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The cognitive surplus. A very interesting article on why sitcoms are like gin and the internet is the growth of civil society. No really, go read it. Via [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge.
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Interesting resource: C# for sharp kids and VB for very bright kids.

Having read a bit of the first one, I'm not sure how effective it would be - it strikes me that they've pitched the writing at a slighly younger level than those who're going to get the concepts but I could be wrong...
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Should anyone on my friends list be interested in cute kitten icons (naming no names...) check out http://spikes-kitty.livejournal.com/21527.html (or indeed http://spikes-kitty.livejournal.com/tag/cat+icons)
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Richard Dawkins is a cultural Christian he says. Still have not read Tims copy of Selfish Gene. Still planning to (honest!).
tinyjo: (dilbert_pay-to-work)
So, even I have a use for Vector magic - yes, I can now make legible icons out of Dilbert cartoons! Totally gankable, obviously.
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I just have to check this with my American friends, after I haven't seen it being as roundly mocked as it seems obvious it deserves. I see from the internet that Bush said the following:

You can't be the president and the head of the military at the same time


Now correct me if I'm wrong, but in that case can we campaign for Bush to resign one of his positions as well? I'm only going by the West Wing, but I suspect he may have missed something here!
tinyjo: (candle trail)
Can I just say "yay for the NHS"? Someone on my friends page linked to Project Erin today, in which a woman with 2 severe neurological conditions tries to raise money for surgery by getting people to download a text file (it's a rewards programme thing). I tried the download, and it's clean so I figure I'll stick it on my morning start up of my computer routine.
tinyjo: (candle trail)
Oh no!. I commented to Alex last week that he hadn't been on this season's News Quiz and said jokingly that I hoped he wasn't ill :(
tinyjo: (butterfly)
The results are out for the UK monopoly board. I see Oxford fans got bored of voting before Cambridge supporters, but I'm sure we can spin that as having better things to do :)
tinyjo: (:p kittie)
Interesting chart of the relative shares of mobile phone OS's in different markets in this blog post. Just confirms what [livejournal.com profile] damiancugley and I were saying in our chat about iPhone last night - the US is a weird & completely different universe when it comes to mobile phones. Via [livejournal.com profile] plasticbag
tinyjo: (computer cat)
Permission and passion: We so have this problem on LJ. 90% of news commenters are rabid-uber-fans.
tinyjo: (jasmine)
[livejournal.com profile] shepline has had a fantastic idea for winter - solar powered fairy lights! I want! Seriously, something about this idea just instantly appeals to me. I am often a bit snobbish about outside lights but this is partly because I see so few that I think of as being tastefully done (we have a giant light up Homer Simpson that comes out for Christmas on my road) and partly because I feel annoyed that we should be wasting so much power when we're in the situation environmentally that we are so the prospect for solar powered lights seems like the ideal. Now I just have to decide where to tastefully drape them...
tinyjo: (:p kittie)
Having suddenly realised that some of my friends list actually haven't seen this! Encouragement kitten and friends.
tinyjo: (webdesigner - chez geek)
I <3 this Glastonbury infographic from this post on flashboy.org - particularly the enjoyment over time. I could make a not disimilar graph with different band names if I was better with graphics packages!
tinyjo: (:p kittie)
I'm sure that someone on my friend list posted a "who will Dr Who meet next" poll with Agatha Christie as an option but either that person is not one of the usual suspects or they haven't tagged the post so I can't find it. Was it you? If so, link me! I want to see who managed to pull off spooky predictive powers :)
tinyjo: (relaxing)
Well, I thought, what the hell, it can't be that hard to read and review a book in 6 weeks, plus, free book! So I signed up for Blog a Penguin Classic and have been assigned Another Day of Life. Sounds quite serious stuff, but the Amazon reviews are pretty positive (and indicate that it's only 144 pages) so I'm cautiously optimistic. Perhaps when I've read it I'll expand that Wikipedia article as well! It's first come first serve so if you want your freebie, sign up now!

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