What amazing news. The European Parliament voted 648 to 14 to reject the Computer Implemented Inventions directive. This is almost better news than the announcement that London will host the 2012 Olympic Games.

Finally I have stopped procrastinating, and repaired my broken mouse. The cable must have had a break in it where it exited the mouse, so I've shortened it by about 5cm and resoldered it. I know it's an ancient mouse but it now works again and it's saved me the hassle of buying a new one. Also it saves it from adding to some landfill site somewhere. At work I use a Logitech MX1000 laser cordless mouse, and as soon as they do a bluetooth version I'm getting one. It'll work great with my PowerBook and I won't need the USB docking station thingy. Currently listening to: Speak To Me / Breathe from the album "Dark Side Of The Moon" by Pink Floyd. Wasn't it great to see them back together at Live8?

According to /usr/share/calendar/calendar.history on my PowerBook, The Blues Brothers premiered in Chicago on 16th June 1980. That would make it 25 years old today. There was a period in my life when I watched that film virtually every weekend. :-)

My colleague Surj has put up an article about how to configure Linux on a Dell Inspiron 9200. Specifically, it looks better if you override the default gamma setting apparently.

Tomato Ketchup bottle
How is a drawing of some tomatoes a serving suggestion for tomato ketchup? "Instead of this, just have some tomatoes instead"?