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View Article  iphone goes mental

iphone goes mental
Originally uploaded by akira_kev.
i seem to have a few unread messages after being away fo a few days...lets hope its just the iphone messing me about and not really that many otherwise I'm going to have to get through a lot of Viagra emails.
View Article  gigamega
Seems my blog got rapped by another bot yesterday, it ignored the robots.txt file much like so it looks like it was id harvesting.

The offending network was giganet from the looks like another one for the htaccess file
seems like others are having the same problem
View Article  Corporate Christmas

"Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2008, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make this planet great and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee. By accepting these greetings you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher."

This was sent to me by a friend Geoff

View Article  Reaching for the lasers
Intel has released Linux source code, and set up a community site, to allow Fibre Channel frames to be embedded in Ethernet packets. This means companies using Fibre Channel can make more use of the protocol while maintaining their existing kit. Open-fcoe will provide a home for developments, as well as the various tools and guides that will be needed by anyone trying the technology.

From The Register
Ethernet dances the light fantastic
I seem to have lambasted the rest of the article when i made my comments on the The Register
View Article  Acting is a hard profession
Part of me thinks, where were the Assistants who do the crowd control and did the director even tell the authorities that they were filming in the area??...Of course not, probably another production on the cheap thinking they can get away with it,

The director of an Angolan crime film says police have shot dead two of his actors after mistaking them for real armed robbers.

The duo were carrying unloaded firearms as they filmed a scene in a rough suburb of the capital Luanda, director Radical Ribeiro told AFP news agency.

He said police roared up to the set and began shooting at close range.

Angolan officials have not commented on the incident. Mr Ribeiro says he had permission to film in the area.

Mr Ribeiro told AFP that police arrived at the scene in a pick-up truck and "started shooting at everybody at close range".

He was "stunned" when he saw the two actors fall down, he added.

"They went on shooting until I shouted out: 'Please don't shoot, this is a movie.'"

The officers then stopped firing and left without attending to the wounded, who were taken to hospital, Mr Ribeiro said.

View Article  Christmas parties
Well as its the season to be jolly I thought I'd share this lovely tit bit I found the The Register. Remember what ever you do at the office party you have to see that person the next day. The guys and girls in the building with RED Consulting seem to be having a bit of fun.

We're absolutely delighted to announce this morning that the traditional drunken spirit of Xmas is most certainly not dead down at 41-44 Great Windmill Street, London W1, as the following email proves:

From: Mark XXXX
Sent: 14 December 2007 11:43
To: . All RED All Users
Subject: Extra Curricular Activities

Good Morning Everyone,

This morning the Office Manager from Sthree (company that occupies the 2nd floor) informed me that last night two people were caught enjoying 'relations' on one of their desks. The member of staff from Sthree was working late and heard something going on around the corner, after deciding to investigate he discovered the couple having sex and to his astonishment they noticed that he had noticed, but decided to continue anyway. Once 'finished' the lady in high boots asked the member of staff if there was a toilet she could borrow. Classy!

Ok, this does raise a few questions. If a horny couple decided to enter the office from the street they would have had to get past the main street doors without a fob and into Sthree's offices without a fob, which is a bit tricky. Sthree's main reception door in situated in the main atrium and is always open. Therefore, there is a good chance that they were already in the building. The member of staff describes them as dressed casually, pretty much like we are dressed most days. Also they appeared to be under the influence of alcohol…oh, that's right we have a free bar on the 5th floor.

So, the message here is quite clear, please make sure you know who is coming in the door behind you, make sure you can trust your friends when they visit the bar and make sure all office staff have gone home!



P.S. If anyone does know who the copulating couple were, you can drop me a little email to save me the task of trailing through a whole evenings worth of CCTV! Thanks

View Article  Google maps mobile and my location

Accuracy never Google's strong point

Google Maps with My Location (beta)

Their website says See your location on the map, with or without GPS. Save time and tedious keystrokes finding where you are, what's around you, and how to get there. Why the uncertainty? The My Location feature takes information broadcast from mobile towers near you to approximate your current location on the map - it's not GPS, but it comes pretty close (approximately 1000m close, on average). We're still in beta, but we're excited to launch this feature and are constantly working to improve our coverage and accuracy."

So as you can see from the picture the dot is not showing me where I am, (the dot is around St James somewhere when I'm currently located in Soho, London and the accuracy of the location data can be up to 5km off. So rather than telling me i'm in Soho it could be telling me I'm in Islington lets hope they improve the accuracy soon.

View Article  Well time to claim that London Overground refund
After yesterdays little delay

Well it seems that the new London Overground management have got the same refund process as the other Transport for London services.

you can find the refund page here

The rules are for Tube refunds Tube journey has been delayed for more than 15 minutes by circumstances within TFL control, use the Tube refund link to claim your refund.

The rules are for  journey on London Overground has been delayed for more than 30 minutes by circumstances within TFL control, use the Overground refund link to claim your refund.

You can read the Overground Passenger Charter one the link

My claim was number on their site was #123

View Article  Railways always reliable when you need them most?
Typical British railways, London overground new management same problems. Trying to get anywhere is painful.

Update: How to claim for delays on the London Overground.
View Article  No Shit Sherlock, Award for Research goes to ......

Well the academics at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis revealed their shock findings yesterday from their research "Beer makes people have sex with you!!!!"

Yes, they have already started on next years work Trying to find out if the Pope is Catholic and do Bears toilet in the woods.

View Article  The band began to tune up which seemed a pointless excerise given the type of music they were about to play
No more listening to the guitarist tune up between songs, oh bliss! Guitar manufacturer Gibson has started to produce the self-tuning Robot Guitar.

The technical details of how the axe keeps the strings nicely in tune - via pitch-monitoring bridge, CPU, and servo-motored machine heads - is available here.

Also a great training vid HTTP://
View Article  my blog got raped again but not by the Russians this time
indexing is great and can allow people to find great stuff on the web but when someone comes along and programs their spiders to make 10000 request and indexes(rapes) the whole site, I think oh my god you've killed my bandwidth. Which has got me a bit pev'd. The last few times its be, you and read all about that on this link.
This time it looks like Identity sellers  .I don't mind them indexing but have some consideration of peoples bandwidth cost, 10000 pages in one go is just excessive. Here a example out of the log file. "/blog/_archives/2007/9/5/3208735.html" "-" "192.comAgent" "GET /blog/_archives/2007/9/5/3208735.html HTTP/1.1 " - - "text/html"
[01/Dec/2007:14:26:14 -0500] 0 200 26523 GET

Whois for from

inetnum: -
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admin-c: UI-RIPE
tech-c: UI-RIPE
changed: *** 20040611
source: RIPE

role: Schlund NCC
address: 1&1 Internet AG
address: Brauerstrasse 48
address: D-76135 Karlsruhe
address: Germany
remarks: For abuse issues, please use only *****
phone: +49 721 91374 50
fax-no: +49 721 91374 20
e-mail: ***
admin-c: SPNC-RIPE
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nic-hdl: UI-RIPE
notify: *********
abuse-mailbox: *****
changed: ***** 20040512
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source: RIPE

% Information related to ''

descr: SCHLUND-PA-2
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source: RIPE

So this IP range is now going into the firewall of the blog.