Monday, October 30, 2006 

Atari Action Man.

I asked Darren to tidy his room the other day and told him that if he comes across any old toys that he no longer plays with, to put them to one side for the charity shop/car boot sale/etc.

Below is an Action Man that he found and to my surprise, I noticed that he is sporting an Atari logo on his shoulder!

Atari Action Man.
(click for larger view)

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The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

Fact courtesy of FHM


Friday, October 27, 2006 

BT line fault.

Im back online again after finding out on Tuesday night that we had no dial tone on the telephone and no internet access :(

The problem was reported to BT on Wednesday, where they instantly confirmed there was a faulty 'card' at the exchange. This was promptly changed and by Thursday afternoon, both dial tone and ADSL had been restored!

Great job BT!!

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Friday, October 13, 2006 

Keith303 - subtly distant comatose.

Bit of a random post here but I think this tune really should be put 'out there'

No matter what your genre is, this tune really does stir up something from within.

Download it.

Turn it up.

Add lots of bass.

Play it to the end and get into it. (headphones highly recommended!)


Wednesday, October 11, 2006 

Google Toolbar History.

Did you know that if you install the Google toolbar (v3+) it remembers ALL your search terms in: Froogle, News, Images and Google?


Neither did I untill the other day!

It stores all terms searched for in a location here: C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Google\Local Search History\

You can open these files with notepad and see exactly what you (or any other user if multiple users are set up on the system) has been looking for or at!

The 'Local Search History' folder can be deleted with no problems but will return afresh the next time you go hunting on Google.



I have a theory.

And my theory is this:

Speaking from experience, my theory occurs directly after dropping a small item to the floor from a standing position.

If you swoop to pick the item up and miss it, you are obsolutely guaranteed, without a shadow of a doubt to miss it on the second attempt!

Its a totally different story third time around. In a sudden reversal of odds, you will not fail to pick up the item. Its as certain as the passing of time.


Saturday, October 07, 2006 

Amiga conversion project.

The Amiga conversion project is finally finished!

I now have all my old graphics and music in PC format for future? use plus some other graphics and music by friends.

End result:

Graphics by Dean (Flyer)
Graphics by Ezzy (VW Beetle)
Graphics by me, which consists of logos, cars, cartoons, etc.
37 pieces of music by Mr Froy in .MOD format.
23 pieces of music by me, also .MOD format.

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Central Locking Fix.

I'm not sure if this works with other cars but it certainly worked for my Vauxhall Vectra, saving myself gawd knows how much money by avoiding a visit to a garage.

The central locking was not being activated by any of my key fobs. I knew the battery in the key was OK, the fuse for the central locking was also OK and I knew that the central locking unit was fine as it worked via the keyhole on the drivers door. It seemed to be a 'receive' problem and for a while I had to physically lock the doors with the keyhole on the drivers door which was a pain especially when it was raining.

That is until I found a rather brilliant fix for 're-syncing' the key fob to the car!

The fix is this: Get into the car and shut the doors, insert the key into the ignition, turn the ignition on but do not start the engine, then simply press the lock button on the key fob and then unlock. Thats it! The key fob is now synced to the car and I dont have to fiddle around with the keyhole therefore saving valuable seconds when leaving the car. :-)