Now this is what I call a fast connection! Wish I could get this speed at home
I found out through this email from Google – glad they told me as otherwise I may not have known!
Apparently this hack is a virus which uses stolen FTP password information then injects this bit of code to pages on the server without you realising it. Where they got my password from I’m not sure, though I suspect it might have been my old work machine. :reallypissed:
Well I thought this was cool anyway… Scans your blog and pulls up the most commonly used words (excluding the obvious ones) to produce this montage of words!
Like many others, I’ve spent ages trying to get Microsoft to show websites correctly and actually be able to read and write Chinese characters on a non-Chinese version of XP.
There’s bits and pieces on the web on how to overcome this but I found them not so useful (especially as I don’t have the installation discs to hand for Chinese character support or ahem.. am running a pirate installation…:-P)
Unfortunately you have to have admin rights to be able to set up Microsoft IME via the control panel and be able to write characters using the MS pinyin imput method. You also need admin access to be able to change windows so it defaults non-Unicode programs to use simplified Chinese – if you don’t do this when you load QQ all you see is squares…
There is a way around this if you don’t happen to have admin access to your machine i.e You’re at work . You can install NJStar CJK Viewer .
I got to try one of these out the other day, It’s a Sony ebook reader which is meant to be the future for digital publishing. It’s really slim and about the size of a paperback and can hold over 100 books on it depending on the size of the hard-disc. I work in digital publishing so hear a lot about these things and how they will revolutionise everything but I’m not so convinced ?:-)
Granted It’s very clever and lots of design has gone into the screen which looks as crisp as I’ve ever seen a screen – apparently it uses real ink to make it look more like a real book. Having said this I am yet to stare at it for hours on end in order to see if my eyes hurt just as they do when you look at a computer monitor for too long. ..The battery life is almost endless with 7500 page turns before it needs changing.
I do see the advantage of being able to have 100 books on one reader, for students it could be a very useful resource and would alleviate the need to have textbooks for everything. For the traveller who can’t get editions abroad, they could have all the books they ever want stored in one location. So for a select few it could prove to be a very useful gadget to have.
The problem is that at the moment there are very few e-format books that can be bought and downloaded from the major publishers. And so part of what I’m doing in my current job is to help get all the titles converted so they are available in E format.
As you’ve probably guessed, I’m quite cynical about this. I don’t really think many people (beyond those in digital publishing!) will go out and by one of these devices with their own money. Firstly they’re really expensive, £250 is the figure going around, just for the reader – then you need books and they cost the same price as the print equalivant!
There’s no way I’d pay £30 for an eBook, even if it was the best book ever written. :X-P: