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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The LOLcat of Death - mental_floss magazine

mental_floss magazine - Where Knowledge Junkies Get Their Fix

"The internet is composed of about 75% cat pictures and 20% unbelievable stories to amaze your friends.* So it’s no wonder Oscar, the cat who predicts death, captured the imagination of cyberpace last week. Oscar lives in a nursing home, and only curls up with patients who die within the next few hours." (pics at link)

Poker Chip Stacks from Around the World

Poker Chip Stacks from Around the World

I like stuff like this. Good for distracting your opponents during Texas Hold'em. :>

Sunday, July 29, 2007

BBC NEWS | Business | Fears of fresh stock market falls

BBC NEWS | Business | Fears of fresh stock market falls

It is feared that Asian and European shares could fall further on Monday after New York's Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 208 points on Friday.

The Dow had its biggest weekly fall since March 2003 after banks involved in big buyouts failed to find buyers for $20bn (£9.8bn) worth of debt.

That made investors wonder whether the current acquisition-fuelled rally could be coming to an end.

There have also been more indications of problems in the US housing market.

Last Tuesday, the biggest US mortgage lender Countrywide Financial, reported a fall in quarterly results.

On Monday, HSBC will report its results, which are also expected to have been hit by the rising level of defaults in the sub-prime mortgage market.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Friday web zen: drawing zen


Potter author 'penning two books' | BBC NEWS | Entertainment

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Potter author 'penning two books':

"JK Rowling has said she is back at work, just days after her final Harry Potter book was published.

In an interview with the USA Today newspaper, the author said she was sad the Harry Potter series had come to an end, but would not stop writing.

'I'm sort of writing two things at the moment,' she said. 'One is for children and the other is not for children.'

Eleven million copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows were sold in the first 24 hours of publication."

Thursday, July 26, 2007

How to Buy Cheap College Textbooks - wikiHow

How to Buy Cheap College Textbooks - wikiHow

Lots of other hints and tips at the link, here's a bit from the site:

College is a big business, and one of the biggest expenses in this business -- next to tuition, room, and board, is college textbooks. Nothing hits your party pocketbook like a trip to the campus bookstore. Reselling books may recoup some of your investment, but not all. Don’t take out the extra loans. Just follow this lesson to lessen the cost of your education.
  • Consider electronic versions of textbooks from sites like iChapters or Safari. Online books can't be resold but they often sell for as little as fifty percent of a new book's price. Classic literature no longer under copyright, can be downloaded for free at sites like Bartleby.
  • If a search engine search isn’t very fruitful, try searching directly at online booksellers’ sites.
  • Try to search in search engines that specializes in book searches, like addall.com, bookfinder.com or similar. They compare prices from different online vendors.
  • Find out if any books are optional, and think twice about buying them. Some optional books are really quite necessary, while others aren’t. Ask your professor or TA for advice if in doubt, and consider your own study habits. If you tend to ignore the optional materials anyway, then there's no point in wasting your money on it.
  • If your Internet search for the ISBN brings up a lot of unrelated items, try entering the ISBN along with the letters “ISBN” in the search bar.
  • Always include shipping costs in your calculations. You may be able to save money on shipping by purchasing several books from one merchant.
  • Don't forget about international editions. They're generally exactly the same as their American counterparts, except they often come only in paperback, and the pages may feel a bit different.
  • Different professors teaching the same course often use different books. Find out which professor requires the least expensive books and sign up for his or her course.
  • Using more than a few online book resellers might not be beneficial. Don't waste time and confuse yourself with multiple sites; focus on finding what you need, especially if the prices all appear to be about the same.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Be careful, if you haven't read it yet, spoilers abound...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


