Archive For The “Whimsey” Category

PolyTech Signs

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PolyTech Signs

Nothing serious in this post. I just noticed this sign in the the Polytech Food Technology department, right near the kitchens and the bakeries: Is there no teaching going on in the kitchens? I did get a coffee however, made in the barista class: I was as good as it looks . . .

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Spelling with Google Earth . . .

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Spelling with Google Earth . . .

Yet another fun thing . . . I met Cherie via a friend and via skype who told me about Dean Shareski’s Blog Ideas and Thoughts. A post this week mentions yet another Google maps mashup: spelling with buildings. Type in the phrase, and VOILA: The full link and the animation is here. Make your…

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Texting translating

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From Mary Allan at UoC, a link to read if you don’t understand text: www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/textmessageabbreviations.asp

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Your blog . . .

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Another Womans Weekly type test. I found this on Derek’s Blog first. How much does your blog own of you? 31.25 % My weblog owns 31.25 % of me. Does your weblog own you?I’m quite clear about this: I am primarily interested in community, blogs are secondary. I was suprised though: Derek was much much…

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Unsocial Software

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I have lost track of the blog that mentioned this. The antidote to social software. And a cheap publicity stunt for a community of bloggers. The answer to every FAQ on this page isolatr.com/faq.html is “NO!” AFTERWORD: Months after I posted this I have met (in the space of one week) two people who’s answer…

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Service and petrol Stations

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A brief experience at the local service station last week. The guy servng at the counter – a regular – told me a little secret. At least I presume it was a secret. Me: (swipe, swipe – card was not reading) Him: Just wait a bit sir. Give it a few seconds. Me: I do…

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