My idea for this year

Before some big company steals it and I have a hard time proving “I thought of that first”, here is as captured by Google bots around the globe: Wii sensor bar built into a TV. Yeah. That’s one heck of a USP.

Mario Bros

As some people (… family, co-workers, wife) know, I’m quite a fan of a particular classic Nintendo game … Today I found myself the coolest ringtone ever! http://www.supermariobrothers.org/mario-music.html When you’ve grabbed that to your phone, checkout the utter awesomeness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcKurvm_0oE&feature=related

Dixons – where not to buy cables.

I had the joy of walking into Dixons the other day, wanting to pick up some cheap (but mid-range) headphones for work. The Panasonic model came in at a very reasonable price and was far exceeded in quality. While I was there, I figured I…

Google uses CSS sprites

No surprise really, today I by complete¬†accident¬†(lol) discovered Google makes quite heavy use of CSS sprites. The image on the right shows the sprite as used by Google. You can see it for yourself, by searching on Google and observing the smaller “Google” logo at…

ADSL woes

Update: Ah, PlusNet have finally resumed the normal service of sweet ADSL goodness which I’ve always known and loved. Following my earlier rant, some guys at PlusNet really pulled their fingers out and got straight on the issue – from Saturday night to Sunday evening,…

Traffic light safety feature

While driving home yesterday, I encountered a large round-about on the edge of Bury (where the A14 slip roads converge), where the lights were literally offline. Confusion seemed to be reigning. Nobody knew what to do. Some people just pulled out blindly – treating it…

MySQL documentation fail?

Is this a fail or what? I invite you to take a short glance over the MySQL replication documentation – notably this page here: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/replication-features-functions.html Observe. The second bullet point clearly states (explicitly) that the local timezones do not have any effect on how the…

Camp day 1

Aye, so the peeps turned up, network coverage is at a minimum, but the weather is good (praise the Lord). Thank you to all those who baked cakes, the chocolate digestive was superb – thanks Elane! Hopefully the campfire pic uploads, hello to all you…

Covies camp 2010

Jumping on the band wagon of all things gadgety, I’ve grabbed myself the WordPress for Android app. Fear this technological stuff! So on the way down here… (the only thing I have to comment on so far), I really wish people would learn to drive!…