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

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

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.’

New Tolkien novel goes on sale – The Children of Hurin

April 29, 2007
  • Tolkien’s son has completed a book from some of his dad(JRR Tolkien)’s manuscripts – see more at the BBC
  • The book is on sale now

Very cute and funny kitten pics

April 29, 2007

Take visitors to a random post on your WordPress blog

April 29, 2007

Share big files with a ‘Box.net’ widget

April 29, 2007

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.


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.


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)


Time turns – a beautiful poem

April 18, 2007

Time turns friends into enemies, enemies into friends… Time builds Love, Loyalty and trust. The full poem is here. Enjoy 🙂


Funny cartoon of a typical internet argument

April 17, 2007

Very funny comic stip 🙂 – this is probably a familiar sight (in some form or another) to most people out there…


The Secret of Wealth and Happiness

April 17, 2007

Possibly not what you’d expect from the title, this is a short, but uplifting little post.


7 ways to drastically improve your learning

April 17, 2007

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


Funny comic strip – Bush and Nixon comparison

April 17, 2007

Check out this little funny… (not a full comic, just a little one pager)


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


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 🙂


Want some GOOD news for a change?

April 16, 2007

Take a trip to the Good News Network and remind yourself that things are not all bad.

If you have any good news stories to share, you can submit them here (although you have to register first.)


Blogging for beginners

April 15, 2007

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