Organic food in Fife, Scotland – shop, farm, boxes & cafe

May 5, 2007

+ A great place to go for organic food in Fife is ‘The Pillars’ farm, shop & cafe (they also deliver organic boxes.)
+ ‘The Pillars’ comes highly recommended by many and were nominees in last years ‘Spirit of Scotland‘ awards.
+ The shop/farm/cafe is located just outside Falkland.
+ There’s also an entry in the Soil Association directory about them, if you want to know more.


Easy way to find recipes for the ingredients you have

April 29, 2007

Amazing gymnastics/martial art moves! (video of actor from Jackie Chan films)

April 29, 2007
  • This guy is amazing!!! Watch the video and see for yourself.
  • His name is Joe Eigo and, among other things, he’s one of the actors/stunt men from the Jackie Chan films.
  • The video has had over 5 million views, is rated 4.82/5 stars and is the 2nd top earning video at Metacafe!!

News highlights at one of the most popular sites on the web

April 29, 2007
  • The ‘Drudge Report’ highlights some of the top stories from around the world in a basic & quick to read format
  • Its got a HUGE readership: over 15 million hits in the past 24 hours!!! and over 4.5 BILLION hits in the past year

AWESOME flash video!! ‘Animator v’s animation II’ (Matrix’esque)

April 29, 2007
  • Top ranked flash video of all time at ‘Newgrounds.com’! – this video is Very cool 🙂
  • Click the link above, then click on the ‘Watch this movie’ icon to see it

Blogging for profit – get more people to your site

April 29, 2007
  • Simple, little article about blogging for profit
  • In summary, it recommends doing a bit of ‘blog promotion’ to get lots of users to your site, rather than just doing lots of posts to get your site to the top of blog directories

Get rid of headaches, relax, and more with ‘Brainwave Generator’

April 29, 2007

Funny… Weekly caption competition archive at the BBC

April 29, 2007

The BBC do a weekly caption competion. You can see the archive here.


BBC’s ‘ten things we didn’t know last week’

April 29, 2007
  • The BBC do a weekly magazine item listing ’10 things we didn’t know last week – you can see the archive here
  • Some examples… ‘Scouting for Boys by Lord Baden-Powell is the fourth bestselling book of the 20th Century, after the Bible, the Koran and Mao’s Little Red Book’
  • ‘We each get a completely new skeleton every 10 years, because of cell renewal’
  • ‘Spiralling obesity rates are forcing councils to upgrade their crematoria, to take wider coffins.’
  • ‘It is cheaper to ship waste from London to Shenzen in China than it is to send it by road from London to Manchester.’

Very cute and funny kitten pics

April 29, 2007

Take visitors to a random post on your WordPress blog

April 29, 2007

The rich getting richer on the back of the poor – sculpture pic

April 29, 2007

Picture of a sculpture in Ringkobing (picture/sculpture says it all)

– BBC have a very relevant article about the richer getting even richer!?!?!

– There are lots of other cool/funny sculpture pics at the site e.g. Man at Work


Laughter quotes

April 29, 2007

– 10 or so ‘Laughter quotes’ at Sugar Shock
– e.g. ‘He who laughs, lasts!’ 🙂


People sharing their secrets anonymously by post card…

April 29, 2007

VERY cool site where people send in postcards with their secrets written on the back
– Some are quite intense/adult in nature (you have been warned!)
– Cards are usually done in quite an arty way
– Site claims it is ‘the largest advertisement-free Blog on the Web’ (hit counter shows 74 million + visitors)


Cool (though a little weird) pics of ‘sculptures’…

April 29, 2007

Nice little collection of pics on someone’s blog. Some are pretty gothic, using skulls and bones etc. The site (uncommonpictures.blogspot.com) has some other arty pics as well.


Artificial people… the way forward???

April 29, 2007

ScienceAhead have a list of the ‘Top 10 Artificial Technologies Ready to Create a Real Human Being‘.


House price crash in Spain?

April 29, 2007

The BBC have an article on this.


Uk’s richest get 20% richer in a year!

April 29, 2007

Click here for a BBC article on this.


Concert Tickets… peer-to-peer style

April 28, 2007

*Click here for concert tickets site (StubHub)*
StubHub is a site that lets you buy and sell concert tickets (and sports/theatre tickets) online. Its a peer-to-peer style system a bit like e-bay (in fact was bought by E-Bay in Jan this year,) so you also get the security of a big company being involved in the buying/selling.


How Tos and Instructions

April 28, 2007

Click here for general how tos and here for instructions on making things
Two fun and useful how tos/instructions sites are Instructables & WikiHow. Both have loads of articles on different topics. Instructables focuses on making things while WikiHow covers a broader range of how tos. WikiHow has over 18,000 articles.


Planet Earth 2?… habitable planet found! (article + video)

April 28, 2007

*New planet earth article here & video here*
A team of scientits have found the first potentially habitable planet outside our solar system! The BBC have an article and video clip with lots of info.


Multiple Intelligences… BBC article/program

April 28, 2007

*Click here for multiple intelligences article*
I like the way people are starting to think of intelligence in different ways. Instead of just the traditional IQ style intelligence, people are now talking about emotional & bodily intelligence etc.


Becoming/being self-employed… hints and tips

April 28, 2007

*Becoming/being self-employed article here*
Especially aimed at web-workers, a nice little summary of ‘best practices’ for the self-employed is available at WebWorkerDaily (lots of other interesting posts here as well.)


Low calorie food pics… what 200 calories looks like :)

April 27, 2007

*Low calorie food pics here*
Someone’s put together a collection of pictures that show what 200 calories of food looks like. They start off with a picture of loads of celery and work all the way down to a tiny bit of oil in the bottom of a glass. The pictures were taken with the same camera and using the same setup, so the portion sizes can be easily compared. V cool!


Free traffic! Increase web site traffic for free.

April 26, 2007

Get some free traffic to your blog / web site (through a site called ‘ipings’.) All you do is fill in 4 boxes on a form (name, URL etc), and click submit. When you do, a bunch of sites get notified that you have new content for them to come and index. Its a dead easy way to increase traffic to your web site / blog.

**WARNING! – you should only use the service when you add new content to your site. Pinging without having new content “probably will get you banned or ignored”!!

If you want to know about how the site works and what happens when you ‘ping’, check out the ‘about‘ and ‘to ping or not to ping‘ pages. Well worth reading IMHO – there are good explanations of how web spiders work and how pinging can help you get listed on major search engines!