Bugger me backwards, this sounds good. A modernised retelling of Jekyll and Hyde, written by Steven Moffat of Press Gang, Coupling, and Three of the best new episodes of Doctor Who fame. Hooray for the BBC!
The Beatrice Letters, the latest book in the Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, includes not just letters of correspondance, but also letters of the alphanumeric variety.
By punching them out of the book and rearranging them, we're left with another obtuse clue which raises more questions than it answers. Much like the rest of the excellent, excellent, mind-twisting book.
I cannot freaking wait until The End, to be released on Friday the 13th October.
UltraVNC (my preferred VNC server/client for Windows) has a nifty “single-click”-ish deployment method you can send to someone to control their PC. Requires text-file wrangling and firewall-hole-poking, so it’s not going to clobber CoPilot just yet, but it could be handy.
Just discovered that when I use ZoneTag with my GPS whilst driving, it not only tags the photo with "driving", but also the speed at which I was going.
Which was 65mph when I took the photo of this road sign, apparently.
Refreshingly honest, but it really feels like the New Hampshire tourist board isn't even trying anymore.
Turns out you can get energy-saving lightbulbs which work with dimmer switches. Who knew! They’re pricey, but I’m getting some to see how they do.
I’ve finally had a chance to test this with files downloaded from Napster and Rhapsody’s subscription services, and it does what it says on the tin. The question of interest: If this could be chained to a transcoder that automagically converted downloads to MP3s that can be played on an iPod, would it cause more customers to sign up for PlaysForSure providers, and damage sales at the iTunes Music Store?
Walmart are making a huge push to get people buying the low-energy spiral bulbs. I’ve been using them since we moved house and I spent far too many hours wandering the aisles of Home Depot while Joy chose paint colours. The only place we still use incandescent bulbs is in the lamps attached to dimmers.
The Kransky Sisters’ show “We Don’t Have Husbands” was the best thing I caught at the Fringe. Here’s a small taster of their wonderful character-driven comedy — a cover of the Sugababes song “Overload”.
This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.