There's something vaguely voyeuristic, well not so vague in some cases, about the DesktopProject
where you can share an image of your current computer desktop with the world and see those of others (some pics NSFW). Having said that, that makes me some kind of techno-pervert as I thought it was pretty fascinating. As you can see my current backdrop has a Futurama theme.
I'm mainly linking this for my own reference later, but if you too want a nice way to dynamically resort HTML tables on screen, without the need for an additional server trip this link
is just about my favourite general news source. You can really feel like you've got your finger on the nation's pulse when you can see at a glance that the news article you are reading was only posted 5 minutes ago. It's also nice to be able to get different spins on the same story, by reading more than one sources' version of events. So combined with my general love of all things flash
couldn't really fail with it's flash interface to google news. Now you can see at a glance what today's BIG stories are.
mainly turning 30. I'm saying goodbye to my twenties, buying a pipe and slippers, and generally getting a year older. Does this mean a more mature, reasoned, considered lazylaces from now on? We'll have to wait until I've sobered-up to see...;o)
A guide to manually changing
your WinXP boot screen. I haven't tried it yet, but I've considered it many a time, given how often I have to see the damn thing. I'll post my results if I give it a go. I'm interested to hear your experiences if you try it out first.
If you have a taste for spam (yum!) you'll be pleased to know that there are 1,300,925,111,156,286,160,896
spelling variations of "viagra". That should keep your filtering software busy...
Sorry this is so late in posting (hiatus, blah, blah, blah...), but weren't you disorientated the other week when google (subtly) changed their stylesheet? The whole day didn't feel quite right for me. Anyway we weren't the only ones
PS. Once I had a day or two to get used to it I realised I much prefer the new version. It seems much cleaner (surprising that this was possible!). I was very used to the old version though, and the unannounced change was a bit of a shock.
The "physics" of traffic jams
. This is for all you car commuters, but especially for my ex who used to like to explain this at length everytime we were in remotely busy traffic on a motorway.
While I've been in the weird blog world of "hiatus" (sorry, mad working hours, blah, blah, blah...), several kind people have suggested links, linked to me, or caught my attention. This random post should encapsulate the lot before I splurge out the usual randomness that is tickling my fancy at the moment. Apologies for the erratic posting. Hopefully things will return to normal shortly. Anyway...
I'm very happy to re-sniff the manly smell of a pipe who's death last year, it turns out, was greatly exaggerated. Welcome back fella! Pop over for some spot-on humour, normally involving breasts (no bad thing).
Thanks to the very lovely ritilan for some inwards links. Your traffic is much appreciated, but not as much as your classy content. Kind of like this site but with a much cleaner stylesheet. *Nice*.
I've been reading, and very much enjoying, the gadget-esque outpourings of red ferret and engadget. Joining gizmodo and el reg in my gadget bookmark folder they have provided me with a mechanism of gleaning new gadget news virtually anytime I choose to browse around during the day. Total gadgety bliss. Thank you chaps.
The popster gifted me an Easter link, knowing what a big Homestar fan I am. While all the fans out there might be searching for sbmail easter eggs you can't beat the real thing. Ta Tom. While I'm on the subject I was disappointed to see the sale of the homestarrunner domain on April Fools day, but glad to see it all worked out in the end when The Cheat got new boots.
Several games links have landed in my lap recently and I'll be writing about these soon, along with a round-up of games links that have proved to be popular, for everyone visiting here searching for games like the Cimson Room. In the meantime though some other suggested links:
That's it for the round-up. Some big news (for me) left to post, but I'll save it for the first post of tomorrow (for reasons that will become self explanatory).
Hot on the heels of finding the gadgetry loveliness of engadget
the other day, I now have more daily gadget news to peruse with the red ferret
. Oh, ambassador, with all these gadgets you are really spoiling us!
Meanwhile irl I've increased my gadgetry quotient by upgrading my moby to the Nokia 6610. Yes I'm playing Bounce 24/7 and Magnum PI is my (polyphonic) ringtone. *joy*.