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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

amazing cloud photos

if I saw any sights like those I'd think the world was coming to an end (well maybe not literally)

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Saturday, December 23, 2006

this is what my place will look like if I continue to collect weird crap and junk (though it might take a while to get that crowded) - check out the VR tours, especially the "funky future room"

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

here's a completely bizarre ad for Seagate drives. Maybe 2unlimited are still big in Singapore and the makers have been watching Wondershowzen

btw Happy Christmas to our readers from all here at the institute of Jetpack technology. I'll see if I can get a codemonkey to add some javascript snowflakes to the page...

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

my ISP doesn't like me downloading large files and maxing out my connection during peak hours as it impacts on the surfing of other users - which is understandable. I don't mind waiting ten minutes for a download instead of two minutes (I'm accustomed to much longer), so I could use a tool that allows me to set a (lower) download speed in order to not provoke the ire of my ISP. Google can offer me thousands of tools that claim to increase download speed (a large proportion of which are spyware or at least spyware-infested I suspect) but can I find one that will actually slow the download speed?

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

get your Polonium mugs here (I want one them all)

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there's a new film out about the life of Beatrix Potter in case you didn't know. My relatives bought me Beatrix Potter books when I was a kid and I always thought they were incredibly dull and uninteresting. I think they fall into that category of nice respectable and exceptionally insipid lifestyle accessories which genteel middle class folk buy for their kids, and never stop to think if they'll be appreciated - or if they're actually any good. (I remember playing at a friends house as a kid and he had lots of handmade toys - wooden bricks and hand puppets etc, beautifully made but all completely unstimulating and uninteresting and yet the parents treated them like holy relics and went out of their way to tell everyone of their very tasteful provenance).

    "So far, my daughter and I have found Beatrix Potter to be a proselytiser for sadistic punishment, a sartorial fascist, a property-upholding reactionary, an obsessive-compulsive nutcase... and, conceivably, a bystander in the face of an intolerable natural dystopia that, with her sick (though gifted) writer's mind, she culpably imagined."
Here's an article which actually stops to question the content of those stories

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Did you see Take That performing on ITV last night? I know they make an easy target and I'm always hypercritical, but it was so awful I couldn't watch. It was like watching a bunch of scruffy dads making fools of themselves at a wedding reception. They're far too old to be doing those daft old dance moves and actually taking themselves seriously. And they just look too haggard to be a boyband again.... *shudder* They could at least have invented themselves as something a bit more dignified and done something innovative instead of trying to relive the glory days. Just as well they didn't do the early stuff which would have required them get their arses out and make a mess with squirty cream

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