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Saturday March 15 2003
Three quick ones
I'm a bit pushed for time of late, so here are three good links to be going on with. I don't have time to annotate them or comment on them much, but I'll "let the content speak for itself".
Some GREAT snowflake pictures here.
Interesting new development in PVRs here.
Kevin Smith films (i.e. Dogma) site here.
Posted at 5:13 pm by Jim Woods
Friday March 14 2003
Suzuki acoustic guitar
I've just bought a great little Suzuki guitar - bottom of the range I think - for around £90. It's got a great action and a great tone, so hard to resist; my old Aria is gracefully fading away as the top warps, which is heartbreaking but inevitable. Check out the Suzuki range of guitars here.
Posted at 5:59 pm by Jim Woods
Thursday March 13 2003
Entrances to Hell
A rather amusing site, this. I never realised the underworld was so accessible...
Posted at 3:36 pm by Jim Woods
Wednesday March 12 2003
Internet History Sourcebooks Project
This is a massive collection of historical texts. I'm not sure whether there's much more I can do to describe it, but if you've any interest in history - and you should have - this site is a must.
Posted at 5:44 pm by Jim Woods
Tuesday March 11 2003
Amusing misuse of your resources
If you fancy playing about with a "3D" file manager that looks beast and, well, sort of works then take a look here. N.B. the link at the top of the page to an even prettier and flakier effort called i3dfm!
Posted at 2:13 am by Jim Woods
Monday March 10 2003
Despite the SciFi channel having cancelled the fifth season (it's American for series, darling) of Farscape, pretty much my favourite thing on TV, there is some good news. Firstly, according to the official site, "The Jim Henson Company is in active development on a new Farscape film, an anime project and is currently discussing syndication of this highly acclaimed series". So all is not completely lost.
Maybe we'll get a film to wrap up loose ends...
Also, there's now an official Farscape computer game, which looks pretty fair to me. I only hope they haven't rushed it out. The show deserves better.
Posted at 10:10 pm by Jim Woods
Oh what a luvverly bit of software
Spybot Search and Destroy is similar to Lavasoft Ad-aware, in that it hunts for anything on your computer which could be tracking you or sending back info on your activities. And believe me, from cookies to ads in software there is plenty of this underhand behaviour going on. I urge you to use one of these tools regularly. It should be viewed as an adjunct to a virus scanner really. Both pieces of software are free. Of the two I recommend Search and Destroy; Ad-aware seems to me to have gone off the boil a bit in recent versions, and I dislike the interface. Actually I dislike the interface of S and D too, but I dislike it less. Spybots be afraid.
Posted at 2:07 am by Jim Woods
Sunday March 9 2003
Another quiet period; normal service to be resumed shortly etc etc.
Posted at 10:53 pm by Jim Woods