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Clutter - and de-cluttering

I am one of those people who say they hate clutter yet live surrounded by it. My father and grandfather are and were the same. “Ship shape and Bristol fashion”, “a place for everything and everything in its place” they would say.

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Cool Tools round up

I’ve got lots of interesting things to share today.

If you like medieval siege equipment then this YouTube video of Mongo the Trebuchet will fascinate you and if you don’t have any particular interest than perhaps just the sight of a flaming fireball being hurled through the air might. Link thanks to Geeks are Sexy.

Glasses-woman-3_slide_showAnother “heads up” from the Sexy Geeks (pun intended) concerns Terry Pratchett and some fancy hi tech science helping him fight Alzheimers.

A Drupal group meetup is on in Brisbane next week – I’m going.

Two new OneNote blogs – from guys in the Microsoft One Note team – John Guin writes on One Note Testing and Jeff Cardon on OneNote Tips & Tricks

Hard Drive Not Found and Data Recovery with Windows Home Server another great story on why to have a Windows Home Server. We are setting up our second one now.

Windows 7. There’s been lots of build up and very little hype. The beta is out and being installed by large numbers of people. I have mine downloaded but haven’t had time to set up a test machine for it yet.

Here are some reviews blogs and other items.

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Web round up - cool tools

It is hard to write about inane gadgets and web stuff while the horrific conflict in Gaza continues. I hope Israel can rout out the monsters who use innocent civilians and children as human shields while they perpetrate their hatred.

why palestinian children get killed As some commentators have asked, which generation will decide to end the hatred? It must take so much resolve for Israel to go in and brave the international outcry from uninformed bigots and even attacks from within their own country. I hope they do not bow to pressure and stop until they have destroyed both the infrastructure for terror and the leaders of this organisation. Maybe then the mothers will have a chance to teach their children forgiveness and tolerance without the rabid fanatics brainwashing them with hatred of their neighbours. Some pictures if you have the stomach for them.

Anyway – here’s the round up of stuff I haven’t got time to review individually but wanted to share.

Helpless: A New Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Video by Keith Loutit - This one is named “Helpless” and features the daily activity of everything happening at a Bondi beach in Australia.

Qik has Support for 20+ NEW phones so you don't miss any holiday moments!

Between New Worlds has two interesting articles about technology:

Facebook Trojan Virus... Not a problem if you have a Windows Home Server.

Speedtest for your internet connection. Other cool internet IR related tools there as well – email trace, IP trace, IP Whois proxy checkers etc.

I have belatedly created a account so you can track my music collection and listening preferences. It seems skewed a little, but that is maybe because i listen to random play all a lot.

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This weeks web round up

Time to close some tabs. Here are all the good things found since the last round up.

I completely redesigned the front end of using panels and views. What do you think? Judith is now selling reptiles as well as her cooking eCourses.

Sarah Perez posted this on live mesh wallpapers. We got them!

Are you Mesh-obsessed? Well now you can show off your devotion to the new service by displaying the Mesh logo on your computer’s desktop. You can grab the zip file for yourself from here.

Sarah also has a Q&A session on Microsoft Office Web Applications.