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11 May 2010

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11:17:11
Is it just me being old and out of touch, but does the idea of sites like Blippy and Swipely where you share with your "friends" what you buy and where just seem really stupid? I am really not interested in what people spend their money on.

10 May 2010

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21:47:10
I can highly recommend ASDA Reggae Reggae Vegetable Pasties.

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21:46:10
Woot! Byline 3.0 out for the iPhone.

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15:20:10
Style Books

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08:45:10
RIP Lena Horne

8 May 2010

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21:44:08
Invisible library

7 May 2010

Thanks to Graydon
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13:56:07
Good grief

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13:51:07
Hah

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12:28:07
Hah

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12:08:07
Odd

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09:00:07
Good Lord

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08:58:07
I've got a Pleo now - absolutely fantastic piece of technology.

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08:57:07
New Weebl

5 May 2010

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15:15:05
Drinking

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13:26:05
Murakami

4 May 2010

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23:17:04
Yodel (and accordion)

2 May 2010

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22:46:02
I had no idea that the trampoline was only invented in the 1930s.

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21:17:02
I keep seeing people with tattoos of dog pawprints. What on earth is that all about?

30 April 2010

Thanks to Graydon, Derek
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14:57:30
Time Traveller

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14:48:30
Bookchair

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13:58:30
Good Grief

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13:27:30
Odd

29 April 2010

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23:12:29
Cover mashups (via j-walk)

28 April 2010

Thanks to Len
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21:50:28
Hmmm

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14:33:28
Nice ad

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13:26:28
Iron Chef UK - wonderfully OTT (UK Only I think)

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13:21:28
Sedaris

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11:33:28
I could live there

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11:28:28
Chocolate coated tomatoes - I am actually about to make some chocolate covered olives as an experiment (using chilli chocolate) so I might do some sundried tomatoes at the same time.

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09:51:28
Manhattan

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09:13:28
Hah

27 April 2010

Thanks to Graydon, Mark, Rob
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17:08:27
Nice playing

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12:45:27
Google earth view in maps is odd. A small number of things are rendered in 3D (the toon ground, and a shop that is near it, a couple of churches) and everything else squashed.

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10:07:27
Ron Mueck - he has a show round here at the moment. I will report back.

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10:05:27
Words fail me

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10:05:27
WOTW covers

26 April 2010

Thanks to Ole
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13:39:26
If only flying really were like this

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13:10:26
Odd

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12:42:26
Outrage

23 April 2010

Thanks to Graydon
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14:05:23
The anachronism

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12:28:23
Squirrel Fishing

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12:24:23
Linked all over the place already but rather amazing

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09:39:23
Weird

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09:18:23
Mind your eyes

22 April 2010

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17:09:22
Hah

21 April 2010

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16:57:21
Hah

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09:24:21
Does anyone have any ideas of where I might find someone who registers third level .name domains? I got one from register.com ages ago but they no longer register them and I can't find anywhere else that still does them.

20 April 2010

Thanks to Ken
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19:50:20
Good grief

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19:47:20
Periodic table of typefaces

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14:23:20
Barbie

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12:39:20
Pixels

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12:10:20
Lovely collection of photos of Newcastle

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09:17:20
4 Chords - been done a hundred times of course but this one is good.

19 April 2010

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15:31:19
Grapevine 1, and grapevine 2 - Generous application of pancake in version 1, don't you think? 2 is ridiculously good.

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11:10:19
I'd really like one of these, but $3400 is a tad steep....

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10:22:19
A favourite song of mine too

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10:12:19
Hah

18 April 2010

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22:08:18
Interesting mando pickup design

16 April 2010

Thanks to Graydon
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21:17:16
Odd

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20:19:16
The real gay agenda

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16:11:16
Woo, check out the European airspace (see yesterday) - nothing flying North or West of Italy.

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15:58:16
Cells

15 April 2010

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14:03:15
Jay at work - typical idiot youtube commenters too

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13:31:15
Interesting

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12:18:15
Spotcrime

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12:00:15
Air traffic live (and you can see the effect of the ash cloud clearly)

14 April 2010

Thanks to Graydon
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21:52:14
"Me and old Obray's had a lot of fun at the square dances. We'd play to two or three in the morning and everybody like it. Or they made us think they did." (But can you identify the source? A wonderful recording)

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21:28:14
Wow - that's a lot of technique

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20:47:14
Cello madness

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20:19:14
Lovely (You'll like this Gary)

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15:10:14
Late May!?! Bugger.

