Tuesday, May 01, 2007

A couple of Jackson quotes

From a talk that Noam Chomsky gave at Trinity College Dublin, I was exposed to the following interesting quotes by Robert Jackson, the chief US prosecutor at the Nuernberg Trials (Chomsky introduced these with regard to 'universality'):
  • "If certain acts of violation of treaties are crimes, they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them, and we are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us." (couldn't find a more definitive source)
  • "We must never forget that the record on which we judge these defendants today is the record on which history will judge us tomorrow. To pass these defendants a poisoned chalice is to put it to our own lips as well. We must summon such detachment and intellectual integrity to our task that this Trial will commend itself to posterity as fulfilling humanity's aspirations to do justice." (link)
If you have the time, listen to the talk, it is quite revealing!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

3 minutes

'Nuff said.
[UPDATE]..well almost - updated to add another 20 seconds!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

If all your VMWare Server hosted images' networks suddenly become unable to bridge....

....then go into network host settings and disable all inappropriate networks (e.g. Hamachi, etc) from being used for bridging!

Having installed a USB-Skype cordless phone for the office yesterday we suddenly had a shed-load of IP address conflicts from the image servers on the network. Since, we had recently had some other trouble with the routers (for some bizarre reasons we have a chain of them!) I spent most of the time going through all their settings (which actually also turned up a few problems that were then solved) but unfortunately only succeeded in increasing my frustration with the ongoing issue at hand. Arrggghhhh!

However, after a good night's sleep my googl'ing powers were refreshed and I found this hint which led me rapidly to the solution. :-) I'm slowing down in my old age, I tell ya.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Hole in the Wall

A very cool project - call me soppy if you want, but I felt gladdened whilst watching this.

Friday, April 06, 2007

WSD as a stepping stone to GTD

Awesome (WSD - an idea whose time has definitely come) - A baby step for people having trouble getting organised (GTD-style).


Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Freehand circles

Did you know that there is a world championship for the drawing of freehand circles ? No, me neither - check out this guy. Also, check out this which is very "The Iron Man".


Monday, April 02, 2007

New Year's Resolutions March 31st Results

My New Year's resolutions now stand at 5% achievement (down 1% from 4 weeks ago). 95% to go!! :-(
  • My typing regressed somewhat - presumably because I haven't made any effort on it over the last few weeks.
  • My finances went up a bit beyond where they started.
  • My fitness is a little better, but didn't improve quite as much as I was hoping for.
  • My bodyfat percentage is basically back to where it started.

Overall, I put this down to an extremely busy past 3 weeks, where exercise, diet, etc (incl blogging) have been pushed aside for work. Thankfully, that wave has been ridden now and normal programming should soon resume.