Monthly Archives: April 2006

All-time dumbest PR move?

April 28, 2006 3 Comments »

So Nintendo, in their brilliance, chose to rename their next console (code-named: Revolution) Ninteno Wii (pronounced “wee”). This is, in the immortal words of BlackAdder, the worst move “since Olaf the Hairy, High Chief of all the Vikings, accidently ordered ... Read More »

New Toy

April 27, 2006 Comments Off on New Toy

So, we bought a new toy: More photos at the other blog Read More »

Animal rights

April 27, 2006 Comments Off on Animal rights

Cox & Forkum have a great post today, juxtaposing the growing sentiment against violent animal-rights groups with a plan to include gorillas, chimps and orangutangs under human-rights legislation because of their genetic similarity to humans. I guess no one told ... Read More »

Photo organiser

April 26, 2006 2 Comments »

Wired has an interesting article on Kodak’s forthcoming software for scanning and recognizing photos. I’ve recently started using Riya, which is mentioned in the article. Fantastic software – sometimes it’s better at telling my kids apart in a photo than ... Read More »

Speaking of Vista’s unappealingness

April 25, 2006 Comments Off on Speaking of Vista’s unappealingness

Yes, I invented that word. So sue me. Anyways, this video is pretty funny – the voice-over is from an actual presentation by Microsoft about Vista features. The video, however&# Read More »

Windows apps on Apple

April 24, 2006 2 Comments »

Robert Cringley is postulating that the next version of OS X (10.5) will not only include a new kernel, but also implement the Windows API right into OS X. This would allow users to install any Windows XP program onto ... Read More »

Apology and gift

April 20, 2006 Comments Off on Apology and gift

Sorry about the light posting this week – I have it off work, and I’ve been spending most of my time playing with my kids (I know, I know, where are my priorities?). Anyways, to make it up to you, ... Read More »

How corrupt, the UN?

April 16, 2006 1 Comment »

From the bottom to the top. Depressing, but not surprising Read More »

Interesting Poll

April 15, 2006 1 Comment »

A Gallup poll on church attendence by denomination. An interesting poll. Their conclusion was Mormons and the most conservative Protestant denominations are highest. Catholics and mainline Protestants are lower, with Jewish people far lower. Overall, In the US, 33 % ... Read More »

Precisely

April 12, 2006 1 Comment »

— Cox & Forkum Read More »

FPS gaming

April 11, 2006 Comments Off on FPS gaming

You know, I recently re-installed all the games I haven’t played in a while: – Command & Conquer: Renegade – 007: Nightfire – Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force – Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force 2 – Jeopardy! 2003 – Quake ... Read More »

Funnies

April 10, 2006 2 Comments »

Thanks, Terri… now I’ve wasted too much time reading these…. Cyanide & Happiness @ Explosm.net Read More »