Sunday, December 30, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Found at Ursi's Blog.
"More than 30 meters deep in the Mediterranean Sea, these controllable cameras off the coast of Pantelleria (Cala Gadir, Sicily, Italy) offer adventurers unusual vantage points of exploration. Ancient artifacts are visible partially buried in the sand beneath the waves."Link to webcam (you'll need to install a small IE plug-in to view)
PS.....not much point in trying in the evenings when it's dark!
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
.......to a model of Mont St Michel
And then there's the (well-worth printing) origami paper designs.....good for those small xmas presents that you'll all be getting this year! (probably 50+ designs in up to 3 colourways)
Just go visit Canon 3D Papercraft.....check out what's on offer
Friday, December 14, 2007
Found at Jayisgames.....haven't tried it yet.....it took a while to load (but maybe the boy in the attic was doing some heavy-duty downloading!)
"Use the usual point-and-click skills to locate clues and find items to help you escape. Some pixel hunting will likely be necessary as well. Fortunately, the game includes an integrated save mechanism and a music mute button."
Thursday, December 13, 2007
'Inanimate Alice' tells the story of Alice, a young girl growing up in the first half of the 21st century, and her imaginary digital friend, Brad.
Over ten episodes, each a self contained story, we see Alice grow from an eight year old living with her parents in a remote region of Northern China to a talented mid-twenties animator and designer with the biggest games company in the world.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
"AMSTERDAM: The Netherlands wants to redraw the map of Europe - literally.
Dubai built Palm Island. Now the world leaders in land reclamation are considering an island in the shape of a tulip to fight overcrowding and shield the coastline from the rising sea."
Read the rest of the article here
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Play it here
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
More details on Wikipedia and from the Knysna Seahorse Project
Friday, December 07, 2007
Found on Neatorama......haven't tried it yet, I'm off to a wine tasting tonight to sample some Festive Fizz
For fans of point’n'click puzzle games, “Guest House” has a different
twist to it with strange contraptions, Egyptian hieroglyphics and interesting
music. More games of the genre can also be found at Lazylaces with “Rental
House” and “Terminal House”.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
In the 60's child star Shirley Temple re-emerged into the spotlight by
announcing her candidacy for Congress. She lost the election, but Temple
displayed her trademark tenacity and went on to enjoy a long and successful
career with the United Nations and the State Department. Currently retired, she
reports that she is at peace with her life and proud of her accomplishments in
two of the nation's most influential arenas. "If I had to do it all over again,"
Shirley Temple Black recently declared, "I wouldn't change anything."
Hmmm....maybe she should revisit that opinion.....just listen to this!
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
By the way, "Strange Maps" is about just that.....and worth a look!
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
My first attempt at raking in top dollar below!
If you get into the head transplant mindset there's others you could amuse yourselves with
(To my shame I can't remember where I copied and pasted this from.....when I work it out I'll post a credit)
Perhaps someone with more highly developed scientific tendencies than me would like to review, Chris?.....I just thought it looked like it might be interesting!
Monday, December 03, 2007
Found at Jay is Games, (er....I find a lot of stuff here!!)
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Harriet Martineau was an English authoress and temporary resident in the north......
"From 1839 to 1844 she was an invalid at Tynemouth, but recovered through mesmerism" ......but, hey......didn't we all!
There's lots more about the lady at Wikipedia here
You can download a pdf copy of one of her books "Feats on the Fiords" (with very nice art deco illustrations, one shown above) here at the Internet Archive
Try it here Search by artist or title.
Some sample searches and numbers of results
- christmas 1410
- beatles 743
- bob dylan 431
- rolling stones 170
and last but not least......OK, so MAYBE least!
- david essex 1 (sorry anne!)