I’m now reading Everything’s Eventual by Stephen King and before starting it I’ve read Duma Key (this title was translated into Polish as “Master’s Hand” BTW., sic!). And I must say I wasn’t impressed. Sure Duma is OK, very good story, nice characters and it’s keeping you thrilled, but ending is disappointing. Everything’s Eventual is a pack of short stories, so it’s hard to rate it as a whole, but it’s rather average.
I’ve seen trailer to Virginity Hit the other day and must say that I’ve lost faith in humanity, again. Are teenagers really such stupid now that they’re willing to watch such stuff? For sure in High School I was watching, listening and reading a lot of bullshit, but there are limits. A movie about a guy who is about to loose his virginity, common. It’s supposed to be para-documentary, at least looks like it, but actors are so weak that one must be retarded to find it even partially true.
I'm reading, rather listening as I have an audiobook, "Gottland" by Mariusz Szczygieł. It's about interesting people and facts from Czech Republic. Unfortunately, despite it has been translated into many languages, English is not one of them. Really good read. I've learned about many things from Czech culture I've got no idea before. First story from the book is about Bata's family and begins with description of life of Tomas Bata.
With the release of Exchange 2010 Microsoft introduced new Outlook Web Access App (OWA), BTW. I’ve preferred old name. It’s quite amazing improvement and here is the list of things I like the most: Tick boxes when selecting messages. Now you can simply select multiple items without necessity of holding Control button. Really nice functionality, I wonder why Outlook 2010 doesn’t have it? Built in communicator functionality. Now you can chat with your contacts same way as you would do that with Microsoft Office Communicator.
What would you think about the person who by any means is a sinner, but never harmed innocent. And never was indifferent when somebody was hurting those who can’t fight back. Does this man, even as he is full of sin, deserve to go to heaven? Can all people who were saved by him erase his misdeeds? That were the questions I’ve asked myself today after seeing Bill Hickock being shot in the back of his head by some trash.
I was checking a book I would like to buy on Amazon - How Risky Is It, Really?: Why Our Fears Don’t Always Match the Facts. As delivery from US takes long and is expensive I’ve wanted to check price for Kindle version. It’s easy as Amazon is providing you with such table: As you can see Kindle (electronic) edition is almost 3$ more than hardcover. Yes, let me say it again, hardcover.
One of many great things about Mac is that you can do a lot of stuff just after launching your computer for the first time. So here is another one, you can create iso image of your CD/DVD just using apps which are already in the OS. Lets start then: 1. Put the disk into your drive. 2. Go to Apps -> Utilities -> Disk Utility. 3. Choose your disk from the list on the left and click New Image.
I’ve just read on Noise’s blog (PL) information that Paragon is offering some of their software for free! Head to their website and enjoy following apps (serial will be provided to you after filling short form): Partition Manager Free Edition Backup & Recovery Free Edition Rescue Kit Express (also for Mac - Rescue Kit for Mac® OS X) If they would give away their NTFS for Mac® OS X 8.
Today I’ve read about new bot, HoneyBot. It’s bot designed to use on IRC and Facebook chat. The way how it operates is both simple and clever. It enters the chat and starts chatting with two people (preferably with different sexes, it uses nickname analysis to distinguish it), then it passes text from one human to another, so there is no way that they would notice a bot, because they’re indeed talking with human being.