March 2008 Archives

100 Ways to Organize Your Life

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http://mashable.com/2007/10/26/100-ways-to-organize-life/

A collection of links to various sites on the Web that help you to get yours and others lives in order and completely organized.

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Filofaxes - the old way of doing it...

Pranayama - Yogic Breathing

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http://www.focalpointyoga.com/pranayam.htm

In Sanskrit the word for breath is the same as the word for life; "Prana".  Yogis, medical doctors, healers and psychologists agree that the breath is an important link between our body, mind, and spirit, and that simple breathing techniques can significantly help reduce the effects of chronic stress, anxiety, and depression.

Regular practising of "Pranayama", or yogic breath control, can calm the mind, boost the immune system, improve concentration, lower blood pressure, and benefit a wide range of mental, emotional, and physical ailments.  This cool website provides free information and instructions on "Basic" and "Advanced" breathing techniques, including "Ujjayi Breath", "Alternate Nostril Breath", and "Abdominal Breath".

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Day of Death

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http://www.day4death.com/

Ever wondered how long you have got to go in this life? Just input a little bit of data into this site and it will do the maths and work out statistically where, when and how you will finally kick the bucket!

Mine was 6th November 2044 - this may be a little optimistic given my current lifestyle...

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10 More Photos at the Exact Right Time

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http://www.sawse.com/2008/01/07/10-more-photos-at-the-exact-right-time

Continuing on from the last post with a similar title - here's some more of the same...

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How to Solve a Rubik's Cube

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http://www.howtodothings.com/hobbies/how-to-solve-a-rubiks-cube

I could have done with this guide oooh...let's say 25 years ago - ah no - I wouldn't have had access to the old interweb back then :-S

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This is pretty much what mine looked like all of the time...

Guantanamo Testimonials

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The Guantanamo Testimonials Project is a site dedicated to assessing the effects of the U.S. war on terror on human rights in the Americas.

"The goals of this project are to gather testimonies of prisoner abuse in Guantánamo, to organize them in meaningful ways, to make them widely available online, and to memorialize them there in perpetuity."

Read the testimonies of the prisoners themselves, lawyers, interrogators, physicians, chaplains and many other different individuals associated with the Guantanamo incarcerations.

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Emergency restraint chair (picture taken from the site)

http://www.sawse.com/2007/11/02/25-photographs-taken-at-the-exact-right-time/

These are awesome - check this page out...

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This is a feeling I know well...

Post-It Theatre

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You know the trick where you can draw ever changing pictures on different pages of a jotter and then flick through the pages to give a simple animation?

Well they've been digitalized...

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One of my personal favourites...

Amazing picture in Burma

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http://www.wonderfulinfo.com/amazing/burma.htm

As many folks are feeling fairly spiritual around this time of the year I thought it suitable to include this page today.

Tilt your head to the left when you look at it.

I'm going to be taking a break from this blog for a couple of days now so see you back here on Monday!


Sound Effects

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http://soundsnap.com/

Share sound sound effects and loops...

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Delaware Blue hen chicken

12 Funniest Homeless Signs

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http://www.2spare.com/item_92528.aspx

When you're desperate...it pays!

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Classic...

20 Freak Car Accidents

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http://www.quazen.com/News/Alternative/10-Freak-Car-Accidents.69675

http://www.quazen.com/News/Alternative/10-Freak-Car-Accidents-2.71373

"A car accident can be one of the most horrifying experiences in a person’s life. They are sometimes inevitable and the moments before they happen with the feeling of helplessness can be very terrifying. However, some of them are just a one in a million freak accident, to the point where they seem staged. Here are ten of the weirdest car accidents you will ever see."

and then there's another 10...(see both links above)

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X-Ray Pictures

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Check out these photos taken through an x-ray device.

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Typing at the Speed of Thought!

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http://www.keybr.com/

As I wurk in IT now ti is a bit of an embarkassment that I do not know how to tuch-type. I'm a 2-finger wunder adn alweys have been but have recemtly been learneng the basics of touch - with not much suscess so far it has to be sed..

