Highly Illogical

Miniature model of the Enterprise-D at Christie's auction house, New York

A model of the Starship Enterprise has sold for $576,000 (£308,000) at an auction of memorabilia from 40 years of the science fiction television series.

Before the sale, Christie’s auction house in New York estimated the model would sell for about $30,000 (£16,000).

The 78-inch-long (198cm) miniature of the Enterprise-D, used in the title sequences of Star Trek: The Next Generation, made its TV debut in 1987.

More than 1,000 Star Trek items were sold over three days at the auction.

(Source: BBC NEWS)

Look, I love Trek as much as the next, er, Trekkie… but £308,000?


Whoever bought that must be one filthy-rich, insane ubergeek!

Geeking Around With Greasemonkey

Last FM Greasemonkey scripts

I’ve used Camino for ages but yesterday I switched back to Firefox because of Greasemonkey.

And today I’ve gone GREASEMONKEY MAAAAD!

There are so many handy little scripts that make the sites I use much more fun. Look at the pic of Last.fm above. Since installing a few Greasemonkey scripts, I can now see if I’m the top fan of an artist, rankings for my charts and loads of other useful little tweaks. As you can see, Sibiria have gone up eight chart places whereas Tom Paxton has dropped four. Notice that I’m also the eighth top fan of Paxton on Last.fm. If you’re as fascinated by stats as I am, tiny bits of info like that will make you grin all day.

Flickr Greasemonkey scripts

And, yep, there’s loads of scripts to enhance Flickr too. Easier ways to send pics to people, popups on favourites, quicklinks, changes to the layout – loads! I hope that the Flickr designers take some of these features on board as they make it so much easier to navigate.

I’m off now to see what else I can dig up! 🙂