Jul 11 2011
Mar 23 2010
It’s been a busy few weeks, but here are some photos from Rome (although if you know me on Facebook, chances are you’ve seen them).
Jun 09 2009
It’s been a busy few months while I write my MA thesis. I might blog a little now and then on how it’s going and such, but I’m not sure I want to make this a medieval blog. You can keep a track of how I’m doing via the Twitter feed to the left of the screen. I might also one day get around to updating the “about me” page, which is quite out of date.
I’ve also been busy travelling around the place and eating into my savings. Here’s a flavour of where I’ve been since I moved back to Ireland, in no particular order:
Apr 28 2009
Serious and all as the current swine flu outbreaks are, there is always going to be room for satirical humour:
Nov 27 2008
While on the subject of great photographs, here are ten of Hubble’s best before it gets decommissioned in 2010.
Say phooey to that digital alarm clock and get a pin one instead.
Although given its recent track record (read “Vista”), Microsoft has got a fair bit right.
The credit crunch/economic meltdown has thrown up all sorts of new financial terms. Just to add one: apparently Nokia refers to “synergy-related headcount adjustments”, better known to you and me as redundancies.
Nov 20 2008
China’s output per head of population is smaller than Albania’s. Except China could probably buy swathes of the planet.
Wooly mammoth DNA decoded. Am I the only one who wants to see this species roam the Earth again?
A gallery of the greatest conspiracy theories.
Prices at Dubai’s Palm developments are down 40% to a paltry $2.7m.
Vive la France (in digital library terms at least).
It seems 21% of Americans can’t find the Pacific Ocean on a map. On the plus side, 94% can find the US.
The fakir who was buried alive for 40 days.
Nov 17 2008
So very tired, but here we go:
A chaffinch map of Scotland: “The work looks deceptively simple, while in fact it is a cleverly multilayered combination of poetry, cartography, ornithology, linguistics, and maybe just a hint of Scottish nationalism”. I love the oddities of the internet.
Strip websites back to basics.
Like ice, penguins, clouds and atmospheric disturbances? Then you’ll love this selection.
I can sympathise with the Transformers. But Pokemon? Super-soakers? C’mon.
And if you haven’t had enough after that, try love, romance and other natural disasters.
Even Times Square is getting climate conscious.
Living in the shadow of past glory is not easy for some Egyptians.
Well that didn’t take long, did it, Blizzard?
Nov 13 2008
Pic of the day, click for link to source. Close contender here.
Top comment on the Chelsea striker and renowned diver Didier Drogba throwing a coin into the stand: “To be fair … It was probably a simulated throw”.
Resort for the super-rich goes bankrupt.
Best headline on post-US election coverage: You’ll still need an oak stake to kill the GOP.
Why? Why would you do this?
I can understand (but, as I’m sure you can understand, not condone) the actions of the frustrated people in this story:
‘Dear investors, thanks for trusting us and depositing your money,’ read a note posted on the door of a company in the southwestern province of Cauca after its owners disappeared.
‘Now, for being stupid and believing in financial witchcraft, you will have to work for your money’, it said, prompting depositors to storm the building, wreck the companys offices and loot its computer equipment and furniture.
Nov 11 2008
Microwave an instant chocolate cake in a mug. Tiny Planet accepts no responsibility for things going wrong or it tasting like crap, though.
People are giving up their pets because of the credit crunch.
Blogger gets 20 years for posting a picture of Burma’s military leader.
Dirt + manure = energy.
Meanwhile, the Maldives is trying to buy land in case the islands are swamped by rising sea levels.
Why would you shock yourself for the sake of good posture?
Nov 10 2008
A German doctor has cured a HIV-positive patient with a bone marrow transplant.
Roald Dahl retold through surrealist photos.
Who says newspapers are dead? Turn your RSS feeds into a PDF paper.
Printers, scanners, fax machines, built-in optical drives and landline phones are junk sucking you down into hell and should be destroyed for the sake of your very soul. Or words to less than apocalyptic affect.
I know you didn’t think of this before: a weak sun may have brought down the Mayans as well as China’s Tang dynasty (Subscription required if you want to read the Science article linked to by the link).
Archaeologists shed new light on the witches of Cornwall.
A German lady has failed to set a record for carrying beer mugs. No puns on huge jugs, please.