Friday, September 26, 2008

General: I Used To Believe....

A great little web site -

About the site, in it's own words -

I Used To Believe is a funny and bizarre collection of ideas that adults thought were true when they were children. It will remind you what it was like to be a child, fascinated and horrified by the world in equal parts. The following pages will reassure you that the things you used to believe weren't so strange after all...

You can add your own to the site. If you think your beliefs were strange, check out our most common beliefs and discover that you're not alone! We also provide RSS feeds if you like that sort of thing. There are currently 63841 beliefs on the site.

Some areas of this site contain content which is not suitable for children.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Techo: Running Leopard on your PC

It seems I have the right hardware and it sure looks easy.

Review: EFiX Dongle Perfectly Transforms PC to Mac

When we first heard about EFiX—a simple USB dongle that'll let you magically install Leopard on your PC—it sounded too fantastic to be true. Well, I used it to turn my gaming PC into a Mac Pro over the weekend, and I'm somewhat amazed to say this, but it works perfectly.

I grabbed all the updates straight from Apple—including 10.5.5 last night, so you don't have to wait for a hacked patch like you would running a typical Hackintosh—installed a whole bunch of software and have been using it for several days. It runs beautifully, just like a real Mac Pro.

The Process


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

General: An Explanation about Second Life

An interesting article by Kate Amdahl to explain Second Life to those who think it is not something they would be interested in, but don't know much about it.

The Web Was Young Once, Too: Why Even Non-Residents Should Take Second Life Seriously

An extract -

For many of us Second Life residents, Second Life is an enormous and important part of our lives. But plenty of people who don't use Second Life don't understand what the attraction could possibly be, and maybe think of it as more like soap operas or Dungeons & Dragons, just a trivial hobby or entertainment or toy. Here's a piece to help someone like that understand why they might want to take Second Life at least a little seriously.

The first thing to realize is that Second Life isn't a toy: it's an environment. As David Kirkpatrick puts it (I'll mention him again in a minute), "It's not a game, it's just a place you go to do whatever you want to do."

Second Life can be much more than entertainment or a way to relax, but entertainment and relaxation are a big part of it. The thing to realize is that unlike television or video games (for instance), Second Life is an active, social way to relax. We Second Life residents spend a lot of our time talking to other resis, sometimes just shooting the breeze but sometimes having serious conversations. We explore, learn, question, create, design, teach, and grow as people.

Here are some examples of the many, many, many things in Second Life that make it meaningful and important.


(David Kirkpatrick is the senior editor of Fortune magazine)

Monday, September 15, 2008

General: Charles gets an Apology!

Who would have guessed this was ever going to happen?

Charles Darwin to receive apology from the Church of England for rejecting evolution

"Sections of Church likely to be dismayed by Darwin move" - You Think?

SL: A party for Plurkers (not plonkers)

Today (actually Sunday 1PM SLT) there was a gathering for Second Lifers on Plurk to meet one another avatarically.

Here is a sample shot (totally bananas!)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Techo: MS will make Hyper-V a free download!

It seems they definitely want control of the virtualisation market from VMware.
I suspect that is so that there are no backdoors owned by anyone else that can be used to subvert their security/DRM so they can forge ahead with their content provider plans.

Anyway, more on this story Here.

Friday, September 5, 2008

General: A bit of crowing

Now we just want more reasonably-priced BD recorders for faster and easier archival backups.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

General: The Demo Scene is alive and well!

It's Demo's like this that remind how much I love coding and inspire me to update my skills.

That demo is one of many entries in the Nvidia 8800 based NVScene 2008.

Whatever hardware you have, PC, Amiga, Atari-ST, Commodore 64 etc' (what? no Mac?), there will be something here to blow your socks off!

More Demo sites here, here and here, Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

General: The Google Browser arrives!

Here is the BBCs short piece on the new browser.
Here is the Comic Book Presentation from Google, and here's the explanation of it.

Things are going to get tougher for MS, just when they were planning to catch up with Firefox.