Month: January 2006

links for 2006-01-27

A List Apart: Articles: The Accessibility Hat Trick: Getting Abbreviations Right ‘..abbreviations and acronyms stand out as one of the trickiest areas of AAA to implement well.’ (tags: accessibility css guidelines howto reference usability web webdesign) Is Web Accessibility on

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Vi kører også til Brokeback Mountain

The weekend bag has been packed with warm clothes and I cannot wait to get on that flight to Copenhagen tomorrow morning! If I know myself well, I will have trouble going to sleep and will be up and ready

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links for 2006-01-26

Behind Brokeback Mountain – an interview with producer James Schamus | Towleroad Long and insightful interview on the way Brokeback Mountain came to be. The whole cast did an Oprah show to air soon, and the audience’s response to them

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The pink pound gets stronger and stronger

According to a recent survey carried out by Gay Times and Diva magazines, homosexuals in Britain have higher salaries than their straight counterparts Or, as some news editors across the globe put it: It helps to be gay if you

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On the specific gravity of liquids. No, seriously.

I have been scenting myself with Paul Smith for years now, ever since it has been on offer at 40% off in every London airport duty free shop. Before that, it was Dolce and Gabbana for four years for the

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links for 2006-01-24

cleaning_chart.pdf (application/pdf Object) ‘A periodic table of cleaning tasks, from scrubbing down the shower to purging the pantry, handily organized and color-coded by how often they should be done.’ (tags: home cleaning periodicchart housework)

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‘Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen for meee!’

Next weekend Dr B. is taking me to Copenhagen for my birthday (and our anniversary, and Valentine’s day, all happening within the space of two weeks). In addition to the precious advice given to me by a Danish friend living

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links for 2006-01-21

lernu! ‘lernu! is a multi-lingual website whose goal is to inform internet users about Esperanto and help them to learn it, easily and free of charge.’ (tags: course language tutorial Esperanto learning) russtaglibro A weblog in Esperanto (and sometimes English,

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links for 2006-01-20

Stillettos and Sneakers – The Golden Globe Awards Transgender actress Alexandra Billings watches born-woman actress Felicity Huffman collect an award for the (transgender) role Alexandra auditioned for but lost to the better-known Desperate Housewives thespian. (tags: goldenglobes acting awards transgender

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links for 2006-01-19

Microsoft Research Group Shot A tool to create the perfect group photo out of a series of (very similar, taken in rapid succession) photos. So maybe I can be in a picture with my eyes open for once. (tags: image

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Animals of the lavender persuasion

I thought by now everybody had come across Mr Gisby’s Totally Gay Pet Shop in some form or another. I was wrong. So here is one of my favourite strips… …and a nice big fat link to plenty of more

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links for 2006-01-18

Advanced Security for Outlook | MAPILab Allow or block access for future occasions and Outlook Security will cease to annoy you with messages concerning attempts to access e-mail addresses whenever you sync with other devices. (tags: data email microsoft security

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links for 2006-01-17

all things alceste » web -> cloudTagFlickr Free PHP script that ‘pulls your tags from flickr, and arranges them in a number of ways according to the relative counts of the given tags’ (tags: flickr folksonomy php tags tagcloud script)

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links for 2006-01-15

Q. How do you say “Shit!” in Esperanto? A. “Feck!” – ‘The similarity between the Esperanto fek and the Irish English expletive feck is coincidental. The etymology of the Esperanto fek is traceable to the Latin noun faex (singular form

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Could someone kindly go and drag Italy out of the Middle Ages? Please?

Unable to sleep because of a stuffed nose, a bit of a cough and a sweaty chest. So I’ve just got up for a hot drink and a quick browse of the BBC News website to find out if the

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links for 2006-01-14

Building a PHP-Based Content Management System ‘Writing your own CMS can lead to a solution that is better suited to your requirements, better addresses the needs of your users, and is better understood by your development team.’ (tags: application howto

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links for 2006-01-13

What is DHTML? ‘DHTML is the combination of several built-in browser features in fourth generation browsers that enable a web page to be more dynamic’ (tags: dhtml html javascript dynamic web development) IT Jobs Watch Average Salaries, Contractor Rates &

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links for 2006-01-10

Why is Menzies pronounced Mingis? | BBC NEWS | Magazine ‘Blame the “yogh”, a letter in old English and Scots which has no exact equivalent today.’ Same reason why Dalziel is pronounced “Dee-ELL” (tags: pronunciation english language phonetics)

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links for 2006-01-07

TV Genius – What do you want to watch? UK TV show search on what’s on in the next ten days. Over 1 million users. Can register to be sent text and email reminders whenever a show is on. (tags:

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George Galloway MP is in the Celebrity Big Brother UK house

Just my luck. I emigrate from Italy largely on grounds of shame to be associated with a country that is run by an offensive joke-cracking baboon, only to settle in a London borough that is represented by an MP who

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links for 2006-01-05

Confessions of a Diet Coke addict | Guardian Unlimited Turns out my litre-a-day habit is not *that* bad, caffeine- and aspartame-wise. (tags: coke drink food health addiction fat fitness caffeine aspartame diet) IE DOMInspector – Inspect and edit the live

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links for 2006-01-04

Make your own sports drink | BBC SPORT | Health & Fitness ‘Sports drinks are really easy to make – not to mention a lot cheaper than buying expensive bottles in shops.’ (tags: sports drink gym training fluids body exercise)

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