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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

fully submerged cooling - hack a day - www.hackaday.com _ 

Pretty good home made oil cooled PC. Just dunk all your PC (except drives!) into a fishtank with mineral oil. Sounds an excellent way of making a really quiet PC!

fully submerged cooling - hack a day - www.hackaday.com _: "oil bath computer


Markus Leonhardt has taken the shortest route possible to liquid cooling."

15 things you can do with RSS (it was supposed to be 10, but I got carried away) - Tim Yang's Geek Blog 

Pretty amazing things that you can do with RSS and silly me thought it was just about blogging..15 things you can do with RSS (it was supposed to be 10, but I got carried away) - Tim Yang's Geek Blog

Friday, April 29, 2005

Web Edition - NewsGator Online 

Web Edition - NewsGator Online: "When talking about tech, I always think back to Fred Wilson's great line (to paraphrase):

Stop looking for the next big thing. Think of ways to solve problems. That's the way to make money in tech."

Sunday, August 15, 2004

craigslist: london, UK online community 

craigslist: london, UK online community Very neat listing site apparently partially owned by ebay now

Friday, July 30, 2004

Free MP3 wiki 

1 Million Free & Legal Music Tracks - Main.HomePage Good source of links to free music?

Monday, June 28, 2004

Disabling CDROM AutoRun 

A way of overcoming the so called copy protection software thats applied to some music CD's.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Lowcost CAD software 

An alternative to Autocad when manipulating dxf files

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

DiskOnKey - USB Flash Drive, USB Storage, USB Drive, USB Flash Storage, UFD, Mobile Storage, Portable Storage, Removable Storage,MyKey, My Key, USB Me 

Bet the police and security wallas are not to happy about this. A USB key drive that adds the ability to run programmes from it. Just plug it into a PC and the PC runs like your own. Unplug it and the host PC keeps no data that it has ever been there. DiskOnKey - USB Flash Drive, USB Storage, USB Drive, USB Flash Storage, UFD, Mobile Storage, Portable Storage, Removable Storage,MyKey, My Key, USB Memory, Disk On Key, DOK, M-Systems Thanks to the The Shifted Librarian for the link.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Technorati Update 

Reason for post:-Added my profile

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

www.knackerfactor.co.uk 

www.knackerfactor.co.uk

Xingtone: Phone and Mobile Network Compatibility 

Xingtone: Phone and Mobile Network Compatibility

iRATE radio home - free and legal music 

iRATE radio home - free and legal music

Easy CD-DA Extractor 

Cool ripping software that allows you to rip a CD as one track. Great for the dance tracks. Easy CD-DA Extractor

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Alexis de Tocqueville Institution 

Poor Linus Torvalds now getting flack saying he didnt write Linux and that he sourced it from Minux,. Will be interesting to see how this unfolds giving the animosity that Linux wrote about in his autobiography between the Minux inventor and himself. Alexis de Tocqueville Institution

And here is a reply by the inventor of Minux. What a cool guy to stand up and defend Linus, although a bit back handed as he reckoned Linus's code was was more backward than his.

Neowin.net - Where unprofessional journalism looks better 

Interesting site recommended by Scoble Neowin.net - Where unprofessional journalism looks better

Thursday, May 13, 2004

PC vunerability Tests 

Excellent site here and here for checking your PC's vunerabilty to external attack by checking which ports you have open.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Cambridge University Conference Site 

For anyone looking to host a one day or multi day conference in magnificient surroundings and at very reasonable prices - this is the place to be Host a do in Cambridge UK Apparently there are over 6500 bedrooms, 200 private function and meeting rooms, 30 dining rooms and 90 lecture theatres at your disposal. For instance you can hire out the dining hall at Kings College and Queens College. Last years CHASE dinner was in the candle lit hall (how apt for an high tech outfit to have dinner in a room that has NEVER had electricity fitted) at Magdalene College.

Pluck RSS Reader: Retrieve news from favorite sites 

I wonder if this does what it says? Pluck RSS Reader: Retrieve news from favorite sites

System Failure 

This is an interesting book about the failure of social policies written by my old lost friend Jake Chapman. I like his analogy about throwing a stone and throwing a live bird in terms of trying to predict an outcome. Jake (wka Pete) taught me most of my electronics knowledge. A brilliant teacher. We even had a business together, CamEl making music operated lights - That was novel in the late sixties!

