Archive for February, 2009


Short cuts for 2009-02-10


BONG! Free Big Ben ring tones for its 150th anniversary.

PONG! Classic video game is 40 years old already.

THRONG! Graham Linehan invites you to his twittery film viewing.


Short cuts for 2009-02-08


What very little people get up to in Vincent Bousserez’ Plastic Life :

In Soviet Russia, cats LOL you!

When your girlfriend gets you one of these, it proves she gets you:


The case for the Rosicrucian


Thanks to some hints on the Eee User forums, last year I invested in an excellent nylon case for my soon-to-be-sold Asus Eee netbook.

Nylon bible case front

Nylon bible case front

As it happens, this is mainly intended as a case for a bible, but it happens to fit small computers very nicely, and has a profusion of little pockets and holders that are ideal for other things, such as USB sticks, batteries, and the obligatory notebook and pens.

Nylon case with Asus Eee

Nylon case with Asus Eee

However, now that I’ve upgraded to an Acer Aspire One (thanks to their dirt-cheapness, which I presume is because they’re about to be obsoleted), I’ve found that this existing case isn’t quite big enough, and so I’ve been shopping for a new one on eBay.

In the process, I found this case with a delightfully crass sales pitch: “At such a low price, you don’t need to pray for savings.”

And I’ve been momentarily befuddled by thoughts of what Catholic highlighters could be, as promised in this item.

But I’m probably going to buy this fairly drab case, in large part because it’s one of the few of the right size (250x170x30mm) that doesn’t have a huge fish on it.


Short cuts for 2009-02-06


“Star Wars” theme trumpet-player Maurice Murphy was on his first day on the job:

Boy, that’s a lot of galaxies you have there:

Broadcast ignorance + legal threats = wide exposure:


Short cuts for 2009-02-05


“Call that a bat’leth? Transport yourself out of here on foot, I say!”:

Seems like my wife is managing to find more diverse twitter followers; compare and contrast:

Google Latitude makes it harder than ever for skivers with fancy phones to pretend they’re sick at home:


Short cuts for 2009-02-04


Dave Winer’s idiosyncratic twitter archive:

Check to see if a site is really down, or just hiding from you:

Remarkably twitter-like fashion micro-blog, for some reason:


Short cuts for 2009-02-02


The Battle of Trafalgar, part deux. Bring lots of eye protection, and extra arms:

The BBC protects the innocent from snow-mediated swearing:

“Then he did his little dance with everything hanging out.”


Short cuts for 2009-02-01


Find out on which sites your preferred username is still available:

See how many cuts can be fitted into a Superbowl commercial for the next Star Trek movie without it becoming entirely incoherent:

Use twitter to follow the predicted snowfalls over the UK, labelled by post town: