Month: March 2008

My week on the web

Here are the websites I bookmarked into my del.icio.us account over the past seven days: Introducing Woopra. You’re Gonna Want It. ‘Woopra provides exciting, LIVE data about your visitors as they explore your site. […] data streams to the interface

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clamber

To climb with difficulty, especially on all fours; scramble.

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littoral

Of or on a shore, especially a seashore.

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batten

To furnish, fasten, or secure with battens (narrow strips of wood used especially for flooring).

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My week on the web

Here are the websites I bookmarked into my del.icio.us account over the past seven days: BBC guidance on personal use of Social Networking and other third party websites ‘[…] when someone clearly identifies their association with the BBC and/or discusses

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shimmy

Abnormal vibration or wobbling, as of the wheels of an automobile. A dance popular in the 1920s, characterized by rapid shaking of the body.

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International Pillow Fight Day

Massive pillow fight in Leicester Square yesterday afternoon: I had to join in, even if it means I almost dropped my camera. I also have some photos of the pillow fight on Flickr. It was very pointless, yet exhilarating, and

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compendium

A short, complete summary; an abstract. A list or collection of various items.

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fillip

A snap or light blow made by pressing a fingertip against the thumb and suddenly releasing it. One that is trivial or of little importance.

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decry

To condemn openly. To depreciate (currency, for example) by official proclamation or by rumor.

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Lent decluttering: 14 – social network aggregators

During the last six months I have developed an interest in social network aggregators (solutions to bring together all activity performed on several sites online, in one single location that people can subscribe to). While performing my investigations I signed

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extol

To praise highly; exalt.

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Lent decluttering: 13 – weight and food tracking

Today I decided to stop logging my food intake. I have done so on and off all my life, and without interruptions since August 2005. This is a very big step for me, and there are three reasons behind it:

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esurient

Hungry; greedy.

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traduce

To cause humiliation or disgrace to by making malicious and false statements.

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flagitious

Characterized by extremely brutal or cruel crimes; vicious. Infamous; scandalous.

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philomath

A lover of learning; a scholar.

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sunder

To break or wrench apart; sever.

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persiflage

Light good-natured talk; banter. Light or frivolous manner of discussing a subject.

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protean

Readily taking on varied shapes, forms, or meanings. Exhibiting considerable variety or diversity.

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numinous

Of or relating to a numen; supernatural. Spiritually elevated; sublime.

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pelf

Wealth or riches, especially when dishonestly acquired.

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cynosure

An object that serves as a focal point of attention and admiration. Something that serves to guide.

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bumptious

Crudely or loudly assertive; pushy.

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obloquy

Abusively detractive language or utterance; calumny

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philter

A love potion. A magic potion or charm.

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deliquesce

To melt away. To disappear as if by melting.

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importunate

Troublesomely urgent or persistent in requesting; pressingly entreating.

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enervate

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality. To remove a nerve or part of a nerve.

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ribald

Characterized by or indulging in vulgar, lewd humor.

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