After many years of development, GnuCash - the open source personal and small business money management application, has moved to version 2.0. This is essentially a port go gtk2/Gnome2, and will hopefully, run on Windows as well, given true cross-platform open source and high quality tool for everyone.
I used GnuCash for many years and find
Quite a funny optical illusion - it looks like the little green dragon turns its head to follow you as your position moves, but it actually doesn't! Follow the link to see the original video, demonstrating the curious effect.
If you pay by a credit or debit card in one of the stores, belonging to large chains like Sainsbury's, Tesco and so on, you can see on their receipts a disclaimer, stating something like "2.5% of total due is paid to Big-Name Cards Processing Ltd. to cover the transaction costs. This does not affect the total amount paid by you".
According to this blog, some Chinese engineers claim, that they managed to reverse-engineer the protocol, used in Skype VoIP products. They are also said to be developing an example application implementing the protocol, which will be able to communicate with other Skype clients.
It looks like the cellular companies couldn't stop the proposed legislation for slashing prices of roaming calls in the EU. Good news for frequent travelers and chatterboxes.
A Pascal compiler for .NET not from Borland is available from RemObjects. However the site seems to be dead.
Firefox 1.5 is quite cool, but the forthcoming Firefox 2.0 should be even better. Built-in spellchecker and a few other user-visible features, and a lot of bug fixes and performance improvements.
If you want to try it without tampering with your current installation, try using Portable Firefox 2.0