Thanks to AJ for alerting us to this which made him (and us) laugh:
Archive for October, 2009
Could this be the future of searching the web?
Current search engines such as Google send spiders out to collect web pages and index them on thousands of servers across the planet. When you search Google, you’re actually searching this index – which may not be as up-to-date as you want.
Now the likes of www.oneriot.com are attempting to search the web in real time. Their ‘About’ page hints that they’re not attem
A source of information on Galileo for “all ages and levels of expertise”. If you weren’t well up on the man, this site will change that:
The Itinerant Poetry Librarian (Sara Wingate Gray) operates a “non-static, special collections public library. For free, for everyone, and for everywhere, or at least, everywhere we can get to.”
Check it out here:
Or read an article about it on pages 14-15 of Panlibus, Autumn 2009 where the mobile library makes the cover. Available for free at:
Short of a face mask in an emergency? Need to protect yourself against smoke or swine ‘flu? Half the population may have a solution close to, urh, hand?
Not surprising Dr Elena Bodnar won a 2009 Ignoble prize for Public Health!
This is an inspiring + intriguing website full of great ideas and thoughts that comes highly recommended:
Requires Flash Player 10 to run.
(The TED comes from Technology, Entertainment, Design)
[Thanks to GL for this submission]
Bemboo’s Zoo is a site populated with an A-Z of animals made from the letters and punctuation which make up their names. It’s great fun, not just for kids -grown ups too will laugh at the clever way the animals come to life from the jumbled up letters.
This is a joyous website, beautifully designed and bound to make you smile.
Grey Area is an independent art gallery in Brighton, East Sussex. It specialises in experimental contemporary art events. It’s a great gallery in what used to be a dilapidated basement – which provides an interesting, idiosyncratic space. It exhibits a diverse selection of contemporary art forms meaning there is always something original to be viewed.
To find out more check out their blog which includes text, photographs and exhibit shots. View their previous exhibitions are see what’s coming up.
Te Whanake Animations is an excellent site if you too wish to learn Māori, the language spoken by the indigenous people of New Zealand.
This website contains 15 animated modules that will introduce you to different aspects of the Māori language. You’ll meet some new friends in these movies, Te Hererīpene, Mīria, Eruera, Tarati, Wiremu and little Neihana. You are able to add the Māori text and the English translation to the movies so that you can understand and learn the new language you are hearing.
If you’d like to learn a little more about Māori culture then visit
hei konā rā
(thanks to RW for this suggestion)