Friday, April 20, 2007

Personal Finance

Lately, I've been looking at personal finance websites.

Krugergold Finance

Friday, October 21, 2005

Sledging Expedition 2004

Flickr Photo

finally got round to uploading a decent photo I took..

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Trashy Tesla Coil: a tesla coil made entirely from junk from dumpster diving

Trashy Tesla Coil:

Oh the uses....

(image taken from above site)

Possession: Cage with golden bars

Dumpster Diving.:

Not a sport for the uninitiated, but apparently there's plenty to be found.. however I don't really fancy any of the "Discouraging occurrences" mentioned. Highlight:

"8. While standing in the dumpster, feeling some part of your body getting wet by something...."

Monday, November 29, 2004

tom and FORTRAN

(15:08:02) tom says:
And we didn't have to sacrifice even one nubile young virgin. The FORTRAN
gods are smiling on us today.
(15:08:22) Greg says:
nubile virgins? I think I would have preferred that.
(15:10:06) tom says:
Try finding one these days. And it has to be a real one, not of those

Most amusing.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Airport amusement


It's things like this that amuse me.

The US government has a new website

Damn funny.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

The Tao Of Programming

The Tao Of Programming: "The Tao gave birth to machine language. Machine language gave birth to the assembler.

The assembler gave birth to the compiler. Now there are ten thousand languages.

Each language has its purpose, however humble. Each language expresses the Yin and Yang of software. Each language has its place within the Tao.

But do not program in COBOL if you can avoid it."


Friday, July 16, 2004

Slackerdom and the art of laziness

What is a Slacker?
A Slacker is a person who prioritizes his life differently to the rest of the human race. He values free time, and relaxation equally as highly as work or play. By giving more time to the former aspects of life, a slacker goes through life not endlessly running from one thing to the next, but being able to take time in which to marvel at the complexity and wondrous world around us.
Unfortunately, the rest of the world does not see slacking as a way of life like some of us, and therefore you may be branded as lazy (or other less polite terms). This is the unbelievers' way but you can take pleasure in the fact that you have a rich life, and are not endlessly chasing that which in life is unattainable.
How Do I Become a Slacker?
Slacking is not a destination, merely the road on which we walk. The way of the slacker is not necessarily a difficult one, although it can pose significant problems to those of a more materialistic lifestyle.
Every single human being has it within him or herself to become a slacker. It is merely expressing that innate urge that distinguishes us from them. To become a slacker, most people will generally have to cut down on their workload, to free up time to expand the mind. Also dreams of success may have to be curbed in order to realize the slacking ideals.
The mind must be pushed towards gaining happiness from other facets of life. Reject material dreams. Instead shift the balance of life to friends, family, and improving yourself. Do not work all the hours that God gives us, that is the way of strife, stress and unhappiness. Allocate a certain amount of time a week to nothing. This is the "slack". Use these hours to clear any nagging problems, and then for something that YOU enjoy. In this way, it is easy to get the things that need done finished, yet allowing time for yourself.
Don't work as hard. Work should be enough to sustain yourself and your family, and also pay for a few luxuries. It should not control your life from beginning to end, with very little else in between.
The Laws Of Slackerdom
It has been brought to my attention that the slackers of the world may need some form of guidance on the ways of slacking and hence I have developed some lines on which to base your slacking pursuits.
1. As little as possible should be done before 10:00 a.m.
2. Personal space should be kept as a shrine to slacking, and therefore should irregularly be cleaned - badly.
3. Time should be made for all slackers when met, to allow communion and foster a society of thought.
4. A nap taken mid-afternoon (a siesta) is advisable, to allow proper function later in the day.
5. Don't work as hard.
6. Slacking should never be used as an excuse. If one is required, then the task was not worth while anyway.
To spread the word of enlightenment, a campaign must be held. The slogans below will allow the unbelievers to make there own mind up, and foster the correct sense of the art. These used with the web address will encourage them to find out about slacking for themselves. This will start them on the path, although communing with other slackers is the only way to develop the art fully.
1 "No Gain , No Pain"
2 "The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up"
3 "Life Is a race in which no-one wins. So Why Run?"

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Socks - The end of us all?

Recently, I have not been wearing socks. And in but one occasion, life has been fine and dandy. This had led me to ponder the application of socks in our everyday lives, and to pose hypotheses as to why the sock is pivotal to the role of modern humanity.

In days of yore, socks were invented to protect the foot, and provide comfort. In this respect, they cannot be faulted. Since then their purposes seem to have evolved somewhat, first to prevent cold, and second to become interdimensional voyagers.

This fact is indeed the most striking, as it seems the humble sock has beaten us to the wonders of dimensional (and time - it's a long story)travel, and thus are our true superiors.

This leads me to the point of this momentary tirade - with socks god-like ability to switch between dimensions (which for the uninitiated happens as natural force of self organisation and requires enegies of multiple socks - thus why only one or two c an do so at any one time), should they be feared, or indeed worshipped? but then... who knows?
Perhaps time, and ricki lake will tell..

El Maj the superior

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Shooting Expedition

As I'm running a day out to the below, I thought i better slap it up here. If you want, let me know, and you can join us!  Posted by Hello

Fort air soft..  Posted by Hello

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Pound In

Pound In

A site in it's infancy, but it's looking like a good idea...

Wolf Armouries Airsoft UK - The Largest Airsoft BB Gun Shop In The UK

Wolf Armouries Airsoft UK - Some cool stuff.

The Awful Forums - Homegrown PVC flamethrower (56k image heavy)

The Awful Forums - Homegrown PVC flamethrower (56k image heavy)
Home mad flamethrower link (danger!)

Sunday, June 13, 2004

The world gets wierder... Posted by Hello

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

The Dvd list

 Posted by Hello