Spelling differences between British and American English
25 April 2010
This is going to be useful to keep handy when I move to America.
Word Whomp solvers love Crosstips
22 April 2010
According to my analytics the most popular Google search for getting to Crosstips.org is exactly
crosstips.org which clearly proves that a lot of people type in the domain name in the search field these days. I do it too.
The second most popular search is "word whomp" which Crosstips has a dedicated page for. What's cute about that is that it was just a little side project I threw in yet it has grown to become one of the most popular features. You can never predict these kinds of things. I think the next thing I'm going to add is a Hangman solver which shouldn't be too hard.
So fellow Word Whomp cheaters, go for it!
Beautiful photos from the Katrina hurricane
21 March 2010
Came across these amazingly beautiful photos from the Katrina hurricane. I can't believe I missed these before! In a sense I wish I could have been there, but in a safe place.
We might be able to pool together and poison the earth with our pollutions but every now and then mother earth reminds us we're just ping pong balls in her game of tennis.
How girls/guys rate guys/girls
27 February 2010
What do you think? As a man I must admit that it does feel like that. I don't know about the girls perspective so I'd love to hear what you think (keeping it mind that it's an exaggeration)
Spotted this website called Healing Food Reference which is what the name says; a reference of food and their healing "power". From the home page:
"This site is part of a public education project created by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, and hosted by Truth Publishing. Its purpose is to educate and empower consumers with information they can use to prevent and even help reverse degenerative disease. There are no commercial sponsors of this site, and neither Mike Adams nor Truth Publishing was paid anything to create this site."
At first I was a bit taken aback by the home page and huge amounts of text on it but once you're in it is so easy to use. Perhaps the reason the home page is jam packed with content is for his search engine optimization.
oplop - How Oplop works, explained in plain English and in technical detail
20 January 2010
If you want to just remember one single password and you want to use different passwords for different site then Oplop might be right for you.
The Fail Blog is funny but sometimes disgusting and borderline sad. Fail Dogs is almost better. A lot of the headlines they put on the pictures just makes it twice as fun. For example this one or this one
"Hello John. It's Gordon Brown."
13 September 2009
A very sweet result to the Alan Turing petition ("Petition to: apologize for the prosecution of Alan Turing that led to his untimely death.").
It goes to show that there is hope for undoing wrongs in the past. Great work John!
7 of the World's Most Irresponsible Companies
09 September 2009
If you met someone from Nestle, Pfizer, Wal-Mart, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Dow Chemical or Monsanto in a suit and who is proud of her job, would you punch her in the face? No? But would you pretend that you don't know about the ways of her company?
Eco blogger Eco-Chick has written a great write-up on some of the worlds greediest and least irresponsible companies. A great read if you're one of the millions of people who understand that corporate ownership of the world is a bad thing but don't necessarily know any specific details or examples.
When you're desperate for money you can do crazy things like rob a bank or mug an innocent old lady. But decisions to mug an old lady is 100% yours whereas office workers for irresponsible corporations are usually just a cog in a wheel, and therefore they all blame their destructive practices aren't their own idea or initiative. That is was someone "in upper management who decided". Would you dare to confront those excuses at a dinner party if you met one?