Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Understanding Neurotypicality

Understanding Neurotypicality: "Neurotypical individuals almost invariably show a triad of impairments, consisting of inability to think independently of the social group, marked impairment in the ability to think logically or critically, and inability to form special interests (other than in social activity)."

I'm aware of a few people who suffer from this.

well worth a read. Thanks for the link esr

Monday, August 29, 2005

Armed and Dangerous » The Revenge of the Nerds is Living Well

Armed and Dangerous » The Revenge of the Nerds is Living Well: "Kids today have trouble believing the amount of negative social pressure on intelligent people to pass as normal and boring that was typical before 1980"

It's an old article but worth a read. Another clasic from Eric S. Raymond.

Thursday, August 25, 2005


Ok so i'm not a big Korn fan. But i like some of their music and i have to say last night at brixton was fucking emence!

I'll get it out the way, the support weren't bad but sounded like they stole half their rifs (predominatly from korn) and at one incident i sware they were going to charge into dragula! but they are still better than the support i saw last time i saw disturbed (i'm not saying who out of disrespect).

Korn were good, verry good. Althogh i have to say the two highlights of the night were their covers. at the end of one song they went full on into the madnes of One by metallica (like they did on the MTV show a long time ago) and my head went like the wing. hev, jo and the blacksnotling would have been proud to have stood by me! WOW that was fucking something live WOW! all it lacked was a BIG bang when Jonathan Screamed "LANDMINE" but that aside it was fucking good (all be it for about 60 seconds). I did get some funny looks at the end of that bit (half the people there probably didn't know what it was) when i screamed "Metal up your FUCKING arse!".

the other highlight was them doing the wall by the floyd, now I'll admit i poopooed their album version and said it was nothing on the original. however live, IT WORKED! although the highlight for me had to be the guitar wank (Is it me or don't you get them any more in modern bands?) it was good I think i was the only person who was compleatly into it on annother level but I was on a real high (I'm a BIG fan of the original, floyd are legends, and i wish i'd had a ticket for live8 just for floyd).

but yeah a good gig. \m/ \m/

Metal Madnes

OK i know that blacksnotling has covered this already, however i'm going to mention the atrocities!!! of the last ozzfest show. I'm also going to say that Maiden are one of the FEW things that makes me proud to be brittish!

ok you can read the maiden story on the iron maiden website under their news section. I'll add as a comparison the ozzfest news page. I wasn't there, I don't know all the facts, I'll admit I'm a BIG Maiden fan. But lets face it in ANY walk of life throwing shit at someone when they are working (hell I feel soffy for rodies at festivals when they get bottled) is downright LOW! and while bruce is infamous for running his mouth and saying stupid things from time to time the reaction was pathetic and childish.

Here is a thought. Is Mrs. Dickenson advertising CHEEP supermarkets? and what the fuck is the wife of a rock legend doing hosting TV shows showing the WORST examples of music. coule she be having to do extra work to pay for her daughters drug problem?

whoops, bitchy? me?

I'll let you decide. and I have in all fairness shown and linked to a number of articles to give balance to the story. Ozzfest Hasn't yet released anything interesting on the story.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Why We Fight — An Anti-Idiotarian Manifesto

Why We Fight — An Anti-Idiotarian Manifesto

I'll just include this:

Click to Read

Thursday, August 18, 2005

LIFEBOOK P7010 - SME - Notebooks - Fujitsu Siemens Computers

LIFEBOOK P7010 - SME - Notebooks - Fujitsu Siemens Computers: "LIFEBOOK P7010" this is a beautifull little laptop (work just got a couple). An despite fujitsu saying nothing about it (shame on them) it is the easiest laptop i've ever known to put linux (debian) on. and at is small. so all in all quite impressive. for lots of details on the linux install (all you need to know) is on

Monday, August 15, 2005

A World of Warcraft World

A World of Warcraft World: "There are more people with blogs today (31 million) than had internet connections ten years ago."

I'm not sure I fully agree wityh everything in this article. but its a good read with som bizare ideas

Thursday, August 11, 2005

girly penguins OK so I have to watch what I say here. In an area like IT it can be difficult for women, I know from personal experiance that when talking to people on a forum about IT matters you just expect it to be a guy and it's a supprise when it turns out to be a girly. Don't get me wrong I'm not sexist (women generally cook good food) but IT is a male dominated area. but this site is interesting as it deals with Linux in a girly way rather than the grumpy old man manour that we are all used to.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 - Powering the New Hollywood - Home - Powering the New Hollywood - Home

an OSS video editor

when i get time i'm going to learn this software and use it to edit my holiday videos :)

It will be a big day for OSS if this app can be used to replace Adobe Premiere Pro on small projects etc...

