How many do you remember or have you suffered from? Personally the phrase "thin client
" still makes me shudder. All the thin client projects I've been near in the past have been, thankfully, canned, but I still meet people trying to implement this architecture.
Having used mainframe dumb terminals (I've even *whispers* done some mainframe programming in the past) I'm not totally sure why you'd want to do this with a PC. PC's work fine as they are. If you want some central control over them this can be done with network software from experienced companies like Novell or Micro$oft. Trust me I've seen it work.
Most of the items in the top 10 that I remember are more than worthy of their place, I'm not sure about VoIP though. Years ago when most connections were modem based VoIP seemed crazy, but now it not only seems more practical, I've actually seen quite a few sucessful installations with some smart looking Cisco kit.
The pictures of the PlayStation Portable
that were circulating a while back looked damn cool. The PS3
concept isn't looking so bad either.
for the straight guy hit UK shores
a few weeks ago and for many reasons, mostly not intentional I suspect, it's one of the funniest TV shows currently on air. Anyway I'm sure there'll be a million and one parodies, but the best I've seen so far is Mac eye for the Windows guy
from Joy Of Tech
Bizarre Love Triangle was just the title
of a New Order
song, but now it's also some fine French animation
[Note: make sure you download the suggested Quicktime extension file - it's all very disappointing without it, and well worthwhile with].
is a handy blog search engine with a blog link rank
list. Especially useful if blogs kill Google
The new Doctor Who
series is out now, it's an animated flash adventure, and is voiced by Richard E Grant. I don't know if this resolves the whole who's going to be the next Doctor Who question, would he do this on television as well? Interesting and entertaining all the same, but Eddie Izzard still gets my vote.
Fantastic news an official report has shown that the old advertising slogan is true - Guinness IS good for you. I might stop in the pub on the way home tomorrow and sink a couple of pints - purely for medicinal reasons of course.
Seriously, you cannot be serious, the ball was on the line. Homestar McEnroe's guide to tennis.
If you want a good drink
you need to know how to ask
for it [via precision blogger
Pushing the boundries of what the Financial Director of my company might sign off, I'm looking forward to submitting my expenses
this month. Probably NSFW [thanks to Pink928