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May 03, 2003

Bits and Pieces

From the It-May-Be-Practical-But-It's-Too-Silly-To-Use-Dept.: the NapStrap. (via Tom Watson)

Enigmo is, essentially, Lemmings Dripping Wet, and is very pretty and plenty addictive enough. (via Dr Plokta in email)

We've been re-ordering the study, so my iMac now has a proper desk of its own, and the two PCs are now tucked under the other desk and linked with a KVM switch. Kudos for Dabs; we ordered the switch mid-afternoon and it arrived (on their regular 1-3 day delivery service) the following morning. I'd understood that KVM switches could be useful, but I'd never realised how much fun they were.

Steven promptly installed Mandrake on the older PC, and is now wrestling with a pile of interesting configuration issues. I am resolutely not getting involved.

Oh, yes, and I made a serious attempt to burn the house down today; fell asleep on the sofa and was woken up by the kids going 'Mummy, Mummy, make the loud noise stop'. I'd put some black beans on to cook, and promptly forgotten about them completely. Thank goodness for the irritating nature of smoke alarms.

Finally, how could I forget the DVD audio commentary on The Fellowship of the Ring by Howard Zinn & Noam Chomsky? "You view the conflict as being primarily about pipe-weed, do you not?" (via Gary Farber)

Posted by Alison at May 3, 2003 02:24 AM


Akchally, when me and a friend was splitting the driving on the way back from a ski holiday, we improvised things not entirely unlike the napstrap from t-shirts and the get-into-the-truck strap. Rather effective, when one wasn't accidentally asphyxiating oneself.

Posted by: Damien Warman at May 3, 2003 05:27 AM

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