Month: September 2006

links for 2006-09-30

Architecting CSS A few methods to maintain and organise large and complex CSS files (tags: css stylesheets design web tutorials) Tab Mix Plus ‘Tab Mix Plus enhances Firefox’s tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab

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links for 2006-09-29

Ring of steel divides Padua A ten feet tall steel wall around a crime-ridden estate full of immigrants in Padua, Italy, splits local opinion. (tags: italy padua immigrants social estates) Long Live the Q Tag A backward- and forward-compatible fix

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We are off to our country retreat

We are leaving tonight to spend the weekend at Dr B.’s parents in rural Staffordshire. His mother is going for a hot air balloon birthday present flight tomorrow (weather permitting) and we thought we’d go and watch her take off.

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My legs take me everywhere I want to go

‘My legs my legs – my lovely looking legs, check it out!’ Oh don’t get me started on my legs: I don’t think I was ever happy with them, and I have wasted so much time making lists of all

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links for 2006-09-27

BBC One’s new idents and logo Based around the symbol of a circle, the new idents launch on Saturday 7th October 2006. Indian dancers and skateboarders are out – in come daredevil motorbikes and synchronised hyppos. (tags: bbc logos identity

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Ballet Boyz: Encore at Sadler’s Wells

Our lovely friend E. treated Dr B. and I to the opening night of the Ballet Boyz’ ‘Encore’ at Sadler’s Wells theatre last night. I was thrilled to go, albeit slightly apprehensive about Dr B.’s reaction. He loved the Trocks,

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links for 2006-09-26

Program your PVR online with TV Genius It currently is in beta and works with any Windows Media Centre PVR but they are looking to support as many PVRs as they can. (tags: tvgenius pvr tv recorders online web remote)

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My first time at an auction house

So after failing to go during the weekend, in the end last night after work I managed to check out the thousands of Barbie dolls that are going on auction at Christie’s today. There were dozens of lots and it

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links for 2006-09-25

Timorous Beasties wallpaper Classical, timeless French toile – with contemporary London prints, ‘Gherkin’ and London Eye included. 100 pounds per 10m roll. (tags: wallpaper london gherkin londoneye) US hypoallergenic cats go on sale These cats are not genetically modified cats

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No time for the 4,000 Barbie dolls auction

I need to improve my time management technique big time. Freelance work commitments (a very welcome addition to my main 9 to 5 job) meant that I did not find time to go over to Kensington’s Christie’s branch to preview

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links for 2006-09-24

Priceshout.com UK-based price comparison website with a web 2.0 social software flavour, that allows you to track product’s prices and monitor the changes and additions in your RSS reader. (tags: online uk shopping social priceshout compare) Dynamic Drive CSS Library

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links for 2006-09-22

The Oneseat campaign It costs European taxpayers approximately 200 million euros a year to move the Parliament between Brussels/Belgium and Strasbourg/France. Online petition to have it located only in Brussels. (tags: politics europe eu petitions campaigns parliaments brussels strasbourg) ‘Pack-a-day

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Milk them like Madonna

It’s now official: Madonna’s Confessions tour is the highest-grossing live show by a female artist ever. And if you think that the previous record holder, Cher’s ‘Farewell’ tour, ran between 2002 and 2005, Our-Lady-of-the-Ker-ching’s latest achievement in a matter of

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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

The world needs to be alerted at once about the pure brilliance that is Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. I watched it last night and I am very much looking forward to next week’s episode. It airs on NBC

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I am 2,406 pounds richer!

Research carried out by the NHS Smoking Helpline found that ‘Smokers spend �676 a year on their habit, before the cost of cigarettes is even taken into account.’ This means that I thought I had saved 9,138 pounds since I

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Did lonelygirl15 fool you?

I did not watch any of lonelygirl15’s video blog entries on YouTube when she was all the rage. Neither did I deem her worthy of my online time when t’internet was blazing with suspicion that she was the scripted product

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Quinoa. You… eat it? Right?

Last week I have become the proud yet puzzled owner of 500 grams of quinoa. I know that it’s good for you, and that it’s packed full of Omega-somethings, and the pack claims it is a healthy and nutricious replacement

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links for 2006-09-17

Bordee New free service, built with Ruby on Rails, that lets anyone create a topic-specific message board for any domain name/web page on the internet. (tags: application free social messages boards bordee rubyonrails)

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We need to talk about beauty in Ukranian.

I like lists. I have many lists. One of them lists all the books I would like to read in the immediate future. I try and be realistic and keep the items on this reading list to under a dozen.

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links for 2006-09-16

Vintage Star Trek gets digital facelift ‘CBS Paramount Domestic Television, a unit of CBS, is digitally remastering all 79 episodes of the original series to enhance the show’s 1960s-era visual effects with 21st-century computer-generated graphics.’ (tags: television cgi specialeffects startrek

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The great unwashed

Rather than facing The Pile Of Laundry That Would Not Fold Itself, yesterday morning I grabbed a shirt I found on the back of the couch and the only pair of jeans that have not been washed and therefore did

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links for 2006-09-15

Doctor Who spin-off set for CBBC ‘The Sarah Jane Adventures on CBBC will star Elisabeth Sladen, who played Sarah Jane Smith opposite Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker between 1973 and 1976.’ (tags: doctorwho drwho elisabethsladen sarahjanesmith tombaker bbc cbbc spinoffs

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Teething problems for Homo Sapiens v3.0 (Sapiens)

I have just figured out that given a conservatively-estimated sixty-five years life span, we all end up spending a long time taking care of our teeth. A ridiculously long time. We spend 99 days of our lifetime brushing our teeth

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links for 2006-09-14

Global obese now outnumber global malnourished ‘globally, there are one billion overweight adults, and 300 million of them are obese; in contrast, about 800 million do not have enough to eat.’ (tags: nutrition statistics obese overweight weight fitness)

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Veering to the left

I have just bumped into a tree on my way to work. It’s not what you think: I had plenty of sleep last night, I ate a bowl of porridge for breakfast this morning, and I was looking forward to

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links for 2006-09-30

Architecting CSS A few methods to maintain and organise large and complex CSS files (tags: css stylesheets design web tutorials) Tab Mix Plus ‘Tab Mix Plus enhances Firefox’s tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab

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