It seems Microsoft have found it (with a little help from Dell). Better click it fast before they realise they haven’t, which is why I’ve included the screenshot below.
To be fair they don’t really claim to cure AIDS, but a PC can’t really be “designed to help eliminate AIDS,” so they deserve my misleading headline.
Vista sales must really be struggling along if Microsoft need to resort to this kind of thing. Not sure why Dell are playing along though.
Spotted today on a tanker:
Septic Tank Cleaners — “We take your shit!”
I wished I’d had a camera to prove I’m not making this up.
In case you were wondering whether your efforts of voting in my survey had all been for nought, I felt I should lay any potential concerns to rest.
I have joined forces with Quinn to hunt down a photography club in Johannesburg. Other people mentioned something about joining us, but so far I’ve only had excuses from them. You next chance, by the way, is on 18 February, when we’ll be checking out Camera Club Johannesburg (CCJ). It’s at a new venue, so if you want to come along with us let me know.
We previously investigated JPS, but Tuesdays aren’t really ideal for either of us. Still, the club thing looks promising and entertaining at the very least.
As for “Commitment Man — The Serialised Novel” I’ve done a little digging around and I’ve found a useful application that should be able to help me out with structuring the plot and so on. It’s called Writer’s Café and is a suite of mostly pointless applications, with the exception of the plotting application Storylines. Storylines makes the whole thing worth it.
Unfortunately it isn’t free, but the demo looks promising. Even more promising is that it runs natively on Linux, so hopefully there will soon be some content on Commitment Man.
At a point in the relatively near future, software will no longer be delivered to you in a box.
Everything that runs on your computer will be downloaded. This is obvious. This is already mostly the case.
Soon after that, people will forget that software ever came in a box in the first place.
Software marketing people will continue to delight in describing software features available “Out-of-the-Box!” No-one will know why, but they’ll think it has something to do with lateral thinking. Or possibly suffocating babies.