Archive for January 31st, 2011
Recently, we talked about using keywords to quickly visit sites in Firefox and Chrome (and then, further customizing Firefox to make the process of adding bookmark keywords simpler). It’s a real time-saving tip that can help you be more productive in your day-to-day browsing. Now, what if you wanted to launch your Windows programs using keywords in the same way that you launch your bookmarks in Firefox or Chrome?
In this article we’ll show you how to setup keywords to open almost anything in Windows using keywords. Believe me, this could go a long long way in decreasing the time you spent opening programs, files and folders.
A couple doing DIY have uncovered a 20ft (6m) high medieval mural of King Henry VIII on the wall of their home.
The house in Milverton, Somerset, was once home to Thomas Cranmer, Arch Deacon of Taunton in the 16th Century.
Angie Powell said: “When we saw the eyes appear out of the plaster it was a real moment.”
Michael Liversidge, of Bristol University, said the discovery was “enormously significant, stunningly exciting and of national importance”.
But the artist who created the painting of the King on his throne in about 1530 is a mystery.
ou Are Not Necessarily the Person You Think You AreHow to Hack Your BrainYou are not who you are, but rather the product of many influences. The saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” exists for a reason: the longer you’ve been the person you think you are, the harder it becomes to change. The thing is, you can dramatically change who you are. It’s actually not so much that it’s difficult to change, but that you’ve developed patterns and habits that make it easier to do things the way you do them. Trying something in a new way can feel very awkward, it will be generally less efficient by virtue of being something new to you, and it often lacks excitement for you when it involves giving up the comfort associated with your way.
Dear Ma and Pa, I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled. I was restless at first because you get to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m. But I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing. Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there’s warm water. Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food, plus yours, holds you until noon when you get fed again. It’s no wonder these city boys can’t walk much. We go on ‘route marches,’ which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it’s not my place to tell him different. A ‘route march’ is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks. The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don’t bother you none. This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I don’t know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don’t move, and it ain’t shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don’t even load your own cartridges. They come in boxes. Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain’t like fighting with that ole bull at home. I’m about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake . I only beat him once. He joined up the same time as me, but I’m only 5’6′ and 130 pounds and he’s 6’8′ and near 300 pounds dry. Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in. Your loving daughter, Alice
MSNBC today features an in depth and probing look into this story, which make take sometime to absorb all the facts. http://ow.ly/3N6EF
Composer John Barry, famous for his work on Born Free, Midnight Cowboy and the James Bond films, has died aged 77 of a heart attack.
Born John Barry Prendergast in 1933, the York-born musician first found fame as leader of the John Barry Seven.
His arrangement of Monty Norman’s James Bond theme led to him composing scores for 11 films in the series, among them Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice.
His work saw him win five Oscars, while he received a Bafta fellowship in 2005.
His most recent film score featured in the 2001 war thriller Enigma, while a musical version of Brighton Rock, created with lyricist Don Black, had its London premiere in 2004.
A female thief who was robbing a shop in Illinois managed to lose her top in the process. Store management at the Burlington Coat Factory saw a woman stuff several pairs of children’s jeans down the front of her own trousers while out shopping with her two young sons. Security was notified and the guards approached the woman and began escorting her to the manager’s office. As they were walking along the woman made a break for it, the guard managed to grab onto the woman’s shirt, but she was able to wriggle out of it, knocking the guard to the floor. The woman and her sons escaped into a waiting car, only to be confronted by the guard standing in front of it. The car continued but swiftly went into reverse when the guard pulled his gun. The woman escaped topless, with some trousers and the award for most embarrassing mother. Ever.
Last night, an anonymous poster on the Comic Book Movie forums posted what was claimed to be the full script for Thor. The script appeared to confirm just about everything shown or rumored about the movie, and was said to be extremely faithful to the source material.
Today, Paramount has unleashed an all-out assault on Comic Book Movie over the leaked script. Cinemablend has the whole rundown:
…Comic Book Movie informs us that they were hit by takedown notices from Paramount’s lawyers moments after the Thor script was posted on their message board by an anonymous user.
They complied, it is Paramount’s script after all, and they’re well within their rights. You can see their point, I might have done the same in their shoes. Except the script’s out there now, there’s no putting the genie back in that bottle, and in the process of trying to put him back in they’ve pissed a lot of fans off. That’s really all they’ve accomplished… for now. Then they took it a step further.
CBM claims that in addition to forcing them to remove the script Paramount then pressured them to also remove comments left by people about the script. Additionally, the site says they received correspondence from a Marvel rep trying to get CBM owner and reporter Jim Littler to reveal the script’s source.