Added by Paul 01 November 2008 19:18
At long last... a new look.
Not bad for a couple of days work. Little in the way of new functionality but I've ironed out quite a few bugs and the like.
Amusingly I accidently deleted 2 years worth of data during testing. Luckily my hosting company had a backup but it was done 10 days ago - therefore apologies to anyone that has added links on comments in that time.
Added by Paul 02 November 2008 17:19
I can't be the only one that finds it very difficult to locate utility software.
I've found a half-decent and *free* DVD ripper that seems to work well.
The free version will only do a 'standard' rip of 720mb or so, which is fine for my needs.
Added by Paul 02 November 2008 21:58
The Mandlebrot set is eerie and beautiful. Generated by iterating an incredibly simple formula
xn+1 = xn2 + c
it creates a pattern of some beauty and has infinite 'depth'.
Added by Arthur 04 November 2008 09:25
just like it says on the tin!
Added by steve 05 November 2008 14:21
Thought you might like this; It's like the mad ramblings of a tramp.
Added by Paul 08 November 2008 19:47
An interesting article.
A couple of highlights..Complexity
For every 10-percent increase in problem complexity, there is a 100-percent increase in the software solution's complexity.People
Good programmers are up to *30 times* better than mediocre programmers.Requirements
When a project moves from requirements to design, the solution process's complexity causes an explosion of "derived requirements." The list of requirements for the design phase is often 50 times longer than the list of original requirements.
Put simply - software is hard, and not very many people are good at it.
Added by Paul 08 November 2008 19:48
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Added by Paul 09 November 2008 12:51
Being a cyclist I'm particularly sensitive to the weather, especially rain.
My perception tells me that this has been a terrible year, and a quick analysis of the stats
bears this out.
Here's the percentage of average rainfall per month this year.
Added by Paul 09 November 2008 18:57
A lot of excitement at the moment about the First World War in the media - and rightly so.
If you haven't read the Pat Barker trilogy I can heartily recommend it.
Also Sebastian Faulks Birdsong is a cracking read.
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Added by willow 12 November 2008 17:29
obama's first day at the white house
Added by stones 19 November 2008 14:11
No I'd never heard of it either.
Seriously impressive though!
Added by Paul 21 November 2008 20:30
My own attempt at a tilt shift photo, taken from this original taken in Les Arcs this year.
Added by Paul 21 November 2008 20:42
Jeff Stelling is the governor; the acceptable face of football fandom.
Countdown seems an odd move. Sad to say, but there'll never be another twice-nightly.
Jeff looks a bit different already to me.
Added by Paul 23 November 2008 14:22
Phew. Another chunk of hard work, another website re-vamped.
This time allthegoodstuff.co.uk
Much the same functionality as before, but ajax'd up a little and tidied up in general.
Added by Paul 23 November 2008 21:55
Surely I can't be the only one that sees rather too much of this...
Added by stones 26 November 2008 11:17
COULD GAYS HURT YOUR PENSION?
Added by Paul 26 November 2008 12:54
Yeah, I know. It's not 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife. Or even a traffic jam when you are already late.
Added by Paul 26 November 2008 21:56
Very amusing plug for Crystal Meth; it's not bad for everyone!
Added by Paul 29 November 2008 07:31
A rather negative quantification of the world on a clock.
Added by Paul 30 November 2008 09:04
Another chunk of my weekend disappears working on allthegoodstuff :-).
Still, some nice new functionality - including "bestsellers".
Added by Paul 30 November 2008 09:21
Very clever indeed.
Added by Paul 30 November 2008 21:46
Poor old Jacqui - it seems that every time New Labour need to take a bit of heat she gets wheeled out to stretch the truth to its very limits.
To top it all she has a curse on her - every time she lies she looks a little more like Richard Littlejohn.
As you can see, not far to go.