Month: December 2008

How to make your life rich rather than full

Have you been wondering if life could be easier, and if you could get rid of bad habits and develop new ones? Would you like to enhance your productivity at work? Do you want to feel better about yourself and

Posted in books, declutter

How to find what you look for in Outlook

Since moving all my personal email to Gmail a few months ago I have been spoiled with the power of Google search applied to messages. For a small price (knowing that Google bots scan every communication I send and receive)

Posted in technology

How I live my cloud life

Over the last few months I have transferred most of the my data and tools (email, documents and applications) online. It was not a conscious decision I took one day, in fact I remember resisting it a bit, but in

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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: Best WordPress Themes ยป The Best WordPress Themes of 2008 ‘2008 has been a massive year in the world of WordPress themes, with the emergence

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Google Reader – Luca’s shared items

One of the best features of Google Reader is that it lets you very easily email or share with other people any post from feeds you are subscribed to. Your shared items are then packaged together in their own feed

Posted in art

Webapps are dropping like flies

The trouble with trying out every single new web application that becomes available (like I do) is that when the market suffers, most of them disappear. Within the space of a couple of weeks last month I received a handful

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7 things I did not know last week

The number on plastic containers is a recycling code that tells which plastic has been used. The number 7 is for plastic that contains BPA (the chemical suspected to leak from plastic into the human body). The iPhone fart application

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Merry Christmas from Stuart and Luca

Merry Christmas from Stuart and Luca: photoset on Flickr Merry Christmas from Stuart and Luca: slideshow on Flickr

Posted in travel

My week on the web

Here are the websites I bookmarked into my del.icio.us account over the past seven days: How To: Install OS X on Your Hackintosh PC, No Hacking Required ‘you can install Leopard on your computer about as easily as installing Leopard

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7 things I did not know last week

A new cycle hire scheme is due to be introduced to central London in 2010. There are more slaves in the world today than at any time in human history. Via kottke.org. Adultery is a crime in South Korea. Kirk

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So that’s where all that bread is going

I snore. A lot. And I eat. A lot. All the time. Day and night. Surprisingly, although far from ever being skinny, I have so far never been obese. I thought I simply had a a very active metabolism, but

Posted in health and fitness

Luca’ll fix it for you

I have been dealing with something that needs fixing at work, so imagine my disappointment when I came home yesterday to find that the RSS feed for this blog had been broken since my last WordPress update about a week

Posted in technology

No more ‘heavy legs’ for the French

As you may remember, I was born and raised in Italy, went to school and graduated in the UK, worked in France for seven years, then Italy for another three and since 2002 I have been back in the UK.

Posted in britishness, health and fitness, travel

My week on the web

Here are the websites I bookmarked into my del.icio.us account over the past seven days: Lol and Lolcat Builder – Put captions on any picture Select or upload a picture, paste captions, get a URL that links to it (or

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Sunday lunch: microwave Mexican slow carb omelette

I thought I discovered something extraordinary last week, when I put three egg whites in a bowl, loosely covered it with a saucer and stuck it in the microwave at full power for two minutes. Egg white omelette with no

Posted in food and drink, recipes

Guardian linky love revealed by Google Webmaster Tools

I do not check how many people read this blog and where they come from. If I did, I would have noticed that over three years ago guardian.co.uk linked to my post on ‘Ooh matron’ from Sheila Pulham’s blog entry

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Christmas cards: you can’t win, can you?

If you send Christmas cards, you are not green because you chop trees. If you don’t send any, you are a miser. If you send e-cards, you are lazy. If you don’t send charity cards, you don’t care at all.

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7 things I did not know last week

Igloos are built in a spiral pattern. Via Kottke. New year 2009 will be delayed by one second to correct atomic clocks. It is estimated that Google uses 21 times more bandwidth than it pays for. Amazon Mechanical Turk is

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Even Oprah can’t keep her weight down

So Oprah has stacked on the pounds again. I have now following her yo-yo dieting for twenty-five years now, looked into every one of her new amazing weight loss regimes, and every single time I saw right through her achievements

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How to live with occasional chaos

I have just read a brilliant post on Unclutterer that offers suggestions on Sharing space and dealing with moments of chaos. To my horror, I realised that I am guilty of every single attitude that can only make things worse

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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: English to French, Italian, German & Spanish Dictionary – WordReference.com ‘The WordReference Dictionaries are free online translation dictionaries. The most popular dictionaries are the Spanish

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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: Runners’ Medical Resource ‘This website is a good resource for runners who may want some guidance in preparation for – and on the day of

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