Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

27 March 2006
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Don’t be silly

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Apparently, this link is a breach of copyright. See here for an explanation of why.

27 March 2006
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I have lived at the same time as…

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Assuming that I have an average lifespan, and assuming an average length of tenure for each, then by the time I die I will have been a contemporary of…   7 Popes   9 Archbishops of Canterbury  17 US Presidents   … Continue reading

26 March 2006
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Daniel Bedingfield and Joe Cole – separated at birth?

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Has anyone else noticed the resemblence between Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole and pop star Daniel Bedingfield?

23 March 2006
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Picture this

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Today’s website is another one based on Google. This time it’s the “Guess the Google” game at http://www.weavedigital.com/guess-the-google/ – what you have to do this time is guess what Google keyword is generating the image montage. It’s infuriatingly addictive.

22 March 2006
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Google thinks you are…

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We’re on a bit of a Google roll this week, so today’s website is www.googlism.com. You stick in your name (or that of an organisation, object, etc) and the site gives you a humorous extract of what Google says about … Continue reading

21 March 2006
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Fight! Fight!

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Today’s website is www.googlefight.com. A bit of harmless fun using Googler, just plug in two words and see which one wins. Check out the classic and funny fights on the site, too.

16 March 2006
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The perils of a studio webcam

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Rule number one of radio studios – don’t assume that because it’s radio, people can’t see you. Odd poses on the webcam are very likely to find their way onto the Internet. Just like this one…  

16 March 2006
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St Patrick’s Day

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As it’s St Patrick’s Day tomorrow, the website of the day this evening is www.saint-patrick.com  – a site which gives a bit of background into the man himself and his role in the history of Ireland. Slainte!

15 March 2006
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Competing in a land down under

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Today’s website is the official site of the 2006 Commonwealth Games, at www.melbourne2006.com.au. Take a look and see how many competitors from the Cook Islands you can spot!

14 March 2006
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Wish you were here?

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Today’s website is the Postcard Crossing Project at www.postcrossing.com. It’s a site where you sign up to swap postcards (real ones, not e-cards) with other people around the world. So you can pretend that you’ve got real friends who will … Continue reading

11 March 2006
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Why your hotel doesn’t show up in Google (clue: it’s not their fault)

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There’s an article in the travel section of today’s Times, bemoaning the fact that you can’t find hotel websites in Google. I was sufficiently moved by it to send them this email:

9 March 2006
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Talk to your future self

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Today’s website is www.futureme.org – a site that, in the words of the creators, is is “based on the principle that memories are less accurate than emails”. You can write yourself an email and then set it to be sent … Continue reading

8 March 2006
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I’ll name that song in, er, fifty taps

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Website of the day today is www.songtapper.com – a site that claims to be able to identify a song while you tap out the rhythm on your space bar. But it kept telling me that my song was Bohemian Rhapsody…

7 March 2006
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Nice cup of tea and a sit down

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Today’s website of the day is www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com which, despite the name, is really more about biscuits than tea and sitting down. Complete with biscuit review of the week, and polls of the most popular (and least popular) biscuits, this is every … Continue reading

1 March 2006
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All about Lent

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Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. So for today’s website I’ve picked one which gives a good overview of what Lent is all about. You can see today’s website of the day at: http://www.crivoice.org See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent

1 March 2006
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Why you can’t have too much information in your database

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This question was posted in uk.net.web.authoring: I’ve got a site on the way, where I need to add products to a sort of simple shopping basket. The plan is to add a pair of values (UserID, ProductID) to a MySQL … Continue reading

1 March 2006
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Websites of the day

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I do a sort-of-daily “website of the day” slot on Cross Rhythms City Radio, at around 6.20pm during Rimmerama. These are the sites I’ve used so far: