Monday, February 28, 2005
Berry was named worst actress of 2004 by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation for her performance in "Catwoman" and she showed up to accept her "Razzie" carrying the Oscar she won in 2002 for "Monster's Ball."Now the fact she sowed up, so she has a sense of humor, but could it have been a calculated step to try and win back some credibility after the "peace of shit" that was cat woman.
"I want to thank Warner Brothers for casting me in this piece of shit," she said as she dragged her agent on stage and warned him "next time read the script first."
It is rare for a Razzie winner to show up at the spoof awards held on the night before Oscars -- but Berry did, saying her mother taught her that to be "a good winner you had to be a good loser first." She received a standing ovation.
Be Honest and FairEach of these are just headings and there are many sub guidelines. I think the main problem is that it's total unenforceable.
Bloggers should be honest and fair in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.
Ethical bloggers treat sources and subjects as human beings deserving of respect.
After all unless a blog is read by thousands of people a day, lesser read blogs can get away with many of the things listed in the code, most obvious being Never plagiaris.
I think it's far to tempting for bloggers to copy and past, after all if your going to link to a blog why not simple copy and past the content on to yours, It's more convenient for your readers, save them going to two site rather than one.
Obviously not a view of my own, you can look at any of my post's. Most have more than one link and I always post a link when quoting, other wise you could wright anything in quotes and it would be true,
See how easy it is to make something up, there does how ever need to be some accountability for bloggers. The code if followed is step in the right direction, but we are not there yet.
"Mark Twain liked to have sex with pig's"
The idea behind world jump day is not to get you fit but something far more realistic, we all know you not going to get fit. Infact the fatter you are the more you could contribute to world jump day.
Let all move the orbit of the earth together, that's right if we all jump at the same time we could move the earth!
The event planned for the 20th of June 2006, wants to move the earth away from the sun and negate the problems of Global warming.
So sign up for your email reminder now.
Shufflecasting: shuffle, of the sort previously associated with CD players, now with the iPod Shuffle), applied to podcasting.
I was quite frankly surprised to find no mention of "shufflecasting" in Google, talkbacks associated with definitions of "podcasting," or anywhere else; colour me tickled to find myself coining the term.
I don't see it taking off, personally, but then again as long as there is not to much extra effort involved for podcasters to make it available. Reading the comments on the site thou other's seem to think it could take off.
Cool or what, ofcures only for the most devoted of couples. Could you imagen getting divorced and haveing to ask for it back, "Can I have wedding ring bone back?".
Some will think it a romantic gesture, others will find it grisly. But one willing couple in the UK is about to get the chance, thanks to a government-funded project intended to promote awareness of the issues surrounding tissue engineering.
"It's for people who want to give a bit of their body to each other," says Nikki Stott, a jewellery designer at the Royal College of Art in London. She and her colleague Tobie Kerridge are collaborating with Ian Thomspon, a bioengineer at King's College London.
There is one down side, to get the rings they need a bone sample and under the law you have to be having surgery already.
So if for some reason you and your wife are scheduled for a kidney transplant any time soon, maybe you could volunteer after all if your willing to give her your kidney why not a bit of bone.
The tricky part is that the lucky couple will have to provide bone cell samples, for which the team will get ethical approval only if both people already need surgery. The most likely scenario is that both will need wisdom teeth pulling, Thompson says.
Some of you will know about his recent refusal to show ID at a US airport, and was subsequently denied access to the flight.
SAN FRANCISCO -- John Gilmore's splendid isolation began July 4, 2002, when, with defiance aforethought, he strolled to the Southwest Airlines counter at Oakland Airport and presented his ticket.
The gate agent asked for his ID.
Gilmore asked her why.
It is the law, she said.
Gilmore asked to see the law.
Nobody could produce a copy. To date, nobody has. The regulation that mandates ID at airports is "Sensitive Security Information." The law, as it turns out, is unavailable for inspection.
What started out as a weekend trip to Washington became a crawl through the courts in search of an answer to Gilmore's question: Why?
He has raised, what if he live in the UK would be an important point. Why are people slaggin him off?
The only answer can be because he is rich, after all if he was poor and was taking on the government you would all love him, but because he is rich he is painted as being some rich guy playing with the government because he can.
This view is total unfair, after all why should you have id to fly with in the internal boarders of your own country? You can not fly in the UK without your passport?
Why, ok so you are going from Scotland to England or something like that, but the UK is so small it's not worth flying round.
