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Entries from April 2007

Finding a Personal Trainer

April 25th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I did a lot of searching on the subject of whether or not to get a personal trainer, and what to do find the right one. I have a lot of things buzzing in my mind, and before I forget, I thought I’d summarize what I learnt for future reference, if nothing else.
So here’s [...]

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Website Design, Anyone?

April 25th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I am working on a project at work that seems like it will take forever to finish. *sigh*. I am not the greatest of web designers, and you can see from the design of this modest site. It took me some time to figure out some stuff that should have taken a few minutes at [...]

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Egypt Beckons…

April 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I got lost in this tour of egypt. There are so many touring services for Egypt, maybe I should just get one of these all inclusive holidays to Egypt.
Things seemed to be wrapped up neatly into a cool package. I never can quite decide which is better, a packaged tour (where you are guaranteed [...]

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Absolutely Amazing List of Coincidences

April 16th, 2007 · No Comments

2Spare – Top 15 Strangest Coincidences.

Wow! These are really, really weird. The lighting coincidences are so spooky. Imagine people from three generations of a family dying by lightning at the same spot, or the same man hit by lightning and paralyzed to various extents many times before dying, and then lightning toasts his grave. Read [...]

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Home and Living: 10 Ultra Small Houses

April 14th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Perhaps the most famous man to live in a dimunitive house was Thoreau, who famously lived in a wood cabin for a while. I went on a trip today discovering small houses of all shapes and kinds.
No list of small houses will be complete without these exemplary examples….

1. Yurts

You have US yurts and Russian yurts
2. [...]

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The 100% Stain Resistant Shirt is here.

April 13th, 2007 · No Comments

We’ve removed the fear of eating spaghetti bolognese in public for the very first time.

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Idling Your Car to Warm it Up is Useless

April 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Idling: Myths Versus Reality
Contrary to popular belief, idling isn’t an effective way to warm up your vehicle, even in cold weather. The best way to warm it up is to drive it.

The article also says that you can save a lot of fuel by turning it off if you are going to be idling for [...]

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Blood groups ‘can be converted’ – Creating “Neutral” Blood

April 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Scientists have developed a way of converting one blood group into another. They can convert RH Positive blood from one blood group to another. This should fix the O-ve blood shortage problem. The absolutely amazing techniques uses micro-organisms to work on the blood cells and strip them of their “group”-iness. The paper describing the work [...]

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Sheriff Gives Himself a Ticket

April 10th, 2007 · No Comments

ABC News: Sheriff Gives Himself a Ticket

“As sheriff, I’m held to the highest standard in law enforcement. How can I hold officers accountable if I don’t hold myself accountable?” he said. “I’m satisfied I’m doing the right thing.”
Kocken issued himself a ticket March 27 for an unsafe lane change, three weeks after he had rear-ended [...]

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Wilfing: Aimless Browsing Online Has a Name

April 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Wilfing is the new term that describes aimless browsing on the Internet. I am told WILF stands for “What Was I Looking For?”
Nice! Someone had to invent a name for this phenomenon that is everywhere, and affecting just about everyone.
“However, our study shows that although people log on with a purpose, they are now being [...]

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