I love coffee, don't get me wrong, it's one of the many crutches that gets me through the Monday to Friday grind, but CoffeeGeek take coffee appreciation to a whole new level. Me, I'll drink anything from Klix and Nescafe to freshly roasted espresso, I'll even substitute with Coca-Cola at a push, but these guys really go all out for the best coffee experience possible. Also worth reading: A coder's guide to coffee. It could be written for me, but I'm still not convinced. "Bad coffee is bad. Only good coffee, well prepared, is good"? I'm more an "any coffee, as long as there's lots of it, is good" kind of guy. I might be undiscriminating, but be careful, I'm wired.
Signatures are old skool. Britain's credit cards are going high tech with chip and pin user verification. Primarily of interest if you pay by plastic in the UK (like I do).
bighouse? (ps. if anybody with any influence over these things is watching I'd love to be able to buy The Cheat's "Henchman" t-shirt in homestorerunner).
Need some decoration in your g33ky flat? What could be better than space invaders on the walls?
Apparently UK IT staff are unhappy at work and are scared to ask to work flexible hours. Both are crazy news stories that have no baring on reality...
much anticipation the 100th Strong Bad email is here in glorious W I D E S C R E E N. Be sure to wait right until the end to unlock the many easter eggs (including one containing fishsticks).
third installment of the popular game explores new ways to toss penguins (I still love the original the best though).
Pondus for suggesting Kharon4a in the comment thread for Droom as the new adventure game du jour. Kharon4a has the usual "escape the room" basis, but there are four of them, and they have a genetic engineering theme. Also the game seems to be Anglo-Norwegian. Quite a bizarre background for a game, but the trickiness is pretty addictive. Hopefully help and advice will once again be dispensed in the comments if required, starting with me as I think I've almost completed it but I've got myself a bit stuck.
this link. If though, like me, you don't mind a bit of swearing and feel it's the best way to greet yet another crummy Monday, it's very entertaining and leaves you feeling somewhat the better for listening. Various celebrities from Channel 4 shows (including some of the American ones like The West Wing and Scrubs) reveal their favourite swear words. No bleeping, no censorship. Basically it's the b***ocks.
Update: It looks like this link has been pulled. Drop me a line if you find a copy on-line.
this (it's a variation of the system is down page). You'll have to be quick to catch it (hopefully) as I assume it'll be replaced by the real 100th email soon.
Fine photographs of the British countryside.
flash animation of Q and the music of Liam (extra respect to Liam for the Homestar Runner style site navigation).