Easter vacation has begun! Yay! It's my first day off with no deadlines around the corner that I've...

posted 18 March 2002
Easter vacation has begun! Yay! It's my first day off with no deadlines around the corner that I've had in a while, so it's time to offload the backlog of stupid sites I've been bookmarking. I'm not sure *why*, exactly, since nobody actually reads this site on a regular basis, but it's good to have new stuff online.

  • Modern Humorist's 2002 Movie Preview is hilarious
  • Windows XP's driver protection list contains a list of all the hardware drivers that XP will not run for various reasons. This annoyingly includes my CD-R drivers.
  • Some snippets of random personal philosophy from somebody who probably takes themselves too seriously.
  • A very useful selection of tools for working with VCDs (aka MPEG movies), including repair tools.
    File Sharing Shenanigans
  • Is your copy of Morpheus broken? That's because KaZaA locked them out of their network. However, KaZaA still works fine. If it's all not very legal anyway, do you care if they use unfair tactics to get more customers?
  • I can't say I tried hard, but as a competitor to KaZaA, AudioGalaxy totally sucks. And you can't use it to download episodes of Fraggle Rock and relive your youth. For instance.
  • If you don't like closed networks (such as the above) then the new Morpheus is a Gnutella client, but so is LimeWire, and the latter is much better. BearShare is also a contender, but it killed my machine's resources, as did LimeWire. KaZaA isn't shy about using memory, but it's a bit more polite about things.
  • Funky case mods and bits of randomly altered computer hardware are to be found at BitTech. Stuff to made you go "Hey, these people have way too much time on their hands," of course, but also "Cool".
  • Teach your computer to execute Java class files simply by double-clicking. Useful, if you're me.
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    The Great Blog Backlog, Episode 2: I rediscovered Oasis Magazine, which I first read when I was...

    posted 18 March 2002
    The Great Blog Backlog, Episode 2:
  • I rediscovered Oasis Magazine, which I first read when I was just coming out. I remember how great it was to read at the time, and I'm glad to see it's still going.
  • There is such a thing as going too far. PHP is currently my best and favourite programming language, simply because I've been using it for so long. But it's a scripting language. Or, it used to be. Now, PHP GTK and PHPmole provide libraries and an IDE, respectively, to produce stand-alone GUI applications for Windows and Linux, written in PHP. Completely superfluous, but also quite cool in a "it can be done" sort of way.
  • And, as an interesting mirror to that, there's also Carrot, which turns C++, the language of standalone applications, into a scripting language. *sigh* :-)
  • Yet another cheap online computer parts and supplies retailer in the UK. Always good to have a few on hand, like NovaTech and Morgan Computers.
  • The new Star Wars Episode 2 trailer is out
  • Jim Henson Productions has a great site, full of clips from the Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and the rest. Bork, bork.
  • Will whatsisname may have won, but Gareth Gates is clearly the cuter Pop Idol.
  • Silicon Pines, an "Assisted Computing Facility" for people who cannot compute for themselves. Send this link to somebody the next time they ask you for tech support :-)
  • Thanks to Steve for pointing me to TightVNC, a nifty program that lets you control any computer remotely. TightVNC is an improvement over ordinary VNC in that it uses image compression for better response times. Quite nifty.
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