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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, September 04, 2004

Category: Photography

Reading at the library during the nineties came across one book [The Collectors Guide to Japanese Cameras] cover shot with this image of a Nikon optic made to order on it's own wheels, another review.
I think maybe Rory was having a strange day when he had his site feed photo done, but was it a sort of bad hair day

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Category: coms

This is My DECTfax IT'S A PDF FILE it's a fax with a cordless handset my bank has recently changed their call number from local national rate [0845] to national rate - with this phone you can automate the calls to numbers with numbered departmentalisation so now I have to go all through the configerations just to confirm it's OK and I'm loathed to, but when it works it works and extracting your balance is a doddle.
Rory did a post about having to have a 'Smart Media Reader' no a 'Smart Card Reader' looks as though there ain't no standardized listing catalogueing or maybe there is and it's down in an archive somewhere, like ISDN [internation standard digital number]
I'd really like some sort of video phone I suppose but should it be desk based or mobile, is that still a question
update this from gizmodo about a home phone that was a grand but is in an auction for less and has some sorta note taker eBay: Apple/Siemens Newton NotePhone

Monday, August 30, 2004

Category: Movie genre internet

I watched The Swarm '78 for want of something to do yesterday and then remembered I was supposed to shop for food! blur That reminded me about a 'b' movie that I saw about two years ago that I had not seen before Shock to The System c1990 .
trivera: Crime DOES Pay if You Kill Horrible People!!!
Who says Michael Caine is a so-so actor? He plays the perfect combination of a truly nice guy ground down by his shrewish wife, his slimy peer-then-boss, and corporate life, in general. Movies like this give us corporate slaves a little relief from the utter amoral depravity of the 'civilized' world we inhabit in these rabbit warrens, otherwise known as 'Cubical Hell'.
This man makes you completely sympathize with every one of his murders, all nicely planned to look like accidents. In fact, I am amazed that some lawyer hasn't pulled the 'Shock to the System' defense. Certainly, it has as much attraction for the frustrated as the films usually blamed. It's just more subtle, more high-brow and takes a little more finesse.
The detective is wonderfully nosy, but how he can walk up to Caine in the middle of New York City is quite amazing to me. A little too much dramatic license, too much coincidence to be believable but you tend to forget your logical approach to life.
Reality is easily suspended as Caine gets in his licks for all the humuliations we nice people have suffered in the corporate world, where the rapacious are rewarded by CEO salaries. The laughs are fast and furious, all delivered in that great understated British fashion.
Mr. Downtrodden gets his licks in and when the new boss talks about his Cessna, you've already fixed the engine. There are traces of 'The Ruling Class' in here, as Mr. Nice Guy becomes king of the mountain by firing everyone 'who is not a contributor', thus ingratiating himself with Mr. Cessna. McGovern gives her Basset hound, soulful looks all through the film, and you feel her conflict about turning this wonderful guy in. She is promoted out and away, and all is well, which is usual for corporate shenanigans. They just usually don't involve murder.
..if you run into a dull period it's worth the oh' compare.. it's about a straight executive that has not the internet plan and is bought out but goes on to do something..it's a bit old hat now but it had what substance there was then..and then there was Hackers c1995 and Angelina Jolie as acid burn and
Jonny Lee Miller as 'Crash Override'/'Zero Cool' I'm not counting Sneakers c1992 though


Simon pointed out that the b&w film make ILFORD are in receivership

Totally missed the Gilmor feed here in London and ecto looks cool via that french guy loiclemeur.com who shows the four wheels that go along bon jous

Category: World Climate

Are You a Have~Not
Oil helps the internal combustion chamber grease the velosity of the F1 industry..
Will The End of Oil Mean The End..
Perhaps it goes without saying but it deserves repeating anyway: oil is the sine qua non of “industrial” civilization—the one thing without which such civilization cannot exist. All of the world’s 600 million automobiles depend on oil. So do virtually all other commodities and critical processes: airlines, chemicals, plastics, medicines, agriculture, heating, etc. Almost all of the increase in world food productivity over the past 50 years is attributable to increases in the use of oil-derived additives: pesticides; herbicides; fungicides; fertilizers; and machinery
via a lusty sports ethics which is an anagram of Stu’s hysterical post [on election 2004] which follows a certain story by Stu
If production is peeking this year and say it takes ten years for for the message to get into the system computers are heavy users of that measureable valued commodity will the costs rise, I say..
When oil is gone, civilization will be stupendously different. The onset of rapid depletion will trigger convulsions on a global scale, including, likely, global pandemics and die-offs of significant portions of the world’s human population. The “have” countries will face the necessity kicking the “have-nots” out of the global lifeboat in order to assure their own survival. Even before such conditions are reached, inelastic supply interacting with inelastic demand will drive the price of oil and oil-derived commodities through the stratosphere, effecting by market forces alone massive shifts in the current distribution of global wealth..

Don't Panic ~ We Will Panic
Ethics Monica did those too..

Category: Mobil Coms

The new Treo 650 looks really cool stuff but are still looking for my upgrading..but this iPaq rw6100 looks better but will it surface yet..I might be plumming for a pda which will accomadate the wireless link and it would be nice to have a custom app

update from Gizmodo the very first hard-drive on a cell-phone Samsung SPH-V5400 Pictures

Category: Platforms

Joy's joins Gary got a fan now she's actually got a super-duper listing at the Open Directory Project., I don't know if I mentioned it before but I got a t-shirt? maybe I get to update it now! while Sue might be a taking on power book downgrading for a second hand job but Gizmodo get to show a picture of a G5 model in an elevator..

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Category: Gambling

The WorldPokerTour is on my cable server at the moment for free and a couple of weeks ago Mimi Rogers was actually playing a hand - quite watchable stuff

see it before watching..tonight Lolita Davidovich touches deck but loses her bank