April 1st Pontification

I think we must be due rain throughout the Olympics given the good weather we’ve been having lately!

The start of “Somebody that I used to know” by Gotye [yt] sounds like the music from Monkey Island.  On that subject, here is a representation of the evolution of computer sounds cards as demonstrated by the Monkey Island theme.

Someone ate 16 courses (and drank 12 glasses of wine!) at Colette’s at the Grove.

The Warner Brothers Leavesden Studio tour opened yesterday. After several weeks of adverts in the Metro, Evening Standard, local press and posters at tube stations. Wonder what their market budget was?

The Tube (BBC 2) was good wasn’t it!

What I’ve been reading online recently

What the Internet taught me: Nuclear War, .co.ck, Horseball

Albert Einstein


A great quote on this doomsday subject too –

“I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought with, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

– Albert Einstein


Random Thunks

Wunderlist is a very nice task management tool. Very simple, quick to use, cross platform and totally free.

Watched Something about Mary and the first Naked Gun Film for the first time in ages this week, still find new funny things each time I watch them!

Eric Schmidt on lack of Computer Science in schools. So true.

Learnt what Payola is (secret payments to media so that they broadcast certain music).

You can (try to) rent out your home for thousands during the Olympics.

Things I learnt this week

Chris Froome, currently second in the Vuelta a España, became the champion of Kenya because he made the jersey.

Good piece in the Daily Mail about more migrant workers applying for lower skilled jobs than British citizens.

Stephen Fry’s top 100 gadgets.

Yet another report of Computer Science graduates having poor employment prospects.

People who buy and don’t deny buying Linkedin recommendations don’t want you or anyone else to know that they have done so.  That I can’t be bothered to deal with this/these <opinion>condescending twat(s)</opinion>. Chilling Effect.