iPod ads

I must say that I’m pretty impressed by the commercials for the iPod. Fresh, forward-thinking and catchy. Personally I’m not big a fan of the actual iPod, but the commercial rock however … 🙂

Please click on respective image to view the commercial.

Where eagles dare

Were eagles dare posterLast night i revived a good old war-classic, Where Eagles Dare (Örnnästet in Swedish). This World War II drama, which stars Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood, is full of tension and excitement. Amazing how a 37 year old movie can be so much better than most war-movies produced today.

Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood lead a group of commandos on a mission to rescue a captured American general held in a highly fortified and remote castle held by the Germans in WWII (Schloß Hohenwerfen in the Austrian Alps). There are more twists and turns in the story than in most War-movies. Great spy vs spy action and outstanding performances by the actors, a must see!

Next in line of my infamous World War II bash is, The longest Day. Will report back when i’ve watched it.

See you in the trenches.

QuickBird Images of Tsunami Site

Pictures show DigitalGlobe ‘Quickbird’ images over Blue Village Pakarang in Khao Lak, Thailand. First image is taken on the 13th of January 2003 and second on the 29th of December 2004.

Speed Up Firefox

Firefox logoI found this little neat tutorial on how to speed up our little Firefox, and it’s working remarkably good, if you’re on a high-speed connection. Sadly i don’t know who discovered and wrote the tutorial in the beginning, so thanks to whoever it was who did it!

Here’s something for broadband people that will really speed Firefox up:

1.Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit return.
Scroll down and look for the following entries:

network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time.
When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really
speeds up page loading.

2. Alter the entries as follows:

Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true

Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true

Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it
nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0“. This value is
the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it
recieves.

If you’re using a broadband connection you’ll load pages MUCH faster now!