being the mostly inane ramblings of me with occasional bouts of lucidity and flashes of genius also plagiarised useful stuff
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Replacement Ear Buds for the best Headphones in the World
I love my Sony Fontopia MDR-EX71SLB Headphones. I have three pairs: one white and two black. The only problem is now that I've had them a few years I've lost one of the earbuds for the white pair.
I've found out how to get a replacements: phone 0870 240 6354 - they cost £3.50 each (not £3.50 per pair) plus P&P of £1.05 plus VAT.
Telephone: 0870 240 6354
Fax: 01664 563 976
Mon-Fri : 8.30am to 5.30pm Note: For VAIO Spares & Accesories, please call 0207 365 2947
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Six of one and half-a-dozen of the other
In response to that, today, Ananova has a story about a wife who stabbed her husband for refusing to have sex with her even though she wore a G-string and everything...
A police spokesperson said: "She did not think she did anything wrong, she kept saying that he was her husband and that he had to fulfil his obligations and that because he didn't she had the right to punish him.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Virtual Air Guitar ROCKS!!
At last! A reason to actually own a webcam. I want one of these. The BBC article is cool but the Project Air Guitar website is even better.
Penguins can stay gay
Gay Penguins don't like Swedes
Article appeared on Wanadoo's Quirky News from Ananova
"Shy Swedes fail to seduce gay penguins (c) Rex 2005 Swedish female penguins have failed in their mission to seduce gay male Humboldt penguins in a German zoo. Bremerhaven Zoo introduced the female penguins to try and establish more breeding pairs in its penguin pens. The zoo has far too many male penguins, while Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden has an oversupply of females. At Bremerhaven, the birds, which find new mates every year, form all-male pairs and adopt pebbles as if they were eggs. Last year, officials said the females had arrived too late for pairing. And this year, the birds arrived in time, but were too shy. 'The Swedes are rather stand-offish,' said zoo chief executive Heike Kueck. Four local females were quickly snapped up but the rest of the 22 penguins ignored the newcomers and formed broody male couples. Last year, homosexual militants bombarded the zoo with e-mails and protest letters, claiming it was interfering in the penguins' freedom of sexual orientation. "
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Headline of the Year?
Now that's what I call a PAINT job
Monday, February 13, 2006
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
How to prevent a program from being displayed in the Most Frequently Used Programs list
Windows XP displays a list of most frequently used programs in the Start menu. If you don't want a program to be displayed there, you can prevent it (on a program-by-program basis) by editing the registry. Here's how:
- Click Start Run.
- Type the following in the Run box: regedit
- In the left pane of the registry editor, navigate to the following key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\
- Click Edit New and select String Value.
- Name the new string value NoStartPage
- Leave the data value empty.
- Close the registry editor.
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