- How To Conduct a Song Search By The Lyrics You Know
- Exercise Won’t Make You Thin, but It Will Make You Healthy [Exercise]
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- Inglis scandal ‘a reflection of society’
- Copyright and screening videos in church
Maybe I didn’t break the law afterall…
- A sermon from a scammer
- Download Youtube Videos
Just don’t use these at church. Unless they’ve got the appropriate Creative Commons licensing. Like the OCC. Use it all you like.
- Only two legal scenarios to download YouTube videos
Turns out I broke the law in yesterday’s sermon…
- Experimental Theology: The Bait and Switch of Contemporary Christianity
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- Small Things Excite Me, It’s True
- On Richard Johnson
- Proverbs for the 21st Century #2
- more on a day off from mothering
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- The place of work #1
- Preach, when necessary use wordle
- Free parking costs a fortune
“The free parking that Americans love isn’t really ‘free’ at all. A recent parking garage project in New Haven, Conn., for example, cost more than $30 million for almost 1,200 spaces – that’s more than $25,000 per space. If you were to finance it using a mortgage, the actual cost would be over $40,000 per space. This breaks down to roughly $135 a month, or $1,600 a year per space – not including externalities like the air pollution and congestion created by increased trips drawn by cheap parking. Even when garages and meters charge for parking, they rarely charge the real value of the parking space. (In Vauban, by contrast, drivers must purchase a parking space in the garages at $40,000 each.) All this amounts to a massive subsidy. Shoup calculates that in 2002 the total subsidy just for off-street parking was between $127 and $374 billion (for comparison, the budget for national defense that year was $349 billion).brbrWho pays for this? Everyone. The cost of building all that parking is reflected in higher rents, more expensive shopping and dining, and higher costs of home-ownership. Those who don’t drive or own cars thus subsidize those who do.”
- Favorites from the Feeds #03
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- Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi, Revised Edition
It’s probably only fair that having posted the Pepsi v Coke thing the other day I post this supposedly more accurate version…
- The Complete Guide To Going Paperless
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- Radiohead Song in memory of Harry Patch, WWI survivor and pacifist.
- The Perseverance of the Saint
- Putting things in perspective
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- Bloody good?
- Can language be too pious? (Or: Can you talk about Jesus too much?)
- Putting things in perspective
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- Creme Caramel
- Faith as a Guiding Financial Principle
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- A Burglar’s Advice On Hiding Money
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- Is Atheism Intolerant?
- Kyle, Jackie O and the smell of hell
- Why I Write in My Books
I don’t write in books (margin notes etc) – but this article makes me think I should – especially this bit “When I read sections that I disagree with and can prove to be incorrect, I unsheathe the pen and start x-ing pages. At times I cross out an entire page when I disagree.”
- Was Jesus Ever Tipsy?
- The violence inherent in the system?
- Speech Diary- Toastmasters
- On assisted suicide: the problem with choice
- #593. Being a Christian Culture Snob
- Use Wolfram Alpha as a Writing Tool [Writing]
“If you’ve ever been stuck trying to fill out a trio of words ending in “ation,” looking for the transliteration of a foreign script, finding proper pronunciation or hyphenation, or other nerdy word tasks, Wolfram Alpha can often pull off the job with a few key words. Enter word before your term to get an overview of what Wolfram knows about a phrase, or words starting with or words ending with to fit a certain phrase into your text.”
- 50 Fresh Portfolio Websites for Your Inspiration
- A coin flip isn#39;t random
Yet recent research into coin flips has discovered that the laws of mechanics determine the outcome of coin tosses: The startling finding is that they aren’t random. Instead, for natural flips, the chance of a coin landing in the same position as it started is about 51 percent. Heads facing up predicts heads; tails predicts tails.
- From the interwebs part 2
- For the frustrated musician
- Favorites from the Feeds #02
- 10 Words I Would Love To See Banned From Press Releases
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- Convert PowerPoint to YouTube Video- PPT2YouTube
- NSFW: Trust me on the sunscreen (and the future of journalism)
- Dr. Valerie Tarico- Non-theists and Evangelicals: The IM Interview
- An Atheist Responds to a Christian’s Questions
“Children are hard wired to be credulous, to believe what they are told by adults who have authority over them and who nurture them. It’s the only efficient way for them to pick up all the information they need. They can’t afford to question and test when we tell them stoves burn you or cars squish you, so they’re built to trust us. Because they are vulnerable in this way, we have a particular responsibility not to exploit or abuse that trust. If you believe the exclusive salvific claims of Christian orthodoxy, then the end justifies the means. That, I think is at the heart of children’s ministries. But it’s only fair to admit that children are being offered metaphorical candy – and the ultimate goal of conversion isn’t always up front.”brbrFrom the Friendly Atheist’s review of the Internet Monk article also shared…
- Thank you facebook
Facebook suspended Mark Driscoll’s fan page for some reason – they restored it. This is MD’s response… I can’t help but think he’s calling Facebook a great gift (rather than his restored profile) in this quote:
”Rumor has it my facebook account is back up. I want to personally thank the folks at Facebook for resolving this and giving the world such a great gift.”
