Monday, March 19, 2007

TV settop boxes for streaming TV from a media centre

There's going to be a ton of these and probably none of them will do what I want, but here's two:

Not sure if they're worth getting to replace my xbox. Although they look nicer.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Oracle locks

Some useful links describing how Oracle locks work and how you can work out who is locking what, and who is blocking who:

who is blocking who:

show locks for more than 2 mins:

who is locking what:

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


A French guy on the french version of Pop/Australian/American Idol:

and Shlomo in a duet doing Roni Size:

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Wow, what a great idea. Big pockets to stick all your gadgets in. Make sure you say "No Thanks" to get the punchline:

Saturday, March 10, 2007

OMG: Nappy research

The mind bogglingly complex world of nappies.

Flushable nappies: The pretty US website

and the "functional" Australian website:

The ABC parenting in pictures site has some info:

Good article on how eco-friendly various types of nappies are:

and: which has a bunch of links off to various "real" nappy websites (i.e. not disposable)

And more:

Alantico solid wood furniture designs

Some really beautiful solid wood furniture designs.

E Text Editor. Textmate for Windows

Windows editor which supports Textmate command and snippets:

Choosing a builder

A bunch of useful tips and guides to picking a builder, what to ask them, what to check and how to make sure things happen relatively smoothly.

Doujin Shmups

A quick look at the Japanese shoot-em-up scene, "Doujin Shmups". Lots of clones of old scrolling shooters.

3G-324M video calling

Information about protocols and products associated with Video calling:


Activity group:

Dilithium networks overviews and products:

The wikipedia page:

Understanding the spec:

Radvisions tools:

Commodore 64 emulator links

Some emulators:

VICE, the current standard:

Frodo, old and doesn't appear to be maintained:

CCS64, current versions are Windows only but support multiplayer network gaming:


C64 Blast collection, 340 140k zip files:'s/Emulation/C64/Roms/Blast/C64_roms_summary.htm

Gamebase 64: A list of all games with reviews: current download site include

More games, including most popular 300 games:

General sites with lots of links:

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Verdon Gorge, France

Beautiful views of the Verdon Gorge in France (or The Gorge du Verdon)

Tomato Firmware for Linksys WRT54G

Tomato is a small, lean and simple replacement firmware for Linksys' WRT54G/GL/GS and Buffalo WHR-G54S/WHR-HP-G54 routers.

store your stem cells

Two groups of people who store umbilical cord blood (i.e. embryonic stem cells) after birth: ,