I've spent all day knocking down part of a wall with a breaker and I'm shattered and aching. Whoever built the wall used concrete rather than mortar and it is close to being an immovable object.
Groovy Candies - or sweeties as civilised people call them. Note that they are selling "Spring Candies" - the USA has weird seasonal foods too. (Candy corn being another example)
Ha (NSFW sort of)
Guess the google - remarkably easy I would say.
I wish that google would hurry up and get the high-res satellite pictures of the UK up so that we can start doing google sightseeing for places I actually know.
Common Errors in English - is that common as in "frequent" or as in "vulgar", or possibly both.
I like this desktop wallpaper (though I never use them myself)
Send me your wound - a site to know about but not to visit methinks.
Big stuff - I assume that these are the people responsible for "altering" the landscape in large parts of the USA that you can see on google sightseeing.
Good new Weebl and Bob (3 million 12 times better than the last few have been)
Isn't this what sport coaches are meant to do? And where did they find such a cultured coach? I'm sure all the ones I've ever come across would have used quite different words.
Predator at the Chessboard - I must say that I have never enjoyed chess.
This is the missing review link from yesterday.
Big Crater (Not exactly sure where it is though. Canada somewhere?)
Excellent review of that film0> - some great lines. In the review, not the film. (Sorry link got lost...see tomorrow)
Prompts (via Folderol)
Balance (didn't show in Firefox for me, had to use IE)
I just noticed that I missed the 6th birthday of this weblog which was on the 30th April! So did everybody else.
Scotch Ostrich Egg (or more accurately IMHO an Ostrich Scotch egg)
Not as pissed as last night (and that's British pissed not American). Oh, and I found some decent tequila in Fenwicks in Newcastle today, but I haven't bought any yet. I got a PVR today though which is fun.
swish-e (link now fixed)
Walter Miller and it stops in 2002
Very strange - I had a look on google maps but can't find the power plant they talk about.
Extreme Poledance - what?
Colour Palette tools - useful
The Google personalised portal is very dull
And of course Tom Tomorrow is also excellent on the same topic.
Crying while eating - strange
Unfortunate starwars costumes (well, more unfortunate than usual let's say)
Jane's guide NSFW : "just look at all the smut we look at for you"
The Alphabet of Life - sadly too true
IP Mapping with Google maps - nearly gets it right, but in fact puts catless slap bang in the middle of Society for propogation of Christian Knowledge bookshop. (Of course the registered lat/long might be wrong)
The Circular Life - excellent
The PS3 demos are rather impressive - the Eye Toy one particularly.
I might try this (though I just bought a new natural keyboard)
I was reading the paper today about this family who were trying to get some recognition of the fact that their grandfather who was executed for "cowardice" in the first world war was in fact completely shell-shocked and should have been invalidded out. And they are told that there is no legal case! It really gets me so angry and upset - there was a huge injustice done to most (and probably) all of the soldiers executed for cowardice or desertion and it would cost nothing to pardon them now, yet nobody in authority is prepared to admit that a mistake was made nearly 100 years ago. Grrrrrr.
Elastic baby (didn't work in Firefox for me)
K9 training (long!)
I want all of them. Especially Swami and Flying Missionary, ooh and possibly Apostolic Scribe.
Good to be square - what is it selling though?
I was going to get a custom action figure made of me but then I saw the price.
I hate Pet Sounds so this is welcome.
Letterboxing - sounds like some kind of deviant sexual practice, but it isn't.
Morgue file (nothing to do with dead bodies)
Handwriting tips - maybe I should convert to a postlog so comments have to be done in writing via snailmail.
Don't be light - weird but excellent
makes you wonder how it turned out (badly I should imagine)
Bitty - neat
Bill Evans Memorial Library - a pity it isn't all online though.
I wasn't going to mention that film, but note that Carrie Fisher looks older than or at least as old as her mother (Go to the page and click the left arrow as it is the last image in the sequence) The miracles that are hair dye and plastic surgery.
