Tesco checks out wording change →
nostrich: Tesco are changing the wording of a feature in their stores, in response to a suggestion by “The Plain English Campaign”. Guess what it is. Yep, it’s that old “10 items or less” chestnut. I bet they ended their suggestion with the admission “What can I say? I was an English major.” too. (Marks & Spencers in the UK took similar action a few years ago too, I believe.) … So,...
Reading List →
nostrich: Sussex University sent me a preliminary reading list to get through before I start my course. Still need to buy those three, and bought the following today: The Stories of English, David Crystal Mother Tongue, Bill Bryson The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of The English Language, David Crystal Expensive, this education lark. Why not use the college library like I do?
inky: Kenji Kawai – Floating Museum (from ‘Ghost...
Work-Taken Meme →
Via kittybacklash. Your result for The Perception Personality Image Test… HFPS - The Humanitarian Humanity, Foreground, Big Picture, and Shape You perceive the world…
Lan Party Massacre Posters - PosterGeek.com →
A slasher/comedy movie for gamers (via Boing Boing).
Obsidian Theme (version 1.3) →
inky: My Obsidian theme has been updated for Tumblr’s new tumblelog search. If you’re using it, grab the new code to add a nifty search box to the sidebar. Ooo, thankee kindleh, sirrah! I was just looking for a theme with audio and searching.
CrazyPC Case Mods, Cooling, Gaming, and More. →
A sphincter says what? (via Boing Boing)
Absolutely. This country should be proud that such selfless politicians take it...– Most legend comment on Ireland’s current political landscape (via The Irish Times - News poll).
I’m getting two T-shirts off THE INTERNET. The first, and the second. Shame they’re from different sites. I am also obtaining one of these bad-boys. And today is my weekly comic-book-buying day.
darran: omnialx: This is a nice reading, but short. Enjoy! - KB Note: still too long. Redacted to the best point. This is what the Dalai Lama has to say for 2008. All it takes is a few seconds to read and think over. You will get a very pleasant surprise. This is true for all - even if you are not superstitious… or of whatever religious belief or faith… Instructions for Life … Learn...
Shoppers go North for bargains - The Irish Times -... →
I’ve done this. Never knew they were THAT much cheaper, though…
Follow-Up to My Tumblr v4 Post
Inky contacted me, and, after he did so, I did a quick test, and discovered that I should make a retraction. Turns out both Dashboards have the SAME amount of posts. Odd. I thought v4 had less. Must be all the full-size pictures. So, ignore that point. The fact that you can’t turn OFF full-size pictures still gets me, though. I think it still shrinks them to fit, though. Otherwise,...
Early Impressions of Tumblr v4
Positive: The Dashboard looks decent; removal of pointless Dashboard link; new Help link at top. Negative: Less posts on Dashboard; images appear at full-size; seems a bit slow in Opera 9.52 beta; Groups hidden inside your tumblog name (drop-down arrow to get to them). Neutral: Reblogs are now called Notes (hints of things to come?); icons replaced with text (as opposed to text and icons, or...
Roll Call →
inky: Yet another way to find potentially interesting tumblelogs. (via hrrrthrrr) Either there are a lot more women on Tumblr than I expected, or they’re all on the front page, or FAAAR too many guys have women as their avatars.
RTÉ News: Third-level fees being considered →
What’s that? Fianna Fail screwing us over? What else is new? :(
Streisand effect - Wikipedia, the free... →
Ironically, the entry’s locked.
cbs5.com - Missing SFO Laptop With Sensitive Data... →
Here’s the thing: it contained 33000 names for the Clear airport security check, with none of the data encrypted, and was found over a week later in the same office it was lost in. Their excuse? “It was not in an obvious location.” So, they performed a cursory search of the room, and decided to report it lost/stolen rather than keep searching? Wow. tl;dr: Yet ANOTHER...
Xbox Developer Dead in Murder-Suicide →
This, on top of Hans Reiser, makes developers seem rather unstable…
When your name gets turned against you |... →
Poor guy (via Slashdot).
Mega site of Bible studies and information →
What the holy fuck? :D
Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Short... →
Reading these reminded me of something that I’ve not read in a while (because it’s been on hiatus for over a year): Gamespy’s Daily Victim. The only difference is, the Daily Victim had a cartoon beside the dialogue. And was more gaming related (obviously). Otherwise, strikingly similar.
Excerpts from 'The Little Book of Goths'
inky: On the Pull The most challenging part of picking a mate is working out whether the pretty creature dancing alluringly in the badly lit club is male or female. Like with dwarves then.