America how ever is different storey, Its 50 times bigger. I think he should be supported in his actions to take the government to task. After all if we just let are government's push though laws and keep them secret from us what's next?
People being random dragged of the street for crimes they have committed but can not be told what they are?
O hang on we already have them, they are terror charges based on secret evidence.
Edit here is the link to John Gillmore's account of being thrown off the plain
I have say after reading it, the BA crew where most stupid for thinking that security had made him wear it, to identify him as a suspect terrorist. It's a lot of fuse over nothing if you ask me.
Altought I am surprised they let him on the plain with such a dangerous weapon as a pin. If you ask me it's all very stupid and the sooner we can have some common sense on the whole issue the better.
Thanks to Seth Finkelstein for the link.
I could not let them pass with out throwing up a few links,
The official site so you can see who won what, It was on at two in the morning on sky.
Has his review of the evenings events
Have the contents of the free gift bag's hover's and all
Thinking of starting up your own internet start up? Want to be the next big thing flickr Del.icio.us?
- Think big. Don't just do things 10% or 15% or 20% better. Think 10 times better. Think more dramatic improvement. Think different curve, not same curve. Think getting to the next curve. Think creating the next curve.
- When you design your product or service you should not be afraid; you should want to polarize people. You should want people to look at your product or service and say "I love it" or "I hate it". The worst thing is indifference.
There is a huge interview as well with lots of different people from the industry well, with gerate advice for new startups.
Sunday, February 27, 2005
Is a graffiti related message service on line or by your mobile, you have to go to the site for this one as it's quite involved and better left to them to explain.
Chris Jordan Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption,
preity pics of junk, there is not much more to say really.
Dan Gillmor had lunch with the nice people at Google and raised his concerns about Google's new auto link.
It would appear that Google is hoping to ride out the storm on this one, so lets make a bigger storm, email them today firstname.lastname@example.org.
I had lunch yesterday with several Google folks including Marissa Mayer, the company's director of consumer Web products, to discuss the new Google Toolbar, which is now in beta.
Like several other people, I have raised serious questions about this product's new "AutoLink" tool. It strikes me as an intrusion into people's browsers by a company that commands great market share.
She listened to my concerns. And she explained Google's stance -- nothing new there, and it amounts to "this is all for the users' benefit" defense. I am not convinced, however, that Google will end up doing the right thing in the end.
CHICAGO (AP) A woman accused of using her lover's sperm to impregnate herself without his knowledge can be held liable for the unwitting father's emotional pain, the Illinois Appellate Court has ruled.Now what's more interesting is the way she got the sperm, After a Blow Job she kept in her mouth. To use later to impregnate herself, I don't know if she stored it like a hamster till the time was right?
Or did she go into the bath room to spit it into a cup? Who know's this one is just defies logic as why any one would go to all the trouble of giving BJ rather than just having sex.
The site is trying to sell you a Baby name book, but has hidden wondrous gems for you to play with. There is huge graph with how popular names are, it's a site to be seen.
So, what's the 1st thing we all do on these things we put are own names in, Now having lived with my name all my life I know how unpopular it is.
Although it could have been worse as my dad wanted to name me after his dad, being the 1st born grandchild. My dad being the eldest of four, so what bullet did I dodge I here you say.
I would hardly call it dodging, I would not even call it stepping out of the way, It's more a lean to the side.
Lesley, yes that's right my dad wanted to call me what would now be considered a girls name, luckily my mum put her foot down and I ended up with the compromise name, Wesley.
Now using the baby name graph you can see that, the most popular Wesley has ever been is 101st. In 1980 the year I was born coincidence I think not, in 2003 it was 185th.
Altough since working in a school I have meet four kids with it, which is most unsettling all you popular named people may be used to walking round and hearing your name being called after all it could be for any one.
But there was only one of me, now every time some dam kid says my name I end up looking out of force of habit. I ban you all from naming your kids Wesley or Westley.
Watch out USA the British are coming and you have been warned,
As US coast-to-coast crimewaves go, it is not in the league of Bonnie and Clyde. It lacks both violence and avarice and is further hindered by an overabundance of pre-publicity.
Undeterred, a couple of students from Cornwall are intent on making American criminal history by spending their summer breaking as many US laws as possible.
Ok so we are hardley coming to take back the colony ( I don't believe it just took me 5 goes to spell colony, it's in the title of the Blog FFS), but we are coming to make fun of your stupid laws.
