Month: June 2008

Day four without caffeine

If you follow my short updates on Twitter or Facebook, you will now that I have given up caffeine on Saturday, and that I’ve been crippled by headaches ever since. I knew my caffeine intake was way above sanity (about

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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: Crazy Japanese create iMac-like iPod dock | Register Hardware One Japanese manufacturer has designed a dock that gives the iPod Touch the appearance of a

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7 things I did not know last week

Google has a gay Easter egg hidden in the English interface: if you search for gay (or lesbian) the thin blue vertical line that separates results from sponsored links turns into a rainbow. Via Brugo]. ‘Tapas’ means ‘lids, covers’ in

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Why you should maybe wait before installing Firefox 3

In the end last night I (and probably another few hundred thousand people with me) could not get my hands on Firefox 3, so I went out. I have just downloaded it now (it would be cool to set a

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Why you should download Firefox today

Today at 10AM Pacific (=6PM London) time, Firefox 3 (with several new features and improvements) is released. If you were planning to try it out, why not download Firefox 3 today, and help set a world record for number of

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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: Card sorting: a definitive guide – Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design ‘Card sorting is a great, reliable, inexpensive method for finding patterns

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7 things I did not know last week

The reason why the Scala cinema went bankrupt and closed in 1993 was because it screened A Clockwork Orange without permission, was sued and lost. It is now a nightclub. [via overyourhead] Sleeping too long (over eight hours a night)

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Sunday lunch: Fish in tomato sauce

I love fish, but cooking fish is smelly. As we often have our laundry to dry in the open space kitchen/dining room/living room (i.e. the only room in the flat big enough to open the clothes drier), I have been

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Do not drink Diet Coke

I was reading how big companies have started to realise that ‘your home page is Google’, and the given example was how if you search for Diet Coke the third result is ‘Don’t Drink the Diet Coke‘, which links aspartame

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The new iPhone is not that revolutionary

I was underwhelmed by yesterday’s second generation iPhone reveal, possibly because most of the rumours (3G, GPS, lower price) were correct and there were no big surprises. However, I still think I am going to get one as soon as

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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: GSnap Free AutoTune-like audio pitch correction tool Firefox 3 Beta: Make Your Extensions Work with the Firefox 3 Beta ‘here’s a cheat that may get

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Sunday lunch: Dr B.’s porridge recipe

Often, especially if I haven’t got time, I enjoy making ‘mock-porridge’ by pouring hot water on oats, giving it a stir and eating it straight away. Unorthodox but speedy. Lately however I have tasted Dr B.’s porridge and it’s so

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How to sync internet bookmarks across several devices

Premise 1: I do not really need to access all my internet bookmarks anywhere. Yes it is handy, but I am more interested in investigating and working towards a future where our browsing profile will follow us everywhere (if we

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7 things I did not know last week

According to McAfee, Hong Kong (.hk) is the most dangerous domain to surf and search on the web. Finland (.fi) is the safest. Andy Warhol died of water intoxication. In Japan you wash and rinse yourself outside the bathtub, which

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How to enter Middle Temple Lane in London

Last night I went out to hear a recital by a recent aquaintance from my Gay Rounders team. But after circling my destination for about one hour and failing to reach it, I went home. Those who know me at

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My first day at school

Yesterday after work I attended to the first class of a twelve-week Spanish language course. My teacher is very lovely because she brought cupcakes. She also has an open smiley face. She comes from Argentina and her accent is as

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Taking care of my health

Being born in Italy, and having lived in France for six years, I used to have an overly medicalised view of health. People in Italy go to the doctor as soon as the smallest thing appears to be ever so

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Rounders tournament in Hyde Park

I spent yesterday afternoon playing rounders in Hyde Park. A friend had organised a tournament, the turnout was staggering and our team ended up second of four. It was a gay tournament, and unsurprisingly I was able to share with

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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: LastGraph web-based system for making pretty wavegraphs of your Last.fm musical profile. The charts have time along the horizontal axis, and number of plays on

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