We’re famous, well, kinda..not really.

The pictures that the interior designer we hired to do the colours of the house were lost in the mists of time (on a CD on top of Kristie’s PC). So, after the restoration team spent many months meticulously restoring the photos (I copied them off the CD) we can finally present them here for your viewing enjoyment! (the pictures click through to a bigger version, so clickety click)

 

Most of these photos are featured on the interior designer, Catherine Henderson’s website, which consists entirely of a flash animation but watch the whole thing and you’ll see our house in there.

Poobar Foobar (shit attack II:faecal boogaloo)

It seems that the phantom letterbox shitter has struck again.

This pretty much rules out mailing of shit being a random act of stupidity. Apart from being totally disgusting and anti-social it worries me that someone capable of doing this lives near us.

Kristie, being somewhat of a world authority on human shit just informed me that this attack is in fact human, not canine, which disturbs me even further. The image of someone crouching over our letterbox laying down a steaming turd then wiping their arse and leaving the entire remains in our letterbox is frankly both the worse and funniest thing I can think of at the moment.

It’s all wrong.

Foobar Poobar

Back in 2003 I posted about Foobar2000 and how great it was as a simple software mp3 player.

My opinion hasn’t change and Foobar2000 is still the best media player with the smallest footprint but these days who cares if your player is taking an extra few mb of memory. In fact, it was while I was playing around with some new features of Foobar that I ended up reinstalling winamp and re-discovering the albumlist component which allows you to browse your albums by cover art rather than boring old text, and it looks awesome (if your cover art is all populated). It also has some other cool features like the ability to play a random album and there’s no denying that winamp looks prettier than Foobar2000 even with the default skin.

See below for an example of my current config (with the default skin). This screenshot shows that a lot of my album art is complete (with one empty one there, I chose this lot because it was mostly complete). I used Album Art Aggregator which automated the laborious process of attaching album art and means that about 85% of my collection now has album art attached, it looks (and sounds) awesome!

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This other sample is the same config but with the Nucleo skin applied, definately my favourite skin.

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I suck at Tringo

Like a cross between bingo and tetris, Tringo is set to take the world by storm (maybe not). My highest score is 230, go for it!

Tringo here!

In other news, LOL comment SPAM..someone came along (probably a bot) and left comments on a bunch of old posts with the URL http://www.muchila.com (not linked for a reason). I thought at the very least someone would spam penis enlargement or mortgate websites, but online backgammon? What’s the world coming to?!

The Bloodhound gang

With a new album coming out soon, the lyrics of their new song Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo make me giggle every time I hear them, I’m so juvenile.

Vulcanize the whoopee stick
In the ham wallet

Cattle prod the oyster ditch
With the lap rocket

Batter dip the cranny ax
In the gut locker

Retrofit the pudding hatch
Ooh la la
With the boink swatter

If i get you in the loop when I make a point to be straight with you then
In lieu of the innuendo in the end know my intent though
I brazillian wax poetic so pathetically
I don't wanna beat around the bush

Foxtrot Unifrom Charlie Kilo
Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo

Marinate the nether rod
In the squish mitten

Power drill the yippee bog
With the dude piston

Pressure wash the quiver bone
In the bitch wrinkle

Cannonball the fiddle cove
Ooh la la
With the pork steeple

If i get you in the loop when I make a point to be straight with you then
In lieu of the innuendo in the end know my intent though
I brazillian wax poetic so pathetically
I don't wanna beat around the bush

Foxtrot Unifrom Charlie Kilo
Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo

Put the you know what in the you know where
Put the you know what in the you know where
Put the you know what in the you know where
Put the you know what in the you know where pronto

Latest Casemod

We had an old PII300 lying around in an ugly biege case and decided to put in the nursery to act as a juke box, webcam, electromagnetic radiation transmitter or whatever. So I decided to paint it to fit in with the rest of the nursery furniture.

BEFORE

AFTER

And in-place:

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I also ended up painting the monitor, my first monitor-mod..it came up pretty well, pictures later.

The future of nerdy cars

Hey cool, a USB flash drive as the key for a car, link here.

Designed for “net-savvy youngsters”, Mazda’s new concept hatchback, Sassou, ditches the traditional cylinder lock key system in favor of USB flash drives. In addition to starting the engine, the flash drives can be used to transfer driving directions for long trips along with the latest songs for the day to the Sassou’s internal hard drive.

It’s only a concept but it has a lot of potential, each person who drives the card can have their music on their own key (rather than messing around swapping CD’s etc) their own environmental settings, seat positions etc etc, cool!