Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Two tales of shelf stackers. One from not such a bright guy here and tales from a much brighter one here
Rather neat idea by this outfit for syncing my Treo600 with a web calendar and with computer at home and work using their triple sync technology. Or maybe I should try this freebie instead

Monday, June 28, 2004

Here is another one of my past ideas. A walking video for use on the treadmill. Although in my scheme it would be connected to the treadmill so that it advances at the walking speed. I guess this is more feasible now with dvd technology.
An interesting Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children in the UK here no mention of Positive Psychology anywhere. Wonder if they are doing anuy work with optimism etc. European wide study here Will have to ask Seligman at conference next week.
Interesting idea here from Will Wheaton about sending your gmail invites to USA troops in Iraq. Now if only I could get the link working in my gmail!
Interesting view on changing business here
Especially like this statistic "Well, my next example is eBay: $2B in revenue last year,150,000 people who make a living selling fulltime on eBay (as independent store owners these folks decided for themselves what to sell and so on) but they also have global scale in their infrastructure and market."

Friday, June 25, 2004

A link to an author much favoured by the mankind project here and an interesting discussion about shadows here and a site here on emotional intelligence.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Simply amazing thatthe Greeks were cutting gears in 80BC and making complicated machinery such as this. A device for demonstrating the motion of planets. I wonder what else they built.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Really great bit of Linux kit here that allows you to plug in any old USB drive to your network. Only $99, although doesnt seem available in the UK. Contains all software for incremental archives etc etc Just the thing to hide away in your thief and fireproof box at home.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

GMail's spam filters are getting much better. Its now correctly identifying 97% of incoming spam messages. At this rate my old geoff@cortexcontrollers.com email address will be usable again.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Another aggregator here apparently it learns what you are interested in. First glance doesnt seem so clean as www.bloglines.com

Friday, June 11, 2004

Interesting new way of sharing music legally. Create your own internet radio station. Its also a social network tool.mercora Link thanks to Jenny The Shifted Librarian

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Just back from voting in the local elections and the European Elections. Was unable to find out if any of the parties in the UK have active support for the Euro, which I'm in favour off. Plenty of parties against the Euro including one that uses a symbol on the voting form. Tried searching the net before hand to no avail.

Wouldnt it be a good idea if at the voting station some sort of digest could be displayed about what each canditate stands for, especially in a table eg for /against Euro , for aginst EU in principle, etc etc

I will endeavour to build one for the next elections now my interest in politics is re-awakened with RSS feeds such as downingstreetsays and theyworkforyou It wonder when my MP will keep an active blog! Maybe I should do it for her.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Oh boy. How I would love to go to a party where the hosts rolled these Eden Rooms out! Ocean - Style for the Modern Home

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

A colourful map os USA defining which area uses pop and soda for fizzy drinks. Of cause in the UK when I was a kid it was always pop. So its surprising that pop doesnt pop up on the Eastern seabosrd.
A joyous article indeed Smart Mobs: 5th Free Software International Forum in Brazil On how Brazil is vitalizing its software through Lessigs Creative Commons Licence and using Linux. Very interesting on how they equate this with sovereignty.

Monday, June 07, 2004

What an incredible idea here and so well implemented. Create's an RSS feed of what your mp says in parliment. Can now track what Anne Campbell gets up to. Seems like not a lot!

Many thanks to Simon Willison's blog for link here

Today June 15th discovered that Anne does have a blog, maintained in a pdf format!!!! Get to it here She proudly states that she was first MP with a webpage. Now seems to be lagging behind the field. Sent her an email asking about RSS feeds etc.

Thursday, June 03, 2004

I love this article. New York as a modern day Stonehenge. A delightful concept only problem is that it is unlikely to survive 5000 years!
The Unreasonable Man: Manhattan Sunset

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Oh dear could my Mankind Project this weekend incorporate some of this this

I don't like look of the form that asks me to sign away "I understand that the Training may pose a risk of physical injury to myself and others..." and "may tax my physical, mental, intellectual and emotional capacity" Perhaps I will return a gibbering idiot.

Its all a tad unsettling .... But maybe I need the challenge!

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Just added a link to my profile on technorati
Well researched article on obesity and income distribution. Showing very little correlation between themThe Daily Ablution: Polly Toynbee's Faux Fat 'Facts'
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