Sunday, 26 June 2005

RANDOM: How to detect lies

I always thought body language and psychology was interesting, here are some tips to spot little fibbers. Read: How to detect lies - body language, reactions, speech patterns

WEB SITES: 50 Coolest Websites 2005

Time magazine picks 50 sites worth visiting online. Read: 50 Coolest Websites 2005 -

Friday, 24 June 2005

PHOTOS: Glastonbury 2005 - It's Pilton down

Glastonbury as it should be, wet and muddy. Not funny if you're there of course, hopefully everyone will have survive unscathed, and let the music and culture play on. See: Glastonbury 2005: day one | It's Pilton down

WEB STANDARDS: Websites alienate Firefox users

BBC news bigs-up the Web Standards ideal. Read: BBC NEWS | Technology | Websites alienate Firefox users

Tuesday, 21 June 2005

REM @ Old Trafford, Manchester, June 17, 2005

REM, Old Trafford

Originally uploaded by richardk.

That's Michael Stipe in the corner, on the big screens, singing his religion.

Sorry, but REM were damn good on Friday in Manchester, a mixture of old and new tracks, that frankly all sounded good live.

Monday, 20 June 2005

IMAGES: sonar 2005 on Flickr

The 12th Barcelona International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art aka danhodgett's 'sonar 2005' slideshow on Flickr as seen by my good friend Dan Hodgett.

Wednesday, 15 June 2005

CRICKET: Australia crash to humbling defeat

The Ashes - Surely the site of Australia crash to humbling defeat, again, is too good to be true.

I mean there are plenty of reasons not to take the Twenty20 result along with this beating at the hands of a mid-table county side too seriously, but surely England, if they can stay fit, confident and focussed have their best chance of coming out on top this side of 1986?!

Monday, 13 June 2005

WEB DESIGN: Screen Grab Confab, vol. IV

Cameron Moll collects and shows a collection of what Web designers are producing in 2005... for some inspiration see: Screen Grab Confab, vol. IV ~ Authentic Boredom

Wednesday, 8 June 2005

BARGAINS: Apple Refurbished Store

Get your second-hand Apple products, like, say an iPod, for nearly half price. But they're from Apple, all shiny and almost new, and it's only open Wednesdays... Visit: Apple Refurbished Store

HUMOUR: John Moe's Pop-Song Correspondences.

After winning a Webby Award, this site is worth a read, and a chuckle or two. e.g. "Attention, Mr. Axl Rose: We Did Not Feel Welcome in the Jungle" Visit the world of: McSweeney's Internet Tendency: John Moe's Pop-Song Correspondences.

ENVIRONMENT: Revealed: how oil giant influenced Bush

So it's true, we all knew George Bush's presidency was run by big business, and now the cat is out of the bag. Climate change is a great idea, but not if it means making big oil businesses unhappy. Read: Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Revealed: how oil giant influenced Bush: "In briefing papers given before meetings to the US under-secretary of state, Paula Dobriansky, between 2001 and 2004, the administration is found thanking Exxon executives for the company's 'active involvement' in helping to determine climate change policy, and also seeking its advice on what climate change policies the company might find acceptable."

Tuesday, 7 June 2005

WEB DESIGN: Multiple CSS Background Images

Anyone for Multiple CSS Background Images? The HTML Dog shows us how.

WEB GRAPHICS: ‘Giving To Hiram’ masthead

Cameron Moll talks us through a Photoshop masthead design. Read: How-to: ‘Giving To Hiram’ masthead ~ Authentic Boredom

WEB DESIGN: Ten Questions for Russ Weakley

The man behind the Floatutorials, Listuorials, et al, gets a Web Standards grilling. Read: Web Standards Group - Ten Questions for Russ Weakley

WORK: 'Dull work a heart attack risk'

This is not good news. Read: BBC NEWS | Health | 'Dull work a heart attack risk'

Monday, 6 June 2005

Saturday, 4 June 2005

CRICKET: The little genius in the corner

Wisden interviews Graham Thorpe. Read: Cricinfo - The little genius in the corner. ""I would say a lot of the mental strength in cricket is to make the right decisions as many times as possible and not to be intimidated," he says. "The only time I can remember falling down was in my third Test when I was facing Shane Warne and Ian Healy said I was going to play for a red-inker [a not out]. My pride took over and I thought, `Sod you, I'll show you I'm not playing for a red-inker.' I bolted down the wicket and got stumped. [He had made 60]. That's the one time I've really been done by sledging. So you learn from that. You start with something, a basic kind of inner strength, and then you grow. You grow as a person and as a player.""

Glass Sculpture

Glass Sculpture

Originally uploaded by richardk.

An interesting sculpture in glass and stone at Burghley House, Stamford, where I visited in April 2005.

Friday, 3 June 2005

WEB DESIGN: CSS flick animation

Is there nothing CSS can't do? Well, obviously it isn't much use at doin the washing up or hoovering, but it can create some very neat flick-book style animations. And not a hint of Flash in sight. See: stu nicholls | the CSS playground | CSS flick animation

Wednesday, 1 June 2005

WEB DESIGN: A Few Tips On Estimating Web Projects

Because money makes the world go round. Read Asterisk's A Few Tips On Estimating Web Projects

IMAGES: A Flickr gallery of doom & gloom

Evening Standard Headline Crisis - a photoset on Flickr

SHOPPING ONLINE: UK's only money saving expert

Using debit/credit card's online is a risky business, but no more risky than handing it over in a random shop, but there are ways to keep yourself safe from fiscal harm. Read: UK's only money saving expert's guide to safer online shopping.