Sunday, December 04, 2005
Saturday, October 22, 2005
It's in the what??!!?
What a wonderful 2 weeks its been since I last posted. I'm sorry, I was on holiday. But I have some nice little stories lined up.
Gmail (again) to GoogleMail?
Gmail have started giving UK residents the email address '@googlemail.com' because someone has trademarked it our something. Smart idea probably, someone willw alk out of this rich. Read the Google articile Here
Now that will affect a lot of people, I would much rather have @gmail.com than @googlemail.com.
Anyway I have discovered that Ipod shuffles are water proof! It was an accidental discovery though, I left my Ipod in my jeans and put them in the wash. Then I saw my poor iPod being flung around in the washing machine so I turned it off and opened the door and got soaked. Then I put the iPod in a warm dry place and checked the warranty. Unfirtunately it dosen't cover accidental washings. But it dried out an works fine, the buttons are a little stiff though.
I saw this story on Digg, it was on the main page so wasn't that hard. Anyway a company called Optware have made a disc, called HVD (Holographic Vertasile Disc), that can hold up to 3.9 Terabytes. At the moment it is only 1TB, but it has 1Gbps transfer rate. This is some disc but I saw somewhere that each HVD would cost around $10000000000. I'll but two then. Anyway if these can be produced cheaply then Blu-Ray and HD-DVD will die before they start.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Every tenth piece has fat
Yes finally i have posted again, but I'm writing this in a bit of a rush. I've decided to do lots of stories (3) instead of lots of random posts. This should give you something more wholesome and full of goodness to read and let your brain digest slowly. Ok I should shut up now.
Gmail have doubled their invites. I now have 100 new shiny invites. Want one? TOUGH!!!! But seemingly Americans can get Gmail without an invite, which kind of sucks. So too annoy them I'll give people invites if you want. You know my email address, or should I say Gmail address. Time to shut up again.
Hmmm..... While I'm waiting for the screen shot to upload I'll talk about this evil conspiracy. Before Blogger let you put photos on directly you had to use Flickr. But now that Flickr is being bought by Yahoo! you can do it straight in Blogger. Is this a bit of rivalry between Google and Yahoo!?
Alien killed my dog:
Not my dog but I read this story on Reuters about a man who was hiking with his dog in a forest in Seattle. Dodgy enough i know but suddenly a gray ripped his dog apart. Pobably because the man hadn't cleaned up his dog's mess and the gray had stood in it. After this the Alien came and lived with him for 9 days and they communicated via telepathy. Sounds fun heres what I think happened:
"You killed my dog!!!"
I am your friend
"Ok come live with me"
Very likely but I'm not going to mess with the grays. Those guys kick ass.
Read the full story here
Apple have realeased a new iPod. Which shadowed the release of the first iTunes phone. But seemingly this new iPod is not actually that good. It's stylish and holds a decent amount of songs (1000) but the screen breaks really easily and it scratches like an over hyped DJ on a Saturday night. But it has made the Mini obsolete (theres one for you DXY) and is pretty cool. I want one, so do you......
See the new iPod here
Till next time
Monday, September 05, 2005
Wikipedia database Dumps
By mistake I got into the Wikipedia Databse Dumps. I have no idea what this is and why i was sent there. I was searching for The Flying Sphagetti Monster and ended up there.
Now I have absaloutely no idea what to do now I'm there so if you've got any idea what its about please tell me.
You can view it here
Anyway theres no point in writting a post about not understanding something so heres my real post
The chat room Habbo Hotel USA has been hacked. But they are trying to keep it secret so their not laughed at but I got some images. It's pretty funny when you think about it as they never shut up about how safe they are. Anyway here is the link to the story. Read some of the comments some people are really stupid. (You have to scroll down as Habbox insist on using pop-ups)
Monday, August 29, 2005
Google Talk Interview
I downloaded Google Talk as I have heard a lot about it. It was quick to download, install and run. I was really suprised how well it works and it dosen't slow my computer down at all. i only have 2 complaints about it.
1. It won't use my selected nickname as my Google Talk name
2. No one I know uses it!
For some reason all my friends who use MSN won't switch to google talk. They laughed when I said it was so much better and called me a geek when I told them I would invite them to Gmail as it has over 2500mb (2508 or something). What is wrong with them!!! So all I can say is screw you guys I'm using Google Talk from now on. Get it here
To prove my point I decided to interview passers-by about Google Talk. Heres what went down
"Have you seen Google's Instant Messenger?"
"Google's version of MSN"
"Naw man I like MSN"
"Google Talk is better"
"Google's Instant Messenger"
"Google's Instant Whit?"
"Are you stupid! I just explained what it is"
"Dinnae call me stupit"
"Anyway do you want an invite"
"An invite to whit?"
"Google's Email service"
"Why wid I want that? I've got hotmail"
"Gmails better, you get 2 Gigabytes of space"
"Why would I want that?"
"So you can use Google Talk"
"Haw man will you shut it aboot that Google man. Gies that mic!"
At this point I was attacked and had his mic stolen. What does this prove? Normal* people won't use Google Talk and never walk around Glasgow with any sort of electrical equipment
* For those that wonder a normal person in Glasgow wears a baseball cap at a 90 degree angle, a white Kappa Tracksuit and Reebok Classics. They also speak in a completely different language to most people. If you would like to know more about the Ned visit GlasgowSurvival.co.uk
Sunday, August 28, 2005
Google Ads on MSN spaces
I was bored and went on MSN (VERY bored) and decided to try and make some money from my msn space. You can't edit the HTML of the space but you can put HTML in the blog posts so I copied the GoogleAds code into my blog entry. But msn ignored the HTML for google search and made it an image instead. I tried again but it wouldn't let me. Then when i tried to publish the post it told me my space was unavailable. So when i got it back I put a spread firefox button to get back at them.