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February 29, 2008

Biscuits ...

... a scientific classification thereof.

Posted by Jonah at 9:53 AM | Comments (1)

February 21, 2008

EVIL

Posted by Jonah at 10:26 AM

February 20, 2008

By my third album ...

Now, I'm no Nickleback fan, but I thought that this was aces high:

Posted by Jonah at 10:40 AM

February 19, 2008

WANT

http://ihnatko.com/index.php/2008/02/18/sun-times-drobo-and-droboshare/

If you start a backup of your notebook’s internal hard drive and you suddenly notice that (holy crud!) you’re going to run out of free space on the Drobo, you don’t need to click “Cancel.” You can actually dash to the store, come home with a new mechanism, and slide it in.

Whoops…all four drive bays are already filled. No problem: just yank out that tiny 160 gig mechanism there on the bottom and replace it with the 500 gig one you’ve just bought.

Yes, while the Drobo is up and running.

Yes, while the backup is in progress. Drobo uses cartoon physics, remember?

Incredible, but true. Drobo stores your data redundantly, across all of its mechanisms; in a sense, it acts both as an external hard disk and its own backup. If you have more than one mechanism in there and one of them fails, absolutely nothing happens. The green light next to that drive bay turns red (to encourage you to replace the faulty mechanism before the fire spreads to the rest of the office), but your computer will be blissfully ignorant.

(via Daring Fireball)

Posted by Jonah at 10:39 AM

February 18, 2008

Ideal for use with Guitar Hero

Via Rockmanrock, I ran across this "Make your own album cover" meme (I'm a little late to the party, I see).

  1. Go to the Wikipedia random article generator and note the title of the randomly selected article. This is your band name.
  2. Similarly, go to this random quotation page and note the last four words of the last quotation. This is your album title.
  3. Now to Flickr’s interesting photos feature. Download (or screengrab if necessary) the third picture. This is your album cover picture.
  4. Now put the whole lot together in the photo/graphics application of your choice. Populate your imaginary music business with exciting acts!

Here's mine:

Dhanmondi Thana: Break and visit yourself

UPDATE:
Well, I thought that the loldog-esque image thrown up by Flickr for the above was less than inspiring compared to Clive's, and then I saw the combination that my brother got:

Xan Winsdor: More Layers of Beaureacracy

Posted by Jonah at 12:31 PM

February 14, 2008

Sprout

Oh, go on then Warren.


Posted by Jonah at 12:23 AM

February 13, 2008

Shazam

These are ace, watch the lot:

Posted by Jonah at 2:41 PM

Baby Bore

OK, so I've tried not to go all New Parent here and splurge loads of baby stuff here 24/7 (my Flickr account is another matter). However, lots of folk (family in particular) are asking for regular updates on Archie, so I've set up a baby blog for all that stuff so Cresley and I can post our baby photos, anecdotes and news for those who are interested.

Posted by Jonah at 8:43 AM

February 12, 2008

Sunsheeeeeine

So, I saw Sunshine last night. This film had a scientific consultant? Wow. I guess the film makers didn't listen to Dr Brian Cox very much. Still, if you ignore your inner furry-toothed nerd and just enjoy the film for what it is then it's a good watch. Very, very pretty and tense throughout. Recommended viewing, although The Fountain is a much better film if you want beautiful, intelligent and emotional skiffy.

Fun fact: apparently, Brian Cox's missus and Sunshine blog admin Gia Milinovich thinks that annoyingly evangelistic environmentalists are the equivalent of violent mass-murderers!

Posted by Jonah at 1:40 PM | Comments (3)

GTA Love-Match results

Seems fairly accurate:

Posted by Jonah at 12:19 PM

Cool Lego near-future fighting vehicles

Link to cool lego AFV models on flickr



Posted by Jonah at 12:12 PM

We were wrong all along

Posted by Jonah at 11:40 AM

February 11, 2008

Worse than the grocer's apostrophe

Hear fucking hear!

Posted by Jonah at 11:58 AM

A bit too easy, perhaps?

Advert for Grosvenor House Publishing which reads 'Publishig made easy'

Posted by Jonah at 11:46 AM