June 25th, 2004

Life 2 (based on icon from tamnonlinear)

Quotes of the Day

A good set today. 1 and 4 are very much work related for me.


Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - )

No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.
Michael Pritchard

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.
Kurt Vonnegut (1922 - ), Cat's Cradle

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
Stephen Hawking (1942 - )

Alert for chocoholics

Disease threatens choc production

From the BBC news site: Cocoa production could plummet if diseases ravaging South American crops spread to other cocoa producing regions, scientists say.

Full story: here.

Time to buy up speculative supplies?

Life 2 (based on icon from tamnonlinear)

HHGTTG competition

Unfortunately we are too late to enter *boo hoo* but there is an article here at theregister.co.uk which points you to a BBC site here.

Wish I'd seen this earlier.

Ah well, life eh? [42]

Life 2 (based on icon from tamnonlinear)

Shake-up in e-mail providers

After getting myself a new g-mail account with 1GB of free storage hotmail have just responded with the following e-mail. I have an "Extra Storage" account (for which I have to pay) with the vast capacity of 10 MB. But now they are going to give me more - see below.


Your MSN Hotmail Extra Storage account is being upgraded to MSN Hotmail Plus

As a valued MSN Hotmail Extra Storage subscriber; we will be upgrading your storage capacity to a massive 2GB with 20MB attachment size at no extra cost to you*!

These changes will be happening this summer as we upgrade you to our improved service, MSN Hotmail Plus. MSN Hotmail Plus will not only give you greater space for photos, music, movie clips but a more streamlined web e-mail experience with no graphical advertisements.