Month: August 2005

links for 2005-08-31

Star Trek New Voyages Short films, produced at a rate of two per year, that continue the original five-year mission of the Enterprise. (tags: scifi television tv video web sci-fi) WSTWeb Designs – Longhorn Wallpapers My favourite, that I have

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links for 2005-08-30

Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox | Open New Windows for PDF and other Non-Web Documents (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox) It is a web usability requirement to refrain from opening new browser windows. However, when using PC-native file formats (PDF, spreadsheets, Word documents), users

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links for 2005-08-25

Bodybuilding.com – Planet Muscle – 5 Ways To Get Lean With Protein! 1. Ample Quality Proteins. 2. Eat Small And Nutrient Dense – But Often. 3. Absorb, Absorb, Absorb! 4. The Miracle Of BCAA’s. 5. Protein Rotation. (tags: gym sports

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links for 2005-08-24

CD Times – Kate Bush To Release New Album This Autumn The long-awaited first album in twelve years has been delivered to the record company. An Autumn release is planned with a mini DVD to help promote the singles due

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Taking sides

The slightest of gym injuries (pulled ligament, left forearm) has been forcing me to do some stuff with my right hand for the first time. Which is weird since I am right-handed. I already knew that the left leads when

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links for 2005-08-23

Tatlin’s Tower and the World Artists’ group Henry VIII’s Wives plan to build Vladimir Tatlin’s 400 metre tall utopian Monument to the Third International (tags: architecture) BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Music | Singer Peyroux ‘found in the US’ Much

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Toiletiquette

What the sign in the toilets at work says: Please could we remind all users of these toilets to be considerate and remember that they are a unisex facility and should be left in a clean and tidy state for

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links for 2005-08-21

Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom as a podcast The Creative Commons-licensed sci-fi novel gets the audio treatment via RSS feed (tags: podcast novel literature sci-fi creativecommons rights license doctorow) BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Music |

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links for 2005-08-20

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | UK hunts for favourite gay novel ‘Inspired by the BBC’s Big Read search, the Big Gay Read is open to any lesbian or gay-themed novel in a public vote.’ (tags: books literature lesbian

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I’m a bummer, not a bomber

This is what Dr B. tells me in the morning when he sees me getting dressed to go to work. Why? Well, on 22 July 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes, 27, was mistaken for a suicide bomber in Stockwell tube

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East London Olympics

The dilapidated wasteland stretching from my doorstep will host the 2012 Olympics. Apparently some of the disciplines are going to be especiallyl altered for the occasion. A leaked copy of the proposed changes has been circulating, and is reproduced below.

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links for 2005-08-18

Explanation of Athlete Mode in Tanita Body Fat Monitor Scale My bathroom scales/body fat monitor uses an equation based on average levels of fitness and thus overestimates my body fat ratio. I need some with an ‘Athlete mode’ feature. (tags:

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Spontaneous combustion

On Monday night Dr B. and I went to the cinema. I had suggested a handful of movies I wanted to see, and threw in Fantastic Four. Well aware of my disinterest in anything science-fiction or super-hero related (unless styled

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Scarlett island

Exhibit A – a picture of Scarlett Johansson (left). Exhibit B – a picture of Scarlett Johansson from The Island movie poster (centre). Exhibit C – a picture of Desperate Housewives‘ Nicolette Sheridan (right). See also: sitting through the whole

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links for 2005-08-16

Imaging Resource “Comparometer” | Digital Camera Image Comparison Page A tool that lets you compare sample pictures taken with different digital cameras under carefully regulated conditions. (tags: camera photography reference) BBC NEWS | Technology | Total recall boosts PDA writing

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How to wean yourself off coffee in five easy steps

Start a survey of high-street designer brews and present the results on your website. Stand back in astonishment at how much you drink and how much it costs you. Decide that Benjy’s is the best value for money (read: the

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links for 2005-08-13

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Booker diary: Reading challenge 26-year old English teacher reads all 17 Booker prize longlisted books in 28 days for a BBC Four show. (tags: books literature booker bbc) Who owns the fish? Brainteaser

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…let’s call the whole thing off.

See also: Diamond Geezer’s Do(ugh)nuts Survey

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One million Brummies can’t be wrong

[Continued from day one: Alton Towers] On Saturday we took the train into Birmingham. As we approached the city, Dr B jumped out of his seat when he saw that Aston University‘s Chemistry Department had been pulled down. That’s where

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links for 2005-08-05

iPod’s Dirty Secret Movie by the Neistat Brothers documenting the stencilling of the phrase ‘iPod’s unreplaceable battery lasts only 18 months’ on top of iPod ads. Apple now offers a battery replacement programme and an extended warranty for the iPod.

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links for 2005-08-03

Traffic Light Wars Green ‘walk’ man being pestered by red ‘don’t walk’ man – and taking revenge occasionally. (tags: animation fun humour)

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