Very cross - there was a Bifurcated Rivets display tin on ebay, mint condition and full. I bid a lot on it and someone went out bid me. Grrrrrr.
Lovely Mandolin solos - completely relaxed and so skillful
Lots of nice tilt-shift - some you'll have seen before, some new
Goofus - they must have practised the swapping for ages to get it so slick. (Nice looking F4 in this one)
Who knows if these are genuine, but 1337 skiLLz if they are.
Good news everyone!!! - I've been talking about a cooling equivalent of a microwave for many years now, and it looks like we might be getting there!
People of Walmart - I should start a People of ASDA site (though ASDA is "part of the Walmart family")
I MUST own an Otamatone - can't find a UK source though.
Following the lead of Wikipedia I have decided to colour code untrustworthy text. Anything that is blackish in colour is definitely unreliable, and anything blue is probably dubious.
On Friday I bought a square neck Dobro Hound Dog. It's cheap and chinese but it sounds good and of course, the action doesn't matter at all!
Today's Dilbert is good
I'm re-reading the Peter Wimsey books and found this site which is pretty useful for some of th emore obscure, contemporary references in the texts. (I should say that I am enjoying them immensely)
Holst Sisters - Note the chains....
More Condos - 1337 skillz!
Condos Brothers - never heard of these guys. Pretty good.
Donald O'Connor - the dancing starts at 2.41. Very nice.
Hmmm, a bit stormy - about half a mile from where were camp in the summer.
Loaded up second life to try it again. Still nobody around. Still very dull. Still got the flying while sitting bug.......
This would make a good quiz if they took the country names off and asked you to identify the country. Well, an impossible quiz actually....
Kill or cure (via gromblog)
Slydini one coin - completely amazing. I have no idea how he does it.
Slydini - such skill
Good holiday was had. Had a couple of days in Bath and did the baths and the spa and stonehenge and had afternoon tea in the pumproom.
I don't know if any of you dared penetrate into the bowels of Yvette's website, but the map of how to get there is certainly unusual.
RIP John Dawson of NRPS and co-author of Friend of the Devil which is one of my all time favourite songs. He wrote all of the first NRPS album so also has credit for Glendale Train which is another great favourite of mine.
Fancy Fast Food - sent to me by two people so I definitely have to post it.
I'm updating the firmware on my Canon 450D. Why does it have to be so fiddly and complicated?
BPI1700 will be good when they get it going properly
Pingwire is really quite addicitve
I didn't know that Scott Joplin's orchestrations for Treemnisha were known to exist in the late '40s early '50s but then mysteriously vanished. Somewhat careless really.
J-Walk will love this one, especially that last line
"Moonlight becomes you, it goes with your hair" - what on earth is that supposed to mean then?
The four king cousins???? Surely some mistake.
I think we should club together to send J-Walk to this
I wonder why there is no official Tour de France iPhone app like there is for Wimbledon. It would be really nice to have - the only thing there is an unofficial history thing that is OK but not with any prospect of real time information or anything.
A couple of stop motion videos that my son made for one of his modules.
Well, firefox 3.5 seems pretty good - been running the beta for the last week but the actual package seems good. Also about to go with PHP 5.3.0 so everything may just break round here for a while..... (it shouldn't, but you never can tell)
2 minutes into this and the guy is wearing a Toon shirt? What in earth is that about?
Interesting watching all the news sources on MJ dying. Twitter was very confused and not a good source really.
I just found out that I have an Erdos number of at most 6. Which is not bad for a computer scientist I don't think.
In Cambridge collecting daughter. People wearing ball gowns whilst riding bicycles - strange. (corpus Christi may ball or possibly Darwin)
Heroin, the sedative for coughs..... (It's probably true too)
A whole screed of crazy parties in the EU elections. Quite bizarre, and quite scary : racists, isolationists, fundmentalists. Aaargh.
I was poking around in some very old email and found an exchange with Dave Pesci author of the Satori Effect (which I did mention in BR), and so I went and had a look for him online again - not a trace since 2000 which seems slightly odd.
Album covers - you'll have seen most of them but there are a couple I hadn't seen before.
I found out about that car - it isn't a Kazawa (that was just a sticker) - it's a Subaru Samba with a body kit
Someone in our street has a Kazama microbus : it is like someone shrunk a VW (in fact it even has a VW logo on the front) I can't find anything about it on the net at all. It's great.
Anyone tried this?
Balls - ball tanks are fun
IT archive - I have many of the later ones in a box in my attic. (I also have a complete set of Gandalf's Garden which can't be that common)
I didn't know that more US service men committed suicide after Vietnam than were killed during the war itself.
Photo manip - a few here I hadn't seen before
Went to see the Michael McGoldrick band at the Sage, Gateshead last night. Very good players - he is a remarkable technician, but.....I was also disappointed. I wanted more spntaneity and the back line was just stodgy - roots and ffths bass, basic rock drumming. It needed subtlety. I enjoyed it all the same.
How Much??? For a Wishbone Ash album???
Tony Scott - bebop clarinet player
Actually I was wrong and hadn't realised it was after midnight when I posted. The 21st was the 10th birthday.
Just trying Alpha myself. I can't think of anything useful it can do for me at the moment given the kinds of vaguely generic results it gives me. But it also just gets things wrong that you would expect it to get right : "life expectancy england" gives results for the whole UK, "life expectancy scotland" says it doesn't understand the question. Some of the data is just bizarre : Newcastle upon tyne (otherwise you get Australia) : elevation 213ft, Gateshead : elevation 33ft. Makes no sense at all. Needs work I would say. And I agree with the new kind of plagiarism sentiment in the Register article.
I met the guy who invented the Furby at Thinking Digital last week, and the New York Times perfume correspondent. Interesting people.
Just spent two hours by the A1(M) with a broken car. I was wrapped in this tinfoil blanket to keep warm. Must have looked odd.
I think this guy is actually serious (but maybe not)
This is fun
Really rather clever and fine (Via metafilter)
time-lapse- what an odd mouth she has.
Wonderful stuff - the Nodoffice must be built