If you like trainers (and who doesn’t?) I strongly recommend TrainerStation. Their customer service is second to none – every time I’ve ordered something from them it’s arrived the next day, and if there have been problems (like not fitting, or technical glitches) they have been absolutely on top of it and incredibly helpful. And they do retro Adidas, which is real weakness of mine….
Ostensibly this is an article about the recent bees hate mobile phones scare. In fact, it’s a general rant about bad science and invisible death rays (and a pissing contest between the Grauniad and the Independent too).
For the sake of clarity – bee colonies really are disappearing, but the research quoted about mobile phones is apparently bollocks. As is WiFi smog and anything else you can’t see but scares you.
Anyone close to my family will know that number one daughter has a very (and I mean very) limited dietary range… Alex Renton of the Observer has a similar problem.
This is the second time since the creation of Premiership Rugby ™ that Gloucester have finished the regular season at the top of the table. Last time (the first year of the competition) we got spanked by Wasps in the final. This time there’s a real chance we could actually claim the title as well as the moral victory.
It’s been a phenomenal season that really lived up to the promise that we showed last year – how much that’s been helped by an early exit from Europe and a very heavy Six Nations schedule I can’t comment. Regardless here’s hoping that we cement the success in the final two matches.
What lovely mugs
Part of the problem (that’s perhaps a little unfair, but hey, bear with me) of an automatically updated Kubuntu desktop is that sometimes the defaults change, and you end up with a change that you aren’t happy with. Recently, and for no reason I could divine, the default viewer for PDFs in Thunderbird (mail client) changed to evince. This should, of course, be fine, but for yet more reasons I can’t divine evince can’t print. Or rather, can only occasionally print, which is frankly worse.
After about a month of muttering to myself I finally broke and tried to find out what the hell was going on… It’s not defined in the Attachments menu (in Thunderbird
Edit -> Preferences -> Attachments -> View & edit actions). It’s not defined in the system Default Applications (from the ‘start’ button
System Settings -> Default Applications). It’s not even defined using
update-alternatives. Instead (and thanks to Tim Fredrick’s site for pointing me in the right direction) it’s defined in
/usr/share/applications/defaults.list. In that file look for the line starting
application/pdf and change the value to be the
.desktop file of your choice, relative to the
/usr/share/applications directory. In my case my app of choice is KPDF, and so I have changed my line to read as follows:
While I wilf hideously the TV is currently on in the background, showing Channel 4’s The Human Footprint. I’ve no idea where they get their stats, but they’ve just stated a remarkable ‘fact’:
There are now more households in Britain that own two cars than own two novels
Is that really true? Christ.
I’ve been wondering for a while about tracking comments on blogs…. There’s a group of us who have been in electronic contact for years and years. It started out as a mailing list, but over the past few years moved through IRC to the current network of blogs.
What I’ve been feeling the lack of with this move to blogging rather than mailing lists is the conversation. If I comment on a blog I have to remember to watch that post to see the replies and possibly comment again. The minute I post more than one or two comments to one or two blogs I find it impossible to track the conversations that I’m involved in. This has meant, so far, that I’ve been pretty taciturn when it comes to commenting on other people’s blogs.
I was muttering about this today prior to a planning session with a customer (so much so that my mutterings made in to a User Story) and thought that a) I can’t be the only person with this problem, b) it’s a very web2.0 problem, and c) someone must have built something to solve it already.
Also, my apologies to Mark for not getting it (at all) when he suggested that we built almost exactly this type of system back last summer. To be fair, we built Sleevenotez instead, so it wasn’t an /awful/ mistake, but still…