Archive for March, 2006

Richard Will Like This One

March 29th, 2006 1 comment

Have a look at this picture of a “young” Infosys:

Who is that on the far left? Surely….. it’s not…. can’t be…. Manu Satpathy????

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Worst Directions Ever

March 28th, 2006 No comments

I don’t think these are the worst directions I’ve ever seen (I think the worst were the directions to the Kingston Head race last December), but check out the “How to Get Here” page for Bluewater! It’s crap! The maps are soooo zoomed out, that they are completely useless, and those that are close enough are too small and lack important details!

Sort it out Bluewater!

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An Interesting Occurance!

March 27th, 2006 No comments

I’m probably tempting fate with this post, but hey!

I can’t quite understand it, but the relentless stream of comment spam I’ve received over the past 6 months has completely stopped. Unfortunately, I still get loads of trackback spam, but the comment stuff has just inexplicably stopped.

Perhaps the spammers have realised that they can’t get through my vetting system! Not sure…. I’m awaiting a new tsunami of spam now….

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How Did I Miss That!

March 21st, 2006 1 comment

Just been looking at the PHP documentation for the mysql_query function. I couldn’t possibly imagine the number of times I’ve used that function, and the number of queries that I have written.

I’ve just discovered this little bit in the documentationThe query string should not end with a semicolon.Wow! I’ve always insisted that it is present! It certainly works if it is present!

Now I’m thinking ‘Why not?’. I mean, it’s part of the SQL language to put a semi-colon on the end, so why shouldn’t I do it when I execute a perfectly valid query from with PHP?

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This is a genius idea!

March 14th, 2006 No comments

This is a absolutely genius idea! How to maximise your Return-On-Investment in Pizza Hut.

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How Can I Take This Seriously?

March 14th, 2006 No comments

Thanks to reddit, I found a guide on when to use the correct image format for the web. Technically, the article is correct, and I agree with the cases the guy puts forward for each image type. It’s maybe the not the way I would go about describing the situation, but it’s not factually incorrect.

However, what really worried me was the end of the first paragraph:Yes, this does require a fair bit of reading and understanding, so if you aren’t going to be bothered close your browser now and save my bandwidth.Erm…. too late! It doesn’t make me feel like I’m going to appreciate the technical knowledge of this guy, when his first paragraph gives you a huge clue that the guy doesn’t know how web pages are delivered to browsers! Oh well.

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A Genius Line!

March 14th, 2006 No comments

This is a genius line, not sure whether it’s true or not, but I love it anyway:I find myself going into the stall and looking around. … with the exception of the phrase “DYSLEXICS OF THE WORLD UNTIE!” written on the stall in marker, nothing seems out of the ordinary.I love simple little jokes like that! Thanks, Tucker

Sorry, but I just found out that Dyslexics are teople poo!
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Some People Have Far Too Much Time on Their Hands!

March 8th, 2006 No comments

Although it’s completely pointless, it’s actually very impressive! (And a good interpretation too!)

A Real Life Simpsons Introduction

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March 7th, 2006 No comments

I think this has to be the ultimate in the “Open Source, Working Together” philosophy!

OpenStreetMap is a site that takes GPS data from users, and allows others to create road maps out of that data. In this respect, the work is free of all copyright, and should be correct as far as the data is available (i.e. no errors, and no fake roads added to ensure copyright status). For more information, follow the “Help/Wiki” link on the left of the homepage.

I don’t personally have a GPS receiver, so I’m probably going to have a go at joining up nodes and labelling roads!

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Oh My Good Lord

March 1st, 2006 No comments

This must be the most amazing, and probably most lethal website I’ve ever come across. It’s simply entitled “UNWISE MICROWAVE OVEN EXPERIMENTS”. Do I need to explain more?

I’m currently trying to find a microwave…..

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