I bought a book called â€œGetting Things Doneâ€ by David Allen. It arrived on Monday.
I haven’t had time to read past the prologue yet.
Happy New Year, by the way.
Apparently, some researcher at BT is saying that, in the future, breast implants could be fitted with MP3 players.
How many songs can they hold? That depends on the size of the mammary.
Badum-tish. Thank you, I’m here all week.
James’ friend’s cat had to be put down last week (age 12 years). James asked his mum where Buttons was now, and Heidi said he was probably in Cat Heaven.
Matthew said “Can we go to Cat Devon?”.
What amazing news. The European Parliament voted 648 to 14 to reject the Computer Implemented Inventions directive. This is almost better news than the announcement that London will host the 2012 Olympic Games.
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Chemistry professor claims his discovery will spell the end for soap powder on wash day
Richard Pashley, a professor of physical chemistry at the Australian National University in Canberra, has discovered that when tiny air “particles” are removed from water - a process known as “de-gassing” - the water lifts oily stains from the surface of clothes, allowing soap-free cleaning.
Prof Pashley said that the technique was so effective that even the greasiest stains could be removed. “You can use de-gassed water to clean whatever you have dirtied. We even experimented with Vaseline. We cleaned it off completely. This is a new area of science - the mixing of oil and water. It could be a cleaning revolution.”
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I once bought a computer game called Alone in the Dark. In fact, spinning around on my office chair I can see that the box is still sat there on my shelf. It turns out that they’ve made a feature film out of it. It’s getting amazing reviews, here are some samples:
The three stars have seen better days, but I’d like to think they could still do something classier and more dignified than this. Like gay porn.
– Rob Vaux, FLIPSIDE MOVIE EMPORIUM
It’s only January, but I can’t imagine any upcoming film replacing ‘Alone in the Dark’ as my leading candidate for Worst Movie of 2005.
– Betty Jo Tucker, REELTALK MOVIE REVIEWS
Saying Uwe Bollâ€™s Alone in the Dark is better than his 2003 American debut House of the Dead is akin to praising syphilis for not being HIV.
– Nicholas Schager, SLANT MAGAZINE
…asking the viewer to accept Tara Reid as a scientist is pure insanity, requiring a staggering leap of faith that I can’t even begin to contemplate.
– David Nusair, REEL FILM REVIEWS
Alone in the Dark co-stars perpetual party-girl Tara Reid as an archeologist. That alone should give you some clue as to how bad this movie is.
– Bob Townsend, ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
As video game adaptations go, even Pong: The Movie would have a lot more personality.
– Michael Rechtshaffen, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
via Defective Yeti
My current phone is a SonyEricsson P900, which I got nearly a year ago on an Orange contract. Before that I had a Nokia 7650 on SinglePoint. Last night while running a bath for the kids I got a phone call from someone at Vodafone. They asked me if I wanted to return - the guy said that they weren’t dealing with SinglePoint any more as it had cost them too many users. I questioned him further and he said that they’d bought out SinglePoint and immediately got rid of 50% of their staff. It seems that SinglePoint had such a bad customer services reputation that customers were leaving in droves.
I’ve just had a gander at the Vodafone website, and there is a press release confirming that they have bought out SinglePoint for £405m. However it’s written in fairly glowing terms and doesn’t even hint at any problems with SinglePoint
I didn’t really mind the intrusion, the guy was quite pleasant, and it was useful information. For the moment though I’m quite happy with Orange.
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