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Monday, March 14, 2005

Micro$oft just got sqreud =D

Microsoft "Genuine Advantage" cracked in 24h: window.g_sDisableWGACheck='all'
AV sez, "This week, Microsoft started requiring users to verifiy their serial number before using Windows Update. This effort to force users to either buy XP or tell them where you got the illegal copy is called 'Genuine Advantage.' It was cracked within 24 hours."
Before pressing 'Custom' or 'Express' buttons paste this text to the address bar and press enter:

javascript:void(window.g_sDisableWGACheck='all')

It turns off the trigger for the key check.

Read more at:

http://www.boingboing.net/2005/07/28/microsoft_genuine_ad.html

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

When the Hunter becomes the...


How will I remember him?

Well, taking into account that he decided to terminate his own life, and considering all his contributions to the literary world, and all the media uproars... I guess I'll remember him as being the first person that I have read about who wanted to "be cremated and have his ashes to shot out of a cannon on his ranch. "

I have a friend who has a problem

I have a friend, who has a problem.

He's lucky.

Everything he has in his life has just turned out right for him.

And I mean everything. Anything you could imagine to be good.
Friends, companionship, family, job, health. You name it. He has it.


What should I do?

Tell him to be careful?

I dont think he'll listen.

This post here, not longer than most posts...

French writer Michel Thaler published a 233 page novel, Le Train de Nulle Part (The Train From Nowhere), without verbs.

Instead of action, lengthy passages are filled with florid adjectives in a series of vitriolic portraits of dislikeable passengers on a train.

"The verb," he later explained, "is like a weed in a field of flowers. You have to get rid of it to allow the flowers to grow and flourish!"

Sample passage:
"Those women there, probably mothers, bearers of ideas far too voluminous for their brains of modest capacity... a dwarf or small giant - a young buck with a gelled mop with ideas, at first glance, shorter than his hair, and not longer than the bristles on a toothbrush."
Thaler, Michel, French writer


[Sources: The Sunday Telegraph, May 14, 2004

Monday, March 07, 2005

The pen is trickier than the sword



If you, like me have aproximately 6 hours and 40 minutes of free time to kill everyday while working... try your hand (and pen) at these tricks...
The videos are just amazing.

(P.S. - To people from Portugal and the U.K., GOOGLE have a great language translating tool...)


;)

Corpse Bride

Jack's long gone... but Tim 'n' Jonny are back


Vaulting over all the puritans' critiques on how a movie about a dead person(s) could harm little minds...

I think this is definately one movie worth downloading...

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Set in 19th-century European village, Victor (Depp), is on his way to get married when he sees a bony finger in the ground thinking it's a stick...

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Read more about it at the I.M.D.B.