This July, Richard Smith, 23, and Luke Bateman, 20, both from Cornwall, are planning to travel 18,000 miles across the land of the free while breaking as many of its ridiculous and arcane local laws as possible.Smith told the Western Morning News that the pair will risk being arrested for falling asleep in a cheese factory in South Dakota and playing golf in the streets of Albany, New York. In Jonesborough, Georgia, they will attempt to drive local police mad by illegally saying "oh boy". Let's hope Downing Street is braced for the diplomatic storm.
Who would even think of making it illegal to walk across the street on your hands? I can see why from a safety point of view, but to go so far as to make it a law.
Who knows you may see this on telly as they are recording the whole thing, but unless some one tries to arrest them along the way. I don't think there will be much to watch, we will just have to see if tipping off the local fuzz in advance will be enuth for them, to get some attention.
Saturday, February 26, 2005
By the looks of it two should complete some time soon, that means I would only need one more person to complete and I can get mine :)
Has started a new site ODEO which is hopeing to take and advantage of all the interest in Podcasting, to try and make a viable business.
Odeo plans to base its business on the premise that the explosion of digital audio content has created the need for a central place to find relevant material and that there will also be a need for a market to buy and sell "premium" content in much the style of the eBay online marketplace.
Odeo, noting that advertising is already an accepted component of conventional radio, also plans to embed automatically generated audio ads within the downloadable files. And because the files are specifically chosen by the consumer, the company is also hoping that consumers and advertisers might find one another as readily as through the keyword Web search advertisements that are at the heart of Google's and Yahoo's businesses.
Like all things internet related it will live and die by the content, they are already in a good position to get the word out, an article in the new York times will get you some attention, but attention, a business does not make.
I wish them luck, lets just see how successfully they are.
If you want to read more,
The Odeo Blog
Evan Williams, Blog
Set in a future world where America has lost the war on drugs, an undercover cop, Fred, is one of many agents hooked on the popular drug Substance D, which causes its users to develop split personalities. Fred, for instance, is also Bob, a notorious drug dealer. Along with his superior officers, Fred sets up an elaborate scheme to catch Bob and tear down his operation.
The 35-year-old Chowchilla resident went around town Wednesday morning, buying every copy he could in an attempt to prevent word from getting out about his arrest for alleged methamphetamine possession.He can buy all the papers he wants it's now on the net. Any way what sort of name is ChowCilla? It's sounds like some half bread of a dog that Paris would carry round with her under her arm.
Link The site is passworded but if you have Bug me not, you can bypass that easily, For FireFox only.
Big Flash Storage.
(This is going to be far to wide for the site I just know it)
Standing at almost 4 tall, the Big Tiki Drive is a stylish personal storage device for people on the move. Its USB 2.0 certified for fast data transfers and is backwards compatible with USB 1.1.What will they link of next? Let's just hope no one ever replaces the Xbox control in this next mod, with a USB Flash Drive, that really would be telling you where to shove it...
Just been sent this link to the finger DJ, and it brought back memory's of Finger mouse. For those of you who have never heard of Finger Mouse...
As well as it's bizarre intro tune...
Finger Mouse: Originally "Fingerbobs" and presented by a Canadian, Yoffy (aka Rick Jones), who had exceptionally long hair and a top beard. He wouldn't have looked out of place on Open University. Also appearing were a seagul called Gulliver, a shrimp called Scampy and a tortoise called Flash.
Fingermouse reappeared as an English version that I'm afraid just wasn't up to the job which was presented by Ian Lauchlan and Jane Hardy whilst on they're days off from Play School. Every week Fingermouse would be learning a new musical instrument, clever buggers these mice.
YUFFY LIFTS A FINGER - AND A MOUSE IS THERE.
PUTS HIS HANDS TOGETHER AND A SEAGULL TAKES THE AIR.
YUFFY LIFTS A FINGER AND A SCAMPIE DIVES ABOUT.
YUFFY BENDS ANOTHER AND A TORTOISE HEAD PEEPS OUT.
THESE HANDS WERE MADE FOR MAKING AND MAKING THEY WILL DO.
Friday, February 25, 2005
Separated at birth! Is comical look at the similarities between Rappers and Bloggers,
For starters, both groups share a love of loose-fitting, pajama-style apparel. Still not satisfied? Bloggers and rappers are equally obsessed with social networking. Every rapper rolls with his entourage; every blogger rolls with his blog roll. Women can't win an audience in either profession without raunching it up like Lil' Kim or Wonkette.If a little tung in cheek (who am I kidding a lot), but very funny all the same, most of the best points seem to be at the end thou.
