Month: August 2006

links for 2006-08-25

Nutrients and phytochemicals reference database Information about the healing power of foods, searchable by nutrient or by condition. (tags: eating food nutrition nutrients vitamins supplements health conditions) The alternative dictionaries Slang, profanities, insults and vulgarisms from all the world, from

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links for 2006-08-24

Concert ticket generator Just enter some text and click the ‘Go’ button. A picture of a concert ticket will be generated for you. (tags: concerts gigs generators tickets fun) The web developer’s list of resources Very extensive list of links,

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The five quotes meme

I rarely pick up memes, not by choice, but simply because I am too slow, and by the time I have gathered my thoughts The Internet has moved on and I end up looking so last week. However, the quotes

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Control-F your mind

Flicking through the Guardian yesterday I noticed an article entitled ‘Costa del surgery’. Apparently these days it is a doddle to get some cosmetic work done in Spain, with five-year nip-and-tuck bank loans and repayments from as little as sixty

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links for 2006-08-22

Doctor Who spin-off ‘cancelled’ Series producer and writer Russell T Davies decided the programme, Rose Tyler: Earth Defence, was “a spin-off too far” and called it off. (tags: doctorwho drwho rosetyler billiepiper russelltdavies tv television scifi sciencefiction)

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The girls are no more

Last April and May, within under two months of each other, the three cats that were part of Dr B.’s family died. They were all between the age of fifteen and twenty as far as I can remember now –

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links for 2006-08-21

Farecast launches for 55 US cities Price history, predictions and buy/wait recommendations for flights departing from 55 US cities. RSS feeds available. (tags: aggregator airline bargains cheap search shopping travel web)

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links for 2006-08-20

Michael Tolliver lives The ‘Tales of the City’ character is now 52 and living with HIV. Armistead Maupin says this is not a sequel to ‘Tales’ or Book 7 in the series. Out Summer 2007. (tags: literature talesofthecity michaeltolliver michaeltolliverlives

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My man flew a Cessna today

Last April I gave Dr B. a flying lesson for his birthday. He booked it at an airfield near his parents, so we are now up in rural Staffordshire visiting them for the weekend and this morning we all drove

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links for 2006-08-18

Netvibes secures a USD15 million investment Netvibes’ online ajax desktop has made my life incredibly simpler, and I wish it the widespread mainstream success it deserves. (tags: ajax desktop web2.0 netvibes homepage investments) CSS3 preview A showcase of new functions

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My first ever visit to a bookmaker’s

I do not like betting. I have no strong feeling against it, I simply do not enjoy putting money on chance. If you told me right now ‘I bet you a millimillion pounds you have *NOT* got a weblog called

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links for 2006-08-17

How not to give away personal data Delete search engine cookies, search via an anonymous proxy or switch to search engines that claim not to record data such as www.ixquick.com and http://clusty.com. (tags: searchengines search google ixquick clusty data personal)

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5 tips for a hairless chest

One of the friends who reads this blog keeps telling me to ‘drop all that techie nonsense and dish some personal dirt instead’. So after looking at yesterday’s half-baked and probably inaccurate review of Windows Live Writer I thought it

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links for 2006-08-16

Kate Bush to collaborate with OutKast Antwan ‘Big Boi’ Patton of OutKast announced that he’d been invited by his musical heroine Kate Bush to ‘camp out’ at her house and collaborate on tracks for his forthcoming solo album. (tags: katebust

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Windows Live Writer (and Live Toolbar)

This post has been composed from a different interface than Movable Type. After reading a surprisingly positive review of Windows Live Writer (written by someone who is not normally keen on Microsoft products, and found by following a link on #FF00AA),

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love is… ignoring the food your man hates

Over three and a half years ago, I decided to cook a Valentine Day dinner for Dr B. We had just met and I was very keen to show him that I can cook and nurture like a true Italian.

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links for 2006-08-12

Superstar – The Karen Carpenter Story Todd Haynes’ cult-status short film about Carpenter told with Barbie dolls. Unsurprisingly sued by Mattel, A&M Records and the Carpenter family. (tags: karencarpenter thecarpenters barbiedolls barbie music films cult toddhaynes)

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links for 2006-08-10

Better Living Through Design Links to unusual, modern, sustainable and (mostly) affordable design. (tags: design architecture gadgets modern) The Brit Pack A bunch of designers and developers who share a passion for web standards and accessibility. (tags: designers developers web

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Economics for six-year-olds

One Sunday not very long ago I showed up at my gym at five to nine in the morning and found it closed. Little did I know that my gym is open 24 hours a day only five days a

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links for 2006-08-07

The Eggcorn Database A site devoted to collecting the kind of unusual English spellings that have come to be called eggcorns. (tags: language eggcorns misspellings english databases) AOL releases private data without users’ permission ‘The data includes personal names, addresses,

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links for 2006-08-05

Google Research to share enormous dataset Google Research will soon announce that they will make their trillion words available to the public in 6 DVDs. (tags: google googleresearch dataset data n-gram public searchengines) Flickr to offer drag and drop geotagging?

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links for 2006-08-04

Universal launches new CD packaging Scissor Sisters’ new album ‘Ta-Dah!’ will be among the first albums released on Sept. 18th in a new Super Jewel Box case (stronger and more durable). (tags: scissorsisters ta-dah! universal cd jewelcase packaging music albums)

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