Month: September 2005

links for 2005-09-29

The Best and Worst Abdominal Exercises From the Bicycle (simply classic) to the crunch (ineffective, with back-straining potential), via all sorts of useless pricy equipment. (tags: exercise health abs gym fitness) A cognitive analysis of tagging (or how the lower

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links for 2005-09-28

Tesco Premier Cru nets the non-vintage champagne trophy at the International Wine Challenge awards in London. ‘The Tesco entry, which costs £14.79 per bottle, beat 282 other non-vintage champagnes, including leading names of the champagne world such as Taittinger, Lanson

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links for 2005-09-27

Weird and wonderful vocabulary from around the world I can tell this is going to be a hit at Christmas. A few reservations though, as I had never heard three out of four Italian words mentioned in the article (have

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links for 2005-09-24

The Booty Call – When to Make It, When to Take It ‘booty call – n 1: the act of calling or contacting a person for the sole purpose of having sex. 2: a person that is the recipient of

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links for 2005-09-23

towleroad: Exclusive Madonna Album Details Matt Kalkhoff attended the Q&A session with Stuart Price and has some great details on the forthcoming album. (tags: madonna confessionsonadancefloor stuartprice music) The Observer | International | Italy snaps over gay poster excess Billboards

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links for 2005-09-22

Bits, Bytes, Mega, Giga, Tera (explained) Personal bookmark, to come handy next time I have to explain the difference between bits an bytes to a colleague (tags: bit byte mega giga tera) Oceanic Airlines | All flights cancelled Due to

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links for 2005-09-21

Independent Online Edition > Kate Bush: The sequel ‘King of the Mountain, the first single from Kate Bush’s forthcoming double album ‘Aerial’, will be available September 27 at a host of digital download sites (tags: katebush music news pop download)

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links for 2005-09-19

57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Top drama series award to ‘Lost’, best actress to Felicity Huffman (‘Desperate Housewives’) and Patricia Arquette (‘Medium’). ‘Housewives’ lost best comedy award to ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’. During the show, Donald Trump in bib overalls sang

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…and swallow.

Local weight: 12 stone 13 pounds (181 lbs / 82.1 kg). In-laws bathroom scales obviously malfunctioning. Spent yesterday afternoon shopping in the small town nearby. Or rather, being teased with streets and malls and more malls of shops and more

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… and chew.

Greetings from rural Staffordshire. Local weight: 12 stone 10 pounds (178 lbs / 80.7 kg). In-laws bathroom scales possibly over-weighing by a handful of pounds? My weekend plans (XXL on Saturday night, London Open House and London Zoo Gay Day

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links for 2005-09-17

del.icio.us: terrible twos del.icio.us turns two on 15 September 2005 – what was it doing before everyone and their mothers discovered it and started using it say, less than a year ago? (tags: blog del.icio.us technology) Geotagged blogs on Multimap

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links for 2005-09-16

pop sketch series::images ‘Drawings generated from pop songs. The songs are analyzed note-by-note. At each note, a line is drawn. The angle at which the line is drawn is determined by the pitch of the note and the length of

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Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl: a short review

Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl by Tracy Quan Nancy hustles as Suzy. She is engaged to the perfect man, Matt, who is unaware of her job. As wedding plans draw close, she wonders whether she should tell him what

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New: the five-minute book review

I plan to spend no longer than five minutes writing a review of the last book I read. It might take you under a minute to read it. I would like to shift the balance towards less thinking and more

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links for 2005-09-15

10 Reasons Clients Don’t Care About Accessibility I am incredibly privileged in that I develop websites for the UK government, where accessibility is a constant preoccupation (tags: accessibility technology usability web website css design) Guardian Unlimited | Special reports |

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links for 2005-09-14

A Really, Really, Really Good Introduction to XML [XML, XSLT & Web Services] From the basics to building an XML-powered content management system (tags: coding computer development howto tutorial xml) The Telecrapper 2000 telemarketer interception system ‘A computerized system designed

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links for 2005-09-13

IM Fone – Bluetooth based device allows using cell phone to make calls via IM – Phoneyworld.com A gadget you plug into the USB port, pairs up with your cell phone and lets you call any landline in the world

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links for 2005-09-12

Voltaic Backpack, Solar Backpack, Solar Bag ‘Embedded in the outside of the bags are three lightweight, tough, waterproof solar panels which generate up to 4 watts of power […] The bags come with a set of 11 standard adaptors.’ (tags:

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Sparkless glitter

I confess: I have been enjoying The Emancipation of Mimi. Sue me. I listen to the worst in pop but have never liked Mariah Carey. However, her voice seems to have taken on a huskier warmth over the years, and

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links for 2005-09-11

Pets In Uniform It’s pets! In Uniform! It’s creepy! (tags: pets cats dogs web humour) Dictionaraoke.org – The Singing Dictionary ‘This site features parodies of popular songs using karaoke-style backing music with vocals provided by audio pronunciation samples from online

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Testing the French paradox. In a Spanish restaurant. In London

Last night I reunited with the fabulous Sitges holiday posse for our three-month-on get-together, very fittingly at Navarro’s, a Spanish restaurant in Charlotte Street. Memories were shared (our girls talking random strangers into taking their tops off in clubs), plans

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One-woman band

I just watched Charlotte Church’s Call My Name video. Great song, average shoot, and a twist right after the song ends that had me laughing very loudly for almost a minute. I shall not go into further details so I

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links for 2005-09-10

Mad-Eyes – Confessions On A Dancefloor Facts (and rumours) about Madonna’s upcoming ‘future disco’ album. (tags: madonna music) Anil Dash: Web Development Trends for 2006 ‘…a list of up-and-coming trends that you should keep an eye on. Call it vocational

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links for 2005-09-09

Live lightning Map showing real-time instances of thunderstorms in a 375-mile radius around London. Refreshes every minute. (tags: britain uk thunderstorm map weather) Open House London home ‘Every September the annual Open House London event takes place and this year

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links for 2005-09-08

Dieux Du Stade Calendar 2006 | ProwlerDirect Preorder your copy now (available from 22 September 2005) (tags: calendar rugby gay dieuxdustade france)

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links for 2005-09-06

Mint: A Fresh Look at Your Site One of the reasons I never – EVER! – check stats for my weblog is that the information is incomplete and not easily available. And I don’t care how many people read me

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links for 2005-09-01

NME.COM | Kate Bush announces new album details ‘Aerial’, Kate Bush’s DOUBLE album, out on November 7, preceded by the single ‘King of the Mountain’ on October 24. (tags: katebush music)

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