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Middle Ages [it's all mine now?]

I was bought up in a small township in Eltham (Leslie Townsend Hope's also) in South London, now live in The-Garden-of-Kent aerial during the fifties Elvis was beginning to make a noise and ....in contempt of court

Saturday, December 06, 2003

Hotel Luxury
Fraser Hickox runs a technology sector from a room at The Peninsula Hotel and employees staff to research the latest idea...

Paris, 5 March 1999 – Guestroom technology should be “discreet, intuitive and forgiving”, and “serve, not challenge the guest”. This formula for meeting the needs of hotel customers was provided by Fraser Hickox, group general manager research & technology for the Peninsula Hotel Group at EURHOTEC '99, the European hospitality technology exhibition and conference which convened in Vienna last month.

via click on-line

Defence Sence

Here's a reasonably interesting description of interview and clearance process at the NSA. Sorry, it's a PDF. One of my proudest possessions is my NSA mug. It has a secret code on it. When filled with a hot liquid, the answer is revealed. It rules.

I found that PDF at Cryptome. By the way, when you click on that link, it will set off all sorts of alarms in the Carnivore boxes installed at your ISP. (the FBI considers Cryptome a source of information that could harm the United States)

One time I interviewed at a big defense contractor. The interview process was crazy. They would say stuff like "This position involves Unix, and... a database. I think that's all I can say. You'll have lots of fun, but never be able to tell anybody what you do." They told me if I started work there, the clearance process would take 6 months to a year. During that time, I'd be paid to sit in a room called "the leper colony" and do nothing. I did get a job offer from there, to work in their "SPACE SYSTEMS" division (how cool is that!) But, I turned it down. I didn't want to move to Texas. I probably missed an oppurtunity to work on the EXOATMOSPHERIC KILL VEHICLE or something.

Instead I went to Pratt and worked on everything from their coolest stuff all the way down to the bottom of the barrel: the mainframe based payroll system. Y2K was coming, you know. That COBOL wasn't about to remediate itself.
from that mortal over at messy-78

Fixed safety cameras A229 Loose Road (near Plains Avenue), Maidstone
A229 Hayle Road (near College Road), Maidstone
A26 Tonbridge Road (near Milton Street), Maidstone
A20 London Road, Maidstone
A249 Sittingbourne Road (towards Maidstone), Detling
A249 Sittingbourne Road (towards Sittingbourne), Detling
A274 Sutton Road, Maidstone

New mobile safety cameras A249 South Street

BBC The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation.

Archos 320 actually what mark...
for one day only may never be again..
qvcuk if it's stored...

And just get this
Man on The Moon by who knows when...

Daily Mail finally launches website
The Register - 14 hours ago
Britain's second-biggest selling daily newspaper, The Daily Mail, has finally shaken its dislike of the Internet and announced it will launch a Web version.
Daily Mail online - better late than never Prosperity4
Daily Mail finally embraces the internet Guardian
NetImperative (via Google News)

Well? What about this The Mail Newspaper is to launch a "Web Site" via The Register..

Friday, December 05, 2003

Nelly Furtado review some her songs via EuroNews one particular number caught my ear

Time Domain Add Drop Multiplexer

Siemens and BT today claimed a breakthrough in ultra-high switching of data over optical fibre networks

This is 16 times faster than the speeds achieved by todays networks, BT says.


Thursday, December 04, 2003


Julie Lerman has moved her blogging to a new site...

She likes yummy di-it mojo's

..for example this will catch-you-on-the-

Wow! Lots of “tests posts” on the dotnetweblogs yesterday. And did you notice who they were from? A whole bunch of folks from Microsoft. That's pretty cool that this is where they want to be and it says a lot about this blogsite as well as the great tool that Scott has built.
This morning when I opened up Sharpreader and looked at the mainfeed from there. I have to say it was overwhelming. Because the authors are not exposed in the display of post titles, it is really hard to pick and choose what you want to look at when you just cannot look at them all. I actually just went elsewhere though I came back later and started digging through the posts.


Wednesday, December 03, 2003

The Register have here the t-shirt page : choose?

OutKast on Arista Records have had a number played on MTV for the last two weeks or so - so when I went shopping today I had a looksee at the racks to see if I could ID this #1 found the one item "Hey Yea" but it only gets like 20 micro-sex
(time) so we'll jus have to play and be dam sure....


Orange Server Safety Rules
Following the legislation on "Hands-Free" coming to us this week - take a lookat these for considerations...


Who would be first to
judge Payne?

This week a consumer expert tells us that X=(a x b divided by c) x (d+e divided by (1+f)) is the formula to choose perfect gifts for Christmas. OneArmJoe

"I just don't know of any women technologists doing interesting stuff in weblogs"

Does anyone know who this dude is? via Mandarin Design

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

One Hundred Years of Powered Flight

T Box Remember the statement advocating a computer in every home well, Redmond have a new idea...
a computer in every car

Monday, December 01, 2003

Linda's out tonight and has no kind of realism for me...
maybe it's because I saw another script..

The Last Seduction verses
Where The Money is ....

qvcuk were selling this method of converting TV for the computer which requires a co-axial feed...
for less than $140 you could compare this to buying amother TV which could chase your wallet for $300 with an extra ZERO for size...

gizmodo guess so..

Sunday, November 30, 2003

COOKIE CRUMBLE If Luskin serves his subpoena, as promised, within 72 hours, can Blogspot be trusted to keep Atrios' true identity private? says The Register Andrew Orlowski explains that many webloggers like to post pseudonymously, but a legal threat on one of the most popular raises the question - for how much longer?
The impish Atrios, a pseudonymous and widely read Democratic weblogger has been threatened with a subpoena by right-wing columnist Donald Luskin.
July 2003
"Now we can publish information we receive from someone else!" without fear of getting sued," said Jeralyn Merritt, a lawyer and blogger who manages talkleft.com, a Web site about crime-related news and politics.

we can post stuff - but who are we going to support?....

via stu Honey Moon Nov 9, 2003