13 April 2010

Thanks to Bruce
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15:09:13
Good grief

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13:40:13
Nice trick (very cleanly done counts - I wish I could do them like that)

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10:29:13
Cow Tunnels

12 April 2010

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22:48:12
Nice

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15:40:12
Interesting

11 April 2010

Thanks to Graydon
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23:04:11
Hah

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22:49:11
Angry People

9 April 2010

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17:05:09
RIP Malcolm Maclaren

28 March 2010

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12:31:28
RIP Diz Dizley

26 March 2010

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16:58:26
Enter Sandman (Smooth Jazz)

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15:33:26
Hmm, there are sounds of rummaging in the cone locker.

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15:32:26
Di

25 March 2010

Thanks to Ole
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12:38:25
Read the sidebar story (and look at the Coltrane photos too)

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10:06:25
Food Bling

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09:22:25
Ai Otsuka

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08:59:25
Brilliant Noise

24 March 2010

Thanks to Video, Trick
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21:12:24
Hmmm

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18:30:24
Interesting

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16:18:24
Wow!!!!!

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15:55:24
Nice trick - Gerry Sadowitz does a very fast version of this but with (of course) a particularly NSFW commentary and jokes (It may even be his trick originally)

23 March 2010

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16:34:23
Nice

22 March 2010

Thanks to Peter
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22:33:22
This is nice (but I have to say that I am a bit of a philistine wrt opera unless they are funny)

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19:42:22
RIP Robin Milner - one of my favourite lecturers as an undergrad, so helpful and always pleased if you were interested in the work, but it was all a bit too advanced mathematically for me.

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11:18:22
Minor Swing and mandolin - what more can a man ask for? Nicely played too. I muts get myself a solid, though I would like a 5 string I think rather than a 4.

21 March 2010

Thanks to Bruce, Amy
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14:05:21
Another car/lorry thing

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13:59:21
slow mo dogs (I still prefer cats)

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12:09:21
Nice western swing fiddle by Wade Ray at about 16:40 into this (it's in number 2 not number 1)

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11:45:21
Party cat

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11:42:21
Once again the Japanese win the weirdness award

20 March 2010

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16:30:20
OK, so you twisted my arm - here's another one I'm pleased at last to see someone playing a "grand bouche" style Macca like the one I have! (well, the copy I have anyway)

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16:21:20
And, of course, a Minor Swing - someone needs to tell the camera operator that the rule of three doesn't work for video really. But watch the rhythm player : he's locked into his own world just holding the beat down.

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16:02:20
Hah! youtube just posted an ad to me saying "Get all John Coltrane ringtones now!"

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15:56:20
More Zoot - somewhat older this time but actual video and such lovely melodic lines he plays. And the bass solo is a joy

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15:52:20
Blue skies - Sims & Brookmeyer (another non-video video but really nice playing)

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15:43:20
Lovely technique - there is very little actual footage of him playing on youtube just these montage things.

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11:06:20
Pizza Hut Japan's menu - some odd looking pizzas

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10:56:20
Very odd (it's from Japan as you might guess)

19 March 2010

Thanks to Alistair
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20:37:19
Very good street magic

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20:06:19
Brilliant

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19:16:19
Having been ill all week, today I find I have entirely lost my sense of smell. It's very odd indeed.

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19:14:19
Hmm, I keep getting failures going to google

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19:12:19
I would go if I were there

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18:59:19
Crystal Swing - remember that you can't unhear or unsee

17 March 2010

Thanks to Graydon
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20:34:17
RIP Charlie Gillett

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17:12:17
Minor Swing

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15:21:17
Flame

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15:20:17
Good grief

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15:07:17
Odd

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15:02:17
Neighbours USA

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10:30:17
Hmm

16 March 2010

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17:26:16
Welcome to North Korea - some of the same guides as in the Vice Guide.

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13:49:16
1 2 5

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11:42:16
Two of us tried to get a small amount funding to start something like this ten years ago or possibly more, but nobody would was interested. *sigh*

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11:39:16
Odd

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11:38:16
Lover

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11:35:16
Probably apocryphal, but I do like the story that when Casals was asked why he still practiced 3 hours a day at the age of 93 he said "I am starting to see some improvement"

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10:55:16
I was reading about Erdos-Bacon numbers on metafilter. I *nearly* have one since I was once filmed by Adam Buxton who has a Bacon number of 2, but I wasn't actually in a film with him so it doesn't count. The thing I was filmed for was a pilot that never got shown but did have someone well known in it (not Buxton, somoen whose name I can't recall), that probably doesn't count either though.

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10:28:16
Alice

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09:33:16
Lovely

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09:13:16
cake v pie

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09:10:16
Is it just me or is 3D TV really just a stupid idea?

