Archive for March, 2007

New print job manager

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

A weekend hack I’m really pleased with. Frustrated with the “eggcups” print job manager after getting it all confused again, I wondered how difficult it would be to implement a proper print job manager in Python, on top of the “pycups” CUPS bindings I wrote for the admin tool.

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Mother’s Day inventor tried to uninvent it

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

I never knew that: The fight to copyright Mother’s Day.

Eurovision: Torn

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Thankfully this year there isn’t a song amongst the six UK candidates that I’d be embarrassed for us to be sending to Eurovision, although the Hawkins & Brown attempt was a little disappointing (too much of a mish-mash for my liking).  So who did I vote for?

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M:I, Count On Me, Mulholland Dr.

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Watching Mission: Impossible III a while back reminded me how good the M:I films are, so we watched the first two again. The first one really was as good as I remembered it being, but I couldn’t remember quite how the second one went. Watching it again, I can see why I didn’t find it memorable: it isn’t. Undoubtedly the third one is the best, and the first comes second, and the second comes last (if you see what I mean).

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The Royal Tenenbaums

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

I found The Royal Tenenbaums to be quite similar to The Squid and the Whale, in that I didn’t really enjoy it.