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03 March 2009 @ 11:17 pm
I've got a Tumbleblog in case you've been wondering where I am.
07 October 2006 @ 01:01 am
» wychwood: And Now For Something Completely Different The B5 vids are just fantastic

» TED Blog: TEDPrize winner Larry Brilliant on TEDTalks A superb and inspiring video on the eradication of smallpox and other diseases
» Animator vs. Animation by *alanbecker on deviantART Cool flash animation about a stickman that rebels against its creator
» Pump it up! Extreme Freestyle - Google Video Really, really good DDR player
» That's How It Happened Coke + GTA = Awesome Viral

» 154779main_image_feature_636_ys_full.jpg (JPEG Image, 2384x3000 pixels) - Scaled (29%) Cool space shuttle photo (big)
» Nintendo Wii
» Royal Society Publishing 350 years of Royal Society publications, free till december
» ShapiroBenensonMay06.pdf (application/pdf Object) Excellent overview of work done at the Weizmann Institude in biological DNA based computers
» History of T Lisp implementation story
» CBRD - Histories - Ringways London motorway plans
» Viktor Belenko In Soviet Russia, plane defects with you
» The Catbirdseat Best-of 2006 music cheatlist
» Popular Mechanics - China's Secret War Interesting article on Chinese spying
» The man-made island is perhaps the last remaining ... Really interesting post on man-made islands

» Giant Steps by Michal Levy Excellent animation set to Giant Steps
» blog.mp3 (audio/mpeg Object) Funny MP3 about blogging

» Gamasutra - Feature - "Schadenfreudian Slips: Copy Protection Racke" Insane German software company writes hilarious copy protection article
» » Principles of Virtual Sensation A couple of guidelines for making games feel
» Misslie bases - Titan I Company selling decommissioned missile silos as homes
» GameSetWatch - XYZRGB, Final Fantasy, Holography Technology? Cool looking holograms
» Posterchild's Blade Diary - September 12th 2006 Turing stencil

» DEFCON - Introversion software

» Perfect Xen setup Howtoforge is shiny
» Neil Fraser: Writing: Differential Synchronization Short paper on differential updates (collaborative editing)
» frozenbear Fun mashups, tools
» Live from the Steve Jobs Keynote -- "It's Showtime" - Engadget iTV shiny, I guess, but me and everyone else have been doing the same thing with Xbox/Bittorrent/RSS for a few years now...
» ObsRSS < Main < DMCC Standard for distributing geotagged sensor data via RSS
» FunctionalLanguages_WebServices.doc (application/msword Object) Paper on Web services + Functional Languages
» presentacular - Adding effects to S5 with script.aculo.us Web-based slideshow with fades/slides/whatnot
» Category:FreeLink - Linkstationwiki Put linux on linkstation
» AOL Log Search: Query Neat interface to the AOL search data
» GNOME-Look.org Skins and stuff for GNOME
» Bluemote Linux bluetooth software (which Really Works)
» SMS messages and the PDU format Useful guide to SMS PDU format
» Photosynth location browser | MetaFilter The software linked to here is very interesting, plus the director of Live Labs turns up in the MeFi discussion with useful comments.
28 August 2006 @ 01:35 am
17 August 2006 @ 11:26 pm
I had a dream last night that I can still remember in detail now, hours and hours later, and I've just realised why.

It started off as a video game dream. I had a gun, and I was watching a member of my 'team' solve a puzzle of the sort you get in Metroid Prime - shoot this to rotate this into alignment with the other thing to open the door type stuff. A door opens but due to some sort of weird dream logic my team's disappeared and I alone have to mow down the horde of Nazi cartoons that emerge. Some looked like the Nazis from 'Allo 'Allo. Through the door and we (my team has reappeared) enter a hotel lobby with a long corridor coming off it. Suddenly there's screaming and people are dashing down the corridor toward us, being pursued by something that we barely get a glimpse of before the doors of the corridor are slammed shut.
Zombies? Cybermen? Daleks? I don't know what it was, but it felt like that. So frighteningly impossible to beat that I drop my weapon and run as fast as I can out of there. Now I'm outside in the street and desperately looking for a way out. We try a handy Tube station but it's closed. All the doors we try are locked, all the alleys we dash down are dead ends. We come across something strange; in the middle of the street in a cordoned-off area, people are being led into black SUVs by armed guards. And everything - the cordons, the cars and the guards have a black-and-orange motif going. There's no logos or symbols, it's just that everything has this really odd colour scheme. They all drive off in a hurry and we don't pursue because of the scary looking armed guards. When the last of them has disappeared there's just a huge, black-and-orange arrow on the road.
It feels like we chased down the cars; we've snuck past fences or barriers of some sort and are crawling up the side of a hill. As we reach the top we get a glimpse of a stately home of some sort and I just know that the people we saw getting into the SUV's are in there and they're safe. Then floodlights come on and guards rush out.
I skip some time, perhaps six months or a year. It's like a flash forward in a film or a book and I know what I've been doing in the time between. The things - zombies/daleks/cybermen - appear at random in our cities and begin killing people. An area around them is cordoned off and most people are left to die - except the rich and powerful, who are rescued by the black-and-orange organisation. Apparently I have dedicated my life to exposing this operation, which is why when the dream ends I'm wearing a ski mask, stuck up a tree and taking pictures of the stately home with a telephoto lens.

Why did I have such a vivid and terrifying dream? I can't be sure, but I think it's because we saw A Scanner Darkly the night before...
Current Mood: uncomfortableuncomfortable
03 August 2006 @ 12:20 am
Mostly for my own amusement: West Wing Series 1 Guest Stars:
  • Cuddy off House
  • Dixon off Alias
  • James Hong! Off loads and loads of stuff
  • Claudette off The Shield
  • Adama off Battlestar Galactica
  • Robin Colcord off Cheers (!)
  • Iqbal Theba who is on the top of the list whenever a US TV show requires an Indian looking man.
West Wing rocks!
Series 2...
  • Hunky Plumber off Desperate Housewives
  • Dr Cox off Scrubs
  • That guy who tried to kill himself off Office Space
  • More Robin Colcord
  • Commandant Stegler off Malcolm in the Middle (as an air force general!)
  • Secret Service Aaron off 24
Series 3...
  • Redhead Secretary off Spin City
  • Dave off Lost (and Sex and the City)
All this in the first episode!
Also, there was a restrained, thoughtful and eloquent 9/11 episode following a truly superb season 2 closer. Yay for West Wing!
More S3:
  • Nancy off Weeds
  • Ted from Scrubs
  • Autistic "Hands" Jerry off Boston Legal
  • Ian "Al Swearengen/Lovejoy" McShane! As a Russian! "I do not know what 'frumpy' means, but onomatopoeically it sounds correct."
  • World's Best/Most Evil President as seen on 24 Season 5
  • Winnie off The Wonder Years
  • 24's Bill Buchanan
  • Christian Slater
  • Jim Robinson
  • Dan from Roseanne
  • Chanandler Bong
  • Locke! (Lost)
  • Rex from Desperate Housewives
  • Lumburgh from Office Space
  • 24's Dad of Defense
(All four following in the same episode:)
  • Glenn Close
  • Doctor off Voyager
  • Greg's Dad from Dharma and Greg
  • That guy who's in lots of stuff, the blind guy off Contact?
  • 24's Ryan "Inappropriate Hug" Chapelle! And he's still annoying!
"Magical President Jed Bartlett and His Fightin' Liberal Awesomeness Brigade" - teehee
  • Penn+Teller
  • Hawkeye off MASH
  • Man-with-eyes-too-close-together from pilot of The Shield
  • Doc Brown! As internet law ninja professor Lawrence Lessig, no less
Current Location: Watching the West Wing
Current Mood: Enjoying the West Wing
Current Music: The West Wing Theme
Actually Interesting Stuff You Should Read/Watch:
» In the cockpit | Jerusalem Post / war
» Wax Banks: Is Joss Whedon feminist enough? / joss buffy essay
» Neat-o! | Ask MetaFilter / cool askmefi
» Top Ten Anime DVDs of 2004 / anime list top_ten

