September, 2009


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Sep 09

How I use… Freecycle/Freegle: gmail filters

How I use… Freecycle/Freegle: gmail filters

Freecycle is great but it can clog up your email. I think I've got the answer.  Continue reading →


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Sep 09

Venn Vs Euler: The Diagrams

I know what you're thinking: what's the difference between a Venn diagram and an Euler diagram? Good question. The following diagram should clear things up:

Venn Vs Euler: The Diagrams

Just to clarify, Venn diagrams have regions for all possible combinations of groups whether there are things in those regions or not. Continue reading →


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Sep 09

Bryan Adams Diagrams

I've been wanting to make one of those diagrams that describes a song. In the end I did a few for Bryan Adams. Here they are:

Bryan Adams Diagrams Continue reading →


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Sep 09

50p coins make great wheels

50p coins make great wheels

50p coins are too pointy to use as wheels. Or so I thought. Continue reading →


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Sep 09

Magnetic balls: reloaded

A few more exciting shapes made from magnetic balls. Here's the original post. And here's the full coverage.

This is a dodecahedron - 12 faces and 20 vertices (the faces a dimpled, that's not part of a standard dodecahedron):

Magnetic balls: reloaded

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Sep 09

How I use… Firefox: keyboard shortcuts

How I use… Firefox: keyboard shortcuts

I thought I'd write about the different ways I use technology to be more productive. This is the first post along those lines.

I use firefox as my main browser because it's so extensible and customisable. There's a lot to say about my firefox "setup" so I'll break it down into sections. This entry is about shortcuts. Continue reading →


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Sep 09

Magnetic balls: the beginning

I bought these magnetic balls off eBay and I've made loads of cool stuff with them.

Trouble is, after I've made one cool thing I have to destroy it before I can make another cool thing. So this blog will also serve as a photographic record of my achievements.

Let's get started then. These are the balls in an unordered state:

Magnetic balls: the beginning

And here they are as a Möbius Strip:

Magnetic balls: the beginning

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