Julie: There’s an interesting snippet regarding the RSPCA being somewhat stupid (in a spamming sense) in last week’s Need To Know, (which I’ve only just got round to reading, so busy am I) – about the third item down, look out for FAXYOURMP.COM and you’re in the right place.
I’m going to completely and shamelessly rip off those good boys at wotever with this one, just ‘cos they do it so well…
dogsincars.co.uk – does exactly what it says on the tin.
Gimboland’s been verging on the silent lately, hasn’t it? Don’t worry, I still love you, I’ve just been busier and more focused on my work than ever before. I’m getting the impression that this job is going to be frantically busy in term-time, and somewhat gentler the rest of the time – which would be a good thing ‘cos then I might get some research done (zip so far). Anyway, this is just a brief burst of telemetry data so you know I’m still transmitting, I guess.
You want me to cuddle? Then don’t eat my anterior tentacles for nourishment [null].
Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! [jumps up and down excitedly]
I presume this should be making some sound. Alas, it isn’t for me. It’s still fairly amusing even without sound, though.
In the rare cases where this does succeed, the subject becomes freaked out by the experience and runs away.
Gibson has created a guitar that you can plug into a computer and record directly on to a hard drive. [wotever]. There’s a picture of (what I believe is) a Les Paul with an ethernet connection – not that I noticed, I just thought it was an ordinary cable. Shrug.
With the Magic technology, the sound from each string is captured individually, so a guitarist can put a special effect on just one or two of the strings.
The killer question is, of course, does it sound any good?
Well, the wounds seem to be healing up now, so I think it’s time “Mauled By Poodles” reverted back to plain old Gimboland. Those of you who missed the whole “mauled by poodles” story, here it is.
Bloody hell… I just turned up to give a lecture, and I was an hour early. How many more times is that going to happen in my career, I wonder.
If you ignore the first paragraph, here’s a pretty good article on why the Space Shuttle was still in use despite being old, overexpensive, and unsafe [diepunyhumans]. Unsurprisingly, it’s all to do with politics, money, and entrenched interests – and ooh look, there’s Boeing’s name.
I’m in disagreement with Jim on this one… I agree that we need to get into space (after all, the fundamental reason the dinosaurs died out is that they didn’t have a space programme), but does it have to involve flag-planting? Does it have to involve flags at all?
I don’t really like flags, to be perfectly honest.
I’d never be able to capture, here, just how wonderful Rich & Emma’s wedding, last Saturday, was – so I’m not going to try. Those who were there know what I’m talking about.
My bar bill for the night came to a mere one hundred and forty pounds.