» Cartridge Systems - cheapmod.net / ds nintendo
» Marines Want Spaceplane / military

» wtf_inc: 24 hours later...
» Warrenellis.com » Leave Me Alone Damn You / funny shatner wtf
Current Music: Wait & See - Utada Hikaru
25 May 2006 @ 12:06 pm

Today I wrote my very own web services!

  • Johnny Cash - Big River
  • Johnny Cash - Ballad of a Teenage Queen
  • Johnny Cash - Give My Love to Rose
  • Johnny Cash - The Ballad Of Ira Hayes
  • Johnny Cash - I Walk the Line
  • Johnny Cash - Hey Porter
  • Johnny Cash - Don't Take Your Guns to Town
  • Johnny Cash - Closing Medley- Folsom Prison Blues - I Walk the Line - Ring of Fire - The Rebel - Johnny Yuma
  • Johnny Cash - The Old Account Was Settled Long Ago
  • Johnny Cash - Daddy Sang Bass
27 April 2006 @ 07:21 pm
Nintendo's just announced the official name of their new console. It's called the 'Wii'. Pronounced 'Wee'. Comments from the /. and Eurogamer threads...

  • "I can't wait to get home and play with my Wii!"
  • "Will this run on my Wii?"
  • This year, my Powerbook become a MacBook Pro and now my likely console upgrade has turned into wee.
  • I love Nintendo, and I think the new console is going to rock - but naming it "Wii" is like naming your kid Richard when your last name is Head; you're just gimping them unnecessarily from the start.
  • That name just takes the piss!
  • i love it. I love wii.
  • I'm gonna show my Wii to all my friends, we're going to have so much fun with it!
  • Mario Wii? Zelda Wii?? Pokémon Wii???
  • I think I'll have a Wii in my lounge.
  • Urine the game with Nintendo Wii.
  • Man, I can't wait to sit there with my kids, waving my wee stick in front of the TV...
  • Me: "I'd like a 'Wii' please"
    Salesperson: "The toilet is just over there, Sir"
  • "Hey guys, wana come round my house and play with my Wii?"
  • So will only blokes be able to have a wii standing up?
  • Are you getting a PS3?
    What about an Xbox 360?
    I want to have a wii.
  • The Nintendo Wii.

    "It's Number 1!"
  • I'm going to sell my wii on ebay...
  • Lets all get ready for Mario Wii Party!!
  • I can't wait to use the aiming device in conjunction with my wii.
Current Music: Of Montreal - [Deflated Chime, Foals Slightly] noir blues
16 April 2006 @ 04:11 am

Stuff I did today that wasn't revision:

  • Received shiny new black frosted glass mousemat.
  • Showed off shiny new mousemat to housemate.
  • Was underwhelmed by mousemat.
  • Ate chocolate egg (and buttons contained therein)
  • Reinstalled Windows on a laptop.
  • Attached teflon 'Padsurfers' to bottom of mouse, thus making mousemat much more impressive.
  • Broke aforementioned laptop then fixed it real good.
  • Ate giant packet of Maltesers.
  • Watched 'The Man With The Screaming Brain', directed by, written by and starring Bruce Campbell! Corny Russian accents + robot woman = awesome.
  • Watched totally nonsensical and semi-subversive 1973 Japanese kids TV show 'Gimmie Gimmie Octopus'. Apparently in Japan it's OK to teach kids that stealing, cannibalism and playing with unexploded ordnance is perfectly fine.
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