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Lol! Google helped me save me … again! :)

The last couple of days I’ve been migrating some web services I run from a VPS to a dedicated server. One of the sites I’ve been moving is a friends Wiki. I kept encountering a problem though – I’d copy all the files and the database across and all would appear fine – but the site […]

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Live stream the world as your screensaver

Want the coolest screensaver imaginable? Try this – Download and install HTML Screensaver from this link. You want the “Windows Installer (msi) file” at the bottom. Open it and install it Right click somewhere on your desktop and click “personalize”. HTML Screen Saver should be set as your screen saver Click “Settings” Under URL type […]

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Why Obama Won the Nobel Peace Prize

Like most people I was shocked when I heard President Obama had won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. My first instinct was to ask “for what??!?!?!?”. The more I think about it though, the more I realise how much Obama has done. Now, remember this is not an American view, it’s the view of an […]

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Seth Godin on Leadership

It’s uncomfortable to stand up in front of strangers. It’s uncomfortable to propose an idea that might fail. It’s uncomfortable to challenge the status quo. It’s uncomfortable to resist the urge to settle. When you identify the discomfort, you’ve found the place where a leader is needed. If you’re not uncomfortable in your work as […]

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Wolfram|Alpha is live! A different kind of search engine

A new tool in the search engine arena has today been opened to the public – Wolfram|Alpha. Unlike search sites such as Yahoo or Google, which attempt to catalogue the entire internet and provide links to anything you can think of, Wolfram|Alpha does something different – it focuses on the numbers, it’s a “computational knowledge […]

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Just launched my new health blog: optimal-health.info

I just launched my new blog focusing on health issues, particularly nutrition. Only a couple of posts up so far, but there’ll be many more to come! www.optimal-health.info

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The Obamas

This photo was taken back on January 20, 2009 – the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States of America. I only encountered recently on the front page of the White House Correspondents’ Association website and simply had to repost it. How beautiful it is! A healthy young couple in […]

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Superb Spotify

Newspapers and online communities have been awash the past week with the news that a Swedish court found four men connected with The Pirate Bay website guilty of aiding copyright infringement. They were sentenced to a year in prison and substantial fines. The verdict itself wasn’t a surprise to most, since similar websites had lost similar […]

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Finally – a battery bottleneck breakthrough?

I’ve been saying for many years that if you want to make a lot of money from an investment, find the company that develops the next big breakhrough in battery technology and give them your money. Today’s modern electronic society is dependent on batteries, but a lot of further advances has been stymied by them […]

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My new favourite thing

These have changed my life – Most of the time I’m a very light sleeper, it doesn’t take much to wake me up and then I can struggle to fall back asleep quickly. Long plane flights (for example from Australia to Sweden and back!) are simply exercises in sleep deprivation. I’ve tried various ear plugs […]

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