Donkey on the Edge

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Blue and orange Gulf-strip 917

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Yes, I was a teenager in the 70s, and yes, I was a motor racing fan growing up in France, so the Le Mans 24H race was a fairly big deal. Anyway, this might explain my feeling of joy as I came across this fan site of the porsche 917 including videos of the real machine in action (was doing some research re Aston Martin for work, lots of listening to engines-vroom).

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ambient sound branding

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Ok, you know that sound that goes with the pentium 4 or intel or whatever, you know the one. Well, I thought aural branding was supposed to work by creating a familiar feeling, a bit like smell (ahh, I know this place, I’m happy here etc.) so I’m seeing the Intel We - can - do - what - apple - does advert for the millionth time and I can’t help feeling how stupid it is to interrupt the mood-setting music (is it Moby’s “We are Made Of Stars”?) to play their stupid bloody aural branding jingle&mdashand then cut straight back to the normal background track. It sounds like shit, it’s disruptive—it’s like trying to have sex with someone interrupting you every two seconds…

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Head over heels in a large plastic ball

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Last night, Piers (Piers and Cally had come over for dinner) suggested I try this. As I seem to remember thinking it was a good idea at the time, I can only assume the wine at dinner was good…

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Donkey in the press

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Those readers with web-designey bent might wish to have a look at a list apart this week as <shamelessplug>your’s truly has written an article about grid systems</shamelessplug> which is either the most boring topic ever, or really pretty cool…

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Perl

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Have just read that ram speeds are increasing more slowly than processor, bus and disk speeds. The implication is that apps built to use ram (like Perl) will begin to loose favour.

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