Category Archives: Current Affairs

E-mail and text ‘replace writing’

"The decline of handwriting and the rise of e-mail and text messaging has been highlighted in a new survey of media consumption in the digital age. It suggests that half of written communication is by e-mail, 29% by text message … Continue reading

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“The Orange and the Black”

"Being a little squeamish, I take another route — the all orange-and-black dinner. Explanations for the traditional Halloween colors vary. Black is certainly the symbol of death while orange is probably a reflection of the fall harvest. Setting the table … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

We remember all those perished on September 11 and victims of terrorism all over the world. For updates and donations, visit the WMP page.View the scans at " Journey", the WMP Gallery hosted by  Joachim du Beleg. Merci ! Get … Continue reading

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Tributes in Words and Light

Extravagant SpiritsBY MAYA ANGELOU Without their fierce devotionWe are fragile and forlorn,Stumbling briefly, among the stars.   We and our futures belong to themExquisitely, our beliefs and ourBreaths are made tangible in their love.   By their extravagant spirits, they … Continue reading

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Help Displaced Designers

"If you are a creative professional with a job, office and internet connection, you have more to offer than you realize, look around… Find an empty desk or table, boot up an old computer, share your phone. We don’t need … Continue reading

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Flickr: Katrina Relief Auction

"In support of the Katrina Relief Auction, I will be donating the above print, Of These, Love, to the highest bidder in an auction on Flickr." TPB, Esq. "Those Dark Trees" LINK

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Have you got ICE in your mobile?

"A Cambridge-based paramedic has launched a national campaign with Vodafone to encourage people to store emergency contact details in their mobile phones. Bob Brotchie, a clinical team leader for the East Anglian Ambulance NHS Trust, hatched the plan last year … Continue reading

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2005/03/28 16:09 M 8.2 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA Z= 30km 2.09N 97.02E

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake IN NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA has occurred at:2.09N  97.02E  Depth  30km  Mon Mar 28 16:09:37 2005 UTCUSGS

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Kung Hei Fat Choy!

"February 9, 2005 is the first day of the new year. There are three ways to name a Chinese year: -By an animal (like a mascot). The new year is known as the Year of the Rooster. -There are 12 … Continue reading

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Lost Frog Alert!

Have you seen  Hopkin Green? … *GASP* I hope he didn’t stray this far. This is turning out to be quite a ribbeting story.…The MetaFilter discussion. 11.22.04Epilogue: Whybark

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