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09:05:16
Ugh, not a well man today at all

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08:59:16
Ahh, the Future

15 March 2010

Thanks to Strange
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15:24:15
Hah

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11:03:15
Huh

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11:01:15
Online Time Travel Pharmacy

14 March 2010

Thanks to Lynn
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21:51:14
Kirin Ads

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21:17:14
OKGo Rube Goldberg - linked everywhere but well worth it

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21:05:14
and here, but it had nice dormer windows then and had not been modernised in a nasty way.

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21:03:14
Lived here as a student

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20:57:14
Where I went to scho0l, but it has been converted back into houses now. (compare with this photo)

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20:52:14
The house I grew up in, though it had sash windows and a wooden door in those days. And the tree wasn't there....

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20:49:14
Leodebest - my family used to rent this house as a holiday place in pre-poll tax days.

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19:33:14
Bruz Fletcher (via Schadenfreudian Therapy)

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17:40:14
RIP George Webb (very early British trad jazzer)

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11:59:14
Was not impressed by the attempt to illuminate the route of Hadrian's wall yesterday. Not well organised. Haven't seen the film of it yet - we should be in it I think.

12 March 2010

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10:27:12
Interesting

11 March 2010

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17:05:11
Good Grief (the ad at the bottom, though the one at the top is also quite a sight)

10 March 2010

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15:10:10
Grrr. I hate it when people won't sell you what you want to buy! I am trying to get hold of a version of "Green Stamps" by Bob Brookmeyer that I heard on internet radio. You can get it from iTunes USA (DRMed probably) and from amazon USA (MP3) but they don't have the version I want available to the UK. How annoying is that?

9 March 2010

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20:57:09
Interesting

8 March 2010

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13:55:08
Wonderful

7 March 2010

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17:31:07
Way too many good images here

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16:16:07
Yoko - interesting

6 March 2010

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17:15:06
Nice

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14:44:06
one of the oddest things you will ever see

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10:47:06
If you have an iPhone or touch and don't have TuneinRadio, then let me recommend it - by far and away the best Internet Radio app I have found. A lot cheaper than paying for a special purpose internet radio!

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10:43:06
D'oh

5 March 2010

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15:26:05
Hah

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10:46:05
Repo men are coming trailer - watch this just for the cleanroom sequence towards the end : a lovely setup.

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10:40:05
Hah

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10:38:05
faces of hand models

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10:31:05
Everyone is linking to this, it is worth reading so I'm doing it too.

3 March 2010

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21:28:03
Interesting observation

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13:57:03
Insane technique but I am not sure that it is all that enjoyable to be honest

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13:54:03
Not laid back this time

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13:50:03
Very nice laid back minor swing

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13:14:03
RIP Michael Foot

2 March 2010

Thanks to Bruce
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21:46:02
DRNK - this is really interesting, you need to watch all 3 of course

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13:27:02
Useful word

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08:57:02
This looks nice

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08:49:02
Foot in mouth

1 March 2010

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22:45:01
This has been popping up everywhere but it is great.

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09:13:01
There's a local band playing on Tuesday night, they are called Cordoroy Pillow : guaranteed to make an impression.....

28 February 2010

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16:25:28
Anyone come across any code that takes a time and turns it into "5 o'clock" or "half past seven"? Clearly I could write it but I am too lazy. Haven't hit on a search that brings up anything yet though. (someone posted a link to nice bit of code in the comments but also included spam so I deleted it - if anyone wants the address for the code I can pass it on)

27 February 2010

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21:34:27
I just realised that I hadn't seen any posts at Mr Anchovy for ages and discovered he had moved to a new place. Oh well I am caught up now.

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17:56:27
The Weak shop

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14:11:27
I just found, on my desktop, a PDF of a paper called "Multivariate analysis of beer foam stand". I have no idea where it came from.......

26 February 2010

Thanks to Ole
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23:42:26
I also just watched King of Kong.

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21:58:26
Just watched Chasing Ghosts - interesting though I don't actually recall ever playing a game in a video arcade myself.

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12:59:26
Wow

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12:22:26
Just for Ole

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09:05:26
Odd

23 February 2010

Thanks to Bruce
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09:31:23
Handbell strikeforce

21 February 2010

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20:08:21
Oh good grief why can't the BBC stop summarising and repeating things for the Winter Olympics. Just show the sport and stop with all the nonsense.

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19:52:21
This word game is clever but much too fiddly with a mouse. Would work much better with touch actually.

