Wednesday, October 18, 2006

MOT time, need a pre Mot checklist?

Is it coming upto that dreaded time of MOT testing time, possibility of the garage uncovering a range of problems you were unaware of and even worse than that at a great expense, well worry no more make sure you know your car will pass check out the Pre MOT Guide at save yourself a packet fixing the problems before the MOT tester finds them.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Def Leppard & Cheap Trick play Sheffield

Saturday 17th June def leppard & cheap trick played at Sheffield Hallam FM arena, the arena was rammed. Three of us attended the Concert Myself Ben, Annabelle my gf & Tom . We initially had seats at the stadium, mind you we needed binoculars to see the stage, therefore we were cheeky and decided to go and ask for front row standing. Yay, we were granted front row access by Carol in the Info office.
It was a totally different experience standing at the front fully immersed in the atmosphere. The show was awesome from Cheaptrick playing some cool tracks to the main performance from Joe Elliot and crew. The show started with a couple of new tunes from their new album, with classics blended such as Hysteria, Rocket then a few covers then the finale well in my opinion 'Pour some sugar on me' Cool very memorable birthday' not my normal Gods Kitchen or gAtE crash3R but cool as non the less.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Maldives tourists boom April - 55,983

The Maldives welcomed 55,983 tourist arrivalson to its shores in April 2006 – the highest recorded number of tourist arrivals in the month of April since the start of the Maldives tourism industry thirty three years ago.
The first time that the number of arrivals in the Maldives in the month of April has exceeded arrivals in March to the Maldives , thus reflecting changes in the high season which is expected to end in April.

Tourist arrival numbers to the Maldives from all generating markets have been very positive so far this year, indicating a positive recovery from the period of instability of the tourism industry during 2005. Over 223,652 tourists have visited the Maldives since April 2005 till April 2006, a significant increase of 97 percent compared to the same period in 2005.

Italy leads the Maldives arrivals market with a share of 24.5 percent and has been the leader of the visitors to the Maldives for many years, followed by the UK with 15.9 percent steadily increasing, Germany - 11.6 percent, France - 10.6 percent, Japan - 4.7 percent, Russia with 3.7 percent and China - 3.4 percent.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The Motorola Q released in the US - Blackberry destroyer?

Launched this week in the US the Motorola Q.
Not disimilar to a gadget given out by Q In the bond movies or is it?
The Motorola Q is Motorolas attempt to take on BlackBerry and Palm Inc.'s Treo 700 as a way to get corporate e-mail on the go.
The Motorola Q only costs $199.99 with a two-year commitment to Verizon Wireless in the US. Thats $100 less than the Treo range from Verizon, how everT-Mobile has cheaper BlackBerries.
To run this business mobile PDA with unlimited data usage on the carrier's high-speed BroadbandAccess network, its $109.99 a month, similar to high end business tariffs.
So is it all its propecises about?
Well the Q has a lot going for it. It's thin and light enough to be only slightly uncomfortable carried in a shirt pocket, lighter & smaller then the Treo. However slightly wider than a Treo (though not quite as wide as some BlackBerries), this provides the space for a QWERTY keyboard with comfortably spaced keys.
Comes with Bluetooth for wireless connection to a headset and works as a speakerphone.
4 hours talk time and 9 days standby.
It's predominantly designed for e-mail, but doesn't go the whole way.
The Motorola Q is the first mobile to combine the smartphone version of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Mobile with an alphabetic keyboard, others have number keys.
The Motorola Q has coped well with email but like other smartphones, lacks in basic text-editing: cut and paste. The BlackBerry, which has a similar button layout, does cut and paste.
The Motorola Q doesn't do Direct Push e-mail, at least not as stock. Upgrades will be avaiable, in the meanwhile, the Motorola Q is to set it to refresh the Exchange server every 10 minutes or so.
The Motorola Q can be used to direct mail instantly from servers running software enabled to do this, or you could install the Motorla Q software included on your PC. This will forward e-mail as it arrives, however your PC has to be on for this to work.
Motorola has high hopes for the Motorola Q, the super-slim clamshell phone, is similar in design to the RAZR series. Time to wait and see if it stands upto Motorolas expectations.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Radiation Vaccination breakthrough?

Radiation vaccination may be possible, say Scientists in the US say it may soon be possible to vaccinate emergency workers against the effects of a nuclear explosion.

The US researchers have found that a certain type of gene therapy appears to protect mice from the effects of exposure to radiation.

Since the September 11 attacks on the US, It has been considered terrorists may attempt to explode a crude nuclear device, called a "dirty bomb". Experts say that such a bomb, made up of nuclear waste wrapped around a conventional explosive, could disperse large amounts of radiation over a city area and that significant numbers of people would die within 30 says of exposure.

This research was founded by Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine who were trying to develop a treatment that would protect relief workers in such as crisis.

In experiments with mice they used a tiny artificial sac to deliver a protective compound to every cell.

24 Hrs later, mice were exposed to doses of whole body radiation.

Mice given the gene therapy survived.

227 BHP VW Golf GTI Anniversary Edition to be released

VW have announced they are to release an anniversary Golf GTI with 227 HP, the standard Golf GTI now boasts 197bhp from its turbocharged 2.0-litre engine sorely needed for its size and weight in compairoson to the early Mk1s and Mk2's. The Anniversary Golf GTI version gets one extra horsepower for every year, making it 227bhp.

