Month: June 2006

links for 2006-06-30

Recycle now – RecycleNow homepage ‘On average every person in the UK throws away their own body weight in rubbish every 7 weeks.’ I found this handy website while browsing CSS design galleries. It was probably there because of its

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links for 2006-06-29

Typetester > Compare fonts for the screen Online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. You can see them side by side with all their variations, change attributes and colours, then download the corrisponding CSS. (tags: fonts typography

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Weekend crowd at Barcode Vauxhall’s midweek opening night

We went to Barcode Vauxhall‘s opening night yesterday. I loved the place, as you step in you forget you are in yet another reclaimed railway arch in Vauxhall. The new Barcode is sleek and big; at around 5,000 sq. ft,

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links for 2006-06-28

Ursi’s Blog: Chris meets A-ha When cartoon styles collide: Chris from Family Guy reaches out to get some milk from the back of the supermarket counter, and is pulled into Morten Harkett’s black and white world. (tags: cartoons a-ha familyguy

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links for 2006-06-27

Language Log: The Dan Brown code The Da Vinci Code writer’s writing code analysed from a linguistics point of view. Insight into why all Dan Brown books read about the same. (tags: danbrown davincicode language linguistics literature books) Pop art

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links for 2006-06-26

Before & After magazine Graphic design tutorials to be viewed online by clicking through as you would a presentation, or to downloade (PDF) to be printed in a variety of formats. (tags: graphics design tutorials) Wasteonline electrical and electronic equipment

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links for 2006-06-25

How to Create a Block Hover Effect for a List of Links | Smiley Cat Web Design Quick and easy CSS solution, although not necessarily the most semantic of markups. (tags: css links hover tutorial) communication skills – zefrank Punctuation

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links for 2006-06-24

Slyck News – BitTorrent 4.20 Released ‘…latest release of the Mainline client. The primary focus of this Mainline release is to address the issue of ISP bandwidth throttling, and more importantly, BitTorrent traffic caching.’ (tags: bittorrent filesharing p2p torrent allegro)

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links for 2006-06-23

MediaCoder – The universal audio/video transcoder MediaCoder is a free universal audio/video batch transcoder, putting together lots of excellent audio/video codecs and tools from the open source community into an all-in-one solution, capable of transcoding among different audio/video formats with

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Plotting my way to world domination

There’s this Excel spreadsheet I have on my computer at home. It’s called log.xls and has detailed information on all the food I have eaten during the last fourteen months, my daily calorie intake, weight (recorded on a daily basis)

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links for 2006-06-22

Etymologic: the toughest etymology (word origin) game on the Web 10 randomly selected etymology (word origin) or word definition puzzles to solve (multiple choice). I could play for hours – and yes, it is rather tough. (tags: dictionary english entertainment

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Travelling by bus after driving a Ferrari

I have recently changed jobs and moved on to a more suitable, less designer-y role. Today I needed to prepare some user interface mock-ups for a short presentation I must give, and of course I immediately looked to open Photoshop…

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links for 2006-06-21

Vitamin Features | What’s next for web accessibility? A young developer/designer comments on the offputting effects of WCAG’s stilted recommendation language, and the emergence of alternative sets of guidelines and definitions of web accessibility, that people can actually understand and

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Phenylalanine has taken over our household

Coke Zero has (softly) launched in the UK. It suddenly is in most shops I went to, although I do not recall having been exposed to any advertising for it. It has been heralded as the greatest Coke innovation since

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links for 2006-06-20

X-Ray Firefox Extension | Design Meme The X-Ray Firefox Extension lets you see the tags by right-clicking on a page (or via the Tools menu) without having to go to the sourcecode. The tags wrap the actual elements and give

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‘Sugar Rush’ – Series Two, Episodes 1 and 2

Season 2 of science-fiction series ‘Sugar Rush‘, premiered last night on Channel Four. Not one alien or a laser beam in sight, but plenty of lipstick lesbians meeting in lesbian sex shops, having lipstick lesbian sex, dancing in crowded femmes-only

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links for 2006-06-16

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Billie Piper to leave Doctor Who ‘Actress Billie Piper is to leave Doctor Who at the end of the current series, the BBC has confirmed. But the corporation refused to comment on reports that her

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“Hello Moira”

What is it with some people have to jump up from their cinema seats and leave the theatre the second the last scene fades into the closing credits? When you have paid over a tenner to see a movie, missing

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links for 2006-06-15

PocketMovies.net :: View topic – Simple Guide for making MPEG’s optimized for Smartphone MPEG files made using this Guide can be played by PocketTV Classic (free) or other MPEG players such as PocketDivX/PocketMVP/BetaPlayer/TCPMP (tags: movies smartphones encoding videos) Tips for

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Let me just break the ice

It’s been a while since I wrote anything relevant here (have I ever?) and there’s no reason at all really, apart from you know, when you are a bit out of practice and some time has passed and the whole

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links for 2006-06-14

Metacrap: Putting the torch to seven straw-men of the meta-utopia Cory Doctorow’s 2001 list of seven obstacles between the world and meta-utopia. Or, how to take metadata with a pinch of salt. (tags: metadata corydoctorow tagging humour) All About Facets

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links for 2006-06-13

Find your frequency threshold As the range shrinks as we get older, most humans cannot hear frequencies above 15,000 Hz past the age of 25. If these mp3s are correct, my threshold is 17,000 – not bad for being 39.

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links for 2006-06-12

How to Mask Your IP and Use Country Restricted Services | 6initiative.com A useful link to my friends in Italy who are enraged about the fact that half the World Cup matches are not going to be broadcast there. Thank

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links for 2006-06-10

BBC – Science & Nature – Human Body and Mind – Spot The Fake Smile I took the test and it turned out I’m particularly good at spotting fake smiles, that ‘are actually slightly different, because they are brought about

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links for 2006-06-09

The New York Diet – What Five of Us Ate in a Week ‘New York asked five compatriots to arm themselves with log books and document not just everything they ate but also where and when they did it, for

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links for 2006-06-08

FDA / EPA What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish and Shellfish – March 2004 Up to 12oz/week of low-mercury fish (ie canned light tuna) is safe. I’d better find an equally cheap, high-protein, easy to find and

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links for 2006-06-07

Is being overweight all in the brain? ‘PET study links obesity to serotonin receptor, suggesting possibility of curbing appetite with future drugs, note findings issued at SNM’s 53rd Annual Meeting June 3-7 in San Diego’ (tags: brain diet health weight

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links for 2006-06-06

The Motive Web Design Glossary – web communication design terminology and definitions | Motive Guides ‘We’ve compiled the Motive Web Design Glossary to help demystify web communication. Coverage ranges from issues of philosophy through to web design concepts, standards and

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links for 2006-06-02

Folksonomies: Tidying up Tags? ‘ issues surrounding removal of low-quality, redundant or nonsense metadata, and the potential risks of tidying too neatly and thereby losing the very openness that has made folksonomies so popular.’ (tags: folksonomy tags metadata) WordNet –

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links for 2006-06-01

Google News Cloud Daily news tag cloud. All tags are discovered automatically from Google News by text analysis. Passing the mouse over a tag highlights related tags. Clicking on a tag shows related news links. (tags: tags metadata cloud googlenews

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