Month: November 2005

links for 2005-11-30

The Towleroad Guide to Brokeback Mountain | towleroad A collection of resources on the short story by Annie Proulx recently brought to the silver screen by Ang Lee. (tags: movies brokebackmountain annieproulx anglee cinema gay) Government sites ‘fail disabled’ |

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links for 2005-11-29

Don’t put another dime in the jukebox | CNN.com A growing number of establishments are allowing patrons to ‘bring their iPods and other portable music players and, for as long as the bartender allows, share their personal favorites with the

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The Red Heart Ball was not a success

The Red Heart Ball held to raise funds and awareness of Worlds Aids Day was probably not a success, unless it filled out in its later hours. It was empty at 9 when we arrived at Koko after warming up

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links for 2005-11-27

List of Academic Lecture Podcasts | Productive Strategies Learn Biochemistry while gardening, or learn about The Question of Human Nature while commuting to work. (tags: audio audiobook content free howto mp3 podcast technology university study)

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links for 2005-11-26

Madonna is more a padder than a scrubber | Popjustice.co.uk Stuart Price, producer on ‘Confessions On A Dancefloor’, tells of how Madonna skillfully wiped the coffee she had spilt over his white carpet using only a kitchen towel. She really

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We are proud to announce that this weblog contains no misspelled wirds

Dr B. alerted me upon the fact that the advertising poster for Adrian Mole and The Weapons of Mass Destruction contained a typo. Ah yes, our autumnal evening dinnertime chats are so exciting! I checked it, and it says exactly

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Take That to reform but without Robbie

‘Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Mark Owen announced at a London news conference on Friday that they are reuniting for an 11-date arena tour starting in April.’ (Reuters.co.uk) I’m trying to come up with something really really nasty

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links for 2005-11-25

How to say ‘I am sorry’ in twenty-six languages | The New York Public Library Just don’t say it to Madonna, ’cause she don’t want to hear — she don’t want to know… (tags: sorry language madonna confessionsonadancefloor music) Yahoo’s

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One tiny zimmerframe-assisted step closer to old age

Had he not died twenty years ago, my father would celebrate his eighty-seventh birthday today. I feel old. By the way, this is not a photo of my dad. I have a few with me in photo albums I took

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links for 2005-11-24

Working Drafts: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 The WCAG Working Group has released Working Drafts of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 and HTML Techniques for WCAG 2.0 and a First Public Working Draft of Understanding WCAG 2.0. Guess what

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Move it with Madge: the fitness video for aging disco bunnies

Success! I made a dent into my month-long gym hyatus by using my secret weapon: Confessions On A Dancefloor, quite possibly the greatest workout album ever produced. At 56 minutes and 28 seconds, it covers exactly the duration of my

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links for 2005-11-23

How Riya Recognition Works ‘[…] our algorithms work only because we are typically looking for 100-ish unique people in your albums. If we tried to look for 1 million unique people in your photos our accuracy rate is almost zero

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Confessions on a gym floor

I have not gone to the gym in one month. Not a terrible catastrophe in itself, I know. However, once you understand where I come from, you will agree that this can be very dangerous: I was a chubby baby

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links for 2005-11-22

How Riya Recognition Works ‘[…] our algorithms work only because we are typically looking for 100-ish unique people in your albums. If we tried to look for 1 million unique people in your photos our accuracy rate is almost zero

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – the movie

This is the Harry Potter movie I have enjoyed the most. Not surprising, given the conditions in which I watched the previous three. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001). Had not read the book. Was sitting behind a ten

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links for 2005-11-21

BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Smoker tried to open plane door ‘A French woman has admitted attempting to open an aeroplane door mid-flight so that she could smoke a cigarette.’ (tags: news smoking travel)

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You can’t mistake my biology

A songwriting hub. Sometime during Summer 2005. Songwriter A: ‘So, we have these three catchy refrains that have got absolutely nothing to do with each other but no songs to stick them to. What can we do?’ Songwriter B: ‘Why

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Kate Bush sings in Italian

Aerial, Kate Bush’s latest release, has been on repeat ever since it entered my household upon its release, but only now have I realised that one of the verses in Prelude is sung in Italian, and only because it was

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Children in Need Doctor Who special

I am told that my excitement and anticipation at getting acquainted with a newly-regenerated Doctor is not uncommon. It is just the first time I am given the privilege to witness it. So, the first full-length scene between David Tennant

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Madonna on Children in Need

All the money and the power in the world cannot buy you the gift of carrying a tune. The proof: Madonna on Children in Need.

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Help in choosing a secure browser

Are you wondering if it is worth making the switch from IE to a standards compliant browser (you can tell I’m biased, can’t you)? The Web browser security summary helps you make up your mind by comparing number of security

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links for 2005-11-01

Google Map Pedometer: Use This GMaps Pedometer to Draw Your Walking, Running, or Biking Route You can accurately draw your exact path and eventually calculate how many calories are burned during your daily walk to the tube. (tags: google maps

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