- Misunderstanding Markup: XHTML 2/HTML 5 Comic Strip
It’s all so much clearer now.
- Synchronized blinking during movies
“Due to blinking, viewers of a 2.5 hour-long film like the latest Harry Potter will have their eyes shut for up to 15 minutes. But researchers have found that movie goers synchronize their blinks”
- What Happened to Jimmy Hoffa?
- BREAKING: Schumacher to return to Ferrari F1 for remainder of season
Oh, but I thought he was the Stig…
Yesterday’s rumors have been confirmed: Michael Schumacher will take Felipe Massa’s place for the remainder of the 2009 Formula One season.
- Ten types of people to unfollow on Twitter
- LyricRat Names that Tune with Whatever Lyrics You Can Remember [Lyrics]
- Become a Better Proofreader By Distancing Yourself from the Text [Writing Tips]
Hear, hear: “Even if it’s just your own solitary voice bouncing against the walls of an otherwise empty room, you should ALWAYS read your work out loud. Reading out loud will help to highlight any errors, missing words or lapses in syntax you might have otherwise missed.”
- 6 Ways to Backup And Recover Important Data
- Never Use Hotmail Inactive Webmail as Your Secondary Email Account
- Share Your Expertise in Our Tricks of the Trade Series [Tricks Of The Trade]
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- Catch Phrases That May Tip You Off to a Lie [Communication]
- Should children take communion?
- Because Nathan is bored
- Shock Jock
- Gen Y Watching
- Is this the demise of great Ethiopian coffee?
- That’s why they call him ‘Skywalker Guy’…
I was going to post this – but Phoebe beat me to it. It’s funny.
- High school reunions
- Pastor laments, #39;My son won#39;t raise hell#39;
Pastor Sean Welch and his wife Eleanor are concerned that their 16-year-old son isn’t turning into the hellraiser they thought he’d be.br”We’ve always heard how much trouble PK’s are, so we spent years reading parenting books and attending seminars,” said Eleanor. “It looks like all that preparation is wasted.”
- Fishing net calls when it#39;s full
Clever- “Engineering at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, developed an electronic device that ‘automates’ fishing. The trap employs amplification of the sound made by fish while feeding. The acoustic signals are radiated and attract other fish who head toward the direction of the source thinking there is food there.brOnce a good catch is detected by a net weighing mechanism, it triggers a GPRS/GSM device attached to the system and the fisherman gets a call/sms informing him that his catch is ready.”
- How to Buy a Mattress: Advice from a Mattress Salesman [Household]
- Free Visual CSS Editor
- How To Track Your Favourite Author’s New Book Releases Online
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- Why the Manager’s Schedule Blows Creative Productivity
- The Perils of the Subheading
- The Times really really really regrets the error
- The Case For A Four-Day Workweek
- When something you read online really bothers you, do you try to let the author know?
- Does science have all the answers?
- Why I Baptize Babies
- Make Reverse-Engineered KFC at Home [Recipes]
Further to the KFC post the other day:br”So the Word of Mouth blog at the Guardian UK crowd-sourced a remix of Douglas’ seasoned flour coating, resulting in a version host Tim Hayward finds “very, very good.” It lacks the “facepunch” of mouth-filling flavor, known as umami, but it’s apparently quite agreeable—and Hayward lists both spice mixes, so you can give in to your overwhelming cravings if needed.”
- On Twilight
Amy on Twilight – “Now, I could go into detail about the problems I have with the bad writing (way to regurgitate a thesaurus) and the Mary-Sueness, but we haven’t got the space.”
- How to Color Correct RGB Images Quickly amp; Easily Using Photoshop
- Keep Your Social Media Life Organized with Skimmer
- Another Book Group? Are You Insane?
- There Is A Time For Everything, Except For Long Shoes
Ahh instructables – you’ve done it again. How to make Drumsticks – the icecream, not the musical implement.
- Keep Your Resume Out Of The Circular File By Avoiding These Phrases
- Writing techniques for direct response ads