Review: Dawn Simulator

The basic idea behind the Lumie Bodyclock is that it combines a timer, a dimmer switch and a Neodymium light-bulb; it can thus simulate a summer sunrise on the coldest darkest winter mornings, thereby giving a more gentle and holistic wakeup than that which is afforded by a shrieking buzzer in the dark. We’ve had […]

Spam Indirection

I think this may be a mildly new twist on email and referral spam: using referral spam to advertise a message that’s stored in an unused public newsgroup, thus avoiding spam filters.

Lynn Breeze: My First Website

I’m delighted to welcome my Auntie Lynn to the WWW today. For a very long time now I’ve been suggesting that Lynn and the World Wide Web would be a very good match. Lynn is (primarily) an illustrator and author of childrens’ books, though she has done all kinds of other stuff including greetings cards […]

Google Desktop Search V2 (Linux MIA)

Yesterday Google launched Google Desktop 2 beta, an extension of their existing Google Desktop application that indexes personal computers so their information is as easy to find as the rest of the web. This beta release introduces a pluggable sidebar, and introduces some interesting possibilities about what will come next.