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Playable Google Doodles

In Technology on June 14, 2013 at 8:00 am




Most excellent fun can be had… here.


App Overload Perhaps?

In Technology on June 11, 2013 at 8:00 am

Yet another App


You WILL do things OUR way!!!


A World Changing Invention – The Tin Tube…

In Technology, The Arts on June 9, 2013 at 8:00 am

Tin Tube



… obvious when you think about it… here.

Do NOT Mess With Big Dog…

In Technology on June 4, 2013 at 8:00 am

… I covered this previously here.

Since then Big Dog just got a bit tougher…


More info here.

Solar Sphere…

In Technology on May 27, 2013 at 8:00 am




… interesting power source… here. Should be cheaper than solar panels ….

Don’t Be A Glasshole…

In Humour, Technology on May 18, 2013 at 8:00 am

… sheer wonderment…



With an excellent take on the whole thing here. Warning! Contains sweary Mary words!!!

For Programmers Everywhere (and Project Managers too)

In Humour, Technology on May 12, 2013 at 8:00 am

I actually had this experience. A long time employee with a company had written their system in such a way as to (in theory) make his services indispensable. Every data field, every report format variable, screen mask (etc) was named something like “AaaaABbbAabB” or similar making it unintelligible to the average (and not so average) person. When there came a time to fire him he pulled the ‘but you cannot do without me’ wildcard. However, the company called his bluff and fired him anyway. I was brought in to untangle the mess. I started to disentangle it but it was going to be a long and arduous task. Then I tried ‘undelete’ on the computers the guy had used. Sure enough, after a lot of searching I recovered a deleted WordPerfect (yep, that long ago) file which was the code match between the randomised field names and their real names. After that it was a relatively ‘simple’ task to recode and present the data items in a meaningful manner. I got paid quite a bit of money for what was, in the end, a relatively simple task…



Dilbert - Coding

‘A lack of positive social contact diminishes people’…

In Technology on May 9, 2013 at 8:00 am



My Vagal Nerve is strong… how is yours? Here.

Harmonica – A game to drive you crazy

In Technology on May 7, 2013 at 8:00 am


This looks really simple… at first it is… here. Addictive music alert!

The Shops Are Watching You…

In Business & Finance, Technology on May 5, 2013 at 8:00 am




… SERIOUSLY! They ARE watching you. And much more too… here.