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You know it's nearly Christmas...

Posted by Jon Evans 15/11/2005 at 13h29

…when Mark Goodier is doing voiceovers for 80% of the adverts on TV.

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Site configuration

Posted by Jon Evans 30/10/2005 at 14h19

This evening I went through my log files and identified a load of URLs from my old site which are now invalid, and made them redirect to the new pages.

My 10 most popular articles are:

If you’re reading this on my RSS or atom feed and you haven’t had any updates for a while, it’s because the old RSS and atom URLs were two of the ones that were broken.

I get loads of links from BMW forums such as 7-Forum.com (German) Roadfly and bimmer.info. Hi guys! I might get another BMW one day. Maybe when the second hand price of the E65 comes down a bit.

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Monitor background processes using tiny terminal windows

Posted by Jon Evans 30/10/2005 at 10h58

Here’s a useful hint. If you’re executing a command which is going to take a while, rather than minimising the terminal once you’ve started it, you can reduce the font by repeatedly pressing Cmd minus. That way you can leave the window somewhere visible on your desktop and keep glancing across to it. Your subconscious mind will usually let you know that it’s finished within a few minutes of the event, because it will pick up on the fact that the text has stopped moving.

Here’s an example Linux kernel compilation over ssh:

Shrunken Terminal

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Musical Breast Implants

Posted by Jon Evans 19/10/2005 at 15h06

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.

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iTunes "Just For You (Beta)"

Posted by Jon Evans 17/10/2005 at 02h49

I think the algorithm used by the “Just For You” feature could use a little more work.

How do they get from Strauss to Bon Jovi?

Strauss Vs. Bon Jovi

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