Month: July 2006

links for 2006-07-28

Netvibes introduces Meebo module A single login to NetVibes (online Ajax desktop) can now also log you into all your IM accounts through Meebo. (tags: im netvibes meebo ajax desktop) Foxit Reader for Windows Foxit Reader is a free reader

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links for 2006-07-27

ZoomClouds Free customisable RSS feed-based tag clouds ready to be pasted into your website in minutes. (tags: tagclouds tags zoomclouds metadata rss feeds websites) BBC backstage wins New Statesman New Media award for innovation Backstage is an open source developer

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links for 2006-07-26

T-mobile download manager Links to software upgrades for T-mobile PDAs and SDAs. (tags: pdas sdas tmobile downloads phones cellphones mobilephones upgrades software firmware) Google Maps Mobile Free beta service that offers optimised and customised Google Maps for most mobile phones.

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links for 2006-07-25

Date set for Doctor Who spin-off The BBC confirms that Torchwood will launch on BBC Three in late autumn. (tags: doctorwho drwho spinoff bbc torchwood tv scifi johnbarrowman captainjack) Colour contrast analyser Online tool to check the contrast of two

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links for 2006-07-22

Language Log: The book for your linguist lover Limits of Language by Mikael Parkvall is ‘stuffed with linguistic trivia and facts and dates and lists and ephemera and exotica (and a linguist joke or two…)’ (tags: languages linguistics books) ‘Independent

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links for 2006-07-21

CoComment upgrades, now worth using CoComment now tracks all comments made after yours – not just those made by other registered CoComment users. (tags: comments tracking cocomment) BBC defends another ‘gay’ comment After defending Chris Moyles, the broadcaster now says

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I am sort of back on Gaydar

Gaydar (online gay social network) never did it for me. When I was single, I used to have a shy look around it and browse profiles for a bit, only to get bored rather quickly and disconnect. I never even

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links for 2006-07-20

20 pro web dev tips The quintessential rules I try to adhere to when building websites, in handy concise reference format. (tags: webdevelopment webdesign coding websites reference tips) Blog comment form design showcase A collection of creative form designs. Also

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links for 2006-07-14

tapedeck.org Online collection of analog audio tapes, guaranteed to bring back memories to anyone over twenty. (tags: tapes design gun audio cassettes) Website readability test Check how readable your website is by parsing it through the Gunning Fog, Flesch Reading

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links for 2006-07-13

DIY Kyoto’s Wattson A beautiful gadget that measures energy consumption, shows cost per year and lights up differently as you turn appliances on or off. 350GBP, made to order. (tags: design environment watson diykyoto interactive) Photoshop tutorial: taped down sheet

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links for 2006-07-12

Microsoft to compete with iPod with wi-fi media player Research shows that Microsoft is developing a potentially iPod-killing portable media player with Wi-Fi capability in time for Christmas. (tags: microsoft apple media wifi ipod) Porn browser Heatseek launches Built on

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links for 2006-07-11

World Cup final Flash game Click on Zidane to headbutt Materazzi as many times as needed to have the referee send him off. (tags: humour football zidane materazzi flash games) Video of Zidane headbutting Materazzi in World Cup final What

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On aggregators and dishwashers

I finally found some time to give Netvibes a try last week, and in no time I was sold it. Well, sort of, because it’s free. Netvibes lets you start putting together straight away your own personal collection of RSS

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Italy wins fourth FIFA World Cup

I did not watch the World Cup final last night. I had planned to, but I got distracted by an almost unrecognisable mix of ‘Je T’adore‘ at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. I decided instead to rely on all the kind

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links for 2006-07-10

Monopoly cards we’d like to see Novel interpretations of classic ‘Community Chest’ and ‘Chance’ cards (tags: monopoly humour parody) British English to American English dictionary Fairly humorous and comprehensive collection of common English words that change meaning as you cross

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links for 2006-07-08

The last two minutes of Germany v Italy FIFA World Cup 2006 Semifinal Watch the winning goals and hear the Italian commentators go absolutely mad and scream for two minutes. (tags: football worldcup italy germany sky italian) Clean CSS Online

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links for 2006-07-07

Gay and ‘passionate about Islam’ – Islam in Europe – MSNBC.com Out gay Muslims deserve my utmost admiration. I saw the Imaan float last Saturday at Europride in London and I was in awe. Just thinking about it now clutches

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Visions of Madonna in cheap black nylon

The past three days I have popped into H&M in Oxford Circus on the way home from work to exchange a ridiculously tight t-shirt I had bought last week (lesson to be learnt: never shop for clothes after a strenuous

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links for 2006-07-06

Commentful – keep track of blog comments and followups with ease ‘Commentful is a service that watches comments/follow-ups on Blog posts, Digg submissions, Flickr pictures, and many other types of content. When ever there is an update, such as a

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links for 2006-07-05

The Waning Importance of Categorization ‘As search engines become better, they will cause us to search rather than categorize […] Media companies who do not shape their product to this evolution, will gradually lose their ability to decide what is

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Germany v Italy E.T 2nd 30:30

And Italy scores again! Magnificent. And so very typical Italian, with that particular ability to pull out all the stops at the very last minute. And so to bed.

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Germany v Italy E.T 2nd 28:45

Ouch. I clapped too hard and shouted ‘Yes!’ – Brilliant goal. Please please nice German boys do not equalise in the next ninety seconds…

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Germany v Italy E.T 2nd 24:28

Stil 0:0. I can’t take the tension. So I’ve started looking up the German players. So far (based solely on the FIFA World Cup 2006 official website): Arne Friedrich: 8/10 Let’s go through the rest of the team… (oh dear)

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Germany v Italy E.T. 1st 2:57

Gianluca Zambrotta almost scored (I’m sure there is a slightly more technical term for ‘the ball hit the top bar of the goalpost’). The camera cut to the Italian coach Marcello Lippi, who mouthed a very clear (if you speak

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Germany v Italy 90:16

Oops. Apparently, there’s also extra time, after the injury time, and before shootouts (if needed).

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Germany v Italy 88:30

Does anyone know whether Italy has a good record of winning at penalty shootouts? Just a handful of minutes to go…

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Germany v Italy 82:35

I am surprised I am enjoying this match. Nothing extraordinary happened, and yet the tension is palpable. I also think that both teams, as well as the referee, have behaved very correctly and with a lot of fair play. Mind

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Germany v Italy 62:58

The Germans almost scored. Twice. And I found myself screaming ‘No!’ I want Italy to win. They have better hair.

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Germany v Italy 54:30

And we have a preference: Dr B. likes ‘number 5’ (internationally better known as Italian defender Fabio Cannavaro from Juventus).

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Germany v Italy | Half time 0:0 | The offset rule explained – for women

From the very first of about 38,700 near-identical results for a Google search for ‘the offside rule explained for women’. I was originally sent it via email as ‘the offside rule explained for gay men’, which works just as well.

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