transparent bits on your GIF images and you lack the software to do it then this is the online service for you.

Entry 662, Wednesday, January 7th 2004, Filed In Stuff
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Dance With Bubs
Learn to dance with Bubs - this guy has got the moves.

Entry 661, Wednesday, January 7th 2004, Filed In Stuff
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