Malawi, me, friends, stories, and whatever else I generally find interesting that's going on in this world...

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Coming Soon...



Also, see trailer here


And check out the Shur-tugal website

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Any Volunteers?

"My Name is Marc, and I'm a virgin..."

Ermmm.... yeah.... I wonder why?

Top Searches for 2005 in Google and Yahoo

Google Vs. Yahoo

Church sign generator

It's a wonderful Internet

You'll spend at least 16 minutes here...

but it's worth it...

http://www.itsawonderfulinternet.com/

NWF 35th Annual foto contest winners





Really great.

Check it our at the NWF Site, and while you're there, browse around.

Full Body Scan

A hi-tech scanner has been developed which takes images in less time than it takes the human heart to beat.

The Somatom Definition machine contains two X-ray scanners so full body images can be taken twice as fast.

Manufacturer Siemens said the scanner, which will be available in the UK next autumn, is ideal for diagnosing heart problems because of its speed.

Scanning experts said such technology might reduce the need for more invasive diagnostic techniques.

CT (computed tomography) scans use special x-ray equipment to obtain image data from different angles around the body.

More at BBC News

Flikr Tag Browser

Pretty nifty..

Try "Malawi"

Or just go to the main page

Dream Machine

Basically.... a webpage that makes a "dream" for you...

Here is a bit from my "Malawi" dream:



Try it for yourself here

Different perspectives








NEC Gives us a view of things to come






















Check out more here

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Monday, December 19, 2005

Explanation


Me, 3 years old...

Just for the heck of it...

Nooo.... make it stop...


This is too much cuteness, even for me...

Storage on your Camcorder


Now this is something I have been wondering about, ever since I saw an article about software that would enable you to store 200MB of data on a VHS tape, using only audio output.

This is WAAAAAYYY cooler...

Check it out

25 Signs You've Grown Up

1. Your houseplants are alive, and you can't smoke any of them.
2. Having sex in a twin bed is out of the question.
3. You keep more food than beer in the fridge.
4. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed.
6. You watch the Weather Channel.
7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of "hook up" and "break up."
8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14.
9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as "dressed up."
10. You're the one calling the police because those %&@# kids next door won't turn down the stereo.
11. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.
12. You don't know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.
13. Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.
14. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald's leftovers.
15. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.
16. You take naps from noon to 6 PM
17. Dinner and a movie is the whole date instead of the beginning of one.
18. Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 AM would severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach.
19. If you're a gal, you go to the drug store for ibuprofen and antacid, not condoms and pregnancy tests.
20. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer "pretty good stuff."
21. You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time.
22. "I just can't drink the way I used to" replaces "I'm! never going to drink that much again."
23. 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.
24. You drink at home to save money before going to a bar.
25. You read this entire list looking desperately for one sign that doesn't apply to you and can't find one to save your sorry old butt. Then you forward it to a bunch of old pals & friends 'cause you know they'll enjoy it & do the same.

Muppet Trivia

"Muppet Wiki is a collaborative project to create an encyclopedia for everything related to Jim Henson and the Muppets. The Wiki format allows anyone to create or edit any article, so we can all work together to create a comprehensive database for Muppet fans."

Paris 360


This has to be one of the best Panoramas I've seen.

Jimmy Page given OBE for charity work


Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, but not for his music.

The Queen bestowed the OBE on the 61-year-old rocker at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday to recognize his work with poor children in Brazil.

British-born Page said he was overwhelmed to be given the accolade and recalled how he first became involved with Brazilian children in 1994, when he witnessed army tanks rolling into Rio de Janeiro's shantytowns. Fighting had broken out among street gangs and Page said he was shocked at the violence he could see from his hotel room. He was in Rio de Janeiro promoting an album.


Read more at CBC



And check him out today:

Google Video Sucks...


Try search for "Hot Girls Making Out"


Nuff said...

Was Mona Lisa really happy?


According to the University of Amsterdam:

"We now know: Mona Lisa was 83 per cent happy, nine per cent disgusted, six per cent fearful and two per cent angry.
That's the conclusion of a University of Amsterdam computer that applied "emotion-recognition software" to Leonardo da Vinci's work, Britain's New Scientist reports in Saturday's issue.

The algorithm, developed in conjunction with the University of Illinois, tries to assess the human mood by examining key features such as the curvature of the lips and crinkles around the eyes, then makes a score with respect to six basic emotions."

Jeez... now we know...

Top 10 Wierdest USB Drives


Like I said before... these Japanese are nuts...


The other 9 are over here...

Extreme XBox 360


Just go there...


