Archives for: November 2006, 17

How To Dunk A Biscuit

11/17/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Distractions
Len Fisher, author of How To Dunk A Doughnut came to the aid of the Mad Labs crew to try to help perfect dunking biscuits for the maximum in slightly soggy flavour-boosting without the dreaded plop of soaked-through cookie crumbs into the bottom of your… more »

DMCA abuse? Surely not?

11/17/06 | by Adam | Categories: Copyright
Surprise. BestBuy issues a DMCA take-down on a site that publishes information about their discount pricing. 'Cause everyone knows that a free market works best with perfect information and no commercial entity would ever try to hinder that. So… more »

Something's rotten in the state of Washington

11/17/06 | by Adam | Categories: Copyright
Ok, now this is just plain under-handed and sneaky. Summary of the BoingBoing'd article is that Microsoft has some patents that Novell, owner of SUSE Linux distribution, has licensed from them; in turn, Microsoft is now claiming that all other varieties… more »

The best Vista box is a... MacPro??

11/17/06 | by Adam | Categories: Macintosh
Ok, lots of bias here, but there's an interesting article by a Microsofty about running Vista. The machine of choice is the quad-core MacPro and he's very impressed. I can't say I approve of a) Vista; or b) Desecrating a Mac with it; but it runs, and it… more »

Microlending Earns The 2006 Nobel Peace Prize

11/17/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Announcements [A], Thoughts, Common Sense, People
I caught an interview with Muhammad Yunus on the Daily Show, founder and director of the Grameen Foundation. He and the foundation split the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for work on microfinance and microlending as a tool against poverty. Microfinance is a… more »

Permanent Stamps

11/17/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Announcements [A]
I had to blink a few times when I was picking up a parcel today, from a sign I saw at the post office. Canada Post has at last brought the concept of the "permanent stamp" across the pond. This is a stamp for a particular function (in this case,… more »