Archive for July, 2008

cuil – or not

July 31, 2008

Language Hat reveals that actually the new search engine ‘cuil’ which claims it’s an old Irish word for ‘knowledge’, isn’t.

Not an impressive beginning.

The Miniature Earth

July 30, 2008

Thought provoking.

haiku video

July 29, 2008

These must be few and far between:

rode to the top

July 28, 2008

A couple of weeks ago TOTD mentioned a guy cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats.  Apparently he made it last Friday after 13 days.  Well done that lunatic.  We’re still green with envy.  And his quest for an anecdote was a great success too.

Of course it’s still possible to donate to his charity and he’s past the £1000 mark now.  Still looks a bit uphill to his target but we’ll bet he’s glad the pedalwork is behind him.

hand art

July 25, 2008

Thanks to the sender of this:

Codex Sinaiticus

July 24, 2008

One of the treasures of the British Library [1] being made virtually available to the hoi polloi.  (You need to be a top level specialist to get near this outside of a display case otherwise.)

[1] TOTD recalls being on a tour of the BL several years ago and asking a senior member of Library staff about this item.  They’d not heard of it.

Brain management

July 23, 2008

Does your brain need a lifecycle management tool? asks David Tebbutt in Information World Review.  TOTD certainly does.

Library lullaby

July 22, 2008

Not to be used in our silent zone!

Does your library sound like this?


July 21, 2008

Here’s a delightful little blog:

With maths for the man in the street.

Men in film

July 18, 2008

And while we’re on the theme: