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My micro life: 7:49pm, 3 July 2009

Would it be feasible for the losers of Masterchef to be fed to the winner of The Biggest Loser? Because I like symmetry. And cannibalism.

Computer reveals stone tablet ‘handwriting’ in a flash

A computer technique can tell the difference between ancient inscriptions created by different artisans.

My micro life: 4:48pm, 27 June 2009

Spooky! Judging from Twitter Trends, Michael Jackson and the lesser known but similarly named “Micheal” Jackson died ON EXACTLY THE SAME DAY

Digitised newspapers from the 19th century at the British Library

Two million pages available for searching. Disappointingly, viewing articles requires paid 24 hour or 7 day pass, unlike the equivalent (beta) service of the National Library of Australia.

ReCSS bookmarklet

Incredibly useful bookmarklet that removes the need to reload entire webpages when checking CSS changes by reloading the stylesheet only. A huge time saver (not to mention saving on bandwidth).

Old magazine articles for “dilettants, hacks and the merely curious”

"Designed to serve as a reference for students, educators, authors, researchers, dabblers, dilettantes, hacks and the merely curious."

My micro life: 6:47pm, 22 May 2009

Making pies for dinner. Complex and nerve-wracking. I take back everything I said about Titus Andronicus being a work-shy namby-pampy.

My micro life: 8:07pm, 7 May 2009

Phrases that are surprisingly safe to Google #17: “Things to do with sausage.”

Found object: 6:26pm, 25 April 2009

“Computers. How they were invented – how they work – what they can do, both now and in an exciting future.”

I wonder if K. N. Dodd Ph.D predicted that computers in his “exciting future” would mainly be used for looking at people in various stages of undress, grammatically-challenged cats, and grammatically-challenged cats with clothes on.

(Martin Isaac)

My micro life: 11:36am, 17 April 2009

Comments I’d rephrase for clarity if I had my time again (#14): “Daddy’s just going to wipe his bottom and make you a sandwich.”

Found object: 6:30pm, 4 April 2009

Why one should exercise caution when using the word ‘modern’.

(C86 | Matt Lyon)

My micro life: 7:04am, 2 April 2009

Little known fact: April 2 is ‘Bovril Fools Day’. Contents of packaged food and drink to be replaced with liquid meat extract. Take care!

My micro life: 10:08pm, 16 March 2009

I feel a warm, smarmy glow whenever a signup form tells me my password is ‘Strong’.

My micro life: 11:00pm, 2 March 2009

Coroners must occasionally see things which test their professionalism and make them feel ill.

Changing nappies is like that sometimes.

My micro life: 1:00pm, 24 February 2009

Two things I forgot today: removal of underpants from bathroom, and the fact that we had a house inspection.

My micro life: 6:51pm, 13 February 2009

My daughter vomited beef ravioli all over Igglepiggle and Upsy Daisy.

Narrate that, Sir Derek Jacobi.

My micro life: 4:37pm, 10 February 2009

Great moments in parenting: just had to use the phrase “That’s not what socks are for.”

My micro life: 11:31am, 8 February 2009

Cheese, on its own, can be lunch, right?

My micro life: 6:38pm, 6 February 2009

It turns out that three day old residue at the bottom of a Vegemite jar smells absolutely horrific when you jet hot water into it

My micro life: 1:32pm, 23 January 2009

The rate at which my daughter is acquiring new words is exceeded only by the rate at which my vocabulary is diminishing.