Month: September 2009

The soundtrack of my evenings

Memo.m4a (1562 KB) Since the release of Halo 3: ODST last week Stuart has been playing on the Xbox every night, and this is what it sounds like.

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Twitter and Facebook status sync

I know, content duplication, I hate it too but… I use Twitter because it's pushed through to my phone and I love the @, RT and # syntax. However, I get many more comments on Facebook (that's where most of

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7 things I did not know last week

You can get pregnant while pregnant. A Mac ad an iPhone an create their own wireless network. Naked mole rats never get cancer. Røyksopp means puffball mushroom in Norwegian. Feeds can be translated and read in a different language in

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Childhood nightmares

When I was little, this album cover was one of the scariest things in the house. Someone mentioned Uriah Heep the other day, the name rang a bell, I googled it and there it was. Shudder.

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Old poster in Shepherd’s Bush underground station

I love it when they swap advertising but leave old layered posters on in between campaigns. Or maybe it’s a new campaign made to look old. I had just got to the platform, the train was coming in and I

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7 things I did not know last week

Sarah-Jane Woodhall was nicknamed Trinny by family friend Frank Lauder – the director of the St Trinians films – when she was five-years-old. He dubbed her ‘Trinny’ when she was sent home from school for cutting off another girl’s plait.

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@miketd dancing on the plinth

I had a great time, danced for a whole hour in Trafalgar Square, and briefly caught up with the lovely Mike after his stint on the plinth.

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New week, new diet

Remember the line diet I started at the beginning of the month? It is not going so well. The idea that each day I could eat anything I wanted except if my weight was above a certain digit (in which

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Stuart’s mammoth roast dinner

  Sunday dinner. Could only have half, so I finished it last night. Made it last twice as long, for twice the pleasure!

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My Bupa Great Capital Run

On Sunday morning I tied an electronic chip on my running shoes, pinned my race number on my running top and headed to Regent’s Park to take part in the Bupa Great Capital Run. Runners were divided into England, Australia

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7 things I did not know last week

In Google Reader, 'v' is the keyboard shortcut to jump to the website an item comes from (i.e. 'view original'). You can extend a disposable razor's life with a pair of jeans. In Firefox, 'Ctrl-F-Enter' highlights all instances of the

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UK Prime Minister apologises for Turing’s prosecution

Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician and computer pioneer, widely known because of his outstanding contribution on breaking the German Enigma codes during World War 2. In 1952 he was convicted of 'gross indecency' after admitting a sexual relationship with

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I share my bed with a genius

I had noticed the little arrows scribbled on the mattress a long time ago but never asked why. After all, I’ve got my own quirks so who am I to judge. Then Stuart recently told me that there are four

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Killing time while iTunes 9 installs

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Saturated fat is not bad for you

From 7 Reasons to Eat More Saturated Fat, Tim Ferriss' a review of Dr. Eades' forthcoming book, which is directed at people who want to reduce abdominal fat and suggests that eating saturated fat has the following benefits: Improved cardiovascular

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Daylight robbery in Oxford Street

Three mallets. Three surprisingly small holes. Three empty-handed thieves on the run.

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7 things I did not know last week

The distance between your eyes is one tenth the length of your arm, and this can help you estimate distances. My (old) computer keyboard at work has a Scroll Lock key. I had to look it up to find out

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‘In the future, dictionaries will use this video to help define the term WTF?’

via feeds.laughingsquid.com Warning: possibly NSFW. Deep in the forest lived Billy and his charming companions. They peacefully honed their bodies and listened to music there. But a wave of development came upon the forests. One who would turn all to

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Wii night with Ollie and Ray

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My first video with Animoto

Done in 10-15 minutes from a display MBP at the Apple store by feeding my British Citizenship ceremony Flickr photo set into Animoto. Random and very cool, can't wait to have some time to do a longer video and tweak

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It’s going to be one of those days…

Spilt milk. But things seemed to pick up on the way to work as I beat my PB (never went above level 100 before) – see pic #2. And this is the reason I stopped reading. And then the sun

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Ruby Wax, Myriam Margoyles and Belinda Lang at the RVT

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The view from my desk at work

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The Line Diet, or when a spreadsheet tells you what to eat

Yesterday I recorded the heaviest weight ever when I stepped on the scales. I have not been to the gym in a month so it’s not muscle mass that I’ve put on. Not that I needed to check, I just

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Shepherd’s Bush library has moved

See and download the full gallery on posterous I went to return a book at the library and I’d forgotten it was moving today to new premises right next to Westfield.  It all looked very new but the automatic book

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An unexpected detour into the past

This morning I missed my bus stop on the way to work and found myself in Sussex Gardens. This is where I stayed when I first arrived in London, unsurprisingly as the street is packed with hotels end to end.

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