Month: October 2005

links for 2005-10-31

For sale: Britain’s underground city – Sunday Times – Times Online 240 acres, 60 miles of roads, its own railway station and a pub in Wiltshire, 120ft underground. 5m pounds but you also need to invest in the military base

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links for 2005-10-30

Rusty is a homosexual ‘Rusty is the personification of the little boy inside every grown gay man’ (tags: funny gay glbt humour) TagTagger | Take back your tags Tagging is all the rage. TagTagger lets you tag your tags, and

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links for 2005-10-21

Apple’s real plan for iPod video? | Engadget ‘Apple’s (imaginary and far-fetched) plan to use the new iPod to capture the portable video market’ (tags: apple ipod mac video) Ipod Nano 200gb Instructions| Uncyclopedia How to mod an iPod Nano

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links for 2005-10-20

Inside Bay Area – Bay Area Living The Bay Area is home to dozens of tributes: Izzy Osbourne, Mandonna, Duran Duran Duran, Stung, AC/DShe, Lez Zeppelin… (tags: tribute music) Mandonna The All Male, All-Live Tribute to the Material Girl (tags:

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What does one do in Dublin for fun?

Dr B. and I are leaving tomorrow morning for three and a half days of craic in Dublin. My Irish ex-flatmate has quickly recommended to us the following (with apologies to Dublin lovers for this incomplete and possibly incorrect list):

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links for 2005-10-19

BBC NEWS | Business | Google drops Gmail address in UK New users are from now assigned a username@googlemail.com address. And I opened a myfirstnameandlastname@gmail.com mailbox three days ago – odd coincidence! (tags: google gmail email uk) Need a Nano

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… and baby makes TV

Dr B. has treated himself to a brand new toy: a shiny top-of-the-range Sony RDR-HXD910 DVD Recorder With 250GB HDD. It pauses live TV, has a massive 250GB storage and lets you watch a programme from the start while it’s

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links for 2005-10-18

Bruce Lawson’s personal site: Future-proof your CSS with Conditional Comments ‘The IE development team are calling on people to clean up their CSS hacks that might fail when IE7 is released, so I thought I’d tell you about how I

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Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit – a short review

The movie was preceded by the animated short ‘Penguin: Christmas Caper’. Fast and funny CGI, very American in taste and rhythm, after which the main feature felt right from the start like classy, atmospheric subtle fun. ‘Wallace and Gromit: The

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links for 2005-10-14

The Nexus of politics and terror – Bloggermann – MSNBC.com 13 ‘coincidences’ in the last three years: ‘a political downturn for the administration, followed by a ‘terror event’ – a change in alert status, an arrest, a warning.’ (tags: bush

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links for 2005-10-13

Land+Living: Un-Ikea(ed) ‘… third year product design students at the Academy of Arts in Iceland were charged with transforming Ikea products into something that Ikea would not represent. And some were successful in adding humor and irony into their designs.’

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Open letter to my ex

Dear S. I got your email the other day, the short update you sent to all your contacts. I am thrilled to hear you are well. So you are 30 now, and earning your living. You must be chuffed you

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links for 2005-10-12

BBC NEWS | Technology | Apple unveils video-playing iPod The new iPod seems to be doing everything my iRiver has been delighting me with since last Christmas. Very clever of Apple to strike a deal with ABC to sell episodes

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Serenity – a short review

I am not a science-fiction fan, and yet recently a couple of productions have completely won me over: the latest Dr Who series earlier this year, and then Serenity last night. I had watched the pilot of the axed TV

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links for 2005-10-11

Moving Pictures | Yahoo! News ‘Thanks to digital music players, listening to MP3s is commonplace. But what if you want video on the go? Here’s how to pull it off.’ (tags: mobile video player mp3) BBC NEWS | Technology |

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links for 2005-10-10

eBay: TV ABC Emmy Winning Show “LOST” 7ft bamboo raft prop (item 4774486070 end time Oct-06-05 00:19:00 PDT) Auction closed with no bids (unsurprisingly, as the starting bid was 2,000 USD for a few pieces of tattered bamboo) (tags: lost

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links for 2005-10-09

Gay men can be priests if celibate | Boston.com Leaked document indicates the Vatican will allow gay men into priesthood if they can show they have been celibate for at least three years. And how exactly do they plan to

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links for 2005-10-08

Google Online RSS Reader: Worst Than Having Nothing At All ‘If this is how Google plans to contend on the RSS market, they might as well not do it at all.’ I agree; importing my feeds from Bloglines was painless.

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links for 2005-10-07

Queerduck | Online flash animation Started like this on the web, then became a series on Showtime that got axed. Now it’s going to be a movie. Theme song by RuPaul and Queerduck voice by Jim J. Bullock (‘Monroe’ in

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links for 2005-10-06

Catholic Church no longer swears by truth of the Bible | Times Online ‘THE hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church has published a teaching document instructing the faithful that some parts of the Bible are not actually true.’ – No,

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Do your homework first, THEN play all you like

Thirty years go by, things change and you think you are a responsible and mature adult. Then something happens that makes you realise you still behave exactly like when you were eight. Yesterday I left work early because I was

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Bulkups and letdowns

Ever since I started having a more serious approach to weight training, I have tried to eat at least one gram of protein per pound of body weight per day. Opinions vary on the subject, but this amount seems to

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links for 2005-10-06

Passport to the pub: a guide to British pub etiquette | Social Issues Research Centre ‘[…] the bar counter of the pub is the only place in Britain in which anything is sold or served without the formation of a

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There is such thing as a free lunch

I don’t care much for interrupting work for lunch. However, since the law requires me to take a minimum of thirty minutes off (or so I’ve been told), I usually plug my headphones in and set off, walk very briskly

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links for 2005-10-05

SnakeOil Labs | Top 10 Windows Freeware tools for 2005 Winamp 5.1 makes it at #10. I used to be a staunch Winamp supporter, then went cold when they uncovered security issues regarding digital attacks using skins for camouflage. V.

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Sal(i)vation

Salvation is a gay club that takes place at Café de Paris on the first Sunday of each month, from late afternoon until about midnight. What most people I spoke to had to say about it was mainly stuff like

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links for 2005-10-04

Creatine and the athlete Creatine is produced naturally by the body and helps to improve muscles’ performance during exercise. It is particularly beneficial for sports that involve short bursts of intense exercise. (tags: creatine supplement health food fitness muscle) Still

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links for 2005-10-03

On Cillit Bang and a new low for marketers… (plasticbag.org) Tom writes about making contact with his father after 28 years, and receives a support comment complete with product placement from a marketing firm. To be followed, as Tom chases

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Search for new screen James Bond enters final stage

These four actors are taking screen tests this week for the lead role in Casino Royale: Henry Cavill Daniel Craig Goran Visnjic Sam Worthington I know who I would choose (hints: I appreciate home-grown talent – and twinks don’t do

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links for 2005-10-02

Will & Grace kicks off season 8 with live episode (5-minute highlights) Sitting through it made me feel like I was in drama school again, with actors cracking up and having to repeat lines. Unprofessional yet funny. (tags: will7grace sitcom

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