Thursday, March 31

Windows 2003 SP1 is out

Windows 2003 SP1 is out.

If you run Windows 2k3, get it from Windows Update or from this link

Faster Web with Google

Google Blog: "Now Google's faster than ever on Firefox and Mozilla browsers. When you do a search on these browsers, we instruct them to download your top search result in advance, so if you click on it, you'll get to that page even more quickly. "

Google will only tell the browser to prefetch the page if their algorithms give the page a high probability of it being the page you want.

Friday, March 25

Doctor Who leak suspect is sacked

BBC News reports that the person who leaked the new Dr Who episode, "Rose", onto the internet on the 7th March has been tracked down and sacked.

He was from a "third-party company in Canada", who had an early preview copy.

"BBC Worldwide is considering further legal remedies and takes extremely seriously any unlawful copying or misuse of its copyright material."

Tuesday, March 22

Benioff and Weiss To Write Ender's Game Script

Slashdot reports that Benioff and Weiss are to write the Ender's Game Script.

From a comment on the story:


"I saw OSC at a book signing last Tuesday (Mar 15, 2005), and he had a few things to say in regards to the movie:

1. He was pleased with the selection of Benioff and Weiss due to their past performance on pictures such as Troy and 25th Hour.

2. The actors to play both Ender and Bean have, in his words 'probably been born', but as of this moment are not old enough to really be on the radar.

3. Currently Wolfgang Peterson is slated to direct, and is happy and supportive of the project.

4. There is a specific clause in the contract to not change the ages of the characters, as this would shift the dynamic of the story in a direction that it should not go.

5. The main reason for combining Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow is so that a good deal of Ender's emotions (which, for those who have read Ender's Game, is a good deal of the book) will be able to be externalized, or become available to the the viewer."


original news item here.

Friday, March 11

Montage-a-google

Montage-a-google

Type in a google image search and it creates a nice montage from the search results.

And while talking about google, google desktop search has now left Beta, with version 1.0 supporting Firefox and having a taskbar search box option.