Thursday, June 16, 2011

Rare earths mining: China's 21st Century gold rush

From the BBC. It's a flash slide show thing. You have to sit through an ad but, worth it. Sound isn't important. just a drum beat kinda thing behind it. Rather sobering when you think about it.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Apt-get replacement Apt-fast

Joe's the one that told me about this handy Linux tool. Think apt-get with multiple connections. You can get the script you need, for Ubuntu here. You've got to install Axel first. Should be in your repositories, was with Ubuntu anyway. There's also step by step instructions here to do after you have Axel installed. It helped me out. I was getting slower than I should "updates". Anyway, TY Joe.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I figured a work around my bank

OK, I've been ranting on Internet Explorer mostly because my work bank site has a problem getting check images. Well, yesterday I figured out a work around. I think this also proves sloppy JavaScript coding. Here goes. With chrome when you try to get a check image, you get a long line of what I think is the site's code. If I cut and paste a piece past an "?" into what is already in the address bar, I get my image, after I reload page. The bank you ask? HSBC.
Have a geeky day!