Archive for February, 2008

A Letter to America from John Cleese

To the citizens of the United States of America, in the light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective today.

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories. Except Utah, which she does not fancy. Your new prime minister (The Right Honourable Gordon Brown, MP for the 97.85% of you who have until now been unaware that there is a world outside your borders) will appoint a minister for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire will be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed. To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

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Indiana Indiana!

Ok so check out the awesome trailer…. Nuff said.


The oil conundrum

Letter to the Editor: The oil conundrum:

“We are told every day that the reason for the $100 price of crude oil is because of the increased standard of living in India and China, increasing the demand on the petroleum market inventories. At the same time, a lot of companies are sending their business to India and buying their products from China, all because their services and products are much cheaper and make it more profitable.
If the people in India, who we are told have a salary of $1 a day, are going to buy a gallon of gasoline it should cost them pretty much the same as in the U.S., right?”

I have often wondered this same question myself. If oil is becoming prohibitively expensive for us affluent americans how come countries like China and India are experiencing so much growth in oil consumption?


Zend Framework makes php nice

So recently whilst looking for some php niceness, I came across the Zend framework.

Wow, I like it. Most frameworks I have seen require you to essentially rewrite your existing code to fit in with a certain design pattern. Zend allows you to use the functionality as a library, and gives you the option to integrate their MFC model. The option is just that. There is no requirement to use it. But the amount of inbuilt and upcoming functionality is very impressive. JSON, OpenId, Auth, validation … the list is long, check it out here.

This stuff is very nice, and if you like/use/dislike PHP I recommend you check this out.