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Remember Murphy’s law? Anything that can screw up, will. Especially computers.

And we all know how just how reliable Microsoft is, right?

It’s not just Microsoft though…so long as it’s a computer, it will find a way, when you’re least expecting it, to kick you in the nether region (regardless of gender) and laugh in your face.

I once read that 100% of people working on computers have lost their work somehow. Thousands of computers die and/or software crashes every second, losing some, most or all of our hard work. Regardless of how advanced auto-saving and network harddrives etc are, we’re still going to lose work one way or the other.

Here’s a guide to saving yourself the pain from losing work. Here is the beginning of a series that I am devoting to these little things that we take for granted, but by paying attention to them will save us from those little pangs of depression brought forth by nasty surprises. Continue Reading »

images.jpgI really envy these people with so much time on their hands. Not long after I’d spoken of the Mario table, I come across this: A Mario Quilt! How cool. Can’t say I approve of the TV cabinet though. By now, I’m pretty convinced that someone else knitted a Mario sofa cover, a Mario steering wheel, a Mario mouse, a Mario toilet seat and then some. Rather than searching for them (I have a life?) I shall wait and see if I come across them in the near future. You’ll find out when I do.


I’ve only just noticed that I had left this as a draft and never got to post it. Rather than make you wait for it, I’m going to just post them all right now so you can enjoy all things Mario.
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I’ve always been a table fan. I mean, Mario fan. I was delighted when I saw this table, which kind of combines the two of all the Italian things I like: Mario and mosaic tiles. Then there’s pizza, pasta, olives, Armani, Gucci, Miu Miu, Sicily, Monica Belucci et cetera et cetera. Then there’s Ferrari, too.


To make a Mario table:

All you need is an old coffee table – I have one from IKEA that cost me £7 and has lasted me ages. Good timing since the surface is full of beer and coffee stains and left over pasta which has hardened to form the surface of Mars!

Then you need some mosaic tiles. Go find someone who hasn’t decorated his or her kitchen/bathroom since the 60’s and nick it.

Glue them onto the table as per this image.

source: kotaku [dot]com