Sunday, May 29, 2005

Michael Madsen narrates "Animal Precinct"

Animal Precinct, narrated by Michael Madsen, chronicles the drama, emotion, triumph and tragedy of the work of the agents of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal's (ASPCA) Humane Law Enforcement Department (HLE), the only law enforcement group in New York City solely devoted to investigating crimes against New York's animal population.

Mr Fucking Blonde does a pet show, how cool is that?

Saturday, May 28, 2005

WH Smiths created the ISBN system

Thursday, May 26, 2005

The length of a marathon was set to give it a convenient finishing line in London.

White City [is a] famous stadium in Shepherd's Bush, northwest London, completed in 1908 as part of a complex for the Franco-British Exhibition. That same summer it staged the fourth Olympic Games, and it was here that the modern length of the marathon was fixed at 26 miles 385 yards (42.195km). The length was originally planned at 26 miles (41.84km), but the extra yards were added to bring the finishing line before the royal box.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

To delete, press 3 now

If you only have a rotary phone (say for example your girlfriend broke the touch tone one) and you have a service like BT's 1571 answering service, then you can never delete old messages.

Except you can, by holding another touch tone phone's speaker (say your mobile) next to the mouthpiece and pressing the keys on that instead.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Sure anti-persperant smells like piss

And consequently, today, so do I.

Monday, May 16, 2005

The USA has only ever formally declared war 5 times.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Word bitmaps

You can select a text region in word and paste it as a bitmap in Paint complete with colours and formatting.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Visual Studio 2003's dialog editor and XP themes


Read this instead.

If you put a manifest file into the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\Common7\IDE directory, then most (but not quite all) of the VS.NET IDE will become XP theme enabled.

What crucially will get theme support though is the Dialog Editor which means you spot unthemed controls a whole lot earlier.