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OK then; I've got so behind posting stuff that hald the links I stored are done already. Meh, have some of the best/more recent while I keep sorting things out.

Softpedia reports that Windows Vista is essentially spyware and Microsoft will be able to track a big chunk of what you do; yes, they're unlikely to pick on individuals, but the EULA gives them carte blanche to give everything away.

Cthuugle--the H. P. Lovecraft search engine. Do Werewolves Roam The Woods Of England? Probably not, but some interesting stuff, even if the guy writing it is a bit, shall we say, touched? How about instead a bunch of 3-D Starmaps? So very very cool.

Reading this Register article on Conservapedia I discover the wonder that is RationalWiki, a slightly satirical riposte to the loons and their delusions. Conservapedia has managed to clean up all the blatant vandalism that it got hit with soon after it launched. Now the edits are much more subtle.

On the subject of wikis, anyone fancy a game of Wikington Crescent? Very very silly way to kill time, but you never know. [livejournal.com profile] sunflowerkits recently attended a Gothic Bellydance workshop and has videos of some of the teachers dancing; it is actually very impressive, and I'm not just saying that because they're also quite hot.

On to a bit of politics. My old friend [livejournal.com profile] paulatpingu compares Gordon Brown's position to that of Londo Mollari. Yes, that Londo Mollari, the one with the silly hair and the tentacle penis. Scarily, he's actually got a point, although as I commented there it's not going to happen any time soon.

Silliness. Turn the subjects from any feed (including your public LJ posts) and burn them into Lol!cats. Results can vary between the impressive, the funny and the downright stupid. And of course there's an online macro generator, which even works from LJ userpics. Yes, I've ued it, and it's actually not a bad overall tool for quick-and-dirty actual design work.

Lastly? How about a survivors guide to Doctor Who fandom? So very true, especially the Rose-fen; I only really started follwing the online fans since Torchwood started, and seriously, they scare me. Especially the Jack/anto shippers. SRSLY, they're warped. Not interested? Ok, how about an economic argument against the smoking ban combined with an assertion that passive smoking isn't actually dangerous. Ok, that last comes from the Torygraph, and is thus a little sus, but not hugely, the science he researches is real, and I remain of the opinion that car exhaust fumes do more damage than someone else's smoke ever will.

Not bad that, cleaned 16 links out of the folder. You really don't want to know how many there are in total. Trust me on this. Oh, look at that, I've managed to do that silly Doctor Who quote meme without even trying. Bargain.

Date: 2007-07-01 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pickwick.livejournal.com
The picture was what I got when I put my journal through the Roflator.

I uploaded the Hislop pic to do this to it, because I've made [livejournal.com profile] higmfy for news macros, though I don't know whether to use it yet!

Date: 2007-07-01 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pshtaku.livejournal.com
I got some good ones posted on my journal (http://pshtaku.livejournal.com/224824.html)

Date: 2007-07-01 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] davidnm.livejournal.com
On the subject of 'werewolves' in England, there is always Shaun Ellis, the eccentric gentleman of Combe Martin (http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/manamongwolves/biography.html).

Predictably enough, it would have to be North Devon...

Date: 2007-07-02 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] poifaerie.livejournal.com
Oooh, links! *clicky clicky*

The gothic bellydance was looovely, thanks for sharing, and the werewolves one will be passed on...

Date: 2007-07-02 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] poifaerie.livejournal.com
Oh aye, my lycan-loving chums leapt on the link like... well... like slavering wolves, really.

(Alliteration is fun.)

Date: 2007-07-02 07:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mooism.livejournal.com
It can't parse my lj feed. What is it with me and parse errors?

Date: 2007-07-02 11:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tyrell.livejournal.com
These new "And we only run on Windows fucking Vista!" PC games are pissing me off. Not surprised it's Spyware.

Date: 2007-07-02 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-mendicant.livejournal.com
hi, its me being a pain once more. I emailed your contact in the lib Dem office, after we last exchanged comments. She was on holiday at the time, as I got an out of office reply, but she has never got back to me. Is there any chance you could ask her to search her inbox for the holiday week? I know I'm now running out of time to book a cheap advance ticket if I have to pay for the conference.
matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Default)

British Liberal, house husband, school play leader and stepdad. Campaigner, atheistic feminist, amateur baker. Male.

Known to post items of interest on occasions. More likely to link to interesting stuff. Sometimes talks about stuff he's done. Occasionally posts recipes for good food. Planning to get married, at some point. Enjoying life in Yorkshire.

Likes comments. Especially likes links. Loves to know where people came from and what they were looking for. Mostly posts everything publicly. Sometimes doesn't. Hi.

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