Monday, March 13, 2006

Ben Oss

Davy is back on form with this lovely shot. I've said it before and I'll say it again, this man has talent....

Ben Oss
Originally uploaded by davyR.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

A test of faith?

It will be interesting to see Google's reaction to Bjarke's wonderful little set of extensions that make use of Google's sweet Gmail service. Effectively turning the 2Gb of email storage into a folder driven 'net storage area. It doesn't really matter if the Gmail boffins have come up with this already, Google can either allow this utilisation to continue, or they can shut the door/introduce their own version, and look like Class A bastards!
Given Google's excellent reputation on integrity and public-interest (with the exception of their China Crisis, it will be interesting to see which way they will fall. Little login-notify applets are all well and good, but this is re-engineering at its best; not least for the lateral thinking it exhibits. Personally, I think there is a great deal of Kudos in the balance here.


Thanks to Frasch for bringing it to my attention

**Update**
Well it didn't take long for a reasonably plausible 'we came up with it first' story, did it?!

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Chuck Norris lost his virginity before his dad did.

Hero worship was NEVER more deserved as that aimed at the magnificent Chuck Norris. It is no exaggeration to say I nearly P**sed myself. His official site alone is enough to induce side-splitting symptoms.

No, Really. For example :


  • Chuck Norris can divide by zero.

  • When the Boogeyman goes to bed he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.

  • Chuck Norris doesn`t need to swallow when eating food.

  • Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.


It isn't all humour however, as scientists in Washington have recently conceded that, if there were a nuclear war, all that would remain are cockroaches and Chuck Norris.


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Friday, March 03, 2006

Evil Electronics

The College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University have conducted a study on one of Pete's and my favourite gripes whilst flying :- the use of portable electronic equipment. Now I can't claim to have lots of Pilot-Officer chummies like Pete, but the one guy I DO know that flies a 'coptor uses his mobile phone whilst in the air, and Pete tells me that this is not unusual. So are smaller planes and helicopters safer because they are less reliant on auto-landing doo-dads and point-to-point flangewidgets?

I dunno, but I still want to gripe about being told to turn off the PSP during takeoff...

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