Month: May 2005

links for 2005-05-31

iriverter Quick and simple application to easily convert any video format to AVI files with the required settings to be played on iRiver H300 series players. (tags: video encode iriver player) @MisticRiver :: For iRiver Enthusiasts – [How To] Sync

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links for 2005-05-28

BBC NEWS | Business | Banks ‘must move money quicker’ ‘The Office of Fair Trading has given the banks six months to come up with a way to transfer the money within one day.’ (Bank transfers now can take up

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You know your life is lacking the lustre it once had…

…when you get all excited if Tesco replaces the contents of the bag of fun-size (translation from marketeese: ‘small’) apples you go through every week (from striped yellow-reddish South African Galas to shiny deep red USA Empire). Thank goodness for

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links for 2005-05-27

Belgians in cunning misspelt ID card plan | The Register Instead of ‘Belgium’ in English, the card reads ‘Belguim’. Cunning indeed. Might work if the misspellings are not widely advertised though? (tags: id electronic belgium fraud identity) New Scientist 11

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links for 2005-05-26

ACM Queue – Beyond Relational Databases – There is more to data access than SQL. A detailed history of relational databases, and an overview of lighter-weight alternatives for tomorrow’s mobile technologies (tags: architecture computer database mysql relational data) Wired News:

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links for 2005-05-21

BBC NEWS | England | London | New code for London phone numbers ‘Telephone numbers beginning with the prefix 020 3 are to be issued from next month, it has been announced.’ (tags: telephone london prefix UK)

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My EuroFiction Song Contest

Leaving witty comments to he who does it better, these is my bare personal votes on last night’s Eurovision Song Contest qualifier contestants. Vocal performance, stage presence and costumes, just like I used to do as a young Eurovision fan

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links for 2005-05-20

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | ‘Horrible’ Doctor Who toned down Sound of cracking skull edited out from final cut. And the Doctor is the object of Captain Harkness attention in episode 8. (tags: doctorwho tv) Wired

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Everything is ready for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

Everything is ready for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 Originally uploaded by bitful. Everything is ready for the Eurovision Song Contest qualifier. TV tuned and connected to loudspeakers, and VCR ready to go. Traditional Eurovision food at hand: a selection

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links for 2005-05-18

BrainAcademy 2005 – Quiz Twelve questions to complete stage 1 towards the final prize: a place, with all your fees paid, to study for a degree in the Department of Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London (tags: computing

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links for 2005-05-15

Rejected ‘Love is…’ comics When strips go bad. (tags: cartoon humour web love)

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links for 2005-05-14

BBC NEWS | Politics | Jibes prompt DTI rebrand u-turn ‘The Department of Trade and Industry is to revert to its name after briefly being re-branded as the Department for Productivity, Energy and Industry.’ (tags: brand logo website government uk)

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links for 2005-05-13

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | US robot builds copies of itself Halfway between fascinating and plain scary: ‘In a little more than a minute, a simple three-cube robot can make a copy of itself […] That offspring version can then

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links for 2005-05-12

Wurzel’s healthy but lovely muscle building breakfast | Diet | Fitness | Talk | Men’s Health A full cooked breakfast can be healthy. Although at 620 Kcal you must perform a pretty intense workout regime to make the most of

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links for 2005-05-11

Firefox exploit targets zero day vulns | The Register Security researchers have discovered two unpatched vulnerabilities in Firefox, the popular alternative web browser. The security bugs affect even the latest version of Firefox (version 1.0.3) and create a means for

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Out. And out!

Gay Haiku is finally out. And so is Faustus, its author. Well done! (Should you want to buy the book, doing so via the Amazon.com link in this post gives the author a kickback.)

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links for 2005-05-10

Quick Online Tips: Absolutely Del.icio.us – Complete Tool Collection A constantly update page with links to several (77 at last count) possible ways of using or improving del.icio.us (tags: del.icio.us development internet plugin web) Google Web Accelerator: Hey, not so

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Rebel without a cause

Damn. I have been cornered into driving my mother to the local cemetery today. I am so glad I remembered to pack my tight Barbie hot pink polo shirt. And I so hope my nipple ring shows through. The man

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Yesterday I went to Brasil and did a Paula

Went for a run in the Italian countryside yesterday and found out that: people do not run here. Either that, or my fly was undone, which would explain why people kept staring at me. Running on a treadmill in an

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Picture it: Italy, 1979. A young fresh-faced Eurovision fan…

My intention was to spend two whole days with my mother, and for the occasion we returned to the family house (she moved in with my brother after a knee injury two years ago). Three hours into the stay, I

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When exactly did I turn into a lewd old man?

I mean, up until yesterday I had never even remotely considered anyone under thirty-five as a recipient of lust. Yesterday though, as I was settling into my seat on the plane (last row, so that I could beat all the

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links for 2005-05-08

Friendster | Friendster Blogs Powered by TypePad. Featuring Pamela Anderson. (tags: friendster blog weblog)

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It’s a bit like catching a bus

So I’m off to Italy for just two days. So often have I travelled there during the last three months that it feels like a non-eventful short trip somewhere outside London – and so it should be, considering the ridiculous

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If you’re British and you know it cast your vote

Please please please go to the nearest polling station and help decide who is going to run the United Kingdom for the next few years. My future depends on your choice. Unfortunately I will only be able to apply for

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links for 2005-05-05

Body fat Percentage Skinfold test with four measurements (tags: body fat fitness health weight) Body Tracker – Online Body Fat Percentage Calculator Fat caliper and tape measurement methods for men and women (tags: fitness fat health) Yuhasz Skinfold Test The

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Gone phishing

I would have thought that it is common sense never to trust any email that asks you to go to your bank’s website and enter your details. If in doubt, report the email to your bank asking to confirm its

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links for 2005-05-03

Nokia | Nokia Lifeblog | Overview Nokia Lifeblog automatically builds your diary as you take photos and videos, and send and receive messages. You can easily share your Lifeblog items with friends and family online. All a Lifeblogger needs is

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links for 2005-05-01

Apple – Mac OS X Downloads – iPod + iTunes – iWorkout The iPod based workout routines include illustrations viewable on iPod Photo. All workouts can also be spoken to you on your iPod. (tags: apple ipod fitness gym health

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