Monthly Archives: August 2007

Feel the Zuzz!

Exponetic’s first Ruby on Rails development project has gone live! Called Zuzzid it lets users post rants and raves about insurance products and experiences. Okay, it may not sound fascinating, but there’s no other outlet and it’s good to know … Continue reading

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Beijing’s penis emporium

“The Guolizhuang restaurant claims to be China’s only speciality penis emporium, and no, it is not a joke.” BBC NEWS | Programmes | From Our Own Correspondent | Beijing’s penis emporium

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SQL Server backup and ‘operating system error 5′

Whilst trying to backup a SQL Server 2005 database on Windows 2003 I was given an error which said, amongst other things operating system error 5. That didn’t help a great deal, but the resolution was relatively simple: give the … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Separation Facebook application

As a bit of R&D, and to lead in to some client projects, I’ve had some Facebook applications on the go. I thought it time to hurry one through so that there’s something live rather than just vague promises of … Continue reading

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T. rex ‘would outrun footballer’

Tyrannosaurus rex would have been able to outrun a footballer, according to computer models used to estimate running speeds of dinosaurs. Is that a metric footballer or an imperial footballer? BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | T. rex ‘would outrun footballer’

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‘No-one famous was injured’ – phew!

Eleven extras have been injured after falling off a truck on the German set of Tom Cruise’s latest movie, Valkyrie. Police said there were “no findings to suggest anyone famous was involved”. Thank god no-one famous was hurt! BBC NEWS … Continue reading

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SEH trip to Paris

The SEH Architects summer party went to Paris this year, and I went along with them. Some pictures below: Michael is proud of his work on the champagne: Lots of people looked lost even before they’d reached Paris: Notre Dame … Continue reading

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