I can’t believe it! I’ve actually just found an SSH client for mobile phones!. MidpSSH is a nifty little java application that makes SSH/Telnet connections to the host of your choice via GPRS or any other connectivity option you have on your phone.
So far I haven’t been able to come up with anything useful to do with it, except for making my Mac at home swear profusely using the ‘say’ command. Yes… that’s right, I now have the ability to make my computer say ‘bollocks7′ from anywhere in the world.
Those of you that know me will know that I’m an iPod freak. Check out this handy website for more information on the secret commands that are built into iPods (hard resets, disc mode etc).
For sometime now, my girlfriend has been spending money on Hopi ear candles. For those of you that haven’t come across these before, they’re basically hollow tubes with a filter in the bottom coated with a paraffin/wax combo. The idea is that you stick them into your lugholes light them up and they generate a vacuum and upwards suction that draws all of the nasty crap out of your ears and helps to prevent ear ache and whatnot.
She initially had ear candles performed by a local alternative therapy centre at a cost of £50 for a course of around 5 treatments (10 candles) and then after finding that a local health food shop sold them much cheaper doing them herself.
When she was first having them done by the ‘professionals’ she was so convinced that they were clearing out her ears that she convinced me to have a course done as well, which I did. At the end of each session the ‘therapist’ would open the candles and show us all of the wax which had been drawn out of our ears. It’s a pretty gross sight but lets you know that your money has been well spent.
Now I’m a sceptic when it comes to alternative therapies and decided to do some research. It turns out that ear candles are a complete fraud and the wax that ends up in the bottom of the candle is actually the wax that is impregnated into the candle itself… According to scientists the vacuum that is created by the candle isn’t actually strong enough to draw out earwax due to it being very sticky and a vacuum strong enough to do that would also burst your eardrum!
Of course, I know that not everything on the internet is the truth and so when the girlfriend came home with more ear candles tonight, I insisted that she take part in a scientific test. We burnt one candle on it’s own, and one inside her ear and the results were the same from both. Both candles contained a waxy deposit which concludes that either Hopi ear candles are fake or that the candles are in fact, so good that they can draw wax out of your ear even from a distance.
Somehow I think that it’s the first option.
Strangely, despite seeing it for herself, the girlfriend is still convinced that the candles are actually beneficial. The only benefit I can see from them is that the smell of the beeswax burning might have a bit of a calming effect. I certainly won’t be spending any more of my money on ear candles and I’m also considering writing a letter to the establishment that charged me for this fake ear cleaning service demanding a refund for the service, since it doesn’t do what is advertised and therefore in breach of the trades description act.
Damn scummy hippies. That’s the last time I spend any money on alternative therapy
I was quietly impressed with the new header that I created for dev.warb.me last Friday (it’s amazing what you can do by layering up a bit of cheap stock photography).
Anyway, since the pictures I used were pretty high res, I’ve created a massive (1280 x 1024) wallpaper version of it, which you can get by clicking on the thumbnail (click it already – the thumbnail doesn’t do it justice). Use it, abuse it, do whatever. Hell I don’t care
I’m not sure if I’m just mellowing out with age, but just lately I’m not in such a rush to get places. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the feel of speed but on the average boring drive to work and back again, to the shops I just don’t feel the need to blat around everywhere at 70mph any more.
Saying that, I have a feeling that my need for speed is going to be renewed when the new car arrives. The engine has nearly twice the power of my existing motor (It’s a 2.0 litre turbo diesel) and I’m sure that with the roof down it’s going to feel even faster.
The new car is a Peugeot 307cc and today my baby went on to the production line to start being made. Now I just have to sit and wait for my dealer to get in touch with us to let us know when it’s going to be ready. I’m really excited like a little kiddie again.
The car pictured is the old style 307cc, mine will have the new style front end and I’m planning to tart it up a bit with the sports pack arches and a rear spoiler.
I’m especially looking forward to the summer months, and I’m hoping that we’re going to have a dry summer so I can cruise around with the roof down, the music up and the sun in my hair. My and the missus are planning to go for a long cruise down south and cruise along the coast starting at Weymouth and then heading west along the coast, stopping for a day or so at each place along the way until we get to Newquay.
If this appears then the answer is most definitely yes!
Just testing email posting on WordPress. Hopefully this will get to you in
Football again tonight. We seem to be back on our old form again, as we lost somewhere in the region of 8-1
I say in the region of, because I got bored of counting after about the 5th goal