Month: April 2006

links for 2006-04-30

[v-hold] v.2.0 | via popbitch: Confessions of Madonna’s tour Three themed sections; equestrian, Middle East and disco. ‘Everybody’ performed on roller skates, and ‘Live To Tell’ on a crucifix. Or so it is rumoured. (tags: madonna confessionsonadancefloor tour concert) Amazon.co.uk:

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C.R.A.Z.Y (Jean-Marc Vallée, Canada, 2005)

A friend recommended I go and see C.R.A.Z.Y., so on Friday night I did. It is the kind of film that is bound to strike all the right notes with me: there are more feelings than CGI, a substantial dose

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links for 2006-04-29

SketchUp – a simple but powerful tool for quickly and easily creating, viewing and modifying your 3D ideas Bought last month by Google, and now released with a free version and a more powerful professional paid one. (tags: 3d animation

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links for 2006-04-28

Yahoo! ZoneTag 2-click-uploads location-tagged photos to Flickr – Engadget Mobile ‘Yahoo! has […] rolled out a new application for Nokia Series 60 handset owners that allows them to not only 2-click upload their cameraphone photos to Flickr, but actually tag

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I am warming up to Yahoo! Mail Beta

The people at Yahoo! have done an excellent job in rethinking the Yahoo! Mail Beta UI, with messages opening in tabs, an optional preview pane, drag-and-drop, and all messages in the inbox appearing on a single page. You can even

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links for 2006-04-27

Is the pace of change really such a shock? (plasticbag.org) Tom Coates is ‘completely bored of this rhetoric of endless insane change at a ludicrous rate, and cannot actually believe that people are taking it seriously […] this is a

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The BBC Programme Catalogue goes live

The BBC Programme Catalogue allows you to search through the last seventy-five years of BBC radio and TV programmes – that’s almost one million items. Tom Loosemore (Project Director, BBC 2.0) rightly praises ‘the wonderful BBC archivists [who] had displayed

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links for 2006-04-26

(New, just out) ‘Rocky’, re-enacted by bunnies in 30 seconds “…the classic underdog story of Rocky, re-enacted by bunnies in 30 seconds” (with hilarious fish and turtles performing the theme tune at the end). (tags: bunnies parody rocky movie animation

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Tessa who?

I have already mentioned in a previous post how there was hardly any coverage at all in the Berlusconi-controlled Italian press of his ‘possible trial on new corruption charges in a case also involving his former British lawyer and financial

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links for 2006-04-25

Steelpixel offers lifetime hosting for a one-time fee For a limited time, Steelpixel offers lifetime hosting, for a USD150 or USD400 one-time fee. No limits on the number of MySQL databases or email addresses. (tags: business hosting webhosting) Design View

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links for 2006-04-24

JoeSchmidt.com: Gadget of the week: The Baker’s Edge Baking Pan Baking pan with extra internal “walls”. Looks like a maze, so that every brownie can be a corner brownie (the best, apparently). Thirty-six dollars from amazon.com. (tags: kitchen cooking brownies

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Finally, someone who looks up at me

I got to spend some time with a couple of friends visiting from Italy and their daughter, who is almost four years old. After being very shy for half an hour last night, she decided she likes me and Dr

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links for 2006-04-23

BrainFuel | Top 10 Photoshop Tips and Techniques from BrainFuel I am familiar with most but will soon start pressing either ] or [ to adjust the brush size by 10 units. (tags: photoshop tutorial tips brush howto) Mini Pixel

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links for 2006-04-22

Secunia – Internet Explorer Address Bar Spoofing Vulnerability Test A one-click test to check if your browser is vulnerable to the latest generation of phishing attacks that spoof the content of the address bar. (tags: browser computer explorer ie microsoft

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links for 2006-04-19

A List Apart: Articles: Night of the Image Map Traditional image maps don’t work well with text-only browsers. Here is an easy replacement technique that uses only standards-based XHTML and CSS. (tags: css design html image tutorial xhtml imagemap web)

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links for 2006-04-15

Free download that lets you play DivX and Xvid on your Xbox 360 We played around with Windows Media Centre Edition in order to stream video through Dr B’s Xbox 360 and were frustrated by it only playing WMV. This

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Jeremy Irons in ‘Embers’ at the Duke of York’s Theatre

Last night I walked out of a play (well, we ‘forgot’ to return to our seats after the first interval) for the first time ever. And it was not even half bad. I actually feel a bit ashamed; I realise

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The reason why Green Wing is the funniest comedy on telly at the moment

Green Wing rocks because of dialogue like this (Staff liaison officer Sue White, when asked to bring paediatrician Angela Hunter’s eight-week notice period down to under three hours): ‘Do I look like a mug? Have I got a handle? Am

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links for 2006-04-13

Multiculturalism UK: ORIGINATION INSITE from Channel 4: Build your own website England’s multiculturalism comes from the many diverse cultures that live here. ORIGINATION INSITE offers you the chance to build a website about these different stories and cultures – for

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Google Calendar has launched

I have imported my Outlook events into the just-launched Google Calendar (beta). There is a known issue with timezone settings: events show later than scheduled (eight hours, in my case). It can be easily solved by creating an additional calendar

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