Thursday, May 25, 2006

I want that one!

Lets be honest, you wouldn't normally associate bunny rabbits with cutting-edge technology and superior intelligence. Of course there was that time Bugs Bunny outwitted Marvin the Martian using an Aludium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator but we're talking real-life here, folks! Derived from the Armenian word for rabbit, this ingenious WiFi-enabled bunny is set to revolutionise the way WiFi fans receive information about... well, about anything!

Basically Nabaztag is a desktop companion that utilises WiFi technology to fetch information from the Internet and convey it in various charming ways. Confused? You won't be, because you'll soon be relying on this cute little critter to tell you the time, wake you up, read the news, read you messages from friends, check the stock market and give you tomorrow's weather forecast today. Nabaztag can even communicate with fellow bunnies and get married.

And that's just the beginning, because the world of Nabaztag is expanding all the time. Before long this brainy bunny will be able to receive traffic updates, alert you when you have SMS messages, tell you if your train is running late and broadcast 'Nabcasts' from fellow subscribers. The possibilities are truly endless.

For now Nabaztag remains an ingenious, always connected communications device that uses lights, sounds and cutesy ear movements to discreetly convey messages to anyone nearby. Sounds can include your favourite MP3 files of music, voices or noises. Simply specify the sound via your computer and Nabaztag will play it through his built-in speaker. Nabaztag can also signal specific information via coloured lights in his belly; so you can set him to glow yellow if the weather's going to be sunny or red if an email from a loved one arrives. A wiggling ear could signify a falling stock price and a pattern of lights accompanied by a Westlife track could indicate that it's time to get up... and get a life.

Nabaztag is also great for reminding housemates that supper's getting cold or you're going to be late home - simply send a message via the Nabaztag website and let the wireless technology do the rest. There really is no end to the info this charming chap can convey.

Click here to find out more and order me one......thanks :-)

Friday, May 19, 2006

That's all folks

Episode 8
Paranoia reaches breaking point for Joanna and Statham, and they’re forced to take drastic action. Mac, Guy and Martin make an offer to Caroline that she can’t refuse. Only she does. Or does she?

Friday, May 12, 2006

“I bought you for 30p!”

Episode 7
Caroline has to be cruel to be kind, while Joanna and Statham struggle to conceal the incident with the stuffed heron. Sue turns private dick and Martin comes into some money.

Boyce – Junior House Officer (Oliver Chris)
The bane of Dr Statham’s life, Boyce lives to wind up East Hampton’s resident Imaging Consultant, and spends most of his time finding exciting new ways of outing him. He once bought Dr Statham for 30p in a slave auction, and his most spectacular stunt was projecting a 30ft lewd image of Alan on the hospital walls. When not tormenting Statham, Boyce divides his time between smoking with naughty Rachel and sleeping with Kim.

“He once ethically objected to resuscitating a woman with an A-cup… He said it wasn't worth saving less than a handful.”

“I bought you for 30p!”

“Question: would it be okay to x-ray my penis, I think I may have dislocated it.”

“He must be in touch with his feminine side, considering his middle name is Valerie”

Oli Chris has played a wide variety of roles in both television and film, appearing in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. His television credits include roles in Sharpe's Challenge, The IT Crowd, Sweet Medicine, The Real Jane Austen and Casualty. Oliver’s other film credits include The Other Boleyn Girl and The Gathering.

Friday, May 05, 2006

“Did you just touch my squirrel?”

Episode 6

Statham is unusually cheerful, but it will probably end in tears. Mac finds it hard to adjust to his new role, Martin hires a private detective and Caroline has a hot date. Guy is green with envy, Joanna’s cousin is green with makeup – one leads to bloodshed, the other to death.

Sue White – Staff Liaison Officer (Michelle Gomez)
Completely obsessed with Mac, Sue hates her job almost as much as she hates Caroline. The highpoints in her day invariably revolve around updating his personal file and winding the rest of staff up when they come to her for advice. Her wardrobe is entirely made-up from the Dead Box, her suit came from a fatal road traffic accident and she had to wait four days to get her boots from a stroke victim.

“You come in here every week, with your sordid little tales, but I know, whatever whoever you're doing, it's my face you see before you. Yeah, yeah, because I was the one who broke you first, wasn't I? And you just can't get me out of your head”

“Key member of the team, no. Scatterbrained floozy, yes”

“Dr Macartney, Dr Macartney, yes, I'm always on your side, you know I'm by your side, I'm up your side, I'm through your side, I'm *under* your side... I'm all over your side”

“Did you just touch my squirrel?”

“The Lion's mane. Truly is the King of beasts”

Nominated for a Scottish BAFTA for Best TV Performance for her role as Janice in The Book Group, Michelle Gomez trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Theatre. She is currently shooting Feel the Force, a new six-part comedy series for BBC 2 and will begin shooting Lead Balloon, written and starring Jack Dee, in April. Michelle’s other television credits include Carrie & Barry I & II, Murder in Suburbia and Ready When You are Mr McGill. She has performed in the Vagina Monologues as well as films including Chromophobia and Subterrain.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Back on the streets!

Went out for my first run since December 14th (nearly 5 months ago!!) Managed to cover 1.5 miles, I have no idea of how long it took I was just content in completing it without collapsing. My how times have changed. The run that I did on the 14th of December was 6 miles.

I do not feel too bad and hope that it will not take long to get back to my previous level of fitness and slimness!!!

I still have an eye on the Stroud half again this year which is not until the end of October so I have plenty of time.

I have misplaced the schedule that I was using, but this is not a problem as I am so experienced in this marathon thing that I will make it up as I go along.