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"?

This is my favourite bit from recent TV adverts: Michael Winner Don’t have nightmares. [Edit 2007-01-05] It’s from one of those ESure adverts. I don’t think they show it anymore.