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Awesome February 22, 2008 posted by

ROFL

Try this. Go to Google and enter ‘mofo’ as a search term. First result? Giggle! (er..maybe they should consider a domain name change?) Tags: humor, google+search, mofo


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Awesome February 18, 2008 posted by

Picture Placer – genius product revolutionises the chore of hanging your pictures

Picture Placer. What an absolute gem of a product. Hook this super simple gizmo onto the picture wire on your frame, push to mark the spot on the wall, bang the nail in and bingo, a perfect position every time. Even when hanging multiple frames in alignment. It’s a stupid job that always takes far longer than it should, which makes this thing just perfect. Watch the video. It’s not going to get rid of Uncertain Uma or Dithering Dave, but nevertheless…


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Awesome February 14, 2008 posted by

Electric Generator Fabric – power your stuff by rustling your armpits

Zhong Lin Wang and his boffin colleagues at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a type of electricity generating fibres which produce power when rubbed together. Nope it’s not just static electricity, they’re producing proper usable juice, albeit at very low levels right now. The idea is to produce a fabric that could  power our personal gadgets as we walk around, simply through the movement of the clothing. It’s extremely early days, but who knows, one day we may all end up…


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Awesome February 14, 2008 posted by

PDFMeNot – superb tool makes viewing PDF files a snap

PDFMeNot. Super cool online PDF reader which is an absolute blessing for anyone who spends a lot of time researching or just browsing the web. Viewing PDF files online is normally a real pain what with downloading, powering up Acrobat or whatever. Now you have a choice. Either use the online version to read your PDF files without hassle, or better yet use one of the free tools on offer. The best of the best is the Firefox extension which automatically and…


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Awesome February 13, 2008 posted by

LostPassword.com – the ultimate destination if you’ve lost your password

LostPassword.com is a search engine to find tools to retrieve lost passwords. That’s right, come here if you’ve lost a password for Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat or a bundle of other applications. Definitely a bookmark for the toolbox.  Welcome to LostPassword.com, the web source of password recovery software. Tags: lostpassword.com, passwords, software


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Awesome February 12, 2008 posted by

Manpollo Project – climate change discussion should focus on risk management

The Manpollo Project is a site which takes a look at the climate change discussion from a new angle. Basically they’re suggesting that people stop debating the actual subject and start managing the risk (in the same way that insurance companies and gambling organisations do). It’s an intelligent suggestion and if you can spare the time to slog through the somewhat cutesy videos on the site you’ll learn a great deal about the whole subject. My particular favourite is the credibility…


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Awesome February 11, 2008 posted by

Rarindra Prakarsa – beautiful photographic imagery

Rarindra Prakarsa is a photographer and Photoshop artist working out of Indonesia who has an incredibly rich portfolio of work to show off. His stuff is reverberating around the Web right now, but it’s worth repeating here. Even if you don’t like the style (and some people may perhaps find it to be a little cheesy or overblown) you have to admire the sheer style of the compositions and the amount of effort these photos take. If you want to…


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Awesome February 8, 2008 posted by

50 Years of British TV Comedy – a catalogue of YouTube shows lovingly sorted in date order

50 Years of British Television Comedy. A fabulous collection of video clips from British comedy down the years. It’s indexed in decade order with Wikipedia links giving show descriptions, and there are some absolute gems in there (like The Parrot Sketch from Monty Python, above). I’m definitely bookmarking it for a rainy grey day. Tags: 50+years+of+british+tv+comedy, television, humour, youtube


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Awesome February 4, 2008 posted by

Gapminder World – global statistics brought to life…very interesting

Hans Rosling’s Gapminder World is a fabulous initiative to make the dry, arcane world of global statistics more accessible for us mere mortals. Instead of obtuse tedious charts, spreadsheets and PDFs from the UN, UNESCO etc, he’s created a colourful, animated and easy to manipulate application which shows you more than a mere set of numbers ever could. It’s lovely. Governments should be forced to deliver all global statistics in this engine from now on, so we can see what’s…


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Awesome January 29, 2008 posted by

Free Calendars online – download and print off free Microsoft Word calendars

Man, I’ve been looking for a free downloadable calendar offer for lifetimes, so I’m delighted to deliver this great site to y’all. There’s a fabulous range of free calendar templates available, from weekly to annual versions, all formatted to work brilliantly with Microsoft Word. What I particularly love is the fact that they’ve thrown in some really useful customisation features, so you can print the calendars onto different sized paper, change your starting dates and days and even print in three…


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Awesome January 28, 2008 posted by

World’s first electric plane flies – pilot begs a coin for the meter…

Well a shed load of people have been promising it, but the French actually went and done it. The world’s first electric airplane took to the air last month for 48 minutes powered only by a 25 hp electric motor and a bunch of Lithium-Polymer batteries. It’s not the first aircraft to fly using electrical power, there have been gliders and concept craft before, but this is the first time that a standard light airplane has managed to do it,…


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Awesome January 28, 2008 posted by

Ponoko – design, test and make stuff using the world’s first online craft factory outlet

Ponoko. This new online craft factory service has got to be one of the most ambitious applications I’ve come across in a long time. It’s basically an online DIY custom product factory outlet, complete with design, manufacturing and sales functionality. Totally wild! OK, so you come up with brilliant idea, right? Maybe a new design for a desk clock, some cool jewelry or a rad shelving unit. Pop along to Ponoko, download their starter kit with size templates and instructions for…


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Awesome January 21, 2008 posted by

CuePrompter – the online teleprompter

CuePrompter. A brilliant new free online teleprompter service and an excellent piece of market disrupting technology methinks. Suddenly all you need is a laptop, web browser and Internet connection and you’ve got yourself a fully fledged teleprompter for those on the cuff reports to camera. Podcasters, online television producers, heck even the majors could use this. And yes, a 3.5G HSDPA cell phone service dongle for the laptop would give you a lot of mobility too.   Free teleprompter/autocue service CuePrompter…


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Awesome January 18, 2008 posted by

Line Golfer – create your own golf course and play it…awesome

Line Golfer. Aaargh, yet another superb idea for a game, so more hours lost. The idea is that you design your own golf course – Line Rider style – and then you play it. And good luck to you, dear reader. Brilliant stuff!  How to create a course: Use the tools at the top while in edit mode to design your course. When you are finished editing, use the disk icon and follow the onscreen instructions to publish your course…


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