The web-app on this page is a good aid towards learning - it tells you what to type, times you and counts the number of mistakes that you make.

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Strictly No Photography

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http://strictlynophotography.com/

Photo sharing for pictures taken where you are not allowed to take them!

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Skeleton of Ramses II at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Story Corps

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http://www.storycorps.net/listen/

Listen to personal stories told my many hundreds of people that have been recorded and uploaded to this site. You can also record your own story on this site. Some happy, sad, tragic and interesting stories recorded here by people.

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Unrelated water-colour image by Gipi.

Luciferous Logolepsy

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http://www.kokogiak.com/logolepsy/

This is "a collection of over 9,000 obscure English words. Though the definition of an "English" word might seem to be straightforward, it is not. There exist so many adopted, derivative, archaic or abandoned words in what we loosely define as the "English Language", that a clear-cut definition seems impossible. For the purposes of this project though, words are included that may stretch any basic definitions. Particular attention has been paid to archaic words, as they tend to be more evocative - as if their very age lends additional meaning or overtones."

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You might find this site handy for this...

The Stories Behind the Songs

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http://www.songfacts.com/

Have you ever wanted to know the stories and meanings behind certain song lyrics? Well this site has a pretty fully stocked searchable database of the facts behind songs and band names stretching back into the mysteries of time (well the 20th Century anyway)...

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the best...Hawkwind

Postcard Secrets

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http://postsecret.blogspot.com/

"PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard."

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Mouth Eyes

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View some gruesome pictures of stars with little mouths instead of eyes - not to be looked at while eating!

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Guess who??

Dylan Messaging

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http://www.dylanmessaging.com/home

You know the famous video of Bob Dylan's 'Subterranean Homesick Blues'? On this site you can customize the video of him holding up the placards of the words with your own personal message and then send this to a friend. This is very, very cool..:-)))

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It's this scene - you must have seen this before...

Good Reads

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Have you ever wanted a better way to:
 * see what your friends are reading?
 * keep track of what you've read and what you'd like to read?
 * get great book recommendations from people you know?

http://www.goodreads.com/

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How Many Five-Year-Olds...

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...could you take out in a fight?

"This short survey will tell you approximately how many five year old children you could fight at once. Results are based on physical prowess, training, swarm-combating experience, and the flexibility of your moral compass."

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Useless Trivia

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http://home.bitworks.co.nz/trivia/

Did you know...

-that it snowed in the Sahara desert on 18 February 1979?

-that a 'geep' is the resulting offspring of a sheep and a goat?

-the first recorded reference to cricket dates back to 1272?

-or that Edison tried to invent a gun-powder powered engine for a helicopter . . .he blew up his lab, and decided to stop work on that project?

these tidbits and many more equally useless bits of info available...

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A game of cricket...

13 Photographs that Changed the World

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http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/02/13-photographs-that-changed-the-world/

Old photographs going as far back as an American battlefield in 1863. These are the few photographs that had the largest impact on us and our society from then up until the millennium. Be warned that there are some shockers in amongst these...

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V.J Day Times Square 1945 "The Kiss" by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Yoga Basics

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http://www.yogabasics.com

There are many many sites on this topic on the Net but I found this to be one of the better ones out there. Detailed articles and pictures for beginners.

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The 10 Top Stories You Missed in 2007

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Site has some interesting stories that you may have missed in the news in 2007.

"Armed Robots Take the Field in Iraq"

"The American Heartland Grows Crops—with Human Proteins"

and "U.S.-Mexico Border Fence Gets Cut in Half" plus 7 more...

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A robosoldier

Microscopic Image Archive

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View images of everyday objects under the microscope. Fish scales, dollar bills, light bulb filaments, artificial sweeteners, cork and pen nibs are some of the objects in this gallery.

Also check out the archives of this site.

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The minute hand of a watch at x135
http://www.museumofconceptualart.com/accomplished/

Enter your age and see what other people managed to accomplish when they were your age.

At my age - "Physicist Georg Simon Ohm discovered Ohm's Law." and "Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon."

and there's more.

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Neil Armstrong actually did it a few weeks before I was born.

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