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Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

WebCipher is a new (free!) html/css editor for Windows from Steve McTainsh. Still in beta but definitely worth a look.

HiveLive is a new way to share information via the internet. Signup by invitation only for the minute but you can apply for an invite or I’ve 20 invites to give away (leave a comment).

HiveLive is great for families, friends, clubs, associations, small workgroups, researchers, collectors, small businesses, bands, studios, non-profits, and more.

I’ve only had a very quick peek so far but love the clean interface and the community feel. And as with any good small startup, the development team are very involved and keen to hear feedback.

Question of the day: Why doesn’t Google invest anything in Blogger? [via Gordon]. More irritatingly, why does it not allow non-Blogspot commenters to save their information (name, email, url) instead of being forced to select “Other” and have to type them in each time (or select with Firefox’s auto remember thingy).

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Famous missing apostrophes, part 1

Friday, July 14th, 2006

‘air on a G string:

Photograph of an orange striped g-string with badly drawn hair on top.

The NSFW verison is below the fold.

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Every home should have one

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

Whether you call it a barbecue, information pills a barbie, a braii or even a grill, you really need to go out immediately and buy yourself a pair of these new accessories…

Hot off the press

Monday, July 10th, 2006

The Zinedine Zidane game. Heh.

Update: That link is borked, try this one instead (thanks to Jann).

Mais pourquoi? Mais pourquoi? In case you missed it, here’s the footage.

The one with the review

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

It took a few seconds to register what was happening but um, I’ve been “reviewed“.

Review of chasingdaisy.com

“I just saw <chasingdaisy.com>. Of course, I expected the creator to do this well. It must have taken months to design the page. Seeing chasingdaisy.com, I’m simply stunned, completely stunned. Wonderful.
(…)
What a great page!
The color scheme is fantastic. This explains why <the -way-to-the-centre.org.uk> put up a link to this page. The HTML source is very structured. Gorgeous. There are 49,020 characters in the HTML, which is a great length for European users. The URL has 23 characters. Just the perfect length. If only my aunt would have an awesome page like that. The page contains 206 links, a very reasonable amount. The hippest site around.”
— Ann Allan, Learning HTML

Thanks to Lisset for the heads up.

Things I keep meaning to think about

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

A feed of BBC Radio 4 programmes as I listen to them?

A “recently viewed” function on the BBC site. You know like on Amazon, it keeps track of the products you’ve viewed in that session? That would be great on the beeb site for those of us who meander and flit, butterfly-like through its vastness.

I need to get some sleep.

The Koala and the Little Lizard

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Koala standing alert in tree
Photo by Bethany Turner at Stock Xchng

A koala is sitting up a gumtree smoking a joint when a little lizard walks past and looks up and says “Hey Koala! What are you doing?”

The koala says: “Smoking a joint, come up and have some.”

So the little lizard climbs up and sits next to the koala and they have a few joints.

After a while the little lizard says his mouth is ‘dry’ and is going to get a drink from the river.

But the little lizard is so stoned that he leans too far over and falls into the river.

A crocodile sees this and swims over to the little lizard and helps him to the side, then asks the little lizard: “What’s the matter with you?”

The little lizard explains to the crocodile that he was sitting smoking a joint with the koala in the tree, got too stoned and then fell into the river while taking a drink.

The crocodile says he has to check this out and walks into the rain forest, finds the tree where the koala is sitting finishing a joint, and he looks up and says “Hey you!”

So the koala looks down at him and says…
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Oops, no title

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

Isn’t it just typical that the two people who would most appreciate the following links are temporarily away from their blogs? Although I suspect that Len is not the only one to appreciate the wonder that is the Bounce-ometer in action at Shock Absorber.

The other bookmark is for Miss Squoogy (currently exploring a well earned trip to Paris) but anyone who regularly reads AskMetafilter will appreciate this MetaChat thread:

If you wanted to post an Ask Metafilter question that would generate a lot of controversy, a flamewar, or just incredulity, what would you post? Please don’t actually post anything that gets suggested here. I just love to think of bizarre questions. The ideal candidate would cause an uproar, but wouldn’t violate the guidelines or otherwise be considered delete-worthy.

 

Quickies

A really good advert for Adidas. Hands up if you can watch this without foot tapping.

Für Elise on a Scanjet

Things to read out loud.

 

And finally…

Filed under “You just couldn’t make this up”, Man severs wife’s head, kills 2 in crash

 

I’m off to cross more links of my To Do list while catching up on some of last week’s Radio 4 output. Might start with part 1 of We’ll Keep a Comic in the Hillside.

Welsh comedy writer Stephen Carver asks if there is such a thing as a distinctively Welsh sense of humour. He looks at some of the stereotypes surrounding his fellow countrymen and women.

I’m gonna be on telly ma!

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Hand delivered through the letterbox this evening:

BBC Production Office
Shepperton

Dear Resident

Re: Filming in Daisy Lane and possibly Next Lane Over too for a new BBC comedy series.

I am writing to let you know about some filming we would like to do on 21 June for a new BBC comedy series.

From 0800-1100 we will be outside a bungalow in Daisy Lane
(I know which one!!!)
From 1100-1200 we will be driving a car carefully up and down Daisy Lane (ooooh!!)
From 1200-1300 we will be on either Next Street, Daisy Lane or Next Lane over for a short scene when a woman spots a neighbour walking a dog.***

The series, which is currently untitled (working title ‘Live Girls’) is set in a fictitious coastal town in the North East of England* and focuses on the daily life of a teacher and his wife, a library crew**, a fortune teller and her son, and an optician. The bungalow in Daisy Lane will represent the home of a member of the library crew.

Blah, blah, blah.

Yours sincerely

Blah, blah
Location Manager

I am so going to be blogging this! Plan to dig out the old SLR and telephoto lens, position myself in a comfy spot in the upstairs window and will be reporting! live! from the scene!

* Eh? I suppose a bungalow’s a bungalow but I can’t see flat, hill-less south east Engand being a good substitute for a hilly coastal town in the North East.
** Since when did library staff get called a crew?
*** Yes, we’ll be groomed and ready just in case they need a stand-in… I bet my dog‘s better looking than their dog anyway.

Mixed bag #421

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

I can’t begin to imagine the heartache behind this dreadful story of mistaken identity:

A couple sat by their daughter’s hospital bedside for weeks after an auto accident until she came out of a coma and they realized she was not their daughter after all, but another blond-haired young woman injured in the wreck. Their own daughter, it turned out, was dead and buried.

Let’s find some happier news stories.

Middle-aged couple holding a Jack Russell terrierAh, here we are, Missing dog hidden under bonnet

Or the sheep who thinks she’s a dog (file under “only in Wales…”)

I hope there’s a similar happy ending for this wee chap.

If you’ve ever been stuck for just the right picture (l’image juste?) to annoy someone online, take a look at Griffey’s diss pics.

Wartime poster, cheery soldier with enamel mug of tea and the caption 'How about a nice cup of shut the fuck up'

And finally, aren’t some of you fans of the Pixies? Then how ’bout Matthew’s Celebrity Pixies Tribute, “covers of your favorite Pixes songs, by “other famous musicians”!”. They’re going down a storm over at MetaFilter.

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