Archive for September, 2004


Thursday, September 30th, 2004

is the best way to describe my stash of links so without further ado:

Abba Richman’s alphabet photography; a colour version is here.

[*ahem* LINK NOW WORKS] A video for Michael Andrews and Gary Jules’ Mad World – schoolchildren create montages of moving figures [caution: not for those who suffer from vertigo] [via Milk and Cookies].

Sallie’s list of things you don’t want to hear at a tattoo parlour.

The official God FAQ [via Adrian].

I’ve been looking at great css layouts recently and came across this rollover effect on Macrabbit’s CSSEdit for Macs. *Swoon*.

How to be a programmer.

And finally: cute dogs of the week award goes to this pair Tiny red heart

Back to nature

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004

Remember our little look into the world of the naked mole-rat? Well I can’t decide whether Alf looks better with blue eyes or pink. Waddya think?

Update: someone’s done da shrub.

For sale

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

I wouldn’t normally do this but I think some of you may be interested. I’m trying to sell a new bed which we ordered over the the internet (it hasn’t been delivered yet and although I can’t have a refund, the company has agreed to ship to a new address if I can sell it privately). To be honest, we just made a mistake with the measurements and have just realised that with the bed in place, we wouldn’t be able to get to the shower room and it would be difficult to open the wardrobe doors.

The bed frame is 100% hand carved in rosewood and imported from India, the mattress is high quality too. I thought I would give you guys first offers, but if you know of anyone else who might be interested please forward this on as I’d like to sell it ASAP.

Obviously, I haven’t named a price but if you’re interested let me know. Here’s a picture from the online store, email me for details if you’re interested.

Postcards you wouldn’t send your grandma

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

Unreadable cartoon.

More delights to be found at candygenius. Alas, prescription the site is no more.

An Italian Love Story

Monday, September 27th, 2004

An Italian man enters his favorite ritzy restaurant and while sitting at his regular table, cialis 40mg he noticed a gorgeous woman sitting at a table nearby….all alone. He calls the waiter over and asks for their most expensive bottle of Merlot to be sent over to her – knowing that if she accepts it, sildenafil she is his. The waiter gets the bottle and quickly sends it over to the girl, pill saying this is from the gentleman.

She looks at the wine and decides to send a note over to the man. The note read: “For me to accept this bottle, you need to have a Mercedes in your garage, a million dollars in the bank, and 7 inches in your pants.”

200 Questions (phew)

Monday, September 27th, 2004

There’s a big fat meme doing the rounds – the things that are bold are things I have done in my life.

01. Bought everyone in the pub a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain [I’m from Wales, you can’t leave the house without a hill]
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive

Star Wars – the pants version

Monday, September 27th, 2004

Top 25 lines in Star Wars that can be improved by inserting the word “Pants”:

1. A tremor in the pants. The last time I felt this was in the presence of my old master.
2. You are unwise to lower your pants.
3. We’ve got to be able to get some reading on those pants, up or down.
4. She must have hidden the plans in her pants. Send a detachment down to retrieve them. See to it personally Commander.

Life in 2004

Monday, September 27th, 2004

You know you’re living in 2004 when…

1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

Good things come in fours

Saturday, September 25th, 2004

Actually I just made that up because the last email with four attachments made me giggle. So here’s the next – four ways of recycling your old computer.

Number 4:
Kebabs roasting on an open barbecue made from a metal computer case

Cute little critters

Friday, September 24th, 2004

I think you might know by now that I’m a dog person. I’d love to have a cat and some small furry creatures but it might be asking for trouble with a terrier and a german shepherd in the house so I just admire from afar. Then Adrian sent this picture of a naked mole-rat, or sand puppy:

Sand puppy being held in a hand

Isn’t that just the cutest creature you’ve ever seen?
But I don’t think we’ll be adopting one any time soon. I’ll have to make do with pictures and the naked mole-rat cam. They’re fascinating mammals though:

Endowed with pinkish-gray, wrinkly skin, scant hair, and long buck teeth, naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus glaber) aren’t likely to win any beauty contests. Some might refer to them as downright ugly, resembling an overcooked hotdog with teeth. Nonetheless, biologists and zoogoers are enchanted with these bizarre rodents.

Despite the fact that they burrow underground like moles, and have big front teeth like rats have, naked mole-rats are more closely related to porcupines and guinea pigs than to moles or rats. This naked mole-rat colony occupies a labyrinth of transparent tubes that mimics the underground tunnels and burrows in Africa, where mole-rats live. The web cam is focused on a busy intersection of two tunnels. Mole-rats are the only known mammals to live in large colonies presided over by a queen (like ants and termites).

But Adrian’s description made me chuckle:

Must be hard to go through life looking like a p*nis with teeth!

Here’s a Friday thought – if this was your pet, what would you name him/her?

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