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Archive for Things of Interest

Drunken Emailing!

You’ve all done it – go on admit it!! Return to Sleepaway Camp rip Never Surrender dvd photo credit: Jason Cartwright Poster Boy movie Thanks to Alexia I’ve found this “Google Mail Goggles!” from Google Labs! When you enable Mail Goggles, it will check that you’re really sure you want to send that late night Friday email. And what better way to check than by making you solve a few simple math problems after you click send to verify you’re in the right state of mind? It only works late nights and weekends (by default – but you can adjust it!) and you’ll have solve some maths puzzles before you can send your mail – just don’t be too good… Continue reading »

by Keiron on October 7th, 2008 | Things of Interest | 3 Comments » |

The Dreaming Coffee Shop of Oxford!

We saw the spires too (photo’s at some point when I can get them sorted)! And the huge bookshop (thanks Sinead!) But the coffee shop was what made me laugh!!! Having strolled around for several hours it was time to chill with a large receptacle of caffeine for half an hour, a coffee shop in a bookshop seemed to the sensible place so I hunted down a table whilst Emma ordered coffee…. I spent much of the next half an hour trying not to laugh helplessly and unable to tell Emma why! Allow me to set the scene: MacBook Man The gent to my immediate right was pondering whilst typing onto his MacBook, his reading matter interested me somewhat –… Continue reading »

by Keiron on October 5th, 2008 | Things of Interest | 7 Comments » |

Starry Eyed Surprise!

.!. Do you find you fight your way through your RSS feed reader, frantically clicking “Mark as Unread” (like I’m going to find time to come back to them?), “Star this” (Hmmm I might find time to post about this it seems quite interesting) and “Mark all as Read” (that writer really is writing a pile of tosh these days maybe I should unsubscribe?). From your 158 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 2,150 items, starred 165 items, shared 0 items and emailed 0 items. ARRRGGHH…. See, that’s another bunch of things starred to add to the 2,000 other items (and the 755 I haven’t read yet) – and you know what…… It will only get worse tomorrow!… Continue reading »

by Keiron on September 25th, 2008 | Things of Interest | 2 Comments » |

What it all means…

I saw this over at TheChrisD – Rant Central. I agree with Chris far too much test for me even to be bothered to read, they probably produce enough text about every name so that they cover all their angles!! What Keiron Means You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life. You are also a keeper of knowledge – meaning you don’t spill secrets or spread gossip. People sometimes think you’re snobby or aloof, but you’re just too deep in thought to pay attention to them. You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone. You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together…. Continue reading »

by Keiron on August 30th, 2008 | Things of Interest | No Comments » |

Yes Sir!

.!. You might think you’d reached the pinnacle of your career when you became colonel-in-chief of the Norwegian King’s Guard, but not Nils Olav he’s been knighted this week as well! You may wonder why I’m even bothering to comment on this subject! Nils Olav is a penguin! According to King Harald the Fifth of Norway, Nils as a penguin: “in every way qualifed to receive the honour and dignity of a knighthood.” How did all this come about? It all started when Norway presented Edinburgh Zoo with it’s first king penguin in 1913, the year of it’s opening. In 1961 a lieutenant from the Norwegian King’s Guard, Nils Egelien was in Edinburgh for the Military Tattoo and became interested… Continue reading »

by Keiron on August 16th, 2008 | Things of Interest | No Comments » |

It's all in your nightmares…

.!. Travelodge surveyed 3,500 Britons (more women than men) who reported waking up screaming, sweating, shaking or crying. Why? Amy Winehouse Well that’s understandable, but it’s not just her! The Devil's Tomb psp Spider attacks, falling and encounters with famous faces such as Gordon Brown, Alistair Darling, Cherie Blair, Heather Mills and the Cheeky Girls are all enough to scare people awake at night… It is believed that nightmare thoughts of losing your job, being homeless or being chased are all manifestations of how the credit crunch is affecting our stress levels (no wonder Alistair Darling and Gordon Brown get a special mention then!!). What do you have nightmares about? photo credit: mikeakelly

by Keiron on August 14th, 2008 | Things of Interest | 3 Comments » |

Doing what you love!

Turning your hobby into a business is every persons dream isn’t it? I know we all love crashing in front of the TV after a long day with a bottle of wine, don’t we? The catch is there’s very little ways of making money from doing that (unless you’re a wine taster for a very chilled out vineyard owner, or you’ve found a way of making money out of being a couch potato?). The Magdalene Sisters psp Even if what you enjoy doing you’ve seen other people make money at, there’s no guarantee that you will. You can play the piano, so can thousands of others (I can’t if that helps!), and only the very best play in bars or… Continue reading »

by Keiron on August 13th, 2008 | Things of Interest | No Comments » |