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I am Sir Bedevere!

Take the quiz: “Which Holy Grail Character Are You?”

Sir Bedevere
Well, now, uh, Launcelot, Galahad, and I, uh, wait until nightfall, and then leap out of the rabbit, taking the French, uh, by surprise. Not only by surprise, but totally unarmed!

Eircom Net Phones

Bored? Now you can have some fun with a nearby Eircom net phone. Get admin access and add your favorite websites on the free to view list. Cheers for the link Damien

Cork on Google Earth

Cork from 13,879ft courtesy of Google Earth. I was somewhat pleased to see it is freeware (typical of Google now I suppose) and it works along the same lines/on the same engine as Keyhole Pro; another piece of satellite imaging software I tried out recently. As you’d expect, the resolution is quite good. I can zoom down to between 700 and 1000ft without any huge loss of image quality. Just the tool for at long last seeing what your neighbour has been building in his back garden for all these years.

A feature which will no doubt be the eye-candy for this creation is the 3D buildings option. Although only available in select major US cities at present, it’s a nice touch that works well with the tilt option. As with much of the mapping/navigation software out there, you can opt to display roads, borders, available accomodation and a whole host of other features. I found that when I installed Google Earth it retained the saved locations I had in Keyhole Pro. Handy then that I don’t have to search the earth yet again to find my own house.

The images seem fairly recent, my newly built house appears almost finished from what I can see. The coverage has increased somewhat over the last day or so. Well, it was either the lack of coverage or the fault of my own stupidity that all of Ireland looked like a puddle of bright green snot no matter what the zoom was set to. Today I find I can get crystal clear images of any one of a dozen worldwide cities I pointed the cursor at. Venture outside the major cities and you’ll probably find yourself lost in brightly coloured nonsense. The citizens of Waterford might have something to say about that one.

Overall a nice plaything. Something to mess around with and get those alternative holiday snaps!

Server Move

The move seems to have gone ok; there doesn’t appear to be any major problems around anywhere. Yet..

Apologies to the spammers

I was trying out the spamlookup plugin but aparently it was doing too good a job and blocking everything. My apologies to the spammers who couldnt get their regular flood of comments through. Also apologies to all the thousands of legitimate comments I normally get :)

Save Toby!?!

Pure genius! Now is one of those times I’m literally kicking myself thinking “Why didn’t I think of that?”. Some mensa candidate in the US is holding a pet rabbit for ransom and come June 30th will cook and eat the fluffy little critter if he hasn’t received $50,000 in donations from the general public. I think it’s absolute madness and most likely either a hoax or a publicity stunt but on the off chance it’s legit (or as legit as holding a rabbit for ransom on the internet can be) I wish him all the luck in the world.

Savetoby.com | Only YOU have the power to Save Toby!

If he can do that, maybe I can put the dog up for a ransom of $10,000? Give me your money or the dog goes to a Thai restaurant! God bless the internet & God bless free speech!

Getting so shafted

I have 2 windows servers, between them running about 7 websites. I had a look at the situation, had a look at the competition and realised how un-naturally screwed I’m getting. Only this afternoon I got a renewal for a 25MB, 1gb transfer windows server of, wait for it, 217. My other server; a 250mb, 3gb transfer works out around 230 p.a. Nuts! I was recently charged the whopping sum of 120 for an SSL cert and I’m being charged 4.95 per month for a lousy stinking dedicated IP address. Why oh why hadn’t I heard of Blacknight for and Digital Crocus when my last renewal was up? I’m horrified. Time to start backing up websites and shuffling them around I’d be thinking.

Another addictive webgame

In the latest in a long line of addictive webgames comes this utterly confusing Japanese romp. The idea, as far as I have gathered it, is similar to the penguin games of times gone by. Hit the object (in this case an innocent passer by) as far as you can along a line of people who will either help or hinder his progress. More of the same but it’s a lifesaver for anyone bored at work. My best so far is 2679.52m

Crash

Yet another delightfully hate-filled blog

“Things I hate about my Flatmate”; anonymous spleen venting of the most scathing sort. This blogger proves that writing on controversial subjects brings in the readers time and time again. Some share his views on hygiene, what should or should not be put in the bin, the location of the TV remote and general untidyness. To others he’s just an anal retentive drama queen. I haven’t decided as of yet. One thing I have decided on however; this guy needs to get his own place!

http://ihatemyflatmate.blogspot.com/

Pub reviews move home

You may have noticed that all the pub reviews have suddenly disappeared. .. Fear not! They’ve only moved next door to their new home www.munsterpubs.com. Update your bookmarks, subscriptions and all that related malarky.

Jeez, I’ll have to start writing more to make up for the dip in steady content :(