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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Powers of 10

your timetable

national rail have always been good at train times, this personalised timetable takes it one stage further; enabling you  to select dates from and to, stopping stations and days of the week. Not flash, not award winning but what the web was made for this. Southern have a good pdf download service here as well

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Monkey magic ooh

Monkey was with out doubt one of the best ever TV shows. So with a kick whistle between the fingers you'll be off on your pink cloud to see Damon Albarn's MONKEY at the ROH.
Hsi Yu Chi ("Journey To The West") - the original Chinese story on which "Monkey" is based

Online Japanese CD store - English site. Buy Japanese CDs online (including the Monkey
soundtrack CD "Magic Monkey" by Godiego, and CDs by Monkey cast members and their bands)

Godiego (the band who created the music in Monkey) - official web site

Masaaki Sakai (Monkey) - unofficial English fan site

Toshiyuki Nishida (Pigsy, season 1) - official Japanese site for his "Tsuri Baka Nisshi" series of films

The Spiders - ‘LETS GO SPIDERS!’ available at:

Matt Sephton - author of the character biographies

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tired of old school friends and exs. Try kindo the family tree site.

Grand Prix 3 Winners

Cyber Lions Grand Prix Winners

LinkedIn secures new funding

Richard Wray
The Guardian, Thursday June 19 2008

LinkedIn, the social networking website that helps business contacts and former colleagues keep in touch, has joined the exclusive club of dotcom companies to secure a billion dollar valuation after a fresh round of venture capital funding.

The company, based just down the road from Google in Mountain View California, has received $53m (£27m) in new cash from investors in a funding round lead by private equity firm Bain Capital that values LinkedIn at $1bn (£512m). Read more...

Primark leaves child labour suppliers

Source The Guardian
Julia Finch, City editor, Monday June 16 2008

Fashion chain Primark has axed three longstanding suppliers in southern India for using child labour after being alerted to the practice by the BBC.

The three suppliers - from the Tirapur region of the Tamil Nadu province - were sub-contracting embroidery work on dresses to child home workers.

The retailer, which is owned by the Associated British Food group and operates 170 stores in the UK, has grown to become the UK's second biggest clothing chain by offering cut-price fashion, with T-shirts for as little as £1. Almost its entire range is sourced from low-cost suppliers in Asia.
Read full article here

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

go go crazy bones

I take my son to school today and 2 of his friends wave yellow bags at him. I think, what's that all about. Then I remember him saying he wants go gos and the two things connect, go gos in the bags; a short google search later and i'm in the go go zone. 6 news agents later we find the last 3 in stock in town. 100s of pieces of plastic endless combinations of gaming and not a LCD screen in sight.