Update.... he's put it on EBay

Kazakhs Krush Borat


Authorities in Kazakhstan have been so angered by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's alter ego, Kazak TV host Borat Sagdiyev, they have closed his website.

The comedian, best known for his Ali G character, satirises the central Asian country as racist and sexist.

Baron Cohen used Kazakh-owned www.borat.kz to respond sarcastically to legal threats from officials. The country's web regulators said they suspended the site to stop the British comic from "bad-mouthing" the country.

(The site www.borat.kz has been pulled from all major Webcaches, including GOOGLE's)

Corporate Evildoers


Just to give you an idea, here's a snippet on Pfizer:

Pfizer

Pfizer is the largest pharmaceutical company in the world; it is also one of the worst abusers of the human right of universal access to HIV/AIDS medicine.

In addition to Viagra, Zoloft, Zithromax and Norvasc, Pfizer produces the HIV/AIDS-related drugs Rescriptor, Viracept and Diflucan (fluconazole). Like other drug companies, they sell these drugs at prices poor people cannot afford and aggressively fight efforts to make it easier for generic drugs to enter the market.

Pfizer also values shareholder profits over safety standards. In Europe in 2005, it withdrew from scientific studies of a new class of AIDS drugs called CCR5 inhibitors, choosing instead to rush its own untested CCR5 inhibitor onto the European market without full information about the drug's side effects.


Read all about the world's 14 top evil corporations over at AlterNet...

This is just.... too much....

Hmmm...

Some day, I hope to have a fairly decent T.V.

That's my home entertainment System. A T.V.

Steve Jenkins went the whole shebang....



More here...

Hey... before you bother me about internet access again...


Print this out, and use it...

Silent Night...


This is actually quite a cool video...

All the baddies are in it... Dracula, Freddy, Darth and Jason.... (And more..)


Sigh... makes you feel all warm inside, doesn´t it?

Gettit while it's still available...

Prolly gonna go to hell for this


Update on the TFT Stuck pixel fixer

Thanks to Anon., theres a similar project going on in sourceforge.com, that also seem interesting...

Check them Out

Do you search for the Answer?

Well, 52 isn't it, but here's some helping hands:


And of course.... where Google treads, Yahoo sneaks up behind...

Now this is what I call creative competition...

Of course... all these technical answers come at a price.

Could this be a new form of earning an income in the future?

The power of the mind... helped by placebos...

This is an interesting read into a study reported on by the L.A. Times, about the use, and effects of placebos.

Seriously.... I think that 85% of minor to medium complaints of "patients" in first world countries could be treated by placebos....

But that's just me.

Here ya GO!

Solar powered.... erm... purse...


For those of you who say I'm sexist, and only post male-related articles.... here's one for the ladies.... and...erm... differently inclined men...

Remember my post a while back about a solar powered back-pack?

Checkkit OUT...

Return of the X-Men?

I dont like posting about violence, but the pic on this story is just too kool...

Anyway... Some Gang members were arrested at a Park in Orlando, Florida, and they were weilding some weird n wonderfull weaponry.... some of which looks like it's straight out of an X-Men movie...
http://www.local6.com/news/5548372/detail.html

Corporate Crapping Etiquette

Yes... I know...
I'm trying my best, OK? Just gimme a coupla days to warm up...

Anyway...

Chances are, if you’re reading this right now, you’re bored. You’re most likely bored at your work, sitting behind your computer. At some point today, you’ll have to use the corporate facilities. No harm, no foul. We all do it. The tendencies of good ‘ole Mother Nature cannot be avoided.

However, if you’re anything like me, you’ve experienced your fair share of horrific corporate bathroom experiences. At times, you dread even making the walk to your floor’s water closet for the simple fact of realizing the unpleasant setting you’re about to embark upon. The people, the sounds, the smells, the lack of human regard. It all adds to a most-undesirable trip to the poopy palace. This excursion doesn’t need to be this way.

Fart on over here...

http://www.insidestl.com/stloffice/index.php?linkid=72

(Ooops... just found out that automatic linking had been disabled a couple of posts ago...)

Weirdness from the past...

These are the 10 most puzzling Ancient artifacts known to man... (According to About.com's "Paranormal" section):

-The Grooved Spheres

-The Dropa Stones

-The Ica Stones

- The Antikythera Mechanism

- The Baghdad Battery

- The Coso Artifact

- Giant Stone Balls of Costa Rica

- Impossible Fossils

- Out-of-Place Metal Objects

- Ancient Model Aircraft


Dunno.... you decide:

http://paranormal.about.com/library/weekly/aa011402a.htm

Latest DVD Writer...