18 February 2010

Thanks to Ole
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13:13:18
Wow

12 February 2010

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23:29:12
Lovely playing of Minor Swing (You might have to sign up for TFTV for this but it seems to be free and it is worth it just for this I reckon)

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23:11:12
The minor swing page at the Djangopedia. Lots of videos and links.

10 February 2010

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23:00:10
A bit slower - again some lovely ideas in there.

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22:55:10
This one is ridiculous - so fast! Amazing technique and some lovely ideas.

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22:47:10
Drunk as a skunk and it is still minor swing. I don't this guy at all (Gary any clues??) he seems rather good.

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22:44:10
Not had any Minor Swing for a while....

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21:38:10
Hah

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09:21:10
Record Tripping

9 February 2010

Thanks to Len
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21:27:09
Good lord, I just saw a photo of Daltry at the Superbowl. What on earth does he think he looks like?

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19:25:09
No Buzz on my gmail yet

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14:05:09
Interesting

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13:57:09
You might not know

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12:06:09
Nice B&W

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09:08:09
Most Excellent (via neatorama) Watch the others too.

8 February 2010

Thanks to Ole, Andy
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22:59:08
Satan's Music (warning: ignorant, ill-informed, wing nuts)

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16:49:08
Cat storage

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16:07:08
Toshiko Akiyoshi

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09:49:08
Eco Ferrari

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09:44:08
Pot Noodle mining

7 February 2010

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21:33:07
Fascinating (and you will learn the meaning of burking)

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18:10:07
The interubes seem very quiet today. Is this some kind of superbowl effect I wonder ?

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09:15:07
RIP John Dankworth

6 February 2010

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16:28:06
Scotch on the rocks (sorry)

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16:10:06
RIP Ian Carmichael

5 February 2010

Thanks to Ole
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23:11:05
Interesting

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22:19:05
Levitate

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09:00:05
Move up the carriage

4 February 2010

Thanks to Lynn
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17:21:04
Much linked I think, but excellent

3 February 2010

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21:02:03
Hah!!! I must go to one of them peatseeerias and eat nippy cheese on a biscuit base.

1 February 2010

Thanks to Graydon
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16:27:01
Unhappy Hipsters

31 January 2010

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19:16:31
I just came across a word I have never met before : "benthic"

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16:53:31
Excellent

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16:38:31
Tattoos

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16:02:31
Landfill prize (and also a classic example of a site implemented in Flash that could have been done with straight HTML)

30 January 2010

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09:53:30
Note that augury is what the iPhone spelling checker turns suguru into.

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09:51:30
Yay! My suguru order has been shipped.

29 January 2010

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21:03:29
Cadillac Sky on the bluegrass radio - simply amazing. Not heard of them of before I don't think. Sadly I note that their web page suggests that they have gone "from a critically-acclaimed Bluegrass band to a band without boundaries". That sort of thing is so often the kiss of death, but they may of course have become even better.

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19:04:29
What a boon 3G and the iPhone (or similar) is : nothing on the wireless coming home so I just listened to Steel Radio on the net. No dropouts or buffering or anything. Perfect. Now I am listening to a bluegrass internet station off my iPod Tuch plugged into my stereo. Now all I need is a guarantee that they will only play records I like.....

27 January 2010

Thanks to Scott
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23:38:27
Tired already of people ranting about how bad the iPad is - any expectations they had were entirely their own invention. Oh, and of people making tampon jokes - nobody ever made that joke about NotePad so why make it about this?

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23:35:27
Turn off JavaScript and visit the holy land experience - there are all kind of half finished things and lorem ipsums on it. If you go with it turned on you get all kinds of crap that you really don't want to be bothered with at all.

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16:48:27
Wonderful (via neatorama)

26 January 2010

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22:53:26
We just got a xmas card from some friends in Canada. On the front there is a stamp saying "Missent to Guyana" : not some improvised stamp either but one that was clearly made for the sole purpose of marking mail in this way.....

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16:06:26
Courtesy of the newly retired Len (too much time on his hands!), someone's "favourite christian thrillers" - there don't seem to be a lot of different story lines do there?

25 January 2010

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17:11:25
Chippusu

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17:09:25
Nice!!

23 January 2010

Thanks to Ole
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23:36:23
India

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23:30:23
I just read a reference to someone who is a "writer of Christian thrillers". No, I have no idea either.

22 January 2010

Thanks to Amy, Ole
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16:29:22
Zonjineko

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12:36:22
Book

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10:07:22
Business cards

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10:04:22
Hah

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10:03:22
Probably only funny if you work in software development

21 January 2010

Thanks to Ole
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15:51:21
wheeeeeeeeee

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11:19:21
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