Give XP a makeover

If you’ve started to get bored with the general Windows XP desktop then the following might be for you. Step 1 – Replace the desktop theme Microsoft has put out a really sharp-looking XP ...

Time stops at Grand Central

A flash mob of people descend on Grand Central to perform what has to be one of the best improvisations ever. It has everyone in the entire station utterly confused! The event was organized by an awe...

Milestone – half a million page views

Just noticed from the stats that Blogvaria passed yet another milestone. More than 500.000 page views since New Year 2007, and it’s not that long ago when it turned 250.000 or 100.000 hits/views for ...

Mozy – Simple Online Backup

Mozy comes in 2 flavours, one for home users (MozyHome) and one for business users (MozyPro). The first is free as long as you don’t need to backup more than 2GB of personal stuff. To get start...

The end of Amy Winehouse

In the beginning I was amazed by the spectacular voice of Amy Winehouse and so was a lot of other people. However, it appears that fame and fortune didn’t suit the young artist, and now sheR...

Why Windows keeps it position

I just read some disturbing comments following the post Why Linux will not displace Windows over at the Education IT blog (ZDNet.com). If you have a few moments give the following comments a quick re...

Explore Space with Mitaka

Mitaka is an application (software) for visualizing theoretical, computational, and observational astronomical data, developed by the Four Dimensional Digital Universe (4D2U) project of the National ...

Living in IKEA for a week

Comedian/Film-maker Mark Malkoff’s New York City apartment had to be fumigated. All of his friends have tiny studio apartments. Hotels in New York are insanely expensive. Left with few living o...

Happy New Year!

Here’s some firework for you – captured in London last year… HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone! This is just a quick post to thank you all for visiting and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! I’m having a few days off work (and probably also the PC), so I’ll leave y...