Thursday, April 28, 2005

Welcome to your life BA's.

Whatever happened to machines that think?

Also of interest is this Whatever happened to machines that think?. It's an article by New Scientist on what happened to AI.

Quite interesting and worth a read even if it's not a subject you'd usually be interested in.

Bible Software

If any of you are looking for some free bible software I'm currently downloading copies of e-sword and Sword project for windows, linux and Mac OSX, along with the various associated resources and bible translations.

I'm going to be burning a couple of copies of all the files to CD, which I'll be lending out to any one who wants them to install on there computer.
The software is not as fancy as the packages you can buy, and they're missing some of the more popular translations (NIV etc), but it's still a good resource especially with the Greek and Hebrew versions and dictionaries for each.

All up they weigh a couple of hundred Megabytes so if any one wants to install the software leave a comment and I'll lend you the CD's as soon as I get a chance.

I've grabbed most of the files so it works out to:
- A dozen or so bible translations including KJV, CEV, Good News etc.
- A Couple of bible encyclopaedia
- Greek and Hebrew versions of the bible.
- Commentaries by various people
- Daily Devotions
- Bible Map's
- Bible concordances
- A few classic Christian works such as "Fox's book of Martyrs"

All up it makes a nice little biblical reference library. Let me know if you want to borrow the CD.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Geeky and FUNNY!

Right this has to be one of the more amusing things I've read on the internet in a while. I've no idea if it's true or if it's been improved a bit, but it really really is funny.

Any way with out much ado let me introduce you to the story of the 1337 Hacker.

A 26 year-old German claimed he was the baddest hacker in town and threatened to attack a moderator on #stopHipHop's IRC Channel because he thought he'd been thrown out.

He demanded the moderator cough up his IP address and prepare to be hacked.

The 1337 Hacker

Thanks to The Inquirer

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

LAN or Social thingy?

Who might be interested in having a small LAN at my place on the Saturday the 23rd and or Sunday 24th April?

Family's away so might as well make use of the place.

If there's not enough interest in a LAN or if prefered I'll have some sort of more general social event happening on one of those days instead.

Monday, April 11, 2005


Well I've just updated Speculum Conlectio with some photos I acquired from Matt's collection.
There's a mix of CU, Social gathering and Parachute photos.

Also I think I should probably explain what exactly Speculum Conlectio is for.
For starters Speculum Conlectio is Latin and roughly translates to Image or Mirror Image collection.

What I'm using the blog for is a place to store and share Images that fit in to a number of categories, CU related, photo's related to our little blogging community and any other cool photos.

At the moment I'm the only one posting Images from my collection and a few from Alethea and Matt's collections. Hopefully at some stage Alethea will start posting as well. Also if requested I'll probably open it up to any of you I know who have Digital Camera's and what to post the odd Image the fit's in the above categories that you don't want taking up space on your blog.

Note all the images are uploaded at 1024x768 so if you want the larger version click on the image. If you need or want an even higher quality version than that contact me or who ever posted the image and ask them to send you a copy.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

A Story

This is what you get when you let Andrew and Mike write a story with
input from Christina, though I must admit I was in the room at the time, with help from Innergeek.

A long time ago, there was strife in the kingdom of Skull Island.
The Aristocracy people wanted their freedom from the annoying ruler of
world. The annoying ruler of world, however, had different plans. He
wanted to radiate the Aristocracy people to kill for the Chimera. The
people of Skull Island gathered in the local Burlesque house to Play
the Goldfish. The elder Orthodontist spoke first. We must Tickle the
ruler of world, who is now more Busy than annoying!!! Who will join
me? I will, shouted Bob, the kingdom's Lad of negotiable affection. I
think your idea is Quickly Chimera, said the local Frog Tamer. I'm too
Green for this Feather, anyway. Unreal Tournament is a better waste of
my Astropithicus Leviticus. The GM Dove his Spleen on the Majesty.
Wow!! Why don't you go play Bubble Bobble with James if you don't like
the way we play Spoons! You're such a 64, Reuben.

Note a combined attempt at the Geek test by Andrew, Christina, Mike,
Jared and my self produced a score of 64%, only 20% greater than Mike's
best score!