Archive for Ian Hughes

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: WTF, Evolution?

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: WTF, Evolution?

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If you could ask an abstract concept a few questions, what would you ask? Would you ask Space how big it really is? It would settle more than a few arguments, wouldn’t it? Would you ask Time why it always goes faster at weekends, slower when you’re... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: The Women's Room

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: The Women's Room

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Today is International Women’s Day, a day that is cause for both celebration and, unfortunately, concern. It celebrates the successes of women all over the world but it also highlights the concern that we are still living in a world where true equality... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Gizoogle

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Gizoogle

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It probably tells you everything you need to know about our merry little band that we have spent way too much time playing with gizoogle.net. The standing challenge across the team is to find something that can’t be vastly improved by being given the... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Random

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Random

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For most people, the occasions when you’re going to need a random number are few and far between. But, on those rare occasions, where would you go? Apparently, a random number, or a random anything for that matter, is actually quite difficult to generate.... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Cracking Curries

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Cracking Curries

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Today’s recommendation comes to you courtesy of kismet, karma, an alignment of the planets, or just old -fashioned good luck. I was stuck on a slow moving train and heard the tell-tale “bing bong” of an announcement, so took out my headphones. I... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Easy Fundraising

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Easy Fundraising

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Unless you’re an eccentric millionaire, a trust fund brat or a Premiership footballer, it’s fair to say you might be feeling the pinch a little these days. The cost of absolutely everything is going up, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Quib.ly

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Quib.ly

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We touched on this a while ago when we mentioned Camera Kids, but a subject as bewildering and baffling as raising children probably deserves the attention. Being a parent has never been easy, but in this connected world, it’s truly terrifying when... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Trip Advisaargh

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Trip Advisaargh

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It’s the time of year that many people start to think about their summer holiday. It’s good to think about it now. It’ll make the next few months easier to deal with. Gives you something to look forward to. You work hard, right? You deserve a break.... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Conti 4x4 Trophy

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Conti 4x4 Trophy

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There are some big names when it comes to endurance racing in the automotive industry: Le Mans, Paris-Dakar and of course the famous, now defunct, Camel trophy. Each with its own unique style and set of challenges designed to take man and machine to the... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Melba

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Melba

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Here’s one to make your taste buds tingle this Tuesday morning. Food. It’s a long time since it was simply sustenance. It is now a passion for many, a profession and a pastime for some, it’s even a problem for a few. It’s also a multibillion-pound... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Silk

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Silk

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You may remember Silk. It’s an online experimental generative artwork that weaves silk-like patterns simply by clicking and dragging your mouse. It proved popular as an iPad app too. And now it's even better. At new.weavesilk.com you get to play with... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Little Big Details

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Little Big Details

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Life is a bit of a blur at the best of times for most of us, so for anything to really stand out these days, it needs to be a cut above. Take advertising. When’s the last time an ad grabbed you by the scruff of the neck and actually made you pay attention?... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Style Is

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Style Is

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You’d be forgiven for thinking we’d come over all self-conscious here at Lint Towers, what with yesterday’s sporty goings on and this one, which is again, all about style. Today's is just a little less frenetic We’ve featured fashion sites before,... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: S-weat

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: S-weat

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If you’re serious about your sport, you’re probably quite wary about what you wear while you’re doing it. Looking the part is often a very big part of the appeal of stepping out to exert yourself a couple of times a week, and many people swear that... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Skyfall Lodge

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Skyfall Lodge

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Skyfall is, quite correctly, being showered with awards and almost universal praise, and it’s certainly a Bond film for the age. It brings the franchise bang up to date, while still keeping true to the heritage of the character and the brand that is... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Had One Job

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Had One Job

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How was your weekend? Restful? Relaxing? Did you manage to switch off? Or, did you have any little jobs or chores to do? If you did, we hope you had more success than the numpties whose efforts are on display at hadonejob.com. Here we see a collection... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Eat Weeds

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Eat Weeds

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What are you up to at the weekend? Anything nice? Seeing some friends or family? Or going for a bracing winter walk in the countryside, maybe? Well if that last one features in your plans, why don’t you grab your dinner while you’re at it? Don’t... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: My Optique

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: My Optique

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There is probably no bigger sartorial decision than that faced by spectacle wearers. If you wear glasses, you have to get it right. Thankfully, these days there are such things as designer frames, with all the top bods getting in on the act of sculpting... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Quick Reads

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Quick Reads

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Do you enjoy reading? Not stuff like this here nonsense, but proper reading? You know, like books? If you said no, you wouldn’t be alone. It might be through choice. It might be through lack of time. Or, it could be because, like an estimated 12 million... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Camera Kids

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Camera Kids

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It’s fair to say that parenting these days has been made much easier by technology. But that same technology also throws up some significant challenges. Keeping your kids safe online is a full-time job, and instilling in them the proper skills to get... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Dog Lost

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Dog Lost

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If you’ve never had a pet, today’s recommendation probably won’t mean much to you. But if you’ve ever cuddled up to something furry and then lost it, you’ll know that it can be a horrible time. Recently former Spice Girl Emma Bunton lost her... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: One Million Lovely Letters

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: One Million Lovely Letters

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Ever wondered why we always try to fit so much into February? It’s the shortest month of the year, yet we cram in Pancake Day, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and loads of other things. Maybe it’s because we need a lift. A boost. Something just to make... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Tweetping

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Tweetping

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When we first saw this, one of the team described it as being “a bit like Nasa”, while another described it as “insane”. Once you’ve given it a few moments to get going, you’ll see exactly what they both mean. With tweetping.net you can see... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Video Game Wallpapers

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Video Game Wallpapers

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If you're into gaming, it's possibly the case that you're really into gaming. You immerse yourself in each new title that takes your fancy. You study the packaging, you do your online research to find tips and tricks, you lock yourself away in a darkened... >>

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Twocation

WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Twocation

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There are a couple of things that the very public activity on the HMV social media feeds have shown us in the past week. The first is that social networking can be a very powerful force for grabbing attention, be it good or bad. Brands that do it right... >>