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Not impressed with Spotify. I’m just going to used it for full previews of songs, which I can then d/load from last.fm (using SweetFM).

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Although Spotify would be PERFECT for in an office. I guess you don’t have to pay radio fees, and you can listen to what you want!

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“Isn’t he cute? And we hate all the same things!” perfect quote from Bionic Woman.

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Just read the new WOW patch notes. I still look back at WOW every now and again, but am so glad I left – and will not return!

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The serial comma is sometimes important

Without the serial comma:

I’d like to thank my parents, Mother Theresa and the Pope.

With the serial comma:

I’d like to thank my parents, Mother Theresa, and the Pope.

Two very different sentences. Just a comma difference.

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One possible scenario involves Apple leveraging the e-commerce potential of the iPhone by allowing users to pay for real-world items in-store using their mobile devices in combination with their iTunes account. If an iPhone could replace cards, wallet and cash, that would definitely become a selling point for many.

Rumor Has It: Apple Set to Go Toe-to-Toe With PayPal

Oh yes, most definitely. If I could pay for shopping / bus and train fares / etc. wirelessly with just my iPhone, that would be awesome. Very futuristic.

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In the morning I like to launch all the apps I’ll need – all at once. Love to watch to icons bounce on the dock in unison! Boing boing boing

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Greg: Interior design is just cushions, right!? 😉

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Mac OS X 10.5.8 available through Software Update

Mac OS X 10.5.8 available through Software Update

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I find myself skipping a lot of songs on my iPod. Maybe my taste has changed. What should I listen to?

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Our holiday pack came in the post today – officially excited about holiday!

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Scanning a print-out of a line drawing and then tracing over it again because client hasn’t brought original file. The stupid – it burns!

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Out of Africa

A beautiful story, pulls all your heartstrings and is both happy and sad. Very Memorable.

4.5 stars

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I just joined the NHS Organ Donation Register. Don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner, it is so easy and will save lives.

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Beowulf is stunning in HD. Grendel is disgusting.

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The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.

Richard Dawkins
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Just thought of a great idea for a domain name, would get it in an instant if I thought I would use it…

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Examine the notion of a “loving god.” This god only loves you if you follow the rules. No questions, no doubts, no objections, are allowed. “Because I said so, that’s why.” He/she/it loves you as a farmer loves a draft-animal; you’re useful, you obey, and you’re docile. If you stray, your firstborn will be murdered, if you don’t follow a capricious order, you’re a pillar of salt. This is “love”? If so, I’ll take indifference.

James Randi
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Wikipedia: List of common misconceptions

Wikipedia: List of common misconceptions

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HTML5 & Internet Explorer

Once again, Internet Explorer causes problems. This time with the adoption of HTML5.

HTML5 is ready to use today. There is very little stopping you from using HTML5 for all new websites you code. All except for one small problem: Internet Explorer needs a kick up the butt to render your code properly. It needs something called the HTML5 javascript shiv.

Internet Explorer, in its infinite wisdom, does not allow you to style an element that it does not recognise. This is not very future-proof, and causes problems as HTML5 adds a lot of new elements. The only way to get around this is to use javascript to force Internet Explorer to recognise the new elements. Basically, the code looks like this:

document.createElement("section")

This is repeated for all the new elements, inserted into a browser-sniffing conditional and minified for your downloading convenience. Fixed!

Of course, there will be those without javascript enabled, and the best we can do for them is this:

<!--[if IE]>
<noscript>
<p>You need to enable javascript
in your browser to view this website.</p>
</noscript>
<![endif]-->

Is this useful for the viewer? No, they probably do not know what javascript is, or whether this message can be trusted—and they should not be expected to. But it is necessary. Will this be fixed in future versions of Internet Explorer? I certainly hope so, but then it will be decades before everybody has switched to that new version – just take a look at how many people are still using Internet Explorer 6.

There has never been more reason to dump Internet Explorer and get one of the better, free alternatives:

FirefoxSafariOpera

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Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man — living in the sky — who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ‘til the end of time … But He loves you!

George Carlin
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Here’s to the crazy ones

Here’s to the crazy ones.

  The misfits.
   The rebels.
    The troublemakers.
     The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules.
     And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
     disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
     Because they change things.

They invent.    They imagine.    They heal.
  They explore.  They create.      They inspire.
   They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
We make tools for these kinds of people.

While some see them as the crazy ones,
   we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world, are the ones who do.

— Think Different. (Apple Computer Ad Campaign)

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Wish I had a better way of remembering things I need to do. Alarms go off when I’m busy, lists are too easy to ignore. Hmmm ?

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The bread I made last night came out really well! Smells lovely.

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The argument “Jesus must have existed because so many things were written about him” makes me want to go to New York to meet Spider-Man.

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Atheists do look for answers to existence itself. They just don’t make them up.

Teller
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Yay bought & been playing Pikmin 2 on the Wii. Love it, brings back memories of Pikmin battles at uni!

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Harry Potter = awesome. The best movie by far. Building up to an amazing ending. The book was better though… 😉

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Doing some video editing in Final Cut Pro. A bit overkill for a YouTube video but I don’t have iMovie here…

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Did you hear about the skeptic who had twins? She baptized one and kept the other as a control.

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Browsing the Sky+ guide, and then recording a show, from my iPhone—for free. The future is now! Wish they included the HD channels though.

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Andrew playing with his old PDA. Used to be state-of-the-art. Next to my iPhone it is just a piece of junk! The browser is an absolute joke!

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Masters of the Universe

Absolutely awful acting and basically no plot. I understand that it is based on a comic book and it was made in the 80s but c’mon, this is just painful to watch. It gets one star for Courtney Cox and Tom Paris Robert Duncan McNeill.

1 star.

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JK Rowling outs Dumbledore as gay

JK Rowling outs Dumbledore as gay

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BBC NEWS | Entertainment | New Doctor Who costume revealed

I’m not entirely sure what I think about Matt Smith as Doctor Who, but then again I’m sure I felt this about David Tennant and yet he turned out to be my absolute favourite. I also had some reservations about Catherine Tate’s role, but now I yearn for more Donna!

Blink was one of my favourite episodes and so I’m sure Steven Moffat will do a great job taking the show forward.