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Excellent Elevator Music

May 10, 2007

The Arcade Fire are one of my favourite bands and their latest album “Neon Bible” is a brilliant snapshot of life in the 21st century. Here’s the band playing “Neon Bible” live in an elevator. Brilliant.

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Spider Man

May 8, 2007

If this doesn’t make you want to keep your ears clean, nothing will. A nine-year-old boy complaining of “Rice Krispies” sounds has discovered he had two spiders living inside his ear. Jesse Courtney from Albany, Oregon, complained of snap, crackle and pop noises in his ear but his mother Diane had no idea what his [...]

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130 minutes into 5 seconds

May 8, 2007

Don’t want to spend over two hours watching Scorsese’s latest mob epic “The Departed” (although you should, because it’s very good) – then get the gist of the film in 5 seconds. Genius. Check out his other movies. My favourites include “The Return of the Jedi” and “Edward Scissorhands”.

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Design For Life

May 8, 2007

I came across this blog via “.net” magazine. It seems to me that if you’re a designer, a proper designer not someone who learnt Photoshop in between phone calls, then design runs through your veins like Pantone 7418. But more than that, it’s there in every aspect of life. You can’t stop looking at things [...]

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Preserving Permalinks

May 2, 2007

This may come in handy for anyone else who has migrated to WordPress from Moveable Type. I didn’t really want to lose all those incoming clicks from the old style permalinks which have been long since spidered so I set about figuring out the best way to forward the old style to the new style. [...]

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Facing the unthinkable.

April 30, 2007

Umberto Eco once said: “I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.” He makes a good point. A lot that passes as life doesn’t make sense and is rarely [...]

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Travis are back!

April 25, 2007

Back in 1999 a little known Scottish group called Travis released their second album “The Man Who” (produced by Radiohead’s long term producer Nigel Godrich) and virtually changed the face of Indie music overnight. I fell in love with the album’s clangy and bittersweet reflection and played it for months. It was such a landmark [...]

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Investing in Poverty

April 18, 2007

I came across this via a topic Rikki posted on our company forums. Kiva is a website that allows one to invest in companies located in developing parts of the world. In a nutshell, you offer an interest free micro-loan (from $25 upwards) to pre-vetted companies registered with the website. When the company has enough [...]

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Is it just me?

March 16, 2007

Have you seen the Red Nose Day t-shirts? Am I the only one who wonders why the owner loves randomizing? Does that make me a geek?

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Christmas, Post.

January 2, 2007

Well, it’s the first day back after Christmas. I’m still trying to retrain my stiff fingers in speed typing after around 10 days away from the keyboard and filing away thousands of spam emails. I plan on beating my body back into shape after serial food abuse and a week away from exercise. I’m actually [...]

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