Wow, Pokey the Penguin is 10 years old. How time flies.
In reference to this post at Daring Fireball - I have always reasoned that the cursor is placed at the top of the new message when you hit reply precisely because you will need to start at the top with a salutation, then work your way down through the message adding your interjections after relevant paragraphs and deleting anything which you don't need to quote.
The problem is that these days nobody bothers with that, they assume the cursor is at the top because that's where their reply is supposed to go.
The worst example is when you get sent an email with something like "What do you think we should do?" at the top, and you scroll down to realise that you've been sent a massive dollop of email correspondence going back three weeks, which you're going to have to read from bottom to top before you can reply.
I can see loads of WiFi routers from my house these days. A couple of years ago, mine was the only one.
Oh yes, this post is also a test of the new Skitch Beta.
I know I'm a bit behind in bloging about this, because it has already been done to death in the blogshpere, but something occurred to me this morning. Apple have announced that Leopard will be shipping in October, but previous experience shows that what they mean by "ship Leopard in October" is probably "ship Leopard on October 31st", and therefore we probably won't actually get our hands on a copy of Leopard until a few days into November.
According to the Universal Currency Converter, the Sterling to Dollar exchange rate at the moment is 1 GBP = 1.74676 USD.
iTunes UK sells singles for £0.79, the US store sells them for $0.99. This means that singles bought from the UK store cost $1.38, making them 39% more expensive.
Music videos from the UK store sell for a massive £1.89 ($3.30), compared to $1.99 which Apple charge for videos on the US store. i.e. UK customers are charged 66% more for videos.
If the rates were the same (according to UCC) the cost in the UK for singles and videos would be £0.57 and £1.14 respectively.
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I’ve held onto this wav for years, I think it originally came via NTK.
Of all the joke phone recordings, answering machine messages etc. that the internet has sent my way, this remains my favourite. The file is exactly as I received it, peter_b.wav (512k). Warning: contains swearing.
Flickr photoset of similar images.
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