Thursday, September 29
I'm heading off to Tram Town next week to
- Go to train website.
- Check timetable.
- Buy ticket online.
- Receive ticket as PDF via email.
- Print ticket on printer.
- Catch train.
- Snooze and/or read and/or watch anime and/or listen to iPod and/or play games on Palm Pilot as countryside rolls by. (I haven't got the extended battery yet so I'm limited to about 3 hours of anime.)
Monday, September 26
This card sports two Nvidia 7800GT graphics chips and 512MB of memory. This motherboard has four 16x PCI-Express slots. And this delivers 1000W continuous and 1100W peak.
Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
Saturday, September 24
DEMOCRACY IS DEAD!!! BUSH!!! (PUKE!!!!!!!) THE TRUTH IS AT OUTSPOKENMOLLUSKSFORUNIONWAGES.ORG!!!!!!!!? POWER TO THE WICCANS!!! THE THIEF-IN-CHIEF'S WAR AGAINST CIVIL RIGHTS MUST END NOW!!!! UNLIKE YOU AND TUCKER CARLSON, I AM NOT IN LOVE WITH OIL!!!!!!!? WHAT CAN WE EXPECT NEXT!? WILL THE CAPITALISTS COME TO ABUSE ME FOR BEING A MINORITY!? WILL MY UNSPOILED FRIENDS NOW BE ENSNARED JUST BECAUSE THEY'RE BISEXUALS!!!!? AS I UNDERSTAND IT IT'S OPEN SEASON ON VEGETARIANS!!!! I REJECT VIOLENCE AND OCCUPATION! CHRISTIANITY, INDEED!!!!!!!! KING GEORGE ONLY WANTS BLUE STATES FOR THE OIL!!!! (IF ONLY THERE WERE OIL IN RED STATES!!) NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE!!!!!!! QUITE LITERALLY, THE REPUGNANTANS STOLE THE SO-CALLED ELECTION BY GASSING THE HOMEOPATHIC VOTERS IN MY MIND, JUST LIKE PIXY MISA HELPED OUR SMIRKING CHIMP TO STEAL CIVIL UNIONS FROM THE ELDERLY INSURGENTS (WHILE THE OIL LOBBY HAPPILY SAT ON THE SIDELINES, HONESTLY)!!Now we know! Now we know everything!
Get your own Autorantic Virtual Moonbat. They make great gifts!
(Update: Okay, so it's a year old. It's still cute.)
Friday, September 23
I have wireless internet! On my notebook! 1Mb/s at 100km/h! Well, the trains don't actually run that fast, but then again I got the slower plan, so it all balances out...
Tuesday, September 20
Well, a viking is sort of like a pirate, right?
Monday, September 19
Announcing the Skepchick 2006 Calendar. Order yours today.
Tell 'em Pixy sent you.
|In a Past Life...|
Where You Lived: Tibet.
How You Died: Decapitation.
(via La Belle Dame au Fromage)
Saturday, September 17
There are nations in Africa that have no Senators at all, yet America has one hundred of them.
Help Africa help itself: Donate a Senator today.
Wednesday, September 14
I'm not dead, I've just been messing about in the engine room of the good ship Munuvia. Basically, I have time to do that, or to blog, but not both. I'll have to change the flags here every so often just so you know I'm still alive.
I'm getting spammed by a freaking public library! What's wrong with people?
On the other hand, I compared John Kerry to a cabbage - unfavourably - on Slashdot and got moderated up to +5. Republicans with mod points. Phear the power!
ADSL USB modems.
The drivers have a failure rate of about one in three.
Fine for you. You aren't the tech support department for an ISP.
(Well, if you are, then I commiserate.)
Wednesday, September 07
I'll try not to forget this year.
I mean, Arrr.
(Viarrr Dave Barry, of course)
Jane Fonda and George Galloway.
It's enough to make me burn my copy of Barbarella. Almost.
Sunday, September 04
One of the downsides of moving to New Pixy Central was that I was about to get high-speed ADSL (up to 8mbit) at Old Pixy Central, but this wasn't available (yet) at the new address.
However, it was on its way - and yes, I checked that first.
Now the little status indicator on my ISP's website has ticked over from yellow (under construction) to blue (being commissioned). So any day now I will have 12mbits, and maybe even 24! (Their equipment works at 24mbits, but they are still doing field tests.)
In the meantime I will sit here and twitch.
Lamb stew in red wine with potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, red kidney beans and cannellini beans. And garlic.
It better be good, because there seems to be an awful lot of it. If it goes wrong, I guess I can always add more garlic...
Baking some rye bread too. There'll be one well-fed Pixy here at Pixylabs tonight!
Saturday, September 03
Apothegm Designs are auctioning off two blog design packages with the proceeds going to The American Red Cross. If you're one of the high bidders, I'll throw in free hosting* and a free mu.nu domain if you'd like one (and who wouldn't). Go over there and bid your little hearts out!
* Assuming you don't have more than, say, a million visitors a month. Maybe even then, but I'd have to make sure the server is set up to cope.
A DETACHMENT of 300 Arkansas National Guard troops have landed in anarchic New Orleans, with the authorisation to shoot and kill "hoodlums", Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco said.Good.
"Three hundred of the Arkansas National Guard have landed in the city of New Orleans," Ms Blanco said.
"These troops are fresh back from Iraq, well trained, experienced, battle tested and under my orders to restore order in the streets.
"They have M-16s and they are locked and loaded.
"These troops know how to shoot and kill and they are more than willing to do so if necessary and I expect they will."
(via Tim Blair)
Friday, September 02
The one small fly in my shiny new notebook ointment was that occasionally, while watching anime, it would stutter very slightly.
It still did it after I added the extra gig of ram, so that wasn't the problem.
It still did it after I replaced the hard disk with a larger and faster model, so that wasn't the problem.
It still did it even though CPU utilisation was below 20%, even while playing in full-screen mode.
But when I replaced WinAmp with BSPlayer, it went away for good.
Alas, BSPlayer too had a problem: In full-screen mode it made sure to fill the entire screen, from edge to edge. Even if you were watching a standard-format show (4:3) on a widescreen display (5:3) - in which case the subtitles would be neatly located somewhere off the bottom of the screen so as not to spoil your viewing pleasure.
There are no options to change this behaviour. I looked, and I looked again, and I looked again. But there is a pan-and-scan mode - which turns out to work perfectly.
The only remaining problem: 900GB of anime. 100GB of disk space.
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