Posts Tagged ‘anniversary’

Splashdown

July 24, 2009

Rounding off this week of Moon-related anniversaries, here is an interesting site that was suggested to us by one of our colleagues in the Library:

http://www.lunarworldrecord.com/

Using specialist photography equipment and software, the images of the moon were taken in Sir Patrick Moore’s garden and the resulting mosaic has been entered into the Guinness Book of Records.

Happy Birthday Paddington

October 13, 2008

And whilst on the theme of anniversaries (see Friday), it is of course Paddington’s 50th birthday.  He’s wearing well…

http://www.paddingtonbear.com/

He has his own wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddington_Bear

The Times wrote about him back in May:
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/article3881646.ece

Google is celebrating with a special ‘holiday logo’ as they do occasionally:

http://www.google.co.uk/

(Perhaps unsurprisingly google.com isn’t joining in: http://www.google.com/ )

You can see more of their designs here: http://www.google.com/holidaylogos.html

and read more about the artist Dennis Hwang here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Hwang

Happy Birthday TOTD

October 8, 2008

We’re a year old today.  Trust you’ve been enjoying the last 245 postings.

Here are some highlights(?) from the past year:

October 2007 and a blog from Stephen Fry:
http://stephenfry.com/blog/

November saw our posting which has received the largest number of hits (over 4000):
https://reden.wordpress.com/2007/11/29/rich-pictures/

December and a site that’s still really useful:
http://www.lifehack.org/

January had us delving into a scary world of Scrabble with the ‘short story’ _Craziest_:
http://www.vidlit.com/craziest/

February saw the still quite moving video about world creation in Second Life:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxVDVggLqsA

March and an Information Literacy favourite still going strong:
http://www.dhmo.org/

April saw the limited range of movement the Apollo 11 crew made after travelling so far:
http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/A11vsFootball.gif

No round up of the year would be complete with a mention of the biggest item in our tag cloud: Lego.  May saw three entries:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/7386537.stm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pufe1tHHwks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFGVzt7c5bY

June had some retro computing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBuJqUfO4-w  

July quite wore us out following Rob Piatt (you can now download his whole blog in chronological order as a PDF file if you want to revisit his quest for an anecdote).
http://www.shinetheatretrust.org/ridetothetop/

August had us bookmooching:
http://bookmooch.com/

 

Finally, there’d be trouble at t’mill if this wasn’t picked from September:
https://reden.wordpress.com/2008/09/15/david-tennant/

Here’s to another year of TOTD – recently okayed by the powers that be to continue – we hope you all have a great year as well.