Month: July 2005

So I met the in-laws last weekend. It went well.

Daddy B. came to pick us up at the station. He looked cool and jovial but perhaps betrayed his slight uneasiness when he exited the station car park via the way in. And then later fell over at home –

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Reports of more explosions on London’s public transport

OK. It seems that we won’t be going anywhere after all. There are reports of four more bombs on public transport in London. Three on the tube, one on a bus – again? Whitehall is sealed off and therefore I

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Scream if you want to go faster

This coming Saturday I shall not be going to Big Gay Out – the park bit of the festival formerly known as Gay Pride, now removed from it and running on a separate weekend. Instead, I will be meeting Dr

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links for 2005-07-21

I, Roommate: The Robot Housekeeper Arrives – New York Times I should not have let the fact that the writer mentions his boyfriend surprise me. And yet it did, and I went back to the beginning to check that he

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Google Lunacy

Based on the same principle as Google Earth, a minisite to commemorate the anniversary of the first manned Moon landing: Google Moon Make sure you zoom all the way in: amazing detail!

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Hoax says: ‘ICE is a hoax’

This is sick. Remember the advice to store a next of kin contact in your mobile phone under ‘ICE‘ (=In Case of Emergency’)? It is a genuine initiative launched by the Anglian Ambulance NHS Trust, and yet somebody has maliciously

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links for 2005-07-20

BBC – collective – webslinky | making music Selection of entry-level software and resources to make music on your home computer (tags: music software computer)

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Hary Potter and the Destitute Hedonist

I’m just back from my local 24-hour Tesco Express, where I popped in at midnight to grab a copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I am not a mad fan, it was just one of those stupid ideas

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links for 2005-07-15

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Bus firm takes car sharers to court A coach company takes to court a group of French cleaning ladies accusing them of ‘unfair and parasitical competition’ because they organised a car-sharing scheme to get

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links for 2005-07-14

Planarity Flash Game Arrange the vertices such that no edges overlap. Online game, mildly addictive, as levels progress it becomes more complicated but not more difficult. (tags: flash game online) Processing a Digital Photo All very good if your camera

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Make mine a protein shake, on the rocks, hold the olive

Been invited to a jolly gathering of like-minded souls tonight after work: Dear Sir or Madam: (We value your custom so much that we would have bothered merging this word-processed letter with our address book – if only we knew

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Of scribbled directions and laminated lists…

DTPM then. It was meant to be a carefully orchestrated night out, with the added bonus of having taken Monday morning off. All the premises were there for a fantastic time. A treat fit for a queen, infused with the

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Sky News homepage on 7 July 2005

Sky News homepage on 7 July 2005 Originally uploaded by bitful. While news of the four bombs on public transport in central London was rolling in, I noticed that Sky News was consistently faster (and probably less cautious) than BBC

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links for 2005-07-11

Stuff On My Cat The URL says it all: pictures of cats with stuff put on them while they snooze. Very patient cats. Or pictures taken seconds before a proper scratchfest. Slightly wrong… (tags: cats humour photo blog)

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links for 2005-07-10

jumpingpictures: Jumping CATS (tags: jump cats photo picture)

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The biggest bed I’ve ever slept in

The biggest bed I’ve ever slept in Originally uploaded by bitful. The tiny bloke in the picture is Dr B. He is 5 feet 11 and 1/2 inches tall — 182 cm. We stayed at the Hilton Metropole, Brighton, United

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ICE: In Case of Emergency

Just in case anyone hasn’t already seen this: Simply use your mobile’s phone book to store the name and number of someone who should be contacted if you have an emergency – but add the letters ICE in front of

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London tube bombing

London tube bombing Originally uploaded by qwghlm. This is not me, nor taken by me – this picture was taken by Keith Tagg/Adam Stacey and was originally uploaded here, with a CC licence. [Via the Guardian Newsblog]

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‘All buildings in the estate have now been secured.’

London is currently being hit by a series of explosions. At work we have been instructed not to leave the building until further notice. Yeah, and to go where? 100 yards left to the Houses of Parliament or 10 yards

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links for 2005-07-07

BBC NEWS | In pictures: Battersea Power Station A unique glimpse inside one of my favourite London landmarks. Hoping very much it will find a new vocation in the future and breathe new life. (tags: london battersea decay architecture)

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London 2012 – Service Unavailable

London 2012 – Service Unavailable Originally uploaded by bitful. Oh dear. That’s not a good start is it? Only one hour after the announcement of London winning the bid to host the 2012 Olympics, and the official website is down.<

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…to make you feel proud?

Olympic confetti Originally uploaded by bitful. I do feel proud to take part daily in London’s slutty grandeur and perform its rituals and ceremonies as religiously as if my genes had been sown here many generations ago. And I am

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What have you done today…

Feeling surprisingly excited about the Olympic bid result that is being broadcast on the big screen in Trafalgar Square, round the corner from work and probably partially viewable from one of our meeting rooms’ window. Told one of my (straight)

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From DTPM to the Night Bus stop

From DTPM to the Night Bus stop Originally uploaded by bitful. Green arrow: directions from DTPM to the Night Bus. Red arrow: the way I got to the bus stop by following the directions I had written on a Post-It

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links for 2005-07-05

MAKE: Blog: HOW TO GPS Tag Photos: Flickr, Mappr, Google Earth…. (tags: flickr google map photo photography tag)

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links for 2005-07-01

Introduction to Icelandic Cooking and Recipes My favourites: rauðkál (pickled red cabbage) and harðfiskur (dried fish). Also, vanillurjómaí­s (the staple of so many of my past Christmases) and how to prepare rotten (fermented) shark – a bit of an aquired

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