Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

29 July 2006
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Which counties have you visited?

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Here’s an interesting meme that’s doing the rounds… I’ve visited the counties in yellow. Which counties have you visited? made by marnanel map reproduced from Ordnance Survey map data by permission of the Ordnance Survey. © Crown copyright 2001.

27 July 2006
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Is it Friday?

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Ever woken up in the morning and wondered if it’s Friday? Well, this website is just what you need to answer that question!

26 July 2006
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A challenge

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Today’s website of the day is a puzzle. I’m not going to tell you any more about it, except that it’s very, very difficult, and you’ll find it at http://n.nfshost.com. Go on, try it. I’ll give clues,if requested, in futher … Continue reading

25 July 2006
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What’s your sign?

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Today’s website of the day is the Street Sign Generator, at www.streetsigngenerator.com. Generate your own sign, like the one above. Fun? Well, mildly amusing, anyway.

19 July 2006
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Watching the weather

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Given that today has been both the hottest day of the year so far and the hottest July day since 1911, today’s website has got to be a weather site! Weather Watch (at www.weather-watch.com) is a bit of a mixed … Continue reading

19 July 2006
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Yo! er… Yo!

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This was yesterday’s website of the day, my excuse for not getting it on the site is that the web server had a disk failure yesterday morning and needed to be rebuilt. Anyway, today’s (or, rather, yesterday’s) website of the … Continue reading

13 July 2006
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Snake Oil

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I was asked by a colleague to help them extract some text from a page that had been “protected” by a form of HTML encryption – the type of thing where the page is encoded by javascript and only displays … Continue reading

12 July 2006
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First donations, and a first target.

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Well, I’ve had my first income from Please Give Me One. I’m not going to reveal how much, and how many donations, just yet – I want to wait and see if I can spot some trends before doing that. … Continue reading

12 July 2006
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Category change, and update

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I’ve created a new category for articles related to Please Give Me One. I did originally think of setting up a blog page on teh site itself, but decided that it’s a bit pointless installing another copy of WordPress just … Continue reading

6 July 2006
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Chuck another sausage on the barby..

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It’s definitely barbecue weather, at least where I live. So, with the weekend coming up, today’s website of the day is The British Barbecue Pit, at www.britishbarbecue.co.uk. All you ever needed to know about barbecueing, including hints and tips on … Continue reading

6 July 2006
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Crazy

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This was actually yesterday’s website of the day, but once again I didn’t have time to get it online at the end of the day. Anyway, continuing the car theme (well, sort of), today’s (or rather, yesterday’s) website is one … Continue reading

5 July 2006
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Please give me one

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I’ve created a site as a kind of social experiment. Please give me one!

5 July 2006
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Cars on film

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This was actually yesterday’s website of the day, but I fogot to blog it before going home! A lot of people are familair with the Internet Movide Database (www.imdb.com), but today’s site is a little different – instead of listing … Continue reading