Archive for November, 2003


Tuesday, November 25th, 2003

Lets see does this work

lets see

Tuesday, November 25th, 2003

Lets see does my hosting provider have any clue as to what they’re doing. Last time I tried this it borked.

Christmas Shopping

Monday, November 24th, 2003

Right, have 3 books in my Amazon Queue right now and wondering should I add anything else. …

kevin, Mark, Sean and Noel are sorted now. I’m wondering whether to get other people I know well enough presents. Must check my budget. Got a DVD for my father and know what my mother wants so thats most people covered. I also have funky wrapping paper and must just get good qulaity cards.

Hi Aidan

Friday, November 21st, 2003

Hey Ixoy. Thanks for visiting.

USB Powered Christmas Tree

Wednesday, November 19th, 2003

USB Powered Christmas Tree They only ship to the states though. 🙁 . Got this link via BoingBoing.

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Tuesday, November 18th, 2003

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night – Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on that sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Gadgets and musings

Tuesday, November 18th, 2003

This Funky Caller ID Globe would look well if Caller ID worked properly on our exchange.

Got a few radioactive keyrings in the post yesterday too. They glow in the dark for 10 years. Cancer is not fully guranteed with them.

Went to a debate yesterday evening on the blanket ban by the Blood Transfusion Board on any man that has had sex with a man. Even if you had sex once with a man and it was protected and you’ve had HIV tests done for the past 12 months you are banned from giving blood forever.

Its a stupid rule in my opinion, they should follow Australias lead and just have a one year ban before giving blood. It would make more sense in my opinion. I did learn though that they are banning people from subsaharan countries too which I didn’t know. I’m all for justifiable bans for the sake of health and was under the previous impression that this seriously high risk category was not banned.

It was interesting to see some ‘educated’ peoples attitudes were almost like “you are disease ridden subhumans, go away”. It was really enlightening (sarcasm) to hear a young female doctor who started giving out that the gay people were doing their usual “we’re being discriminated against because we’re gay” routine, and she was all but saying “we don’t discriminate against ‘you people'” half her friends are gay she said, aren’t they lucky.

Good article on Disconnected Urbanism.

Familiar Strangers

Monday, November 17th, 2003

Familiar Strangers, now thats an interesting phrase. Its something I really had not thought about really but its very true.

“A good example is a person that one sees on the subway every morning. If that person fails to appear, we notice.”

Its amazing how you go about your everyday life and never think about these things.

Mobile / Cell Phone Jammer

Saturday, November 15th, 2003

This guy in the UK is selling cell phone and mobile jammers but he can’t sell them to UK people. I wonder can an Irish Company sell them to UK people ? 🙂

Mt Blacklisting you spamming bastards !

Saturday, November 15th, 2003

mtblacklist.pngMT Blacklist is in tha house of Mulley. Jay Allen has saved me a lot of time and helped keep my blood pressure a tad bit lower with this tool.