Ode to a sock

It happens to us all, no (clothed) person is exempt. An entire bureau has dedicated itself to finding out the answer to that life long puzzle. What happens to missing socks? (Although how an item of furniture can help I’m not sure…) Of course in their hour of need no sock need be lonely.

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Road InformationEngland only: Select “TrafficMap”, then pick a motorway, and see what each matrix sign is saying. Clever, useful, and weirdly absorbing.Real Time Traffic Information, Highways Agency.

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Finally!!When I was setting up the Scottish Blogs website I did a quick search for an image of the Scottish Flag. At the back of my mind was some sort of issue about making sure I used the correct colour of blue. I found several (hundred) flag images of varying shades from dark blue, to light blue and several in-between. But what was the correct colour to use? Thankfully the Scottish government are on top of these pressing issues and today have confirmed that they have set standard colour for Saltire. Pantone 300. Hex: #0072C6, RGB: 0 114 198, and which looks a little like this:

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mhmmmDo you think Anna was drunk when she wrote this? I’m just jealous that I’m not getting drunk right now. Although I’m not sure how that would go down as I’m sitting in work and it is only 2:47pm. Note to self: you are on holiday for a couple of days soon, get pissed in the afternoon then! (Better still get pissed in the morning!)

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8 Mile

8 Mile First things first. Eminem is a good actor. Not a great actor but I’m sure with a bit more training he could handle a stronger role, for whilst he plays the lead in this film, he doesn’t have much to say or do beyond himself. Will be interesting seeing him stretched with something a bit more challenging, but I digress. The story is simple enough and the director never veers far from previously covered territory. Supporting cast is strong enough, although as ever someone needs to tell Ms.Basinger that less is more. You buy into the plotline, and are given just enough to hook you in. Have heard this describe as the “Rocky for the Noughties” and that’s …

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Tops for PopsMore musical frolics over at Troubled Diva. He’s trying to find out which decade is the best (musically) by comparing the Top 10 singles for this week in 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993 and 2003. (It’s all explained in greater detail over there). So, for my own posterior*, here are my votes 1. ELO – you need a reason? it’s ELO!!2. The Beloved – Better than…3. Kenny Ball – a bit ploddery but better than..4. David Sneddon – only 4th because I can’t put it in joint last.5. Fleetwood Mac – a bit tough bit this is more about the song and I HATE this one.. * Yes, yes I know it’s posterity..

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Google (NOT Blogger)Google Search: Velma was the only smart one in the whole group. She could’ve gotten so much more accomplished if they didn’t always send her off with that damn pothead and his dog. Seriously.. WTF???

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Google Blogger, so it begins…Ouch. In the midst of the chaos and “But how does it affect ME!!?” questions that have met the news announced yesterday, Evan trys to allay fears of Google favouritism. Whilst I realise that the matter hasn’t been properly discussed internally I sincerely hope that Blogger users are NOT automagically added to a ‘Googledex’ style directory. I don’t think (and with my limited knowledge of other ‘personal publishing tools’ this is a guesstimate at best) that it would be particularly hard to add an ‘opt-in’ button or function on other tools, and with the popularity (market share) of Google it should be pretty easy for them to request such a feature and get something up and …

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