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XBox (Games)

Journal Journal: One confused Xbox...

Just a quickie: one slightly confused Xbox...

If you can't read the text, it says:

This is an Xbox game disc.
Please put it in your Xbox to start playing.

(We somehow managed to get it to play the Xbox game as a DVD... not intentionally, must've just completely confused it.)


Journal Journal: Weirdness 8


Firefox 1.0.4, reproduced at 1600x1200 (native res) and 1400x1050, on both Windows and Linux (res I used for the VNC server to record that). Didn't work at 1024x768.

The Internet

Journal Journal: StumbleUpon 2

I briefly mentioned StumbleUpon in a JE just over a year ago, so I thought that, now that nobody actually reads this, I might as well mention it again.

StumbleUpon is a nifty toolbar (Firefox + IE) which takes you to sites that it thinks you may be interested in, based on factors such as topics you've said you're interested in, how you've rated previous sites, and who you've marked as friend.

My username is Dave2, if anyone cares.

It's funny.  Laugh.

Journal Journal: Moid

If anyone's bored and fancies running an IRC bot to randomly spew out semi-correct looking sentences, give Moid a go. You can see some example web-based output, but bear in mind that it's been learning from IRC and stuff people paste it, so it's probably not something you want to read when your boss is staring at your screen. Most of the time it just says strange crap, but occasionally it does say some things which both make sense and are funny.

(Note that I'm not the author of Moid.)


Journal Journal: Technology still hates me.

Since the previous JE on the subject:

  • I've got a new AXP2000+ (YAY!!!)
  • That's died :|
  • I put the PIII 450 back together
  • The network card wouldn't work.
  • I've been using my P Pro 200 server (sans X) for IRC, and a 180MHz Mac for web browsing etc for the last week or so.
  • I just sorted out my network card.
  • I ran Doom 3 to see how crappily it would work.
  • My machine froze.

Technology really really hates me.

User Journal

Journal Journal: DAMNIT 3

I swear that it must be "Blow Up All Of Dave's Computers Week" or something.

Firstly my main machine (Athlon XP 2600+) started randomly freezing. I eventually tracked it down to graphics card and stuck an old GeForce 2MX in there. Amazingly Doom 3 ran at a high-ish FPS...

My laptop's charger is also b0rked. So I can't use my laptop, but at least I rescued my main machine.

At least, that's what I thought. My main machine won't even POST now. Which means I'm having to use this P Pro 200 server sans X to do computing stuff. WHAT FUN!

User Journal

Journal Journal: application/xhtml+xml

I'm just interested in hearing some opinions on a decision I made yesterday; to send all of the XHTML for bloat as application/xhtml+xml; this does have the advantage of turning off tag-soup mode in browsers that support it, and being properly compliant to XHTML 1.1, but it also means that people with browsers which don't support application/xhtml+xml can't parse it (the only ones I can think of off the top of my head are IE, links, and lynx). Does it make sense, or is it stupid?

User Journal

Journal Journal: How to Clone Goatse and Pigs from

I'm not sure if this is a typo or what, but in a search for "goatse" in "The Cloning Sourcebook", the following turns up:

"... been reported in cattle, including a report of eight calves cloned from a single adult cow,' and more recently in goatse and pigs.9 Thus the repro- ducibility of cloning adult mammals by nuclear transfer is no longer in question, although the ..."

Dodgy OCR? Typo? Who knows...


Journal Journal: "Popular Categories", eh? 2

I just took a look at the Prelinger Archives, just out of interest. Looked around the page a bit, clicked on some of the links, then found the "Popular Categories" box. For those who can't be arsed to follow the link, or if it's since changed, it contained the following:

Popular Categories
1. Pornography
2. Sex education
3. Sexualities
4. Sex education
5. Animation

Welcome to The Internet (or is that "Teh Intarweb"?)!

Edit: Very badly mixed tenses, fixed.


Journal Journal: Eh...

Does this look like people trying to gain access to my Eggdrop, or are they just portscanning me?

[10:59] Telnet connection:
[11:07] Telnet connection:
[11:45] Telnet connection:
[11:58] Telnet connection:
[12:08] Telnet connection:
[12:12] Telnet connection:

Just seems a bit odd, it's not like I have any control over any major channels o_O - OH NO, THEY MAY TAKE OVER #BLOAT AND #AAG ON FREENODE!

So continues the interesting saga of Dave's Journal(TM)

Dave's Journal(TM) is copyright © 2002-2004 Dave Wickham, no rights reserved except the right to put false copyright notices on the bottom.


Journal Journal: Bloat 1.4 released

Yeah, I know, nobody cares...
For those of you that use bloat, I've just released v1.4. This release doesn't have that many new features, but those it does have are quite nice ;). Anyway, having done the freshmeat announcement once and the sourceforge stuff, I can't be arsed to type it out again - if you're interested in a script to extract different package formats, visit teh link omglolz.

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