Friday, July 14, 2006

Visit to BP - AE

Recently I did a days work experience with Alternative Energy BP's alternative energy company. It was very interesting and I learnt lots - and got lots of freebees - including a 128MB USB flash drive.
I learn't for example that they think that the oil spike will be between 2015 and 2040 - depending on whether demand increases or decreases and on how much new supplies are discovered or made accessible.
I got some more idea of just how big the problem is - they think we would be lucky to stabilise CO2 production in 20 years rather than the suggested 10 to prevent catastrophic and uncontrolable warming. We have already caused a 3 degree rise - it has just not caught up with us yet - now we must decide whether we want the total to be four or six - bad or terrible.

Laptop down

One of the reasons why I have not posted recently is because on Tuesday my laptop broke. progressively it would not turn on properly all that happened was that the power light went on and the fan and hardisk whirred. So anyway iansyst got it collected today. Hopefuly they can fix it.

So sorry for not writing but I have to deal with annoying sisters and brothers and parents now. especialy silly sisters.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Microsoft could be fined 365,000,000 euros

Microsoft could be fined 365,000,000 euros by the european commision - 2million a day for the past 6 months - see here
They probably won't but they could
'Under the ruling, Microsoft had to supply rivals with information about its Windows operating system.

On Monday, Microsoft said it had begun to provide the information Brussels had demanded, but the Commission has signalled the company acted too late.

In December, Brussels informed the software giant that it had failed to comply with the original ruling it issued in March 2004.

At the time of the warning, the Commission said Microsoft would face fines of up to 2m euros a day if it did not comply immediately.'

Friday, July 07, 2006

Look What I found on my desk when I came home

I found this on my desk when I came home I think it might be slightly out of date - though it was only published in 1991. I think code has moved on since then, still the principles are the same. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Old Sear Works

The old version of sear - 0.6.1 has suddenly started working - rather than crashing. but the new one 0.6.2 which has lots of good bug fixes just exits itself when it loads the world. oh well.
look screenshot!

I now have a Web album just for screenshots - look here.

The Death of a blog

In case anyone is worried it is not this blog which is in danger. Rather it is my Images_Max_Randor_does blog that I think I will phase out - at least I will not make any new posts to it.
I now have the Piscara Web Albumbs thing and have uploaded I think all of my pictures for the blog there. You can find it here.

I am writing to you via a broardband wirelessconnection in leeds. I last posted from Yorkshire and before that I spent a week in inverness and before that a weekend in the Lake district. I have traveled a lot recently.

Monday, July 03, 2006

I am very very sorry.

I am very very sorry for neglecting you and not subjecting you to my limited talents. I thought I could explain on the friday before last but I did not have time to get onto the internet. I thought I would have internet connection from Monday onwards but the place where I was doing my work experince was too restricted when it came to the internet. I am trying and will continue to try to post nearly every day.
My sincerest apologies - not that anyone has commented in my absence - but oh well.