See some of the natural world whilst you're cooped up at your 'puter with these fine wallpapers
. Bonus kudos points for anyone who can identify all the homestarrunner
characters hiding in the foliage on my desktop from the mini-pic above.
A bit late, or very early, for a musical Friday post, but I've just discovered (and downloaded) Wire Daisies
who I'll make an exception for as a). They sound great, b). They're from the greatest county in the UK - Cornwall
(the fact that I was born there doesn't influence my opinion on this one at all). Pop over and have a listen - some great tunes for a Sunday evening.
Continuing what is now an almost regular feature, this Friday's musical interlude features the smooth sounds
of Pink Martini
. The music is as lush as the description:
"Somewhere between a 1930s Cuban dance orchestra, a classical chamber music ensemble, a Brasilian marching street band and Japanese film noir is the 12-piece Pink Martini."
It's a Friday rhumba in the lazylaces household [thanks to ritilan]!
If you haven't seen it already and you've ever so much as e-mailed the person sitting next to you at work you'll love instant mess
. I especially like the football game at the end. We've all been there...haven't we?
BTW - I now have an AIM account if anyone would like to chat - screen name lazy graeme - drop me a line with your details and I'll watch out for you.
Modern day Britain is a classless society supposedly, so it's slightly strange that we all know exactly which class we belong too, and could probably make a fair bet on what class any random person we bumped into in the street belonged to as well. Not that we categorise or anything - no siree. Anyway if you're having trouble deciding which exact sub-category of middle-class you belong to (not me obviously since I'm a toff - no question) this is the on-line quiz
If I were middle-class, which I'm not, I'd apparently be part of (Jamie) Oliver's Army (worryingly I own a Jamie Oliver book). All this of course will make no sense if you are from outside the UK. I would explain, but it would take a very long time.
If you go down in the woods
today you're sure of a big surprise.
Big techie news of the day is the release of google desktop search
beta. Make your inner geek moist with a download today! I have, have you?
Seriously folks, even with some very basic tinkering around this seems great - been running it for just a few minutes really and it's already indexed most of my MP3 collection - find the tracks you want to listen to in (sub) seconds - none of that tricky navigating around in Winamp or Windows Explorer for me anymore.
In fact, early days yet, but, has this totally negated the need for the, super-speedy, Windows Explorer search 'facility'? Or indeed Windows Explorer itself? Do we even need to worry about how we structure folders and files anymore? As long as we give them meaningful names - I guess it could be. Only time will tell, but my gut feel is a heart-felt yes.
Next stage for me is to install this at work - I have the feeling that this will make finding the code snippets I'm always losing much easier to find which will make life a lot easier (I sometimes find myself recoding things I know I've done before just because I can't locate the original code). Question: does this index mapped drives/network locations too? I guess I'll find out when I try this in the office. Hmmm...what happens when you attach removeable drives like USB keys? I can feel some hardcore experimenting coming up with this.
I'd be interested to hear everyone's opinions, ideas, experiences in the comments - I'll probably post some more there myself when I've had more time to play.
is kind of like me on a Saturday morning.
The doctor is in
and he has the answer to all of life's problems. Admittedly it's always the same answer, but it's an enjoyable one. Possibly NSFW [from the warped mind of dan
Do you hear that childish giggling? That's me reading "words that sound dirty, but aren't", that is [via daisy