Computers in Hollywood, never realistic… but fucking Jurassic Park is the worst.

You have a Velociraptor bashing (no pun intended) at the door, you need to lock the doors quick as it’s only Sam Neill holding the nasty little fucks back.

So what method do you think the brains behind Jurassic Park decided would be the best way to secure a big fucking metal door.

  1. A fucking lock on the door?
  2. A switch next to the door to lock it?
  3. A fucking archaic Unix graphic file browser where you have a 3D representation of the file structure, and you have to find the program to lock the doors?

Of course, it’s number three. For fuck’s sake.

Just interested in where the fire alarm is, the parent folder?

It is actually a real piece of software called FSN, or Fusion by Silicon Graphics.

An olive branch to @joecienkowski

Hi Peachy,

We’ve not always seen eye to eye with what you say on Twitter, or anywhere else for that matter but I want to reach out and help you.

I’m incredibly sad that your blog is no longer up and running, and I understand that it can be costly hosting a free blog with free hosting on wordpress.com, so I want to help you.

Your message is so deep and profound, it needs more than 140 character messages for you to expand on your, let’s say unorthodox approach.

I am offering free of charge to set up and host a blog for you. All you have to do is edit your DNS records on your domain host, and I will set you up a WordPress blog and secure it for you. If you have any other requirements or software, I will install it for you.

After I’ve secured it, you will be the only user with 100% control of the backend, not even I will have access.

Just say the word and it can be up and running in 24 hours.

The dangers of listening to The Living Dinosaur in work

I’ve ripped The Living Dinosaur‘s Holy Hallucinations series to MP3 so I can listen to them while working.

It’s just because he rips a new arsehole for everyone he crosses, he makes me chuckle away to myself.

However, listening to Holy Hallucinations 17 in work, I got to this point and laughed out loud in the office. He’s replying to some prick about how great the human species is, and then lists superior aspects of other species.

And this is the bit that made me laugh.

It just so happened that I started laughing just as a developer turned around, so I’ve made him a little paranoid 🙂

 

Internet Explorer CAPTCHA

Trying to decode some CAPTCHA’s can be a pain in the ass, but when this one came up, well I thought I had it nailed.

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Just so you know, describing IE10 as crap, shite, bollocks and pisspoor didn’t work.

Armoured Warfare camo

Finally got paid, so now I can play around with the new AW camouflage options on my lovely new T-80.

Doesn’t it look beautiful! Nothing quite like trashing Leopard 2’s and looking fabulous doing it 😛

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Amazing coloured photos of the four Romanov daughters

I’ve just been reading Helen Rappaport’s excellent book Four Sisters again, about the four daughters of the last Tsar of Russia.

While doing some research on the interweb, I found this stunning image of the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia.

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P.S. Just after I published this post, I noticed that this image is the actually the front cover of the current edition of the book. Whoops! One of the problems with using an eReader.

David Bowie, 1947-2016

Days after the passing of Lemmy, 2016 continues to be a shit year with the passing of David Bowie after an 18 month battle with cancer.

Absolutely gutted, and it takes his passing and an eight hour marathon of his music on my iTunes today to realise just how brilliant he was over five decades.

But just like it was listening to the lyrics of Freddie Mercury on the Innuendo album after he died, listening to his last single Lazarus it makes me wonder how the hell we didn’t get the message before.

He’ll be sadly missed, and like Lemmy, we’ll never see his like again.

I’ve been listening to this track too much today, but it’s an amazing performance from the Old Grey Whistle Test.

R.I.P Ziggy and Major Tom

Domain searching… and now I can’t stop laughing

Following a high level web team meeting yesterday, we wondered why no one had registered sh.it as a domain. It seems the Italians were one step ahead and it’s current status is Unassignable.

Well that’s a little unfair, but still, there’s other possibilities. Is there a .ks TLD? Well yes there is, it’s for Kosovo but given that no one can agree on the status of that country, it’s not yet available. That’s bolloc.ks fucked then.

Can’t quite think of any more right now… but I know there’s a .ck TLD, so let’s have a look. Ah the Cook Islands, and it looks like they have a few second level domains as well, let’s just have a look… what the fuck!

Seriously Cook Islands? You think it was a good idea to have a company level domain called .co.ck? Do you have many registrations by any chance?