Oww! My eyeball…

stuff from outta the tubes

Into the Twittersphere

Uncategorized March 29th, 2009

You can find me on Twitter here.

Geek meditation

Uncategorized March 8th, 2009

From The Joy of Tech:

Geek meditation

Sea of Plastic

Uncategorized March 4th, 2009

From Talking Trash with Captain Charles Moore at TED2009:

At this year’s TED, Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation gave a short talk on how plastic waste is choking the seas, killing birds and poisoning fish. Anyone who has been inspired by Sylvia Earle’s talk and wish will not want to miss this devastating presentation.

7min 20sec
Click the fullscreen button or the link above if you want to see it in the correct aspect ratio.

Evan Williams, Twitter CEO

Uncategorized March 4th, 2009

From Charlie Rose on Youtube.com:

View the complete episode of the Charlie Rose show on Google Video.

Imagining the 10th Dimension

Uncategorized March 1st, 2009

From Rob Bryanton at tenthdimension.com:

For the benefit of all beings in the ten directions and the three times.

James Randi on Carl Sagan

Uncategorized March 1st, 2009

Everything is amazing right now, and nobody is happy…

Uncategorized February 28th, 2009

Comedian Louis C.K. on Conan O’Brien

Secrets of the Deep

Uncategorized February 27th, 2009

From Richard Pyle at TED2004:

In this illuminating talk, Richard Pyle shows us thriving life on the cliffs of coral reefs and groundbreaking diving technologies he has pioneered to explore it. He and his team risk everything to reveal the secrets of undiscovered species.

16min 48sec

The Future

Uncategorized February 26th, 2009

Breakfast Tweets

Breakfast Tweets

Original Source Unknown via @Veronica on Twitter:
Breakfast on the Internet: it’s the future! http://bit.ly/14k5xj (via @danstapleton via @digg)

The great Gmail outage of Feb 2009

Uncategorized February 24th, 2009

It seems Google’s Gmail service has been offline, slow and/or reporting 502 errors for several hours in many different countries around the world.

There has been a veritable torrent of people talking about it on Twitter.

The BBC has already picked up the story and the Gmail support page is giving status updates.

From the BBC article:

Professional users of Google mail are covered by a service level agreement that promises to be 99.9% operational in any calendar month.

I guess that just shows how much SLAs are really worth. But Gmail does still maintain that it is a ‘Beta’ product.  This just proves it.

I’m glad that our University hasn’t made the move to Google Apps yet, unlike others.

Here’s another article from VentureBeat.

And one from Father Roderick with some useful tips on how to cope.

Personally, I experienced two 502 errors and then it came good… slowly and still sans-chat.