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general February 16, 2002 posted by

I’ve been playing with a fabulous little digital photo album creator called Diji Album. It’s from New Zealand – OK so its author is a Kiwi, grin – but don’t hold that against it. The fact is that it’s a really cool bit of software. You can use it to tweak up your photos, and then create albums of your own design (with or without text and artistic bits on the page) and then either create self running exe files…


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general February 16, 2002 posted by

What if EVERY word on a Web page was automatically hyperlinked to Google so that you could do an instant search on it, merely by clicking on the word? Well you would have a Hyperdoc apparently. It’s a neat idea, which could make for some interesting sites one day. Thanks Ben for the link.


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general February 16, 2002 posted by

If Lord of the Rings was written by other famous authors?This could be the result. Funny, funny. :-)


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general February 16, 2002 posted by

Just found a new free anti virus package to rival AVG from Grisoft. The strangely named AVAST! looks OK, I haven’t tried it yet, because I use AVG, but it goes on to the interesting list.


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general February 16, 2002 posted by

You’re stuck in a railway station and can’t find out how to buy a ticket because you can’t speak the language? Easy peasy. Just enter in the phrase ‘where is the ticket office?’ into the little Universal Translator gizmo and out should come a translation in any one of three major languages – German, French, Spanish. I say should, because I haven’t had a chance to test it out yet, I’ll know more as and when I do. In the…


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general February 16, 2002 posted by

So more Americans fear the Inland Revenue service than fear God? Interesting survey about the top 10 fears in the US.


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general February 12, 2002 posted by

It may not seem like much, but this little chip could herald the dawn of a new era in digital photography. The Foveon chip promises to deliver stunning images from digicams by doing away with the need for separate chips for each colour. The result is crisp, clear and beautifully realised colour images. Or so the PR release says. We’ll have to wait a month or so until the first cameras are out and reviewed, but this really could be…


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general February 9, 2002 posted by

Well here’s something dedicated to bloggers everywhere. An article on the nature of the Internet. You see, the Web runs on love not greed. Remember that, eh? :-) And thanks to Ben for the link.


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general February 9, 2002 posted by

There is so little that’s original on the web these days. Everything seems a bit recycled, plagiarised, stolen, revisited, reworked, repackaged. Especially in the personal publishing world.


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general February 9, 2002 posted by

Very interesting aircraft which could point the way to the future of commercial flying. The CarterCopter is a gyrocopter with some impressive design goals. We’re talking 400mph at a 50,000 ft flight ceiling. Astonishing, especially when it is combined with a near vertical take off capability. Thanks to ZZZ for the original info.


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general February 8, 2002 posted by

This is just a wow moment.


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general February 8, 2002 posted by

Just what we need. A pill to combat over eating. Oh yes they say it’s to combat obesity, which makes it sound nice and medical, but basically we’re talking mostly about too many Cokes and fries, aren’t we? I’m no one to talk, but even I have to worry at the results of encouraging people to think that they can just take a pill to remove over-indulgence. Sheesh!


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general February 8, 2002 posted by

Just what is Sony up to? They have started to hype up the next gen Playstation 3 already, nothing new there. But the reports are talking about performance which is WAY out of games console territory. Quote recent snippet – ‘Tentatively scheduled for completion by 2005, the processor will be capable of 1 Trillion FLOPS (floating-point operations per second)’. Now that is supercomputer levels of power. Why? Could it be because of this?


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general February 7, 2002 posted by

Tired of receiving all those rehashed urban legend emails in your inbox like Craig Shergold’s business cards, and Intel paying you to send emails? Send your next tormentor to the Urban Legends site and let them discovery the brutal facts about online pranks for themselves.


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general February 7, 2002 posted by

Cartoon fanatics now have their own site at the Big Cartoon Database. Predictably but still disappointingly there are no actual cartoons on the site, but it’s still a stunning compendium of all things Scooby-Doo!


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