November 27, 2003

So nice, so easy, so ad-free: TClockEx - Taskbar Clock Enhancer: "TClockEx enhances the standard Windows taskbar clock, adding the ability to display the date, time and lots of other information in any format you like. TClockEx is highly customizable, from the format to the font and colour, and even the tooltip information. Many people have wondered why this wasn't built into the standard clock to begin with."
Posted by andersja at 09:00 PM

What's really visible from Space?

There is a longstanding myth that the Great Wall of China is the only manmade object visible from space. It and several variations on the theme are great fodder for water cooler arguments: What's Really Visible from Space? (via C)
Posted by andersja at 08:53 PM

November 26, 2003

Ton Zijlstra: The Difference Between a Website and a Weblog (H)
Posted by andersja at 09:47 PM

Kite photography! - a SURE winner! Very very cool.
Posted by andersja at 08:20 PM

Todo for all Moveable Type users: fix serious bug. Then, when you have some time, follow this reciepe for trapping all sorts of runaway & illegitimate robots...
Posted by andersja at 08:08 PM

A hilarious short story about picking up a rental car in the most efficient manner. I actually started reading & crying (true!) when reading. Found via Emese.
Posted by andersja at 01:59 PM

The GAP (Global Attention Profiles)project tracks the attention that selected news media outlets pay to different nations of the world. A set of automated programs performs 1700 web searches every day to determine what nations news media outlets are paying the most attention to and presents this information in table and map form. Cool. (by Ethan , link from Ben)
Posted by andersja at 12:05 PM

This is a public service announcement to our European readers: BE GLAD YOUR HUMAN RIGHTS ARE BEING LOOKED AFTER! ... ummm... and when in the US, buy books with unmarked cash... (Assistant Attorney General Daniel Bryant to Senator Patrick Leahey: "Americans who borrow or buy books surrender their right of privacy")
Posted by andersja at 11:57 AM

November 24, 2003

I always wondered (well... not really, but ... you know) what happens when you fire a bullet straight up in the air. A miracle that it doesn't happen more often, looking at the traditions some cultures have for random celebratory gunfire...?
Posted by andersja at 11:06 PM

November 23, 2003

MatrixXP - a great parody, created by a couple of brothers and their home computer(s) (!!) Definitely worth the download!
Posted by andersja at 12:29 PM

November 13, 2003

Bliss. I am staying late in the office and NRK (Norwegian National Broadcaster) streams Herreavdelingen
Posted by andersja at 03:09 AM

November 12, 2003

I'm always on vacation when fun stuff happens, but here is a link for other people in UK: if you're in London next week: do your part in Resisting Bush! (more at Metafilter)
Posted by andersja at 02:53 PM

November 11, 2003

Bit Rot

stefenf extracts 10 year old Amiga data in Bit Rot: "[...] what shocked me about the entire process was how difficult it was. This computer is, as I said, only about 10 years old. We're not exactly talking about extracting data from ENIAC here. It triple-underscores the fact that one of the biggest challenges we face as people who use and design computers and software is compatibility and migration. Both physical compatibility of media and things like ports, cables, and adapters. And compatibility of file formats and the programs that read them."
Posted by andersja at 12:51 PM

November 10, 2003

Comment Spam Manifesto: "Spammers are hereby put on notice. Your comments are not welcome. If the purpose behind your comment is to advertise yourself, your Web site, or a product that you are affiliated with, that comment is spam and will not be tolerated."
Posted by andersja at 07:07 PM

Adam chases a spammer and lives to tell the tale in: "Spam Talk". Fun reading. Keep up the good work, Adam!
Posted by andersja at 07:04 PM

November 05, 2003

A colleague was asking me for some db concepts earlier today, so for future reference, here is a brief into to Database terminology
Posted by andersja at 02:58 PM

November 04, 2003

Norstalgia from the days of dot martix printer "photographs"...: JPG 2 ASC
Posted by andersja at 07:45 PM

Free Photoshop actions

Ron releases some free PhotoShop actions to reduce digital photography noise (via MeFi). Great stuff. Now all we need is a free version of upscaling programs like Genuine Fractals...
Posted by andersja at 06:18 PM

Creative & free feature of modern mobile phones: Bluejacking! More info at BBC. (via MeFi)
Posted by andersja at 06:01 PM