Viva Al Vegas!

Just got back from Vegas on business at a conference. Saw loads of vendors, talked about a variety of new products that could, at a price, help streamline the business etc. Also partook in a bit of the nightlife – sipped champers from the top of the Mandalay Bay hotel, enjoyed the dancing on the roof of the Rio, watched the Pussycat Dolls at Pure, and ate opposite the Bellagio.

Having said all that, apart from the waiters and cab drivers almost every american I met (who wasn’t trying to sell me something) was rude and unhelpful, most unlike every other place i’ve been in the US.

And what’s with the lack of clocks anywhere! Okay, so in a casino they don’t want you to know the time for obvious reasons, but there are just no clocks anywhere. Really gets annoying after a while (I don’t wear a watch, and my mobile charger didn’t work on the puny 110v US mains.)

Oh and by the way, i’m down $30 in case you wondered :o) Pictures here.

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More Chuck Norris Facts

  1. Chuck Norris invented C++ after roundhouse kicking C – TWICE
  2. Chuck Norris is the Domain controller
  3. Chuck Norris has the IP 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0/>
  4. Chuck Norris can ping 256.256.256.256 and get a reply.
  5. Chuck Norris can hack into ANY bank with his palmtop.
  6. Chuck Norris’ computer boots into Windows XP Pro even though only DOS 6.2 is installed.
  7. Chuck Norris’ email address is ChuckNorris. He IS the internet domain.
  8. Chuck Norris is mailer-daemon
  9. Chuck Norris is Dr Watson
  10. format c: is the request to have Chuck Norris come roundhouse kick your PC
  11. Chuck Norris has Windows XP on his Apple MAC
  12. Chuck Norris never gets the page cannot be displayed error
  13. Machine code is another name for Chuck Norris language
  14. Chuck Norris CPU doesn’t have a fan
  15. Chuck Norris can write DVDs on floppy drive
  16. Chuck Norris invented the internet
  17. Chuck Norris can paste pics in Notepad
  18. Chuck Norris roundhouse kicked his 14400k modem & thats how we got ADSL
  19. Chuck Norris’s Dot matrix printer prints photos – in colour
  20. Chuck Norris uses Notepad as a database
  21. Chuck Norris’ PC speaker gives him 7.1 DTS surround sound
  22. Chuck Norris monitor has no glare…no-one glares at Chuck Norris
  23. Chuck Norris can edit PDF files
  24. Chuck Norris rips CDs with his hands
  25. Chuck Norris can download Metallica mp3s using Naspter
  26. Chuck Norris has a yahoo account with hotmail
  27. Chuck Norris has an Intel CPU on an AMD motherboard
  28. Chuck Norris can program a MAC with excel macros
  29. Chuck Norris website has never had a hit – Nobody hits Chuck Norris’ website

Update: Here’s my earlier post. I didn’t write any of these.

Cahoot Webcard

Okay, so this is going to sound like an advert, but it’s a neat idea so I thought i’d blog about it. Cahoot have a facility for their customers to automatically generate a unique set of single-use credit card details associated to you.

It’s called the Webcard and the idea is that everytime you want to use your credit card online instead of providing your actual details, you login to the Webcard application, provide a maximum credit limit for the transaction, and it gives you a number, start, expiry date and CV2 number. This will be charged to your account but if the retailer attempts to charge more, or use the card again, it will fail.

Great security idea and amazingly they’ve had it since 2001. Fingers crossed the card details in the application are being securely transmitted with Cahoot.

Google launch ‘Google Romance’

Google have dipped their toes into the online dating market with their new offering Google Romance.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 1, 2006 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced the launch of Google Romance?, a new product that offers users both a psychographic matchmaking service and all-expenses-paid dates for couples who agree to experience contextually relevant advertising throughout the course of their evening.