Hubbert Peak of Oil Production 

A good link about the future of oil production Hubbert Peak of Oil Production

Friday, May 07, 2004

Welcome - Micromark home 

Great range of consumer products like the Vigilantern combined outside light and cameraWelcome - Micromark home

DateDex - The Calendar Directory of days, dates & events worldwide 

A great events calendarDateDex - The Calendar Directory of days, dates & events worldwide

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Column Archive -- Personal Technology from The Wall Street Journal. 

Father of computer reviewers - pretty good comments Column Archive -- Personal Technology from The Wall Street Journal.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Wordpress 

Maybe I should try and do my blog using wordpress

Friday, April 30, 2004

TinCam WebCam Software 

interesting webcam software TinCam WebCam Software

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

GPS Drawing - Over land 

fascinating drawing of the word IF 70 miles tall done by walking with a gps receiver total word must correspond to about 600 miles of walkingGPS Drawing - Over land

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Stephen E. Sachs 

Interesting program that jumbles the centre letters of words up. Still very readable with first and last letter the same.Stephen E. Sachs

Monday, April 26, 2004

StationRipper 

interesting programme that rips shoutcast streams into individual mp3 files complete with song namesStationRipper

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Xandros Desktop Standard Edition 

Dan Gillmor having a little rave about this linux distro reinvigorating an old PC he had. Might try it myself!Xandros Desktop Standard Edition

Monday, April 05, 2004

TuneCircle: Login 

I wonder what the RIAA will make of this. A social circle where you just put up the names of the songs you have, obviously NOT the actual tunes as that would be illegal, except in Canada - the land of the free!TuneCircle: Login

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Google to offer gigabyte of free e-mail | CNET News.com 

This is a good idea to have a huge email storage facility that is searchable, strikes me Google are trying to make a thin client - that is all storage on remote site. Wonder what sort of programme they will offer to run your email. Google to offer gigabyte of free e-mail | CNET News.com Almost certainly an april fool joke see here. A pity!

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Google Answers: Web sites that contain collections that are copyright free 

good collection of copyright free sites Google Answers: Web sites that contain collections that are copyright free

The Register 

No wonder I get so many letters from Nigeria when folks like this are handing over 600,000 dollars to them The Register and he was a professor!

Monday, March 29, 2004

the Degree Confluence Project 

the Degree Confluence Project A worldwide project to photograph the whole planet at 1 degree intervals (every 49 miles or so)

Slim Devices : Squeezebox : WiFi for your HiFi! 

Slim Devices : Squeezebox : WiFi for your HiFi! interesting device for streaming mp3's to your stereo. tad pricey at 249 dollars

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Forgotten Benefactor of Humanity - 97.01 

The story of what a difference one human being can make. This time in a very positive way. The story of Norman BorlaugForgotten Benefactor of Humanity - 97.01

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Pheedo: RSS Neighborhood March 22 Notes 

Interesting article based on a talk by Robert Scoble regarding what a blog is and importance of RSS feeds. Pheedo: RSS Neighborhood March 22 Notes

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Policy Pete - Petroleum Policy and Geopolitics 

Policy Pete - Petroleum Policy and Geopolitics

Friday, March 19, 2004

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Science (One Man and a Baby Box) 

Interesting description of a cot to keep a baby warm and humid. Also interesting how an urban myth can be totally untrue.Urban Legends Reference Pages: Science (One Man and a Baby Box)

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Internet Archive: FreeCache 

Internet Archive: FreeCache A really neat way of distributing large files around the internet.

Monday, March 15, 2004

Measurement Computing Corp.: Product: 'PMD-1024LS' 

Low cost 24bit digital IO for data logging using your USB port - very niftyMeasurement Computing Corp.: Product: 'PMD-1024LS'

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Perils of google 

Scary article about finding passwords on googleThe Register

Yahoo! News - Apple Seed 

Interesting story on the inards of the IPOD Yahoo! News - Apple Seed: "ortalPlayer'"

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Products Engineering Corporation - Tool Company Online Catalog 

Company recommended by RobertoProducts Engineering Corporation - Tool Company Online Catalog

Monday, March 08, 2004

Taiwan - digital camera lens, bar code scanner lens, optical, plastic, zoom, projector, diversified, glass saltpeter supplier & manufacturer 

Taiwan - digital camera lens, bar code scanner lens, optical, plastic, zoom, projector, diversified, glass saltpeter supplier & manufacturer Major supplier of optical components.

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Cool way of saving web site text with url 

This looks like a neat idea enables you to grab text from a web site, it then auto adds on url and stores it. Maybe an improvement over this type of blog. unfortunately only works with IE

Monday, March 01, 2004

Lookout email search for Microsoft Outlook - Lookout Software 

cool bit of software to googlize your outlook Lookout email search for Microsoft Outlook - Lookout Software

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Electric Shavers & Electric Razors - The UK's Online Electric Shaver & Razor Specialist! 

