Archive for March, 2008

My Your

March 31, 2008

This one’s for the design students:

http://www.myyour.eu/

(Click on ‘Collection’ and then check out the different designs).

An easier way of paying off that student loan?

March 28, 2008

http://homeboynet.wordpress.com/2008/03/25/student-gets-rich-by-staying-in-bed/

9/11?

March 27, 2008

For those who’ve asked and didn’t ‘get’ yesterday’s site, it was produced in response to this kind of site:

http://home.comcast.net/~plutarch/911.html

Death Star conspiracy?

March 26, 2008

http://www.websurdity.com/2007/02/28/uncomfortable-questions-was-the-death-star-attack-an-inside-job/

Common Craft

March 25, 2008

This site is created by a small company that produces short explanatory videos:

http://www.commoncraft.com/

if you’ve ever wondered about RSS or wikis and the like, it’s a place to start.

personal digital archiving

March 20, 2008

Anyone else have problems/worries/nightmares with keeping and storing across time all those precious photos and other files you now keep in digital format?

Dlib has two articles (or one article split into two) this month on the subject which are/is helpful and illuminating:

http://www.dlib.org/

And with that perhaps dull but worthy entry, TOTD is shutting down for the Easter break.  Have a good one and look for us next Tuesday.

Wedding Ring Coffin

March 19, 2008

This is easily going to qualify as weirdest site submitted this week:

http://www.weddingringcoffin.com/index.php

Apparently you can also have a wedding ring turned into a bullet to wear as jewellery.  Let’s not go there…

Clusty

March 18, 2008

Yet another search engine:

http://clusty.com/

It’s not bad at disambiguation which seems to be their selling-point so it might be helpful for those searches where there are many meanings to a search term.  From their blurb:

“Clusty is different from other well-known search engines because it sorts your keyword results into themed files of clusters.

For example, a search for the word “pearl” can be split into sections listing jewellery, Pearl Harbour, oysters and even the music group Pearl Jam.

Using the site is so simple. Just type the keyword in and the clusters are listed in a panel to the left.

Use the tabs in this panel to direct your search to results from a particular source, or even to sites with a given extension, useful when looking for information on a government or country specific site.”

How to…

March 17, 2008

Lot’s of ‘how to’ sites around the web; this one with videos:

http://www.wonderhowto.com/

Of course, these may not be skills you *ought* to learn…

Ludacris’ Rap Map

March 14, 2008

Not so much of interest for its content as for the commentary on the content…

http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/2008/03/09/254-ludacris-rap-map-of-us-area-codes/