I wanted to start blogging a few hours back but was hit by a power cut. All of a sudden I was sent back into the mid 90s, a time when I didn't have a PC or didn't have a DVD player. I was faced with no computer, no TV, no music, no DVD player. Sure I had plenty of books to read but I wasn't in a reading mood. What was I to do? I stuck it out for around 30 minutes and then caved in and went to the pub! Thankfully beer is always there in an emergency.
Apart from the odd event, memories of my childhood are practically non-existent. It's almost as if I wasn't born until I was about 15, [via]
Yesterday I was added to the featured blogs on the Typepad home page. I have Joanne to thank for getting me on there as she submitted my site a few months back. Of course, that's assuming that nobody else has.
Typepad have changed the format of the blogs on the list and instead of a screenshot of the blog and the title they have changed it to either a logo or image from the site along with either the blog's title or tagline. For mine it's an old image of the Great Wall of China along with the tagline, "A Daily Mishmash of Bizarre Peculiarosities". I think I would have preferred the blog's title but I can't complain.
A top chef is serving a 27 course meal costing $190 and containing weird dishes such as "pistachio truffle cooled in liquid nitrogen", "air of carrot" and "butter ravioli wrapped in a gelatin of marine water". The chef's restaurant has three prestigious Michelin stars and the waiting list for a table is at least a year long. CNN has a short video featuring some of the dishes served.
A Japanese bullion company has created an 18ct gold bathtub for a hotel chain which it hopes will attract more visitors. The bathtub is one of 6 that will be produced and is worth £600,000 (not £600m as the article says).
Just got back from attending a Microsoft seminar on shared web hosting. It was better than the first one I attended and much more interesting plus, most importantly, the food was much better than the first time. Rather than the packed lunch that we received during the first visit, this time we had a lavish buffet. Obviously Microsoft doesn't mind splashing out on entertaining its guests and really do like to make them feel welcome and count every guest as being important.
One other thing - maybe someone from Microsoft (e.g. Robert Scoble) could answer this - do Microsoft only employ good looking people? Whilst on the Reading campus I don't think I saw an ugly person!