Friday, February 27, 2009

Photo Synth

Go Here
Install the software
Take a look at the US Inauguration
Amazing whet you can do with Loads of pictures!

Quite Impressive

The world's strangest laws

The world's strangest laws

Flash Game - Fantastic Contraptions

Good Game...
If you have a Nintendo DS you can get a very similar game called
Mechanic Master:

That's good fun.

And if you don't mind running the DosBox emulator you can still
download The Incredible Machine from Abandonia:,+The.html

and sequel:

For free!

Bobby Thought...

Bobby had what he
thought was a great tattoo...

Until He Went To Prison.

Competition time


Jeremy Paxman: What is another name for 'cherrypickers' and 'cheesemongers'?

Contestant: Homosexuals.

Jeremy Paxman: No. They're regiments in the British Army who will be very upset with you


Jamie Theakston: Where do you think Cambridge University is?

Contestant: Geography isn't my strong point.

Jamie Theakston: There's a clue in the title.

Contestant: Leicester


Stewart White: Who had a worldwide hit with What A Wonderful World?

Contestant: I don't know.

Stewart White: I'll give you some clues: what do you call the part between your hand and your elbow?

Contestant: Arm

Stewart White: Correct And if you're not weak, you're...?

Contestant: Strong.

Stewart White: Correct - and what was Lord Mountbatten's first name?

Contestant: Louis

Stewart White: Well, there we are then. So who had a worldwide hit with the song What A Wonderful World?

Contestant: Frank Sinatra?


Alex Trelinski: What is the capital of Italy ?

Contestant: France .

Trelinski: France is another country. Try again.

Contestant: Oh, um, Benidorm.

Trelinski: Wrong, sorry, let's try another question. In which country is the Parthenon?

Contestant: Sorry, I don't know.

Trelinski: Just guess a country then.

Contestant: Paris .


Anne Robinson: Oscar Wilde, Adolf Hitler and Jeffrey Archer have all written books about their experiences in what: - Prison, or the Conservative Party?

Contestant: The Conservative Party.


DJ Mark: For 10, what is the nationality of the Pope?

Ruth from Rowley Regis: I think I know that one. Is it Jewish?


Bamber Gascoyne: What was Gandhi's first name?

Contestant: Goosey?

GWR FM ( Bristol )

Presenter: What happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963 ?

Contestant: I don't know, I wasn't watching it then.


Phil: What's 11 squared?

Contestant: I don't know.

Phil: I'll give you a clue. It's two ones with a two in the middle.

Contestant: Is it five?


Richard: Which American actor is married to Nicole Kidman?

Contestant: Forrest Gump.


Richard: On which street did Sherlock Holmes live?

Contestant: Er. .. ..

Richard: He makes bread . . .

Contestant: Er . ....

Richard: He makes cakes . . .

Contestant: Kipling Street ?


Presenter: Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world?

Contestant: Barcelona .

Presenter: I was really after the name of a country.

Contestant: I'm sorry, I don't know the names of any countries in Spain .


Question: What is the world's largest continent?

Contestant: The Pacific.


Presenter: Name a film starring Bob Hoskins that is also the name of a famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci.

Contestant: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?


Steve Le Fevre: What was signed, to bring World War I to an end in 1918?

Contestant: Magna Carta?


James O'Brien: How many kings of England have been called Henry?

Contestant: Er, well, I know there was a Henry the Eighth ... ER. ER ... Three?


Chris Searle: In which European country is Mount Etna?

Caller: Japan .

Chris Searle: I did say which European country, so in case you didn't hear that, I can let you try again.

Caller: Er ..... Mexico ?


Paul Wappat: How long did the Six-Day War between Egypt and Israel last?

Contestant (long pause): Fourteen days..


Daryl Denham: In which country would you spend shekels?

Contestant: Holland ?

Daryl Denham: Try the next letter of the alphabet.

Contestant: Iceland ? Ireland ?

Daryl Denham: (helpfully) It's a bad line. Did you say Israel ?

Contestant: No.


Phil Wood: What 'K' could be described as the Islamic Bible?

Contestant: Er. ... ..

Phil Wood: It's got two syllables . . . Kor . .

Contestant: Blimey?

Phil Wood: Ha ha ha ha, no. The past participle of run . . ..

Contestant: (Silence)

Phil Wood: OK, try it another way. Today I run, yesterday I . . .

Contestant: Walked?


Melanie Sykes: What is the name given to the condition where the sufferer can fall asleep at any time?

Contestant: Nostalgia.


Presenter: What religion was Guy Fawkes?

Contestant: Jewish.

Presenter: That's close enough.


Wright: Johnny Weissmuller died on this day. Which jungle-swinging character clad only in a loin cloth did he play?

Contestant: Jesus.

Free Jokes R Us

Thursday, February 26, 2009

I'm what?!!!

A woman burst out of the examining room screaming after the new, young doctor had told her she was pregnant, heading straight for the director's office.  After she told him what had happened, the doctor had her sit down and relax in another room and marched down the hallway where the woman's physician was and demanded, "What is wrong with you? Mrs. Miller is 60 years old, has six
grown children and nine grandchildren, and you told her she was pregnant?"
The young physician continued to write his notes and, without looking up at his superior, asked, "Does she still have the hiccoughs?"

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Here we go again...