Friday, August 05, 2005

Things People Said: Kids' Ideas About Love

Things People Said: Kids' Ideas About Love

so far from the trouth... Yet in a way so correct

Real World DeskTop(tm)

Real World DeskTop(tm)

Here is the oldest desktop i have seen.
this comes from a time before apple and microsoft were making graphical user interfaces. I personal;y love the image of this system running firefox

Resource Hacker

Resource Hacker


this classy app allows you to edit min32 binaries. IE you can change things in compiled windows applications EASILY! from images to sounds even text. So you can alter bizarre things in your windows system and get respect from your friends when things look different and there is no normal way of configuring them that way. Only danger of this is that it is easy to get carried away with and you can forget where you changed the `start' button to something your mother wouldn't approve of. I love this app. Every techy who has to have the most customised system has to have it.

when i get my net connection sorted i'll have to do a screen dump of my `stop' button ;-).

A fun day

Linux World Expo - Home: "The business conference will give delegates an insight into what Linux can do for their business and how to avoid migration pitfalls." Well i've got myself organised for an exciting and stimulating day. hopefully a good few drinks after.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

pharming in the 21st century

Slashdot | Ten Percent of DNS Servers Still Vulnerable read the article i can't believe they are calling it pharming

Stuff On My Cat

Stuff On My Cat This is for anyone who likes cats (i'm makeing no jokes this time)

Blue Screan of Death

Ive been meaning to do this for a long time. every time i hear "angel of death" by slayer i think of this. sory it makes me chuckel. This is my own creation i did look on google but didn't see anyone else who had done this.

Software, the meaning of pain
The way that I want you to pay
Slow PC, OS decay
systems that cleanse you of your money
Forced in
Like cattle
You run
Stripped of
Your life’s earnings
spending money, for the blue screen of death
Four hundred million more to crash
Blue Screan of death
Monarch to the kingdom of gates
Sadistic, surgeon of bloat
Sadist of the noblest system

Crashing, without mercy
To benefit the geek race

software, with no stability
Fell the lock in drive you insane
Inferior, no use to mankind
Strapped down screaming out to run
Blue Screan of death
Monarch to the kingdom of the gates
Infamous hacker,
Blue Screan of death

Pumped with sales, inside your brain
Pressure in your skull begins pushing through your eyes
Crashing software, fails again
Test of heat burns your chip, your mind starts to cry
useles software, hangs your system
How long can you last
before your system dies?
Sewn together, joining threads
Just a matter of time
’til you rip microsoft off
Millions perade out in their
penguine costumes
Seaking ways to beat
The vender lock in
Seas of piracy, bury money
sell your software as it crashes
Deep inside of XP
Abacinate, eyes that cry
Praying for the end of
Your microsoft nightmare
Wings of pain, reach out for you
His face of money staring down,
Your blood running cold
Injecting spyware, dying code
Feeding on the patents of
The programs others created
Pathetic harmless victims
Left to crash
Rancid blue screen of death
crashing thee

to the tune of Angel of death

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Solitary Confinement

Solitary Confinement: "Hoo, boy, if only a penny per copy..." the famous words of Wes Cherry a guy owed a fortune by bill gates. read the article to find out how much money he got from making the most widely used windows app. if i were this guy i'd be pissed off that i wasn't payed royalties

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Apple - Mighty Mouse

Apple - Mighty Mouse: Apple have decided less is more. i laughed at their take on the mouse still only having one button (horray for consistancy at least, saving the user requiering more training when the two button veriaty came out). but Apple have gone one further than only haveing 1 button. they have gone to 0 buttons. and apparently this is progress? on a more sensible note (i'm trying hard here not to laught at apple) it is an interesting idea with some funky uses of not so new technology. still i can't wait to see one so that i can press the touch sensative thing and hear the speaker make a "click sound" and i'm intreagued to hear what their "wheal" sound sounds like. I'm sorry it's hard to keep a strait face when seeing something new from apple.

Get the Facts Home... acording to M$

M$ propaganda:

"This Microsoft-sponsored study concluded, 'Running key server workloads on Linux/open-source software may appear to have some upfront cost advantage over Windows. However, this is not true. When one examines the ongoing costs of service support and integration, these potential upfront costs are offset.'"

did you expect a sentance starting "This Microsoft-sponsored study concluded" would end with linux is better?