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Helmet cameras aid crime battle

Anti-social behaviour on Teesside is being tackled with the use spy cameras mounted on police cycle helmets.

The hi-tech crime fighting tool has so far secured eight Anti-Social Behaviour Contracts and stemmed rowdy behaviour problems in Ingleby Barwick.

George Orwell, Big Brother is watching your house

According to the latest studies, Britain has a staggering 4.2million CCTV cameras - one for every 14 people in the country - and 20 per cent of cameras globally. It has been calculated that each person is caught on camera an average of 300 times daily.

Microsoft Can't Make Their Own Pages Work in IE


Check out the screenshot of Windows Live search in IE5.5 - they did not even try to make it work, forget it! We as devs have to deal with all their crap browsers and stupid quirks, but hey, when they put a site up, screw testing! We are only the creators of the piece of junk we call a browser, why would we make webpages that work in it?

Blogging with ScribeFire

First test using this cool firefox plugin derived from performancing's previous extension. Technorati Tags: ,

Main Page - IEs4Linux

IEs4Linux is the simpler way to have Microsoft Internet Explorer running on Linux (or any OS running Wine).

No clicks needed. No boring setup processes. No Wine complications. Just one easy script and you'll get three IE versions to test your Sites. And it's free and open source.


Big Brother casts its eye over this year's V Festival

Claims from inebriated festival goers that they spotted a UFO hovering near the festival site at this weekend's V Festival in Stafforshire may actually be more fact than fiction.

News - Police accused of using provocateurs at summit

Protesters are accusing police of using undercover agents to provoke violent confrontations at the North American leaders' summit in Montebello, Que.

Such accusations have been made before after similar demonstrations but this time the alleged "agents provocateurs" have been caught on camera.

The Equation to the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything

if (argc > 1 && strcmp(argv[1], "-advice") == 0) {
printf("Don't Panic!\n");

— Arnold Robbins in the LJ of February '95, describing RCS

Mencoder AVI to FLV Conversion

Here is what I am using so far:


mencoder -forceidx \
-lavfopts i_certify_that_my_video_stream_does_not_use_b_frames \
-of lavf -ffourcc FLV1 \
-oac mp3lame -lameopts abr:br=56 -srate 22050 \
-ovc lavc \
-lavcopts vcodec=flv:vbitrate=250:mbd=2:mv0:trell:v4mv:cbp:last_pred=3 \
-vf scale=360:240 \
-o $1.flv $1

UPDATE (07-05-2008):

Photo Tagging with DigiKam and Gallery2

I have been playing with tagging massive amounts of photos and importing them into Gallery. Gallery has a new keywords album feature that auto extracts the IPTC keyword data and then provides dynamic albums based on the keywords. It is unfortunately still somewhat of an afterthought, without a dedicated tagging system or UI, but it works so far, and it makes handling those huge collections far easier.

Next step is geotagging everything at the same time, and making a workflow and script to speed things up even more.

Language and Identity in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights : A study of environmental metaphors and characterization

Emily Brontë' s Wuthering Heights is a novel that depends heavily on descriptive writing in order to illustrate details of her character's inner thoughts and being. Language functions as a social and sexual mediator in this book, and performs many additional functions.

The qualities of imagery, dialogue and narrative style in Hemingway's “Hills Like White Elephants”

Ernest Hemingway is known for his sparse style, intense dialogue and ambiguous scenery. Hills Like White Elephants exemplifies these qualities while telling us a rather disturbing story of a couple and an unwanted pregnancy. This essay will discuss the qualities of imagery, dialogue and narrative style in this short story.

The Bean


The Bean

early morn risers

unite, join hands

and cry

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