Sunday, April 18, 2004

Stuff You Didn't Know

Stuff You Didn't Know You Didn't Know. :) Not 100% reliable, but will while away an hour improvingly.

Faves include:

The word 'bookkeeper' is the only word in the English language with 3 back-to-back double letter combinations.

Elephants are the only animals with four knees.

Leeches have 32 brains.

Microsoft's startup music (a 6-second .WAV file) was written by Brian Eno.

Peanuts are not nuts; they are legumes.

Depress girls!
Get Beaten up at parties!
Annoy the page's owner by correcting him pedantically! (I have)

Friday, April 16, 2004


I thought this would be such a cool idea... and of course someone's already done it.



Missing from this list of *ware words is an item that I've come across a few times on my web journeys: BSware.

There's a distribution of Linux called BS-ware, and apparently a German company with this name, but I've been seeing 'B.S.ware' or variants used apparently as an abbreviation for 'bullshitware'.

As such, it seems to refer to a) not-very-good software, b) unofficial, burned or ripped-off versions of software, c) software 'wrapped' with adware, spyware, thiefware etc, or d) just anything the user doesn't like very much.

I'm seeking a wiki or other geek slang site that'll take a submission for this; I was surprised not to find it already. :)

Thursday, April 15, 2004

FreeMobile4U update

I had an email from Mark at FreeMobile4U, after he had read my blog:

With reference to the points you made on the website. I joined this website like you, wondering whether it was a scam or not. Now I own it. I am trying my best to breath life into it, as I must admit that sales was going slow.

I have reduced the trigger levels on some phone as I thought the previous owner was a bit greedy. Therefore reducing the profits. I will be doing offers and advertising where I can to get people to join the site.

The more people join, the quicker you get your free gift. And I can 100% say that people will.

You're able to move freely from list to list now too. This sounds more promising, though I'm still cheerfully skeptical... I'll keep you updated, of course, and remember, my ref is 4140. :)

Sunday, April 04, 2004