Sunday, March 23, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Friday, March 07, 2008
Boreded Ceiling Cat makinkgz Urf n stuffs
1 Oh hai. In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat maded teh skiez An da Urfs, but he did not eated dem.
2 Da Urfs no had shapez An haded dark face, An Ceiling Cat rode invisible bike over teh waterz.
3 At start, no has lyte. An Ceiling Cat sayz, i can haz lite? An lite wuz.
4 An Ceiling Cat sawed teh lite, to seez stuffs, An splitted teh lite from dark but taht wuz ok cuz kittehs can see in teh dark An not tripz over nethin.
5 An Ceiling Cat sayed light Day An dark no Day. It were FURST!!!
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Well, I got nowhere near.....and not helped by the leader board giving the winning time as 6 seconds!
Roll up, roll up my pretties, try your luck here
Haven't checked this out yet (it's still downloading on the desktop next door!) But it looks like a means of producing large-format family tree wallcharts (if you have access to a plotter, which as it happens I do!) Will report back when I've experimented.
But if you want to try it out too, this is the download link
UPDATE....have just installed and the programme will "expire" on 15th June 2008 (after which you have to purchase) Time to give it a whirl though!
....and she's found a website that has photographs showing Haltwhistle (looking about as busy as it is today!) along with other local memorabilia.
Link to "A family history of John Watson"
Click on "Old Haltwhistle" in the left-hand menu for general interest information and pictures
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
View the flipbook or download the pdf
Both from archive.org
Sunday, March 02, 2008
The following links lifted from the Internet Archive Blog
"One hundred years of alphabet books"
The Royal Alphabet (1808):View Item / View Book
The Merry Cobler and his Musical Alphabet (1815-1820?):View Item / View Book
The Nursery Present, or, Alphabet of Pictures (1830):View Item / View Book
An Anti-Slavery Alphabet (1847):View Item / View Book
Footsteps on the Road to Learning, or, The Alphabet in Rhyme (1849):View Item / View Book
The Illustrated Alphabet of Birds (1851):View Item / View Book
Funny Alphabet (1850-1864?):View Item / View Book
My First Alphabet (1865 to 1889?):View Item / View Book
An Alphabet of Celebrities (1899):View Item / View Book
Little People: An Alphabet (1901):View Item / View Book
An Alphabet of History (1905):View Item / View Book
A Peter Pan Alphabet (1907):View Item / View Book
.....is there for the taking at Wikipedia
Saturday, March 01, 2008
"Science can produce some very cool things on the Web. One of them being this ridiculously useful Web version of the periodic table of the elements--a staple for chemists and scientists at large. The chart, found at Ptable.com, is completely dynamic, letting you adjust nearly every aspect of the data to see what each element does at various temperatures, and even turn back the hands of time to see which parts of the chart were missing before being discovered by scientists."
Found at Webware
LATER....On a lighter note, also worth checking out is "The Table of Condiments that Periodically Go Bad"
Watch the (silent, black and white, 1925) grand opening on British Pathe News
A couple of YouTube videos more my era....
PS.....I was going to add in a bit about Hawkeys Lane open-air Baths in North Shields but the interwebs failed me......not a picture or a mention to be had!
Link to Past Perfect
"Keys to the Past is an exciting new Heritage Lottery Funded project, which will help to unlock the secrets of Durham and Northumberland's past. This joint venture between Northumberland and Durham County Councils has created an exciting and colourful website through which a complete record of the region's archaeology can be accessed."
Link to Keys to the Past
Good tip! From Optical Illusions for Kids.....but, you know, it works for grown-ups too!
Condiment sachets....OK, not everyone's first choice for eye candy.....but somehow it works!
And how about cheese labels?.....there's loads here
Record titles....Space, Energy and Motion, Experiment, Weather, Nature, More Nature.....with reto record covers to match!
A sample....."The Song of Rocks" is below, if only to whet your appetite and get you lusting for more....although, you just have to feel sympathy for those poor old sedimentary rocks.....they sound SO depressed!
A partial extract from the World Wide Words e-newsletter 1st March 2008 (archives here)
Sign up for a weekly update on the world of words, it arrives just in time for that first Saturday morning cup of coffee!
Picture credit.....because apparently you can still buy them (though I guess Renown 1886 Online Outfitters aren't necessarily going for the same market share these days as they've introduced an extra "r" into the spelling, co-respondent thereby becoming correspondent......which shifts the meaning from the threateningly "legal" to the much more acceptable "literary") And a paltry £135 a pair.....but, on the upside, there's two colourways to choose from guys!