Friday, September 19, 2008

Good trailers

The trailer of burn after reading is definitely one of the best trailers ever. The movies comes out quite late in the UK, but doesn't matter, I can watch the trailer more!

On a side note, all films with a scene of someone backlit that walks into light gradually should be banned. Uh, I said this already. Nevermind.

Recursion

A child couldn't sleep, so her mother told her a story about a little frog,
who couldn't sleep, so the frog's mother told her a story about a little bear,
who couldn't sleep, so the bear's mother told her a story about a little weasel...
who fell asleep.
...and the little bear fell asleep;
...and the little frog fell asleep;
...and the child fell asleep.

(Via squonk + wharfinger)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Red somewhere.

Props to JT for seeing this deal through. Selling ML at $50 billion on the same day GS is valued at 60 billion seems like a terrific deal to me.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Helpful mail 3

Dear Application Developer,

A Facebook user requested that we forward an anonymous report that your application My movies (application ID #7005215677) is violating Facebook Terms of Use. The user selected "" as the violation category. Any text entered into the additional comments box appears here:

Begin User Text

I can't make it work

End User Text

To protect the privacy of our users, we cannot disclose any further information. Facebook is not taking any action against your application based on this particular report, but we are passing this along so you are made aware of potential problems and respond accordingly to ensure you are in compliance. Please note that failure to comply with the Terms may result in an enforcement action.

If you have any issues or questions, please don't hesitate to contact us by sending an email to developers-help@facebook.com.
Clueless user.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Helpful mail 2

Dear Application Developer,

A Facebook user requested that we forward an anonymous report that your application My movies (application ID #7005215677) is violating Facebook Terms of Use. The user selected "" as the violation category. Any text entered into the additional comments box appears here:

Begin User Text

Please can you help m?
How can I upload my video at facebook

End User Text

WTF.

Friday, September 12, 2008

MSN spam

Hey, I would like to chat with you but I can not get msn to stay online.
You you can send me a chat request here http://#####.blogspot.com
My name on the site it kellylove :P

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Vodafone passport

Oggi in aeroporto c'erano milioni di cartelli che pubblicizzavano la tariffa passport. In pratica paghi 1 euro alla risposta e poi paghi la tariffa nazionale. In realta' e' una mezza maialata per come lo pubblicizzano: induce a pensare che siccome chiamare un cellulare italiano dall'estero (Europa) costa 0.55 eur/min con l'euro alla risposta inizia a convenire dopo 2 minuti di chiamata.

In realta' cio' sarebbe verso solo se la tariffa nazionale fosse zero, mentre, a seconda dei piani, puo' essere tipo 0.30 eur/min, che sposta cioe' la soglia del risparmio (con la tariffa passport invece di quella normale) a circa 4 minuti. Sotto i 4 minuti e' invece piu' costosa, fino al doppio se la chiamata e' sotto il minuto.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Screws

I had a weird problem with the wireless led blinking at something like 10Hz, with the card turning on and off at the same rate (resulting in very very very bad connection and sometimes CPU 100% to process ACPI events).

It took 30min to take the whole laptop apart (list of sony service manuals) and then it turned out to be a loose screw that was causing the hardware switch to "bounce". Tightened it and it's all good.

There is also now 1 less screw inside my laptop.

I can see this coming

If I was at plaza...I would have a look at this.