Dooced

dooce.com. Scary. I’m quite careful about what I write here for that very reason. There is sooooo much I would love to spout off about, and indeed I’ve written a lot of it down (Filed under “Plans for the future”, “Mistakes not to be repeated” and “This is where we go wrong, fix it!”). And I have to totally agree with the sentiment expressed “If you’re going to be a whistle-blower, for God’s sake, don’t be a coward about it. Fess up, you motherfucker.” (mainly because I wanted to use that swear word but was too cowardly to write it myself, ironic really). As Evan said, nicely designed site, someone needs to hire her quick.

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Mobile Sister

My new phone seems to have sparked my sister into getting a new one too (Sony indeed! and here I thought she was a poor student). However unlike my good self, who, in an excited ‘I’ve just got a new phone’ mood, sent a few text messages to friends and family to tell them I had a new phone using the following message: “Hi, Just got a new phone, the number is 1234567890”. Sounds fair enough really, except that I didn’t include my name. My sister, being the smart little so-and-so she is (kidding!) includes her name in her message. Now I think I’m gonna claim this one, as, if it wasn’t for my goof she I don’t think she …

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Lifehack

Got this from a friend today – made me chuckle! When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ball-point pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat this problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and huge amounts of money developing a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 300C. The Russians used a pencil.

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There is no spoon

hydragenic We don’t know where the web is going. We trust that it is moving in the right direction, but could it be possible that, with every word that we write, we’re actually sowing the seeds of our own destruction? Indeed, but it’s inherently obvious that we can’t figure out where the web is going because no-one knows. An obvious statement yes, but considering that it is subject to the whims of the masses it could just as easily become a ‘fashion’ of the past, and resigned to ‘useful library’ status. Who knows! (But if the future is matrix like, I can’t wait to do some ‘bullet-time’ karate!)

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