  1. ^ UK cover with ISBN on bar code.
  2. ^ Transcript of JKR's live interview on Scholastic.com (2000-02-03).
  3. ^ "Rowling 'nerves' at Potter launch", BBC, 2007-07-20. Retrieved on 2007-03-29.
  4. ^ 'HPDH' reaches no. 1 on U.S. Amazon & BN lists. HPANA (2007-02-01). Retrieved on 2007-03-29.
  5. ^ Rowling, J. K.. "Publication Date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", J. K. Rowling Official Site, 2007-02-01. Retrieved on 2007-03-29.
  6. ^ Official Raincoast Harry Potter page. Raincoast Books. Retrieved on 2007-07-20.
  7. ^ Blais, Jacqueline. "After final 'Harry Potter' book, can anyone fill the void?", USA Today, 2007-05-03. Retrieved on 2007-05-03.
  8. ^ Scholastic Announces Record-Breaking 12.1 Million First Printing In United States Of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows. Scholastic (2007-03-14). Retrieved on 2007-03-29.
  9. ^ Record First-Day Sales for Last ‘Harry Potter’ Book, New York Times, July 22, 2007.
  10. ^ Borders(R) Sells 1.2 Million Copies of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' Worldwide on First Day of Sales
  11. ^ J.K.Rowling Official Site. J K Rowling (14 May 2007). Retrieved on 2007-05-18.
  12. ^ 10 million pounds to guard 7th Harry Potter book. Rediff (16 July 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  13. ^ Potter embargo 'could be broken'. BBC News (12 July 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-17.
  14. ^ Harry Potter Fans Transcribe Book from Photos. TorrentFreak (18 July 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-19.
  15. ^ New Potter book leaked online. Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax newspapers (18 July 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-18.
  16. ^ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows leaked to BitTorrent. TorrentFreak (17 July 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-19.
  17. ^ Harry Potter finale allegedly leaked online. CanWest MediaWorks Publications (16 July 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-16.
  18. ^ New Harry Potter Book May Have Made Its Way To Web. New York Times (17 July 2007).
  19. ^ Web abuzz over Potter leak claims (17 July 2007).
  20. ^ Malvern, Jack. "Harry Potter and the great web leak", Times, 2007-07-19. Retrieved on 2007-07-19.
  21. ^ The spell is broken. The Baltimore Sun (18 July 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-18.
  22. ^ Publisher slams book on "Harry Potter" distributor. Newsday (18 July 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-18.
  23. ^ Press release from Scholastic. PR Newswire (from Scholastic) (July 18, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-18.
  24. ^ Distributor mails final Potter book early. MSNBC Interactive (July 18, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-18.
  25. ^ I Was an eBay Voldemort. National Review Online (20 July 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-20.
  26. ^ a b Harry Potter and the ugly price war. The Star Malaysia (21 July 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-21.
  27. ^ Plans for Sabbath sales of Harry Potter draw threats of legal action in Israel. International Herald Tribune (July 17, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-18.
  28. ^ Yishai warns stores over Harry Potter book launch on Shabbat. Haaretz (July 21, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-18.
  29. ^ "Harry Potter used in worldwide appeal to help find missing Madeleine", Daily Mail, 2007-07-17. Retrieved on 2007-07-18.
  30. ^ "Rowling in Madeleine poster plea", BBC News, 2007-07-16. Retrieved on 2007-07-17.
  31. ^ Editor Says 'Deathly Hallows' Is Unleakable. MTV Overdrive (video) (July 17, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-19.
  32. ^ An inevitable ending to Harry Potter series. Baltimore Sun (July 18, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-21.
  33. ^ For Harry Potter, Good Old-Fashioned Closure. The New York Times (July 18, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-21.
  34. ^ Annelli, Melissa (19 July), New York Times Posts Spoilers: Call For Letters
  35. ^ Harry Potter Publisher Bloomsbury `Disappointed' at Early Leak. Bloomberg News (July 19, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-21.
  36. ^ Rowling angered by early reviews of last Potter. Washington Post (July 19, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-20.
  37. ^ Fans dismayed with early reviews of 'Deathly Hallows'. HPANA (July 19, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-19.
  38. ^ Potter author condemns leak. World News Australia (July 19, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-20.
  39. ^ Goodbye, Harry Potter. Salon.com (July 20, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-20.
  40. ^ Transcript of JKR's live interview on Scholastic.com (2000-02-03).
  41. ^ A new chapter for HP and JK. The Telegraph (2007-05-12). Retrieved on 2007-06-15.
  42. ^ "Rowling reacts to Potter's end", USA Today, Associated Press, 2007-02-06. Retrieved on 2007-07-21.

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Friday, July 20, 2007

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

YouTube - Hitler Gets Banned (His Ultimate Downfall)

YouTube - Hitler Gets Banned (His Ultimate Downfall)

This is the story of Hitlers Downfall, his final defeat against Microsoft has now pushed him over the edge.

Feel free to digg:


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

ringtones - Google Search

ringtones - Google Search

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Friday, July 13, 2007

harry potter - Google Search

harry potter - Google Search

The mania continues!

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Trailer
2hr 18min - Rated PG-13 - Action/Adventure/Drama/SciFi/Fantasy -

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ps. i'll find my frog

ps. i'll find my frog

if I looking for frog

him name is hopkin green frog

I Lost my frog


P.S. I'll find my frog

Who took my frog
Who found my frog
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Friday web zen: making art zen


Friday, July 06, 2007

YouTube Doubler Beta

YouTube Doubler Beta

Watch two YouTube videos at once. Some neat mixing possibilities arise, as you can see from this neat remix of Worf from Star Trek.

YouTube Doubler

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