This is a very random blog. It's: The RSPCTS is a non profit organisation trying to protct our endangered Skinners so that future generations may enjoy them for years to come. 'Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Skinners'. We like them coz they link to SPRAN :-).
Saturday, July 30, 2005
Thursday, July 28, 2005
The BBC have an interesting report on illegal music downloading. Coolness. I need to eat now.
- Word: oikology
- Quote: "The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?"
- Website: www.magnatune.com
- Thought: Search for The Who on Google
- Tags: bbc music p2p
Posted by David Hulbert at 7/28/2005 11:25:00 AM
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Posted by David Hulbert at 7/27/2005 10:25:00 AM
I drank way too much coffee today so when I went to bed I couldn't sleep. I decided to get up and rewrite SPRAN. Now it's almost 5am and it's starting to get light.
Posted by David Hulbert at 7/27/2005 04:56:00 AM
Friday, July 22, 2005
I am now getting fairly good at handstands. I believe I'll be able to walk 10 hand-steps within a week! Then comes one-handed ones...
Posted by David Hulbert at 7/22/2005 01:13:00 PM
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Okay. Imagine a coffee cafetiere, which has the letters T.N.T. on it and instead of a normal plunger has a detonator-type plunger. Hannah got the idea after I told people the joke I stole from Eddie Izzard (I think) about a house down the street exploding whenever I make coffee. It's funny. Anyway, we're going to make them and become millionaires.
Update: They won't actually make anything explode, they're jsut normal cafetieres with TNT written on them for funnyness.
Posted by David Hulbert at 7/21/2005 06:30:00 PM
Anyone know the best way for me to get photos from my mobile phone (Nokia 7610) to blogger? Alsoly, I'm also adding technorati tags to my blog. If you don't know what that means then don't worry and eat more tuna.
Posted by David Hulbert at 7/21/2005 04:50:00 PM
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
The future seems to be getting closer now. Here's what may or may not happen:
- Indie music more popular than commercial music. Imagine only ever listening to music you liked - recommended from friends or music you liked in the past. Pop music would be popular because it's the best music, rather than has the best marketing.
- Contact lense displays. How cool would that be? All you need is a power source, video reciever and display. Can't be that difficult. This could be used for map overlays, vision augmentation (e.g. zoom, infra red, etc.), general information (e.g. encycopedias), entertainment (e.g. films) and loads more.
- Geotagging. Imagine walking past a hotel or museum and automagically having all the information about it in front of you (e.g. their website). Or looking at a random statue or somthing and being able to immediately see what other people have said about it. The possibilities are endless.
- Clothes which automatically program your washing machine when you put them in. This would be easy. I'm suprised it hasn't already been done. Maybe it has.
- Trips to space. I think in 20 to 30 years people will have to choose between going on a trip to space or somewhere like Hawaii.
- Cars interacting with each other. E.g. the car in front of yours tells your car it's breaking suddenly so your car slows down. Or the car in front has a webcam which you can see to see if it's safe to overtake.
- Invisible input devices. Cameras or accelerometers could monitor your hands / eyes instead of having a keyboard / mouse.
- The difficulty in knowing weather the person you're talking to is physically there. Will that matter in the future?
- Computer generated voices which are indistinguishable from real voices.
- 3D printers which print anything to order (e.g. shoes, plates).
- Pens and paper become rare.
- No physical keys.
- GM pets. E.g. glow in the dark goldfish.
- Multi-storey farms (not my idea).
- Less distinction between night and day.
Posted by David Hulbert at 7/19/2005 03:54:00 PM
Monday, July 18, 2005
Last night we got back from the most amazing holiday ever!
Here's roughly what happened in super-quick sentences:
Fryday: Get on a plane to Franceland. Get 100mph taxi which drives on the wrong side of the road to hostel. Wiggle over to some food place and do some eating. See the Eiffel Tower in the distance and wobble generally towards it. Talk to funny French people who pretended not to understand Lisa's French and spilt beer on Alex. Then Alex and I pretended we didn't really know how to get back, when all along we knew exactly where were were. Managed to squeeze back to the hostel just before the curfew. Slept like a biscuit as it was quite hot, but not too hot.
Woke up at like 5am in the morning on Sat due to Sun being silly. Gradually woke up less then more and got up around 7am (still in the morning!) for knee-operated showers. Learnt the whole of the Paris metro system and did some underground zooming over to DISNEYLAND!
Got to Disneyland around 10am and went on lots of rides, ate lots of food. The bestest ride was probably Space Mountain. The Peter Pan ride was good too, but it was over too quickly. Got some photos with the real Disney characters! Went on more rides, got really hot + sleepy legs. Drank a normal amount and went to toilet a normal amount. Managed not to loose Jade and Lisa too much. Did shopping then sat on ground for 1 hour and got a numb bum - I need to eat more.
Then the parade started! I guess this was most probably easily the bestest bit EVER. I'll hoepfully put some photos on the Interweb soon. It was undescribeable, but I'll tell you what happened anyway. All the Disney peeps had huge car type devices with lots of lights on. Then people with lights on did funny dancing and stuff. I was so knackered (not a swear word I think: "Comes from the word we use for killing horses. A knacker is the person who kills the horses, thus the phrase 'bound for the knacker's yard' when something or someone is on its last legs." Who kills horses?) just before as I'd only got about 4 hours sleep and we'd been walking round for hours but the magical parade thinggymabob made be feel so alive and awake as a rabbit! Unfortunately we had to leave the magical land of Disney coz the metro stops at night. In real life we would have stayed there overnight but we didn't. We then twaddled back to Le Hostel de Aloha and had a mini party.
Did some turbo-sleeping on Sat night and woke up before 6am. Had shower then went to get breakfast for the girlies, but they were like "Meh, we'll get it later". Later we zig-zagged on the metro and went to the Loo (pronounced "loo". e.g. "Are you going to the loo?", "Wee!". Some English people were trying to say "Louvre"!) Went in the London Eye, which had got shrunk on transportation, and saw all the cool buildings n stuff. Had the yummiest crepe for lunch and did some more walking. Jade and Lisa's sillyness was increasing exponentially at this point. Did a little purchasing then went to MacDonalds where they serve beer!
We then toodled back to the hostel of sleeplessness and grabbed our stuff and diddled back to the flying plane, where we most un-cunningly missed dinner! Went to go duty free shopping, but couldn't coz of EU wotsit stuff. Poo. Got on the flying plane and was v.upset we had to leave. Saw lots of really small cars and buildings then landed in Southampton. Drove back with oil light on lotsly then got back around 11 and slept. Now it's like 4pm and I've only just got up.
Posted by David Hulbert at 7/18/2005 03:56:00 PM
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Hola! In total we have raised £229.03 by not drinking alcohol! The good news is that if you have any spare money then you can still give it to charity (like the Red Cross)! It only takes seconds and could save someone's life and mean you spend less on drinking so you don't have a hangover!
Posted by David Hulbert at 7/12/2005 07:21:00 PM