Month: March 2005

Phoar, or ‘He can doctor my house any time, he can’

Alistair Appleton – the House Doctor‘s sidekick and official piece of TV totty here at Bitful towers – has a blog. It is not half bad, focuses on his travelling and is punctuated by plenty of pictures. Unsurprisingly, I was

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You say scruffy–I say low-maintenance

I just found some pictures I have taken in the flat I left when I moved in with Dr B. The bathroom set is particularly impressive. Bathroom cabinet My shelf is the third from the top. Left to right: contact

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I can make you thin

Dr B. asked me to provide him with a list of reduced calories menus for the week, made entirely of items he can get at Boots and Sainsburys near work. In search of inspiration, I flicked through a few of

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links for 2005-03-26

Easter bunnies rapping to Chic’s Good Times ‘…grooving this easter to the crazy bunny beats’ (categories: audio flash humour easter animation bunny) Developing New Stories | NowPublic.com (beta) Beta site that matches photos and items of news. Citizen journalism: request

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halo

“In Italy these days, to be sanctified, one must be either gay or communist.“ Italy’s PM Silvio Berlusconi Eh? The world stops to wonder what the funny man meant this time. Read more on Lycos news website

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links for 2005-03-24

Next of kin card (PDF document) Ready-to-print ‘Next of kin’ card to fill in with the relevant person’s name and contact information (categories: health nextofkin partner)

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sign

Funny how you spend over a year striving to verbalise the overall feeling you used to have during a long-concluded period of your life. And then you come across a character in a novel that frames it perfectly. Zadie Smith,

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What’s the house number again?

What’s the house number again? Originally uploaded by bitful. Dr B missed the delivery of the contract for his new job because the courier could not find the house. He then replaced the A4 sheet of paper with a handwritten

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links for 2005-03-19

What’s That Song Select an artist, hear snippets of music, choose one of four titles. Warning: highly addictive. (categories: music game web internet)

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rose

I have had access to the (intentionally?) ‘leaked’ first episode of the new Doctor Who series for a while now, but I have refrained from watching it before it airs – unlike Dr B. Now, it has to be said

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links for 2005-03-17

British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association A friend’s brother-in-law successfully had surgery to stop snoring. Dr B would like me to. I’d rather avoid going under the knife if it isn’t absolutely necessary. What to do? (categories: snoring sleep surgery)

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rots

Over the past few weeks I have found out that you can eat ‘well’ at McDonalds. So a couple of times a week I order two hamburgers and a side salad for lunch, throw away one of the buns and

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links for 2005-03-16

Low-Literacy Users (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox) How to optimise a website for low-literacy users who cannot skim but need to plow through reading word by word. (categories: usability website internet literacy)

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links for 2005-03-13

How to never miss an episode with BitTorrent and RSS (pealco.net) ‘Like TiVo, but free’ (categories: download tv bittorrent torrent p2p)

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links for 2005-03-09

New Dr Who leaked onto internet An episode of the new series of sci-fi drama Doctor Who has been leaked onto the internet. (categories: tv internet leak DrWho download) Michael Jackson’s favourite things HIghly irriverent but hilarious take on the

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word

I scored Advanced You scored 100% Beginner, 86% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 72% Expert! You have an extremely good understanding of beginner, intermediate, and advanced level commonly confused English words, getting at least 75% of each of these three levels’

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links for 2005-03-06

Michael Jackson Thriller Video – done with Lego Bear with the boring beginning – the final group choreography is spot on! (categories: design film fun movie music video lego michael-jackson)

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Don’t fly with a blue sky

Don’t fly with a blue sky Originally uploaded by bitful. Well I’m back in sunny East London. Two hours at the boarding gate with Ryanair flights landing and taking off right left and centre, except mine that was cancelled ‘due

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hale

I am catching a plane in three hours to pop over to Italy and see a very pregnant friend (she is due to give birth in two weeks). My mother – who never calls me, and therefore makes me wonder

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links for 2005-03-03

Guardian Unlimited | Life | Paste heals holey teeth ‘A trip to the dentist need never be scary again. Scientists in Japan have developed a paste that fills holes in decayed teeth, spelling the end for injections and “drill and

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My life in the back of a Meriva

My life in the back of a Meriva Originally uploaded by bitful. As I wrote near the the day this photo was taken, I discovered with pleasure that most of my belongings fit in the back of a car. True,

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You have received a new message

You have received a new message Originally uploaded by Tom Coates. This is just a test to see how blogging from within Flickr interface works. I am exploring the possibility of upgrading my Flickr account (I signed up a few

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links for 2005-03-02

BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Kiev goes ‘orange’ for Eurovision The song that became the anthem of Ukraine’s “orange revolution” has been chosen to represent the country at this year’s Eurovision song contest. (categories: eurovision music ukraine)

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nuts

Yesterday I saw two grown men arm-wrestle for a Krispy Kreme doughnut. Then the winner took on another challenger for the much-coveted prize. Finally the winner decided to split the doughnut with both losers. OK, they are particularly good, and

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