Month: January 2009

  • Net: Shortest Valid Domain Names

    For the system I’m building, I’m putting in a check for valid domain names (technically URI/URLs) and one of the checks is for the length of the domain name. So what is the shortest domain name around? Well, I suspect in the uk it’s the British library at bl.uk [5 characters] and in the .com […]

  • Game: Zilch – Don’t get nothing!

    Just my luck, just when I think I’ll spend a weekend doing work, I find another addictive Flash game online! Zilch is a basic game where you score points by rolling dice (very similar to Yahtzee), with the aim of getting 10,000 points. However, if you fail to score 3 times in a row (scoring […]

  • Google Transit Maps

    Cool – I’ve been thinking about something like this for a couple of days ago, and Google has just announced nearly what I was thinking: a transit/transport map of London showing where the tubes/lines actually go so you can easily plot alternative routes from not being underground – see London’s map. Now they just need […]

  • Life: To sell or not to sell…

    After 5 months of “temporary” living in Harrow (instead of Leicester), I’ve now really got to make up my mind. Should I continue living “Down Souf” and sell the Leicester manor, or end our lease in the Harrow homestead and move back to Leicester and commute daily to the Big Smokey (London, not our kitty!). […]

  • TV: Be seeing you Number Six.

    Sad news – Patrick McGoohan, star of the Portmeiron based The Prisoner tv series and Danger Man has just passed away at the age of 80 after a short illness.