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Daily Drop Cap: orem ipsum dolor sit amet,... →
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BBC News Northern Ireland - Bloody history of the... →
The bloody history of the Catholic uprising of 1641 has been brought back to life on the internet. Testimonies from thousands of eye-witnesses to one of the most significant events in Irish history have been transcribed and made available for free online. The three-year project, led by researchers at the Universities of University of Cambridge and The University of Aberdeen and Trinity College...
Gratuitous vulgar displays of product placement in popular moving pictures.
How to Embed Fonts for Posterous & Tumblr |... →
Lifesaver, I remember similar tearing out of hair when I was trying to do this several months ago! :)
Facebook Disconnect: A Chrome extension that puts... →
I know a certain bloke who blogs, aherm, who would probably like this! :D
Rejection letter to a female artist from Disney -... →
Rejection letter to a female artist from Disney Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that work is performed entirely by young men. For this reason girls are not consired for the training school. (This belonged to the grandmother of the person who put it up on flickr.)
Letters of Note: Drinking, Smoking & Storytelling →
Courtesy of the pharmaceutical manager of now-defunct importing firm Fairbairn Wright comes an amusing letter, written in 1972 to announce the interoffice transfer of a member of staff by the name of Enid Havercort. Following three years of head office experience in the city of Wellington, New Zealand, Enid was now ready to begin her career and clearly equipped to get the most from clients. Oh...
Things Organized Neatly →
It does what it says on the tin. [wonders if that ad runs in other countries, decides not to care]
Waiter Rant » Blog Archive » Phone Skills. Some... →
Letters of Note: I did NOT hear the Martians... →
…was one of the thousands who heard this program and did not jump out of the window, did not attempt suicide, did not break my arm while beating a hasty retreat from my apartment, did not anticipate a horrible death, did not hear the Martians “rapping on my chamber door,”… What a refreshing change to the usual responses to Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds broadcast!
snopes.com: AriZona Sweet Tea Label →
Special, just special. AriZona’s response is a masterclass though in how company’s should respond.
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12seconds is shutting down... →
Dear 12ers, Nearly 3 years ago, David Beach and I decided to grab a beer at a local pub and talk about startup ideas. I told him a dumb idea and he told me about one called 10seconds. I said, “we should do that one.” He said, “okay.” And that was it. That is until we figured out that 10seconds.tv was already taken. 12seconds sounded pretty good to us too. We set out on a...
If you’re reading this because you read my Tumblr anyway, this is even less interesting than my usual posts, sorry ‘bout that. If, however, you’re reading this because you were equally intrigued as I was about another use for QR codes, then it’s still as dull, but at least I know someone else is on my wavelength! ;P
Google Editions Book Store to Be Launched Soon →
Google says its new service — called Google Editions — will allow users to buy digital copies of books they discover through its book-search service. It will also allow book retailers — even independent shops — to sell Google Editions on their own sites, taking the bulk of the revenue.” According to Google, the service will sell “online access to million of books. This means you can...