Notes on a web journey

posted on: 31 March 2009

Blue Whale

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Blue whale

Facts about the Blue Whale: length, weight, anatomy, behavior and threats:

Kingdom of the Blue Whale

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posted on: 28 March 2009

Banknotes from around the globe

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Banknote collection from around the globe

Hi and welcome to my homepage showcasing my banknote collection from around the globe as well as providing other useful resources to both the interested and the keen collector. I have a fairly large paper money collection which will take sometime to scan and make available for public viewing also it is a constantly expanding collection.

World paper money gallery

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posted on: 28 March 2009

The elegance of imperfection

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Perfect imperfection

The pursuit of website perfection is always a denial of the perfection that exists within ourselves in the physical world.

The elegance of imperfection

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posted on: 26 March 2009

Abandoned man made creations

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Balaklava abandoned submarine base

Welcome to the Artificial Owl, a site dedicated to provide on a daily basis a selection of the most fascinating abandoned man-made creations.

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posted on: 25 March 2009

2009 Big Garden Birdwatch

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Greenfinches

During January, Guardian readers posted hundreds of brilliant photos of garden birds on our Flickr group to coincide with the RSPB's annual Big Garden Birdwatch. After whittling them down to a shortlist of 10, Johnmullin's superb shot of greenfinches in flight was voted for by you as the winner.

Top 10 photos from the 2009 Big Garden Birdwatch

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posted on: 22 March 2009

World Water Day 2009

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World Water Day 2009

The world's 263 transboundary lake and river basins include the territory of 145 countries and cover nearly half of the Earth's land surface. Great reservoirs of freshwater also move silently below our borders in underground aquifers. With every country seeking to satisfy its water needs from limited water resources, some foresee a future filled with conflict. But history shows that cooperation, not conflict, is the most common response to transboundary water management issues.

World Water Day 2009

With every country seeking to satisfy its water needs from limited water resources...I think the massive use of water for industry is the problem. Many of the current production processes are obsolete and waste more then they produce. Greed has also a big part in it, as usual. Nuclear plants also need lots of water for cooling purposes. But sometimes it seems to me as if the people are blamed for not using water carefully, as if it were possible to stop water from following its cycle. The real problem is not the use that people do of it but the fact that it gets used before it arrives to people, benefiting only some. It's part of an economical system that needs to be re-thought in a much better way.

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posted on: 20 March 2009

A periodic table of form

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Periodic table of form

The consequences of interacting with the array of sharp spines on a sea urchin or porcupine are pretty obvious to any creature passing by...Form has meaning; it can touch us at such a primal level that our mind is left scrambling to rationalize our emotional reactions.

A periodic table of form

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posted on: 20 March 2009

Renaissance kitchen

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Bartolomeo Scappi cook book - 1570

Bartolomeo Scappi (?1500 - ??1577) was perhaps the most famous chef of the 16th century. The banquets he prepared during appointments with Cardinals in the north of Italy brought Scappi to the attention of the Pope. He would cook for six Popes in total and was employed as private chef to two of them. Lasting fame accompanied the publication in 1570 of the 6-book series known as “Opera” [The Work(s)]. It was more a culinary treatise than a mere cookbook. Scappi included more than a thousand recipes, demonstrating his familiarity with dishes from a range of European and North African countries as well as his expertise with regional Italian cooking.

Renaissance kitchen

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posted on: 18 March 2009

Data from the Guardian

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Guardian dataBlog and dataStore

The web has given us access to data we would never have found before, from specialist datasets to macroeconomic minutiae. But, look for the simplest fact or statistic and Google will present a million contradictory ones. Where's the best place to start? That's how this blog came about. Everyday we work with datasets from around the world. We have had to check this data and make sure it's the best we can get, from the most credible sources. But then it lives for the moment of the paper's publication and afterward disappears into a hard drive, rarely to emerge again before updating a year later. So, together with its companion site, the Data Store - a directory of all the stats we post - we are opening up that data for everyone.

