For those last minute Xmas gifts, why not use Microsoft gift guide 2007

For such beauties as “Plan and track weight loss $19” to “Give a gift of peace of mind, SimplyFile an overflowing inbox. 50% off” then why not visit the Microsoft gift store for 2007 where these and lots of other wonderful add-ons can be picked up.

“Professional backgrounds for PowerPoint for only $199” – Surely they should have thought of those when developing PowerPoint in the first place … and does this mean that the backgrounds which were included with the software are NOT “Professional”

Note to self – find FreeWare alternatives to those add-ons listed and post  🙂

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Voice of the London Underground sacked for blogging funny fake announcement audio

The woman who reads the London Underground “next stop” announcements has apparently been sacked for keeping a blog in which she would record funny fake announcments, like “Residents of London are reminded that there are other places in Britain outside your stinking shithole of a city, and if you removed your heads from your arses for just a couple of minutes, you may realise that the M25 is not the edge of the Earth”

BOOMP3 has catpured the MP3s here

Her blog can be found here

Wine experts mistake dyed white wine as red wine

I, like the next person perhaps, enjoy a glass of wine and I know what I like and that for me it is very subjective and truely personal choice.  This article however shows that even wine experts are have these constraints when choosing wine, which is perhaps not at all surprising, however so much for objectivity.  Its a piece about wine tasting and perhaps the sceince of the expert opinion, but what seems more interesting are the comments.

Most ludicrous laws in the UK

Among the most ridiculous laws listed by UKTV Gold were:

  • It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament (27%)
  • It could be regarded an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British king or queen’s image upside-down (7%)
  • Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned (5%)
  • In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants (4%)
  • The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the King, and the tail of the Queen (3.5%)
  • It is illegal not to tell the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing (3%)
  • It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armour (3%)
  • As posted on the BBC WEB site after a survey was conducted on the cable TV channel UKTV GOLD

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