The Golf GTI comes with flat black 18-inch alloy wheels, colour coded lower front and rear spoilers, side skirts, rear tinted lenses all adding to a sleek drive. VW have improved on the Quality, Half - leather sport seats with "Interlagos" diamond pattern in the cloth centre section, red-stitched leather steering wheel, a gear stick knob in the form of a golf ball, mirroring the Mk1 Golf GTI. Prices and dates for UK sale have yet to be confirmed

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Orange to offer Quad digital package

Orange have announced they are going to release a quad package therefore orange now offering Orange broadband, Orange standard call packages, Orange mobile & Orange TV.

e3 news

Microsoft have cornered the console game market with the Xbox and 360 Xbox
The Sony PS3 is hugely overpriced.
The Nintendo Revolution is still to make its mark in the console market.

Friday, May 26, 2006

eBay & Yahoo - Joint bid to see off Google

Ebay & Yahoo internet giants to work together to battle the web's big beast...

eBay and Yahoo! have announced theyare combining efforts and forming a partnership primarily to concentrate on advertising, ecommerce and search capabilities.

The deal, Yahoo!

Yahoo will become the exclusive third-party provider of all graphic ads on eBay and will offer sponsored search for complementary products on eBay search results pages in the US.
Financial details are yet to be released but eBay & Yahoo said the deal would not have any financial impact till 2007 and beyond would be detailed when the companies issue their outlooks for that period.
Yahoo! will make eBay's PayPal service the exclusive third-party provider of its online wallet, allowing customers to pay for Yahoo! services from bank accounts, credit cards or balances associated with their PayPal accounts. The companies plan to begin releasing the new products this year, starting with a several-month-long trial phase, and hope to complete the launch next year.

Yahoo! Terry Semel CEO announced in a statement: "This partnership with eBay provides us with a great opportunity to further extend our sponsored search and graphical advertising reach to one of the largest and most active communities on the web."

eBay and Yahoo! have seen increasing internet competition in their core markets, mainly from big hitters Google and Microsoft. Google's Base service released for US markets, allows users to post and look for information ranging from property listings to food.

Reports had surfaced earlier this year that eBay was in talks with both Microsoft and Yahoo! to form a partnership to fight off Google.

ribena bush upd8

Well, appears summer has gone already had lots of sun now lots of rain, just hope this helps my Ribena bush, as yet no developments... I still have hope in my Ribena bush Ben.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Ribena bush ben

still no progression in my ribena bush ,,, time to wait and see it shall grow

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Yay my ribena bush Phase 1

It arrived last week and was planted on Friday morning yay yes my ribena cutting aptly named ben, lets watch it grow...

Moutain bike trail in orchard

After an immense weekend in Scotland at Glen Tress and Traquair watching mountain biking dowhill heats , also cycling the 7 stanes route at Glen Tress - it occurred to me I had the perfect land for a mounatin bike track incorporating jumps and dropoffs. Watch this space.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

XT gear shifter front won

Well I won the ebay item xt shifter shouls be arriving soon yay can't wait just need chain ring now and front xt mech .

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Bank charges too high

It has been announced that all banks charging over 13 pound for missing payment or going over their overdraft are being unfairly penalised, it now looks that these charges are going to be dropped to just cover the admin fees and not a profit for the banks and building socities in question.

css seo scrutinised

It appears that Google can read external css style sheets, it really no surprise thanks to the introduction of seo techniques to aid website progression unethically, alledgedly restyling header tags mainly resizing and removing the bold attribute, this is classed as an unethical technique, this is however justified in my opinion, due to the fact you are using the header attribute, but not applying its preset style.

Google pr update at last

Well yesterday the google pr update was rolled out to all the data centers, since the introduction of the big daddy data center everything has been up in the air.
It looks like the dust has settled.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Samsung LCD HDTV new toy

What an amazing television, 32 inch capable of displaying high definition images, an awesome TV to design on.

Virgin mobile and NTL merge to offer quad digital package

NTL and Virgin, well NTL bought out virgin for the cost of £1 000 000 000, this way NTL can offer the whole digital package, probably to aid them in cornering the digital market, hot on on their heels is 02 , Vodafone and BSKYB releasing later this year, looks like we will be stuck for choice with HDTV and other digital services.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Black - xbox game

Black what a coool game, very similar to medal of honor in my opinion but more modern, mind you helps the experience having dolby 5.1 and a 32 inch lcd hdtv. Extremely hard xbox game but appears you can destroy anything, walls, tankers you name it. EA seem to be pulling them selves back from the brink of destruction, lets hope all xbox games and 360 x box games follow this gaming trend seems EA owned Criterion have it sorted.

Mobile Heaven scare

Just found out that my mobile site had possibly been blacklisted but was a false alarm, made me panic mind. Well it means I can still concentrate on the site and it not be wasted.

ebay bidding for xt gear shifter

Seems im going to have the bits I need soon to sort out my Santa Cruz Chamelon, yay need a front chain ring badly, only one so get smoked on uphills.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Northern munkie blog comes to life

A blog to challenge all blogs...