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posted on: 18 March 2009

Photoshop cheat sheets

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Keyboard shortcuts cheat sheets for Photoshop (8 different versions):

Photoshop keyboard shortcuts

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posted on: 16 March 2009

The Festival of Colors

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Holi - the Hindu Festival of Colors

Last Wednesday (March 11th), people in India and other countries with large Hindu populations celebrated Holi, the Festival of Colors. Holi is celebrated as a welcoming of Spring, and a celebration of the triumph of good over evil. What that translates to in action is an enthusiastic dropping of inhibitions, as people chase each other and playfully splash colorful paint, powder and water on each other.

Holi - the Festival of Colors

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posted on: 16 March 2009

Microformats for business

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On Clagnut an article that explains how microformats help computers understand web pages:

Microformats for business owners

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posted on: 15 March 2009

Panoramic photograph collection

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San Francisco panoramic view - 1914

The Panoramic Photograph Collection (1851-1991) contains approximately four thousand images featuring American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits. These panoramas offer an overview of the nation, its enterprises and its interests, with a focus on the start of the twentieth century when the panoramic photo format was at the height of its popularity.

Panoramic Photographs 1851 - 1991

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posted on: 13 March 2009

Arms trade treaty

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Despite the suffering and poverty fuelled by irresponsible arms transfers, there is still no comprehensive, binding international treaty on the trade in conventional arms. Since 2003, the Control Arms Campaign has been calling for a strong and effective Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a legally binding international instrument, which will draw together and consolidate states' current obligations under international law.

Arms Trade Treaty

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posted on: 12 March 2009

Symbol signs

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Escalator symbol

The complete set of 50 passenger/pedestrian symbols developed by AIGA is now available on the web, free of charge. Signs are available in EPS and GIF formats.

Symbol Signs

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posted on: 12 March 2009

Science of time

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An article on the Los Angeles Time about the perception of time:

Science of time: What makes our internal clock tick

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posted on: 08 March 2009

2009 International Women's Day

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Mimosa flower

In the 21st century too often women are treated as if it was the 12th century. It's a crime that we haven't been able to change this incredibly stupid reality with a minimum of common sense yet.

2009 International Women's Day

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posted on: 06 March 2009

Fluid grids

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An article on A List Apart :

Fluid grids

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posted on: 05 March 2009

Joost Greenhouse

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The Greenhouse, by Joost and others, is an opportunistic temporary insertion into a gap in Federation Square, Melbourne. It's built entirely from recycled and recyclable materials. The exterior is dis-assembled shipping containers and packing crates, filled with straw bale and covered with plants. When I was there, the walls were embedded with strawberry plants and potatoes were planted on top (and used in the potato salad served below), amongst other things.

Joost Greenhouse

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posted on: 02 March 2009

Salt solution

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Where fresh and salt waters meet, there is the potential for cheap, perpetual power generation that won't harm the environment.

Salt solution: Cheap power from the river's mouth

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CSS,Javascript and Php studies

Anti spam email
A solution to writing an anti spam email contact link
filed under: Javascript
Background image
A background image randomizer that I used in the second version of this site.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Javascript menu
A menu that uses Javascript and session cookies.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
MiniSite
Experimenting with CSS and Javascript.A simple but, in my opinion, nice navigation “system”. The MiniSite is a one page site.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Photo display
Protect copyrighted photos: a simple but effective solution.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Photo gallery
A photo gallery made for a friend
filed under: Javascript
PHP menu
A PHP menu that can be updated without having to re-publish all the pages is on.
filed under: PHP
Pop-up menu
A very simple pop up menu powered by Javascript. It works also if Javascript is disabled.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
RSS feed
How to write and use an RSS feed
filed under: rss-xml
Tag replacer
The Tag replacer explained and a link to it.
filed under: PHP
Tags search
A search form build and powered using Javascript and the DOM
filed under: Javascript