Wednesday, November 28, 2007
But THIS is why Google are so great. Using their might to help save the earth. http://blogs.business2.com/greenwombat/2007/11/googles-green-p.html
Investing 100s of millions of dollars, etc. I know they're not the only green company out here, but this sure is one more reason why I love Google!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Quite mesmerising, considering that this was his second performance on a live TV stage ever.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
At least the Americans and many other countries have the honesty to call it what it is: a sales tax.
Now, why on earth did I think of this criticism of the UK government when there's the whole juicy missing 25 million personal Id records saga? Can't think.
Friday, November 16, 2007
You can watch the Earth rise here, and set here. And yes, the little blue dot in the centre of the screen is OUR ENTIRE PLANET!
Very humbling in every respect, physical and spiritual....
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Now a really decent portable DAB radio has been something my wife and I have been after for ages. The existing hardware was either too big and heavy or had too small a battery life - but the PURE Move hits the sweet spot in many ways.
DAB radios are essentially portable computers and thus are real battery drainers. But PURE have solved the issue by including an internal rechargeable battery, phone style, so no more buying packs of AAA cells and no more lugging around huge mains DAB units. And life on a single charge is excellent, many hours, so this is the best of both worlds.
Build quality on the move is great, with a brushed aluminium faceplate and a rubberised back, with a fold out plastic stand to keep the unit at the right playing angle. There are no surprises in the main controls, which look tacky and plasticky but which work very well.
DAB reception's very good as well, better than on some mains radios and our biggest complaint by far was the audio quality over the built in loudspeaker. OK fro talk stations, switching to a music station reveals the cheap speaker, with no bass and plenty of middle and treble.
Still, a great DAB radio for anyone wanting talk and news stations!
Monday, November 12, 2007
So I was fascinated to read this article from 2003, including the following paras:
"The first involves a hormone called melatonin, which the brain churns out during sleep. Melatonin belongs to a class of compounds called anti-oxidants that mop up damaging free-radical compounds. With a disrupted circadian rhythm, the body produces less melatonin and the cell's DNA may be more prone to cancer-causing mutations.
The second link lies with a hormone called cortisol, which normally reaches peak levels at dawn then declines throughout the day. Cortisol is one of many hormones that help regulate immune system activity, including the activity of a group of immune cells called natural-killer cells that help the body battle cancer. "
So, don't short change your body by burning the candle at both ends. Allow enough time for sleep and make sure it's quality sleep. You'll do yourself a big favour!
And, since I'm curious as to how well it'll embed in a blog post here:
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
The biggest surprise was that all my applications from my XP era have installed and worked well, with only a very few minor problems.
It's still early days, but the tipping point is upon me and I suspect it'll be Vista most of the way home from here.