Month: December 2005

links for 2005-12-23

French car number plates will soon stop showing the department where the car is registered When they did that in Italy a few years ago, people complained and started adding their own stickers with the regional code to the new-style

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Let’s not forget Gay Christmas

I have booked myself into a cheap hotel in central Athens from 18 to 22 May 2006, along with some friends. Flights reservations to follow soon. It is not a coincidence that the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 takes place that

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links for 2005-12-22

Gadget recycling foxes consumers | BBC NEWS | Technology The little-known and unfortunately-named European Weee (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive will make it mandatory for consumers to responsibly dispose of their old gadgets. (tags: gadget electronic recycle waste europe

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Half of me is supposed to be radiant

While queuing at the supermarket yesterday I spotted this headline on the cover of the latest Elle UK: Revealed: the £7.50 face cream that’s so good we don’t wear makeup anymore! (or something along those lines anyway) Of course I

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links for 2005-12-21

End nears for Mac version of IE | BBC News | Technology And just yesterday I have set the alarm (and failed to wake up) one hour earlier than usual to fix a freelance project for IE/Mac, the nightmare of

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links for 2005-12-17

HairTell Hair Removal Forum: Shaving Chest Useful advice if you want to epilate your chest: ‘Go buy a big bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, or White Port wine, drink most of it, stumble into the bathroom, yell “Let the battle

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The icecream experiment

Having a corner shop just, well, around the corner means that we are never more than five minutes away from any sort of tempting food, from eight in the morning to ten-thirty at night, seven days a week. As you

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links for 2005-12-16

The Penguin Podcast: A Christmas Carol – Episode 1 Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ free podcast from the Penguin website, in five daily instalments. (tags: podcast dickens achristmascarol download literature) Microsoft Express Editions Visual Studio Express free for a year. SQL

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Sugar and spice (and 2,194 calories)

I am exceptionally posting from work because Dr B.’s upgrade of the modem/wireless router resulted in no internet access from home. So Christmas has officially arrived in our household: I bought two oranges to be decorated with cloves. I found

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The devil makes work for idle thumbs

And if the devil is equipped with a Braun Silk-épil, you can go from being moderately hairy-chested to the whole plucked chicken look, including life-like bumpy rash, all in the space of half a Madonna album. Not a good look.

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We will not be homeless after all

The sale of Dr B.’s flat fell through just as he had obtained an additional mortgage to purchase a bigger property. The buyer does not have access to the moneys until July. We had visited a lovely top-floor loft-style warehouse

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links for 2005-12-12

FDNY Calendar of Heroes 2006 | Naked City Boys Meet Joe Ortega, FDNY Firefighter/NYC Go-Go Boy. Only in New York. (tags: calendar firefighter newyork gogoboy)

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What is morning wood?

Morning erections have nothing to do with dreams of sexy ladies – or sexy men, for that matter. I had a hard time pointing at the toilet bowl after waking up today, and all I was dreaming of was that

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links for 2005-12-06

NASA ditches IE in favor of Firefox | Behind the Curtain at TCG ‘The official line is that the newest IE vulnerability was the proverbial straw, and now NASA’s standard browser is Firefox’ (tags: browser firefox internet microsoft news opensource

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We are soon to be homeless

Dr B. has received an offer on his flat. This is the flat we share and that he put on the market two months ago in order to move to a larger place with a second bedroom (which is already

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links for 2005-12-02

RocketFM -|Griffin Technology ‘RocketFM uses any available FM frequency to transmit audio through your home, car or office stereo system.’ Only 40USD, but I have a feeling this is unfortunately illegal in the UK. (tags: audio mp3 radio wireless)

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Last night I favoured Little Britain over Madonna

If the latest documentary on Madonna had been aired five years ago, I would very likely have set two VCRs – and watched the broadcast itself – just to make sure I did not miss it. Last night I ignored

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Congestion charge

Working as a temp provides many perks. Leaving on a whim, for example. Taking long breaks between assignments is another one. Switching employers if relationships are less than ideal, or putting up with bad conditions knowing that you’re out of

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