Daily Links

Top 10 IT disasters of all time – Starting with an early warning system on the blink in September, 1983 (just a couple of months before the Able Archer incident), and running through such classics mix ups as the Millennium Bug and the Dell laptop battery inferno, this site lists some of biggest disasters in IT history (though omitting those which caused loss of life).

Auction Bloopers – Find some ebay bargains by looking for common misspellings of items.

Sensible Units – Afraid of the onslaught of metric? Then measure length in albatross wingspans or weigh in terms of female lions or CRT monitors with this fun little website.

Enigma – If you’ve an interest in cryptography, this little website allows you to use your very own Enigma cipher, and provides an inkling into just how complicated the mechanism can really be.

Random Quote

There are seven winners of the Monaco Grand Prix on the starting line today, and four of them are Michael Schumacher.

— Murray Walker