But rappers' and bloggers' self-importance also has something to do with the supremely annoying righteousness that rides along with those who believe they're overturned the archaic forms of expression favored by The Manthat is, whitey and/or the mainstream media. Ninety percent of rap lyrics are self-congratulatory rhymes about how great the rapper is at rapping, the towering difficulties of succeeding in the rap game, or the lameness of wanksta rivals. Blogging is a circle jerk that never stops circling: links to posts by other bloggers, following links to newspaper stories about bloggers, following wonderment at the corruptions and complacency of old-fashioned, credentialed journalism.I have seen that on so many blog's these days that the blog sphere looks more like a school play ground, and most rappers behave like big kids. So it must be true as I sit here hanging with my possy, Ok so I lie the only possy is the one in my MSN list and most of them are in work.
There is most definitely nothing gangsterish about my life, but I have managed to double readership of my Blog in the last week, which is almost like selling a platinum album, isn't it?
Has an interesting project where each artist was sent a blank set of Russian nesting dolls, and this is what happened.
The doll's above where made by MARTIN ONTIVEROS - PORTLAND
One for all you BSG fans out there, you can now watch BSG on line at SciFi without adverts.
The episode "33" has now been broadcast in all english speaking nations, many believe this is why it is now available on line. It was put up without announcement or notification.
This after Ron D.M posted on the Scific board asking people in the USA not to download the shows off the internet as they where broadcast in the UK 1st.
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Three quick links to imporve your interaction with Del.icio.us,
"A beginner's guide to The Next Big Thing" A how to on Del.icio.us and setting up your account to work with firefox.
A way to view sites added to Del.icio.us in the last 48 hours with four diffrent ways to brake the data down, New Sites (24h), New Sites (48h), Last 24h popular, All time popular.
Gives a Filckr tag type interface for Del.ici.us tags.
Me thinks something is afoot, after all they have once tried to get me to change my email address over to a UK one and yesterday I got an email saying if I was new customer I would no longer be able to use outlook to check my hotmail unless I paid for it, But because I already have Hotmail I can carry on.
Now I have had my hotmail account since 97 maybe even 95, To even think of the amount of web sites I would have to go round and change my email address on is quite frightening.
This has been going on for 2 weeks now and there is no way to get intouch with hotmail any more. At least none that don't involve selling a Kidney. Is the service crap for every one or just me?
What the hell is going? Has the CIA decided that rather than deal with those pesky Europeans and their bizarre ideas of fair play and rule of law and human rights. We can just sit by and wait for people to go on holiday and then kidnap and torcher them for a few months.
Maybe we should sit back and wait for American heads of business to pop over to the EU on holiday. Then kidnap them on grounds that they have broken the Kyoto accord, your not in the USA any more Bili Bob.
Ofcurse not, If I was a US Citizen I would not give a dam let's face it, if you have ever seen those programs where they ask them to point out the USA on a map, and out of 100 and 20 point to Russia because it's the biggest. The rest point to other random places on the map and only about 7 or 8 get it right.They don't even know where they are in the world is never mind what human rights are.
You will still be able to watch live TV but will no longer be able to record programs that are broadcast with the new Flag.
Old Cards will still work, without being effected by the flag so go out and get yours now.
Sadly, the FCC bought it. Thanks to an FCC ruling [PDF 448k], as of July 2005, it will be illegal to manufacture or import DTV tuners unless they include DRM technologies mandated by the FCC. This means that DRM will be a standard feature on all future televisions, TiVos, and computers that want to interoperate with DTV content.
Tired of his four hour drive every weekend he decided to make it more, interesting by limiting him self to one song for the entire journey, ABBA's Dancing Queen (I am starting to wonder if he actual has a GF) and while he's at it tape it for us to watch.
Really this is only being mentioned for it's bizarreness factor, the video is basically him rubbing his tired eyes with Dancing Queen playing in the background, Although it does have a happy ending, He got stuck in traffic and the journey took five hours. In the end we all get what we deserve.
Emedeatly there where direct comparison with Microsoft's ilfated smart tags. Which was so badly received by the community that they had to drop it, eventually to put it in office.