My profuse apologies to Larry (and his lovely wife and two beautiful daughters) for forgetting to give him a thank you for a link I used the other day. Mea Culpa. Cave Canem. Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes.
Red Earl - going to make one of these later tonight.
Katakana Practice (All these J-links are for my convenience)
The Britblog thing is just so as to play around with the Chart that they run, not through any kind of overt patriotism.
Interesting (ish) idea - of course there are all kinds of privacy issues as usual
Strange - I don't why this site refers to these glass paperweights as "marbles" : not a usage I have ever come across. Possibly a crosspondular usage.
Listening to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. (the CDDB genre is "unclassifiable") Interesting and clever but something that will probably wear thin quite quickly : certainly not repeat play material
Geek Fantasies - make sure you watch the previews.
marketingtowomenonline - I wonder if you split the letters up in a different way you get somethign meaning ful in some other language : marke tingto wome nonli ne. Looks like an African language to me.
Charles Arthur is also asking the Sudoku question.
Sorry to go on about Sudoku, but what is so special about hand-generated puzzles over computer generated ones? The Guardian is making a big deal that their puzzles are the only ones being published in Britain that are done by hand. This is a grid of numbers not pottery or something - how can doing it by hand make any difference at all?
Linda reminds me of Hoogerbrugge wher I haven't been for a while - as strange (and brilliant) as usual of course.
I just did today's Sudoku as well. I still don't see the point other than as a time waster. There is no challenge to it at all - it's entirely mechanical.
Why have I managed never to hear of Billy Bang till now?
How to perform strongman stunts by Otley R. Coulter (whose name looks like it is an anagram)
And the point of sudoku is? I tried yesterday's in the Guardian and it seems to be simply a matter of applying logic to the layout. I suppose it has the advantage that you can check that you have it right yourself.
Firefox Ads : which will only play for me in IE!!!!
Real Simple (Except when it comes to building websites)
I love the tag story at the end of this piece.
HHGTTG on blogging - thank goodness this is a weblog rather than a blog.
Oh, a be sure to check out the front page of the previous site. (Ahh, it is a Landover baptist production)
2005 Star Wars fan films - much better than the original.
Flower key (UK flowers only and not comprehensive)
Watermelon sculptures - been linked from lots of places but these are remarkable.
Pill bottle redesign - clever
The Phone - an old one I think.
Only in America (and possibly Egypt)
I'm sure I put up a link to the acoustic version of Straight Outta Comptons but I can't find it, so here it is again. Makes a great song. (NSFW of course)
In search of the blue agave (hard to get really good tequila in the UK as far as I can make out - tips welcome)
Real HHG - mostly not very good
Backpack is interesting (though some of the rave reviews are a little OTT - it's not that special!)
Off to N. Ireland for a couple of todays (part of the validation team for someone's degree course) so all will be peaceful round here till I get back.
Just got back from the Sage, Gateshead from a concert by Darrol Anger and Rushad Eggleston. One of the best concerts I have ever seen in my whole life. Eggleston is simply the most astonishing cello player I have ever seen. If you get the chance to see him, grab it. (Which is not to denigrate Darrol Anger who was amazing as well). I'm still totally stoked by it.
Just got back from the Ornette Coleman concert at the Sage, gateshead. Wow - Coleman, his son on drums and two double bass players. Excellent stuff.
Kings of Queen (the drummer is one of my students)
Try the "Satellite" button at maps.google.com
Hot Ghetto Mess - almost certain to offend in some way.
Stuff on my cat (not my cat - he wouldn't put up with it)
Does anyone know that the setting in the Windows registry is that controls whether or not you can click on a link in an email message and have it open in your browser? One day it stopped working and I started gettign a message about the operation being forbidden because of settings. As you would expect I had set nothing so i have no idea what to do to unset the setting.... As usual having posted a request for help I almost instantly found out how to fix the problem.
Hmmmm - Milton keynes an Illuminati project?
Prevent Road Rage (or just learn to drive properly)
The Genius Forum - very odd indeed