From the archives of Worth1000.com,:


I know... It's been a while since I've been here.... I've lost the knack...

Here comes the bride.....ppprrttt....

I know.... not exactly the greatest thing to make my comeback with... but here goes...

Thanks to Tokyo Times, we can all be aware about the fact that 43% of Japanese husbands have to go through the discomfort of hearing their wives fart within one year...

These Japs get weirder and weirder...


http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/?p=725

I'm back again

Here we go again....

:P

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Miniaturising the sale of adspace

Wanna buy ad space at $1 per pixel?

Yeah... me neither... but at this page, it's apparently working..

http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com/

Mailboxes

Hotmail sux big blue whales....
Theyre Micro$oft, fer kraisakes...
yet, they only offer 2MB

Google are cool..
They have Gmail... also free, but with
2630MB of free mail space, I have to repeat myself, and say that they are cool..


OK... so How does a 1TB mailbox strike you?
Yup, 1000GB of free mailspace, SMTP, and free Telephone support..

Checkit out...

http://www.mailnation.net/

Expensive Domains

All Reported Domain Sales of
$10,000 or More in the First
Half of 2005:

http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2005-2Q-expanded.htm

Google does the Blogosphere???

Yep....




they're everywhere...


http://google.com/blogsearch

Windows XP Hidden Apps

1) Character Map = charmap.exe (very useful for finding unusual characters)
2) Disk Cleanup = cleanmgr.exe
3) Clipboard Viewer = clipbrd.exe (views contents of Windows clipboard)
4) Dr Watson = drwtsn32.exe (Troubleshooting tool)
5) DirectX diagnosis = dxdiag.exe (Diagnose & test DirectX, video & sound cards)
6) Private character editor = eudcedit.exe (allows creation or modification of characters)
7) IExpress Wizard = iexpress.exe (Create self-extracting / self-installing package)
8) Microsoft Synchronization Manager = mobsync.exe (appears to allow synchronization of files on the network for when working offline. Apparently undocumented).
9) Windows Media Player 5.1 = mplay32.exe (Retro version of Media Player, very basic).
10) ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbcad32.exe (something to do with databases)
11) Object Packager = packager.exe (to do with packaging objects for insertion in files, appears to have comprehensive help files).
12) System Monitor = perfmon.exe (very useful, highly configurable tool, tells you everything you ever wanted to know about any aspect of PC performance, for uber-geeks only )
13) Program Manager = progman.exe (Legacy Windows 3.x desktop shell).
14) Remote Access phone book = rasphone.exe (documentation is virtually non-existant).
15) Registry Editor = regedt32.exe [also regedit.exe] (for hacking the Windows Registry).
16) Network shared folder wizard = shrpubw.exe (creates shared folders on network).
17) File signature verification tool = sigverif.exe
18) Volume Contro = sndvol32.exe (I’ve included this for those people that lose it from the System Notification area).
19) System Configuration Editor = sysedit.exe (modify System.ini & Win.ini just like in Win98! ).
20) Syskey = syskey.exe (Secures XP Account database – use with care, it’s virtually undocumented but it appears to encrypt all passwords, I’m not sure of the full implications).
21) Microsoft Telnet Client = telnet.exe
22) Driver Verifier Manager = verifier.exe (seems to be a utility for monitoring the actions of drivers, might be useful for people having driver problems. Undocumented).
23) Windows for Workgroups Chat = winchat.exe (appears to be an old NT utility to allow chat sessions over a LAN, help files available).

Do me a favour

Hey, Schteve? Erm... could you just pop in behind
the server, and give the yellow wire a jiggle?



thanks, mate...

Micro$oft just plain give up...

Remember a previous post, where i mentioned how you can easily bypass Micro$ofts "Windows Genuine Advantage"?

Well... they decided to give up....

(Well, the system did get cracked in under 24 hours...)

Off, ye scoundrels... to the INQUIRER

Simple free proxy

Yes, another one...

http://proxifree.com/

IIS 5.0 Still lives

Yup... theres a whole bunch of webservers based on Micro$ofts aged Webserver application platform IIS5.0.

How long does it take to hack an IIS 5.0 box?

erm... under ten minutes..

For a real-time video of an actual hack (again...done in KNoppix)

click this link:

http://eks0.free.fr/whax-demos/?f=Whoppix-ssh-dcom_config.xml

Googlizer

Find out how many of your pages are in Google plus how many backlinks you have!
(Update: Checks Yahoo too...)

http://www.jdhodges.com/tools/googlizer/