Notes From The Road

This link was first posted on this blog on December 3rd 2007

http://www.notesfromtheroad.com/

A brilliant traveloguevery well written actually on a selected few places from around the World

“By road, by kayak, seaplane and most of all on foot, I try to tackle the themes of city and country in the modern World.”

There’s some excellent photography and blurb tells you all about the stories behind the pictures.

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the Oregon Hotel

Damn Interesting

This link was first posted on this blog on December 2nd 2007

http://www.damninteresting.com/

This site has been dormant for a while now but if you’ve never visited before there are a whole lot of Damn Interesting articles to catch up on.

Read about (amongst many other things) – programmable drinks bottles, gravity-powered planes and lots of other things here…

Bring out some new articles DI!

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the wrath of the Killdozer

Tilt-Shift Photography

http://u.nu/2syr4

“In this article, you’ll learn that how you can transform snaps of real full size subject matter into what looks like small scenes, all with the help of Tilt-Shift Photography.”

“There are two ways to achieve this; either use Photoshop or use your camera with a special lens to control the rotation relative to the image plane and movement parallel to the image plane, tilt and shift.”

“Tilt controls what is in focus and shift allows you to change the line of sight while keeping it parallel to the subject being shot.”

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Snowdon Railway by Angus Leonard

Fan Fiction

http://www.fanfiction.net/tv/

On this page you will find listings for pretty much any TV series you can think of. However it doesn’t link to the actual shows – it has ideas for stories for the shows written by fans of said shows.

I wonder if the screenwriters ever take notice of these because many of these are very good and , in some cases, better than the actual episodes themselves!

Cat Behaviours Explained

http://snipurl.com/u1c56

“There seem to be two kinds of people in the world: those who don’t understand cats, and those who think cats are kind of douchebags.

Unfortunately for cat lovers, science has kind of come down on the side of that second group. Research has revealed that a lot of the quirky and even cute things your kitty does are actually signs that your cat is kind of a dick.”

If you own a cat then this article is a must-read.

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cat with hoover

Rock Band Name Origins

http://library.thinkquest.org/4626/rock.htm

“Bands often have unusual names and here are the origins of some popular bands both past and present. One thing that you will discover if you look into this area is that RUMORS abound!; If we cannot confirm an origin, we have given alternatives found in other sources. Some entries contain links to useful band information.”

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Against Christ / Devil’s Children????