Saturday, April 17, 2010

Volcanic Ash Cloud Haiku

No metal wings fly
Only birds and clouds
In the sky today

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Searching for Words

So what does this guy, who happens to not be able to read, want, to pass the time in hospital?


There is something sad and lovely about this...

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Things I can do on my iTouch...

These are some of the things I have used my iTouch for:
  • Used the converter to change Celsius to Fahrenheit for cooking
  • Found my way with maps, guides & Dutch language apps on a visit to Amsterdam
  • Used the calculator for club finances, currencies & maths support
  • Read A Christmas Carol at Christmas
  • Practiced my Italian for Italian Club
  • Used games to entertain a young person on journey and me when I can't sleep
  • Learned British Sign Language alphabet and greetings
  • Listened to music, podcasts and lectures
  • Used maps, guides and Hindi language apps for a residential to India
  • Got the words of Christmas carols for when collecting for the Salvation Army at Christmas
  • Watched Ted Talks and other videos about worldwide innovations
  • Showed the photo library of my travels to people
  • Used the internet for email, research and fun
  • Learned some origami to try out at club
  • Found my way with the tube map
Now I'm...
  • Practicing my French for my trip to Marrakech in June & Junior French Club
  • Watching videos to learn Sign Language and Ashtanga Yoga
  • Reading The Idiot (one of 101 Classic Novels)
And as I can't sleep - I plan to play a game...

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Saturday, April 03, 2010

World Pillow-Fight Day 2010

Check out a video of 2009 here

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Friday, April 02, 2010

Keyboard Test

So Jane (my daughter) is checking out my laptop to see if the keyboard is good enough and so she starts typing the following:

The end o...

I say, "Stop!"

She says, "What?"

I ask, "Are you going to write The end of the world as we know it?"

She looks at me and says, "Yes, how did you know?"

"Because that's what I write when I am testing a keyboard..."

So we both use the exact same sentence to test out keyboards. How? Not because either of us has seen the other do it. Not because we can mind read or have the same depressing thoughts. No Jane reckons its because I sing it too much -

Its the end of the world as we know it - but I feel fine.

I always liked that lyric. It always seemed the truth about so many situations. However bad they were I was ok.

And however much I thought I could do maybe I wasn't doing enough if so much was going wrong with the world and I could still be feeling fine.

So to me the lyric is both a comfort and a wake up call.

What do you write to test a keyboard?