MS Live Writer seems to be a really good tool for posting to the blog.  I have been using email, but this is much more Wisiwyg and also alws me to to some funky stuff like include the embedded player…  Below…

Lets see if the Mrs Likes it?

Why is it so hard to add attachments from here?
Guess I will have to do it manually…

Monday, February 09, 2009

ISE, In conclusion

So how was it?

Well we made it back in one piece, weather was grotty but never mind.

The show.

From our perspective the show was very good.  Lots of great interest in our iPhone apps and some interesting potential opportunities.  We will have to get our heads down and work hard over the next few months to make the most of them.

Friday, February 06, 2009

The fun and Games Continue

Day 2

The day has started with a potential Cypriot distributor here so I had better go and say hello….I shall return

So it is now Thursday, what happened to Wednesday? Well..

It was manically busy. Basically we had nonstop traffic from start to finish. Which is great. Lots of potential projects ranging from single home installations to full hotel complex’s.

The TV’s seem to wow everyone as they look great and there is nothing else out there like them. As always people are impressed by the Bath-O-Matic.

We had quite a few people interested in the interfaces and, since we interface to just about everything, they all went away happy.

The stand seems to be holding together well, with no major disasters (Touch wood). We had a bit of a leak, but managed to fix that (not bad considering the whole thing was brought here in the back of a van and constructed on site.

On a slightly different note I have been looking longingly at the Optoma Pico projector. It is a palm sized projector that would be a perfect companion to my N95 8G for travelling. Ho Humm… I dropped loads of hints to the guys on the stand, but they do not seem conducive to giving me one. Not surprised really as they do seem to be selling like hot cakes.

We have collected about 100 cards and contact details so now we have to convert them into business.

Onwards and upwards…

The End is Neigh

Day 3

Having survived 2 days we stagger in to the final day exhausted.  I have no Idea how teachers do it as talking for that amount of time just leaves my head buzzing.  Also you get stuck in “Demo” mode so you find yourself trying to extol the virtues of our products to everyone you see.  Seriously not cool.

It is now 10:47 and, thankfully, it seems to be very quiet today.

Did I mention that I had a surprise visit from a chap called Phil Beck and his son.  We went to school together and I have not seen him in 20 years+  Apparently he is now married and owns an AV Integration firm in Hayward’s Heath.  A pleasant blast from the past, and nice to see that old friends are in a similar business to myself (I thought I was the only nutter!).

I have twittered some images of the Optoma Pico and they can be found at or

Guess I had better sign off for now and get on with the process of talking.  I will take some more walks later to see if anything else takes my fancy.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Update from the ISE

Day 1…

A good day with a steady flow of visitors to the stand. There seems to be a large Greek and Greek Cypriot contingent here. This is good as it allows me to practice my Greek and also could give me an excuse to go Cyprus for work. Just need them to sell a few Bath-O-Matics. J

Fredy had several meetings with potential distributors in various places. Guess we will not know how good that was for a few months.

Took a walk round the show and discovered 3 halls that I did not know existed! This place is HUGE.

Seen a great little projector. It’s called a Pico and it fits in to the palm of your hand. They had it hooked up to a Nokia N95. I want one! (oohh! Shiny).

After the show we went and had some drinks with New Invor our Belgium distributor. They seem keen do shift some product.

The evening started as trip so get some diner, so I decided to dress in my trampalike costume to keep warm. As we wondered around Amsterdam we stumbled across the Extron party and managed to get in (as loyal Extron clients).

Very nice. Lots of free booze, some music and even some video games to play. A good time was had by all.

Let’s hope that tomorrow some one comes to order 100 units and make our week. I should really go round the show and do lot’s of product reviews, but I am here to demo the Bath-O-Matic so it really does not give much time to wonder. Shame the wireless facilities (and internet access in general) is so rubbish. They want to charge a fortune for access to the RAI wireless for the 3 days and I cannot seem to find details for what the “Pay-As-You-Go” charges. The internet CafĂ© in this area is too slow for words and 3G roaming is extortionate.

Enough moaning. All is good. The weather is wet and a bit snowy, but (touch wood) does not look too bad for the trip home. I guess I will post this when I get to the hotel tonight.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Snow and the ISE

Well, Well, who would have thunk it?

We saw the snow last night ( and decided to leave earlier than planned. Struggled out of London at 12:00am ( actually it was not much of a struggle but it sounds more exciting that way) and found the roads quite clear past the M25.

Pesky Channel Tunnel was buggered due to a frozen train, but they saved the day by putting us on the Freight Train (

France rushed by as did Belgium but we had to stop by The Netherlands for a coffee (

11:00 found us at the RAI for the ISE. A lot of hard work had the stand starting to look presentable by the end of play. We need to do some tweaking, but not a bad effort. Not as grand as some, but we do our best J.

On the plus side our products are innovative and certainly different.

I did take a few walks around the show to get a feel for the contents and it looks good. Looks a bit smaller than last year, but still very interesting. Tomorrow the whole place should look miles better as they will have laid the carpets and cleaned up. For that matter so will we as it has been a long day and we definitely need a clean up.

Enough wittering for now. I will try and post some more interesting info from the show over the next few days. Do come over to Hall 4 Stand PP19 and say hi to us. If nothing else you can watch Ice Age on the Bath-O-Vision.