Fluffy Links – Wednesday August 1st 2007

Worthy of New blogs on block but thought I’d give it a fluffy link too. The Mood Food Blog is a damned fine food blog.
Mood Food

Never thought cooked veg would make me hungry and want to try them. I hope the owner (Donal) sticks to the blogging. I’ve seen his other past blogs.

Staying with food. Milk is better than sports drinks post-game or post-workout. Who sponsored this?

Almost moving away from food … they’re breeding schizophrenic mice now.

Register for the FireFox 3 talk in Cork.

I love it. A multi-purpose tool that fits in to your wallet. 11 tools in the space of a credit card. All for a fiver. Now now, I know I won’t mention the big end of year event that starts with C but that would make a great stocking filler. Sold out on both sites that are linked to on the Cool Tools blog.

Microsoft gives away Microsoft Works for free as adware. Stupid stupid stupid. Stop trying to copy Google and make a mess while you do it. Put it online, not on the operating system and NOT with ads.

Nice observation by Rob on Twitter, Second Life and Greenpeace.

If they were to stick to their principles fully, of course, Greenpeace would probably have to address the Internet through machines powered by hippies (vegan ones, naturally) on treadmills.

And for the geeks, Rob rants about WordPress and all the calls it makes. In a convo with Rob once I think he talked about writing a WordPress like clone using some other language which was 1700% faster or something? What was it again Rob?

Treasa got me thinking about the Princess Bride. One of my favourite movies ever. One of those movies to test out the other person in your life. If they like that, then that’s another box checked. Well, for me anyway.

Via Writing it down:

“Antony and the Johnsons – You Are My Sister”

6 Responses to “Fluffy Links – Wednesday August 1st 2007”

  1. tipster says:

    A “me me me” moment: that link on the schizophrenic mice reminded me of a job I used to have. One of the reference books we regularly used was a listing of types of mice used in scientific experiments. It has to be the most boring book ever published.

  2. M Buckley says:

    Food blogs are all the rage at the moment.
    Thanks for the cool link.


  3. dahamsta says:

    I bought a copy of Pricess Bride specially to watch with the gf – fiancΓ© now actually, although I hate that word – and she passed with flying colours, bawling her eyes out. πŸ™‚


  4. It wasn’t exactly a WordPress clone; it was a simple blog (articles, RSS feeds, comments, nothing else) written in Common Lisp, using a mixture of in-memory storage and flat files.

    Of course, in many cases something like Movable Type would be considerably faster even than that.

    Don’t get me wrong; I realise that people have their reasons for using WordPress. I just point out that there are considerable (and to an extent fixable) issues with the way it does things.

  5. Trinity says:

    The Princess Bride, its a real as the feelings you feel πŸ™‚
    You gota love that movie.She gets kidnapped. He gets killed. But it all ends up okay.

    I love this bit..
    Grandpa: Nothing gave Buttercup as much pleasure as ordering Westley around.

    Buttercup: Farm boy, polish my horse’s saddle. I want to see my face shining in it by morning.
    Westley: As you wish.

    Grandpa: “As you wish” was all he ever said to her.

    Buttercup: Farm boy, fill these with water – please.
    Westley: As you wish.

    Grandpa: That day, she was amazed to discover that when he was saying “As you wish”, what he meant was, “I love you.” And even more amazing was the day she realized she truly loved him back.

    Buttercup: Farm boy… fetch me that pitcher.
    [It’s right over her head, so he has to stand next to her]
    Westley: As you wish.
    [Cut to them kissing]

    The Grandson: [interrupting] Hold it, hold it. What is this? Are you trying to trick me? Where’s the sports?
    The Grandson: Is this a kissing book?
    Grandpa: Wait, just wait.
    The Grandson: Well, when does it get good?
    Grandpa: Keep your shirt on, and let me read.


    I’d recommend Amelie as well if you haven’t see that. I love her strata-zhems πŸ™‚
    oh and the Tenth Kingdom!

  6. William Goldman.


    Andre The Giant

    Even bigger legend.

    how could it ever fail?