Here is a company that actually sells the Full range of Braun dental toothbrushes and more importantly the water pick, oxyjet irrigator OC17 here in the UK Electric Shavers & Electric Razors - The UK's Online Electric Shaver & Razor Specialist!

With excellent service. Unit ordered at 3.30pm arrived next day at 10am and no delivery charge. They just need to get their search terms sorted to make it easier to find them!

Thursday, February 05, 2004

Introduction to free Image Manipulation 

Interesting article about the GNU image manipulation program called GIMPNidelven IT - Articles

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Freedom=prosperity 

A very good analysis on how free societies lead to prosperity. I never reliazed that the USA had suffered a famine in the 1930's and yet no one died of starvation. Wheras in Russia and China tens of millions were dying. truly dreadful

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Railway departure board 

Really cool way of finding departure times of trains in UK. Works very well on the Treo as well

Monday, January 19, 2004

Market - Tenders and procurement opportunities worldwide 

dgMarket - Tenders and procurement opportunities worldwide

Friday, January 16, 2004

Great street artist 

Nick spotted some of Kurt Wenners work here

Farq interesting News links 

Reason for post:- Interesting site of zany news links

Thursday, January 15, 2004

Western Turbine Users, Inc. 

Western Turbine Users, Inc. Site dedicated to GE LM series cogen plants

Monday, January 12, 2004

Welcome - Court Service Money Claim Online 

Welcome - Court Service Money Claim Online Neat way of making money claims through the UK court system

Friday, January 09, 2004

Review lists for 2003 

(((oooo))) Fimoculous.com: Feeding Timeparticularly like most censured stories

Review lists for 2003 

(((oooo))) Fimoculous.com: Feeding Timeparticularly like most censured stories

Review lists for 2003 

(((oooo))) Fimoculous.com: Feeding Timeparticularly like most censured stories

Thursday, January 08, 2004

Lycos 50 with Aaron Schatz 

Lycos 50 with Aaron Schatz Interesting column on what people are searching for

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

UK 8-ball Pool rules page (all types) 

UK 8-ball Pool rules page (all types)

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Advanced MP3 Players.co.uk: UK MP3 Players. Looking to buy an MP3 player in the UK? Best prices guaranteed. 

Advanced MP3 Players.co.uk: UK MP3 Players. Looking to buy an MP3 player in the UK? Best prices guaranteed.

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Great fanless boards 

Reason for post:-
boards for the door computer project.

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Sonetics X-Ripper 

Sonetics X-Ripper A programme for recording whatever is playing through the computer sound card. Now why should anyone do that?

Obsequium: About 

Obsequium: About What appears to be a cool way of getting your own internet radio station working

Monday, December 15, 2003

Welcome to JakePratt.com 

Welcome to JakePratt.comHow to edit the splash screens on the Treo600

Thursday, December 11, 2003

Xingtones 

Copyright © 2003 Xingtone.com An interesting way of making ringtones for your phone it apparently can convert any music file into a midi type file, so it should work with Treo

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Comparison shopping with price graph over time 

Reason for post:- Neat website that not only compares prices between retailers but also draws a graph of how the price varies with time. Its based in the USA so had a couplere of years timelag

Thursday, December 04, 2003

English to French, Italian and German and Spanish Dictionary - WordReference.com 

English to French, Italian and German and Spanish Dictionary - WordReference.com Good online dictionary giving meanings as well as translation.

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Use PCP And Become Another Statistic (washingtonpost.com) 

Use PCP And Become Another Statistic (washingtonpost.com)Thought provoking article about the drug that gives you out of body experiences. Also sidebar about a journalist wanting to re-interview people for "where are they now" stories. Should be interesting

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

LED-Shop24.de - 

LED-Shop24.de - DER LED-Shop im Internet. LED 3mm/5mm & LUXEON - Nichia NSPW500BS, Rank b2S 11.000mcd 20° Good cheap source of white light LED's

Monday, December 01, 2003

Pnohteftu - Contents 

Pnohteftu - Contents Very interesting but exceedingly strange writings on how to escape this universe!

AMYGDALA: Amazing Music Brain Adventure 

AMYGDALA: Amazing Music Brain AdventureHere it shows you how to pop your frontal nodes and achieve Nirvana by stiulating the amygdala. No drugs or other artifical aids required. Here we gooooooo

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

China Trade 

China Trade cool links to chinese manufacturers of foam products like mouse mats and camping mats

Friday, November 21, 2003

Web Fire Escape 

Web Fire Escape natty bit of a code that allows you to quickly switch applications

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Global Sources: Creating and facilitating global trade 

Global Sources: Creating and facilitating global tradeGood site for finding Chinese suppliers

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Serious International Music Producers - United Kingdom 

Serious International Music Producers - United Kingdom Jazz to listen to this Friday in London

MontaVista Software - Powering the Embedded Revolution with Linux Systems Software 

MontaVista Software - Powering the Embedded Revolution with Linux Systems Software As it says an embedded Linus supplier

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

:: w.bloggar FAQ :: 

:: w.bloggar FAQ :: An interesting interface to blogger.com and others that allows off web blogging. Not sure if it handles comments though,

Monday, November 17, 2003

Seidio-Europe.com - Quality & Innovation 

Seidio-Europe.com - Quality & Innovation Lots of goodies for the Treo600

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Ideas 

recent 3Brilliant site for all sort of zany (half baked) ideas. Much better than idea a day as it has comments also makes me laugh

Alsa Corporation: soft touch 

Alsa Corporation: soft touchThis stuff gives the most amazing feel to products just feels like a very soft rubber texture but its only microns thick

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Mike Lin's Home Page 

Mike Lin's Home PageSome really good software especially the startup control panel, so easy to remove and add startup components in windows

Sunday, November 09, 2003

Commercial Breaks and Beats :: The UK TV Advert Music Database 

Commercial Breaks and Beats :: The UK TV Advert Music Databasegood site for finding jingles, suzanne found the SAAB music played at The arts Picturehouse last night

Friday, November 07, 2003

World Wide Web Info 

World Wide Web Info A good place to find out who owns a particular IP address

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Netcraft What's That Site Running Results 

Netcraft What's That Site Running Results Site to find out what a site is running on and when it was last changed

Reveal obfuscated addresses 

Reveal obfuscated addresses Site to find out where your spam is coming from

Monday, November 03, 2003

ICN Online 

ICN Online Best place to find the UK / International tarrif codes for your goods

The best web site promotion software tool: search engine submission, search engine ranking, top 10 placement optimization 

The best web site promotion software tool: search engine submission, search engine ranking, top 10 placement optimization A search engine promotion tool which analyses your text to see if it will get good ratings at google

Metrobot-Map Based Search Engine and City Guide 

Metrobot-Map Based Search Engine and City GuideA great way of graphically displaying businesses in a road - sort of think I had in mind doing for cambridge

Cambridge City Council Tourism and Leisure - Events Calendar 

Cambridge City Council Tourism and Leisure - Events Calendar Good site to find out whats happening in Cambridge UK

Friday, October 31, 2003

FBO Daily  

FBO Daily | Issue of 31-Oct-03 | FBO#0703daily list of US government contracts

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

radio-now.co.uk | Cambridge, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & Peterborough radio stations 

radio-now.co.uk | Cambridge, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & Peterborough radio stations A site of UK based radio stations including links to internet radio and DAB stations

Friday, October 17, 2003

Apple - iLife - iTunes - Download iTunes 4 

Apple - iLife - iTunes - Download iTunes 4 Now you can download itunes for windows and it seems to work in UK to, although yet to download any songs

Thursday, October 16, 2003

French autoroutes 

ASFA : Association des Sociétés Françaises d'Autoroutes et d'ouvrages à péage good site for checking tolls, weather and cameras on motorways in france

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

R & B Star Electrical Wholesalers Ltd - Manufacturers 

R & B Star Electrical Wholesalers Ltd - Manufacturers Useful set of links to UK manufacturers suppliers of electrical equipment

Skype 

Skype The latest in internet telephony from the makers of kazaa, wonder how much spyware comes with it!

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

PLoS Biology 

PLoS Biology—We're Open The latest place for publishing scientific papers trying to speed up and lower the costs compared to traditional means such as Nature. Certainly interesting article on skin pigmentation and how little is known about it.

Monday, October 13, 2003

Screenshot Utility, a Screen Capture Program - Homepage 

Screenshot Utility, a Screen Capture Program - Homepage A good piece of software for grabbing an image of whats on your screen, useful for instruction manuals or sending error reports to software companies. Doesnt seem to have any spyware associated with it.

Friday, October 10, 2003

Google Alert - Track a Web Search Automatically 

Google Alert - Track a Web Search Automatically A tool where you enter search terms then they use google to get top 50 results each day. Think they email differences to you. Thought google had banned this sort of automated searching!

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