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.


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 🙂

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

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.


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.


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.)


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.


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.


Blog marketing – get your blog known

April 24, 2007

If you want to do a bit of ‘blog marketing’ and get your blog known, there’re a whole bunch of blog directory sites where you can get your blog listed. There’s a good list of them at Google, and another list here from IsPopularOnline. The IsPopularOnline site also has a big list of sites (on the same page) where you can submit the RSS feeds from your blog.

(a few of the links seem to be down, but most of them are good)


Car Insurance

April 23, 2007

Car Insurance is a big area these days with loads of companies to choose from. There’s a site called reviewcentre.com that lets users rate companies on different criteria, then shows them all in a list. If you’re looking for car insurance it may be worth having a look here. The AA look to be one of the best rated – if you scroll down the list, they’re the first company with more than 10 reviews and they manage a decent rating of 7.7 (at the time of writing this.)

The site also has reviews for a ton of other stuff 🙂


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.


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 🙂


Funny video about ‘polite distances’

April 17, 2007

This is just so true!….. (the video is about how close a person needs to be for you to hold the door open for them.) V funny 😀


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.


What makes us happy in the long-term?

April 17, 2007

The BBC has an interesting acticle on this subject, which follows on from a recent European survey. The summarised answer is “To be well off, have a better work-life balance and good public services, and, possibly, to lower our expectations” The comments are quite interesting as well.


7 ways to drastically improve your learning

April 17, 2007

Great post and very interesting site ran by a guy called Ririan.


Ouchh!! (funny pic)

April 17, 2007

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


UK pound goes through $2 barrier

April 17, 2007

Looks like UK interest rates are going up again. Check out the full article here.


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 🙂

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