Change versus Routine

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As I’ve mentioned before, I enjoy change. I think most people do, as the dull and predictable, staid and static life soons becomes a ditch-water dull drag. On the other hand, there is something to be said for routine. The familiar lends itself to easy comfort. At the moment I’m trying to balance the two,…

intellipoint instant viewer

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New version of Intellipoint mouse software from Microsoft comes with Instant Viewer, a ‘sort of’ Alt+Tab replacement. I’ve switched it to my unused right side button of my Intellimouse Optical and it’s proving very handy (by default it’s added to the scroll wheel). Download it here.

made up words

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I think we ALL know someone who makes up words

touch screen tech

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The new iPhone uses touch screen but this video takes things to another level. Awesome stuff (via)

wrongroom

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Mark on the recent trend for full screen text editors “These programs aren’t for serious writers at all. They’re for the writer’s equivalent of script kiddies — people who want to go to Starbucks and pick up chicks with their MacBooks and their iPods and their glowing full-screen text editors.” Having tried a few of…

United 93

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Movie info from IMDB Movie reviews from Metacritic Having cancelled our UGC/Cineworld monthly passes towards the end of last year, we’ve kind of fallen away from watching movies at all. However we are now getting to the point that the movies coming on TV (via Sky Movies) are ones that we missed at the cinema,…

the psychology of colour

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The psychology of colour Are we preconditioned to pick out the six colours on a Rubik’s cube whatever tongue it is taught to think in. Or can you chop the spectrum into categories anywhere along its length and rely on the language an individual learns from his parents to explain where that chopping takes place.

The perfect loser

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I’m a terrible loser. Awful. No matter how I might try and disguise it, I hate losing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m resigned to the fact that there are people out there who are smarter, faster, stronger, fitter, and lots of other “-ers” than I, and that’s fine. But if I think I should win…

Ze Frank leaves building

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Ze Frank will end his daily show Apparently he’s “going Hollywood” and “He’s a self-generating comedic force and magnet for talent à la Judd Apatow, Ben Stiller, Mitch Hurwitz, Imagine—albeit in his nascent state of bloggerdom”. Like, awesome. Ya big sellout.

XP tip

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Quickly Tiling Windows in XP “With the first window open, press and hold Ctrl, then right-click the second window’s button in the taskbar and choose Tile Horizontally or Tile Vertically in the pop-up that appears.” You really do learn something new everyday, thank you LifeHacker!

I is not racist

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Deary me. Such a silly little TV programme causing such a stir. Let me just mount my “I haven’t been watching it this time” high horse, and we can get started. Firstly I’ll state that I’m not interested in who said what, as my firm belief is that any kind of racist statement is a…

All change!

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So, there are a few things around here that are still a bit.. erm.. broken. In the spirit of transparency, and in case I’ve missed anything that you’ve spotted, here is everything that will be fixed or changed in the coming week, fortnight.. month? Archive page – this will be slightly different from the previous…

Good Old Bill

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“I used to think that prizes were demeaning and divisive, until I got one, and now they seem sort of meaningful and real.” Bill Nighy, best actor in a TV mini-series for Gideon’s Daughter

Best Banner Ever

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“THE BLOKE BEHIND ME CAN’T SEE” A teenager waves his placard about in the Australia v England Twenty20 match.