Or is that website down for everyone?
Ubuntu springs forth
Ubuntu – Countdown to the next Release
Hans Rosling: Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you’ve ever seen
Informative and a great delivery style: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/92
For more information see http://www.gapminder.org/
Whats in a number?
Telephone number 0161 337 3440 is allegedly from Tameside Insulation Ltd (Registered in England No. 4884766 Registered Office: Unit 17 Alpha Court, Windmill Lane Ind Estate, Denton, Manchester. M34 3RB, Telephone: 0161 337 3400).
They appear to have a TPS license – its just a shame they are not checking the TPS list correctly (more details on the legal requirement to do so here ), because they would discover my number is on it.
Analogue TV Switch Off
Looks like the action starts from 17 October 2007 when the first of the analogue TV transmitters will be switched off – check http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/ for the background details, and here for specific details for your region.
You can also check the location of your nearest digital tv transmitter at Wolfsbane
Dell sells PCs with Ubuntu
Looks like a small but significant breakthrough! Ubuntu is now available on Dell machines, but so far only in the US. Europe next? Looks like the prices start about $100 less than similar machines that use windows vista.
Who on earth was that?
Been getting a few calls lately from this number: 08000191773. Dont know why, as I have already registered with the http://www.tpsonline.org.uk. After over a weeks worth of (unanswered) calls I decided to call the number (well its free) and got a nice message saying that I had been contacted by Excell Contact Centres on behalf of a client who would like to try and sell me something. How nice! But they did say if you ring 01294 225321 and leave your name and number they will not call you back. Oh I found their details via google and Ed’s blog: http://www.bloged.co.uk/archives/001192.php Seems like they’ve been bugging people for a while…
Mathematical beauty occurred at two minutes and three seconds past one this morning when digital clocks showed: