Easy way to find recipes for the ingredients you have

April 29, 2007

Cut and paste any part of your screen with Snippy (freeware)

April 29, 2007
  • This tiny little freeware utility lets you cut and paste any part of your screen
  • You can cut rectangle/squares, or do freehand cut and pasting
  • You can cut with/without borders and define border thickness + colour
  • V Cool 🙂

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

Take visitors to a random post on your WordPress blog

April 29, 2007

Share big files with a ‘Box.net’ widget

April 29, 2007

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‘.


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!


Do you Digg?… Digg this post at Digg.com

April 25, 2007

Digg is a GREAT place to go to find out what cool/interesting/fun sites people have come across. Its a major (ranked 88th most popular site in the world! at Alexa.com) ‘social bookmarking’ site, where members submit ‘content’ (weblog posts, news articles, etc.) Other users then check out the content themselves and if they like it they ‘Digg’ it.

**To Digg this article, click here 🙂 **


Mortgage refinancing. Get the best mortgage rate!

April 25, 2007

Mortgage refinancing can “substantially slash mortgage repayments” – this article details five easy to follow steps to help you get the best mortgage rate you can, and to pay your mortgage off early.


Funny stuff – page cannot be displayed…

April 25, 2007

Comedy web error page… “This page cannot be displayed because you need some fresh air.” It goes into more detail… V funny, and probably applies to lots of us 🙂 Click here to see the page.


Robots in our future

April 25, 2007

Scientists are predicting that in the very near future (within 5 years) we’ll have robots for things like child-minding, care-home work, and prison monitoring! This is according to an article in the Daily Mail, a large UK national daily paper… “Are we safe from robots that can think for themselves?

The BBC also have some interseting articles on this subject. An article written yesterday talks about future robots being autonomous, decision making machines. It also talks about ‘robot rights’! amongst other things. There are some other good robot articles in the right hand column as well.


The pleasure of finding things out

April 18, 2007

You can see this and other snippets from a Richard Feynman interview on the BBC Horizon Webiste. You can also see the full interview (in 6 parts) at YouTube. The sound’s out of sync with the picture, but the interview is still very good.


Online checkers with power-ups

April 18, 2007

Awesome 2 player web based ‘checkers’ game with tons of power ups and squares that can be raised and lowered (you’ll see what I mean.) This game could get to be VERY addictive 😀

Click here for the quick video tutorial.

To get started, enter a guest name, click ‘start’, then click on a few names in the opponents box and someone should give you a game fairly quickly.


Crazy gadget pics (slippers with headlights etc)

April 18, 2007

The Daily Mail has pics of some very unusual gadgets. After the slippers with headlights, my favourite is probably the ‘shuffling shoes’, which might actually be quite useful?…


Have you caught the latest bug?

April 18, 2007

‘Who is sick?’ is a site where users record their illnesses. The data gets plotted on a Google map so, for example, you can see if you’re the victim of the latest bug going around. There’s a bar chart showing whether reports of different types of sickness are growing or falling, various search functions and a discussion forum. The site’s still in its infancy but this could well be an interesting site to come back to once its been going for a while. Remember to ‘Digg’ it up if you like it 🙂


Satellite launch rocket exploding

April 17, 2007

Awesome video footage of a satellite launch rocket that blew up just after take off. The debris was so hot, it melted the wheel rims on a car!


Online ‘Peer to peer’ style loans

April 17, 2007

There are at least 2 websites on the go at the moment that facilitate a ‘peer to peer’ style lending & borrowing system. The UK site is called Zopa, and the US site, Propser. ‘Prosper’ has had a whole host of positive press coverage, and Zopa also looks to have been highly rated, e.g. ‘What Investment’ magazine rated it product of the month in Aug ’06.

Does anyone have any experience of these sites?.. This seems like a great idea to me.


Ouchh!! (funny pic)

April 17, 2007

Sometimes its better NOT to try and be helpful… (Click here for the pic) 🙂


Download gallery pics/vids with one click!

April 17, 2007

DownThemAll is an awesome free Firefox extension that lets you download all the pictures and/or videos that a page links to, with a click. It only downloads from links that are part of a series, so it won’t pick up banner ads etc, and its also got a built in download accelerator!

I’ve been using it for a while now and it gets a big thumbs up from me 🙂

Socialise this


Keep drivers & software up-to-date the easy way!

April 16, 2007

This handy little bit of free software scans your PC and tells you what updates are available for your hardware and software! You can then either google to find the updates for download, or you can pay for the full version which gives direct links to the downloads. I’ve only used the free version and it found 4 hardware and 5 software updates 🙂


Freeware recommendations from those in the know

April 16, 2007

Majorgeeks.com have a list of ‘must have’ freeware for a whole bunch of uses. They highlight their picks based on whether they’re suitable novices, intermediates, or ‘Majorgeeks’ – very helpful 🙂


Blogging for beginners

April 15, 2007

I just found a great series of free lessons by a professional blogger on blogging for newbies.


Brain Scan that reads your INTENTIONS!

April 15, 2007

News article about scans that have already been done!


Which tribes do you belong to???

April 15, 2007

A great place to connect to people with similar interests.