November 2009

Blogmarks for Sunday 22 November 2009

Interesting links of this week:

The Five Worst Inventions of 2009 - TIME

And the 50 best inventions of 2009.

Google Labs: Green robot icon

Gmail chat status (those green, orange, and red bubbles) indicates if your friends are online or not. But sometimes my buddies appear green when they're not really "online online" -- they just have chat open on their Android phones.

Your Looks and Your Inbox

Paradoxically, it seems it's women, not men, who have unrealistic standards for the "average" member of the opposite sex.

Interesting piece of research

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Yay, photos, yay!

The blogmark updates are a clue about me not being dead, but this weblog has been awefully quiet lately. I have been rather busy and have been microblogging my blurps at my twitterfeed, but that isn't a good excuse to neglect dammIT so badly.

Minor part of the quietness of my online expressions was our trip through southern Africa, of which I put a photo summary online. Yes, we saw leopards too:

Leopard mom and cub, chilling

More pictures will appear soonish. Most likely too many for your taste, but damn it was a beautiful trip, full of experiences that are really without a price. In a nutshell: starting off in Cape Town, South Africa, we went north through Namibia, spent some days in Botswana and finished in Zambia, with the magnificent Victoria Falls and a lot of other impressive nature.

In other news: today we had an official moment regarding our to-be-built home. The first official moment even, one which everyone had been looking forward a bit for a while yet as there hadn't been any meetings been organised so far, so meeting your future neighbours was still that: something happening in the future.

Well, today we still didn't meet our neighbours, but at least we met some of the people living only a few houses away, which was a pleasant experience. Then we all went outside to witness the placement of the first piece of flooring. Also, I took the first picture of our future home:

Our very own bunch of mud

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Blogmarks for Sunday 01 November 2009

Interesting links of this week:

Apes are just like people, or are people just like apes?

What a lovely, emotional photo.

i feel it is incumbent upon me to draw attention to truly sublime works of art

Awesome videoclip from 1977

Dunbar's Number isn't just a number, it's the law

Dunbar postulated that the typical human being can only have 150 friends. One hundred fifty people in the tribe. After that, we just aren't cognitively organized to handle and track new people easily.

[Video] Microsoft's Many Multitouch Mice

Interesting. Not all of them are really practical, but there is potential there.

Translation From MS-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Tony Ross' "Distributed Extensibility Submission"

Ah, that's a lot better

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