Now Google's AutoLink has been around for a while there are thous who have their concerns about the effect Autolink could have on the web, and that Microsoft may use the introduction of Autolink to bring back smart tags.
Over on TheTwoWayWeb.com Dave Winer has taken the time to sit down and put his fear's about AutoLink in to HTML.
Any news organization or academic journal that publishes on the Web now has a serious integrity issue because of the existence of the Google toolbar with the AutoLink feature. All documents will have to contain a disclaimer that links contained within the page may not have been placed there by the author or organization whose copyright notice is on the page. Same is true for legal documents, end-user license agreements, rental agreements, etc. And if links are changeable, is text subject to change as well? Might Google correct our spelling? Or might they correct our thinking? Where is the line?He makes some well thought out points and raises some issues which should concern us all, for the future of the web. Especially if Microsoft brings back Smart Tags as part of IE7 or 8.
There is how ever one defense against AutoLinks that we can all take, Don't install it. Sound's simple I know, really what do you need the Google Tool Bar for any way? Do you really need to know the page rank of site?
FireFox has a Google search Box built in any way. If page rank is all that important to you, then your reading web sites for the wrong reasons, But then again if you only visit high ranked sites what are you doing here? This site has a page rank of 0, or my main domain (www.the13thcolony.com) has a page rank of 1.
Over on Google Blog there is an announcement about yet another new feature, when will Google stop?
Just in time for the Oscars, we've created a new "movie:" operator that enables you to find movie-related information faster and more easily, whether you're looking for titles or actors, director or genre, famous lines or obscure plot details. Can't remember the name of that film where Tom Hanks made friends with a volleyball? Search for [movie: Tom Hanks talking to a volleyball] and Google will tell you: it was Cast Away. Want rental recommendations? Try searching for [movie: awesome car chase] or [movie: good chick flick].
So next time your stuck trying to describe a film to some one or are stumped by "who was the actor in that film? You know the one, the one with the dog in a pink bow?" Now you can turn to Google for the answers.
Also you can now check to see what films are playing in your area, providing your area happens to be some where in side the USA, that is.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Recently a school district in rural Pennsylvania officially recognized a supposed alternative to Darwinism. In a one-minute statement read by an administrator, ninth-grade biology students were told that evolution was not a fact and were encouraged to explore a different explanation of life called intelligent design
It also has the advantage of doing away with all those pesky errors in the bible about the order of creation. You know how god made the earth and all things on it, then made the sun.
But if we can't infer anything about the design from the designer, maybe we can go the other way. What can we tell about the designer from the design? While there is much that is marvelous in nature, there is also much that is flawed, sloppy and downright bizarre. Some nonfunctional oddities, like the peacock's tail or the human male's nipples, might be attributed to a sense of whimsy on the part of the designer. Others just seem grossly inefficient. In mammals, for instance, the recurrent laryngeal nerve does not go directly from the cranium to the larynx, the way any competent engineer would have arranged it. Instead, it extends down the neck to the chest, loops around a lung ligament and then runs back up the neck to the larynx. In a giraffe, that means a 20-foot length of nerve where 1 foot would have done. If this is evidence of design, it would seem to be of the unintelligent variety.Darwin ofcurse deals with all of these things, unlike intelligent design which really has no answers what so ever and is so broad in its scope that it could answer any question put to it.
First of lets start with Efficient CSS with shorthand properties over on 456bereastreet.com, basically a good how to. On how to sorten you CSS down to the bare minimums.
Then once you have written your CSS you will want to check that it works using W3C's validate page where you can submit your CSS to make sure it works.
Over on liberatedgames.com you can actual download Full free games, that you used to have to pay for such as AvP and Freespace 2.
Freespace 2 may be old but there are still mainy mods in the works basedupon the game. For thous of you with older computers or just looking to fill a lazy sunday afternoon, this site could be for you.
Well that's what you would think after viewing the site but when you try and download any of the games you get links to broken open source groups or amazon to buy them.
If any one can find away to download these games or see's soemthing that I am missing, then post a quick comment on how to get the games.
Fed up with Windows explorer? Well now there is Explorer XP with some added features that could make all the difference to managing your files.
|Tabbed interface - all your windows (open folders) will appear inside a single ExplorerXP application. The tab bar provides a quick access to all open windows|
|Easy access to My Computer, Recycle Bin , My Documents & Desktop|
Drag & Drop with Explorer, the tab bar and special folders on the main toolbar.
USB devices support.