Links of the week, 2-8 July 2012
Monday, July 9th, 2012
So it seemed to me that I post a lot of links on Twitter and Facebook, and off they quickly go into the aether, never to be seen again. Meanwhile, once a week, I pore over the Webdesigner Depot ‘favourite Tweets’post, bookmarking practically everything in it. And so an idea formed.
Not sure how long I’ll keep this up – a week, maybe – but what the heck. In this post, a couple of big-hit viral videos, some righteous anger about the bankers, local news from north Norfolk and north Hertfordshire, music from Big Country, Mari Wilson and the Grand Ole Opry, and the incomparable Lady Chablis.
Tony Robinson asks if bankers are human: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18642323. A most splendid rant on BBC Question Time. Sadly, not much of a cunning plan to fix it all.
Hitchin Town FC’s Position on Top Field: http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/site/content.asp?area=122&type=0&story=225962. A sorry mess…
This is our planet
Point Break: stranded on a spit: http://www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/news/point_break_stranded_on_a_spit_1_1427950. My ex-colleague Steve Downes goes back to nature.
The story of the o w l sweater: http://katedaviesdesigns.com/2012/07/08/the-o-w-l-sweater-a-design-story/. A tale of big business ripping off small enterprise.
A Conversation With My 12 Year Old Self: 20th Anniversary Edition
Words of Wisdom: Feynman to the Rescue! http://school.failblog.org/2012/07/04/homework-class-test-words-of-wisdom-feynman-to-the-rescue/. The great iconoclast with advice that is excellent in all respects – except its implications for classroom management.
100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock N’ Roll)
July 9th: Internet Doomsday – How To Prevent And Save Your System: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/preventing-dnschanger-malware/. If this was going to affect you, you’d know it already.
Fury after Facebook messes up smartphone users’ address books: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/07/03/facebook-address-book-smartphone/. Facebook does it again.
Charlie Daniels Band “Devil Went Down to Georgia” – Grand Ole Opry: A master at work.
BIG COUNTRY LIVE – FIELDS OF FIRE 1995: RIP Stuart Adamson.
Mari Wilson awesome Live version of “Cry Me A River”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muJkEjUXMDE. The Neasden Queen of Soul at her spine-tingling best.
Right, now how long until someone starts selling boxes of Higgs Bosons on eBay.
— Chris Warren (@Ixalon) July 4, 2012
.@alanbaldwinf1 It’s the only way the kids will get excited about it… “CERN confirms discovery of the OMG WTF particle.”
— Will Buxton (@willbuxton) July 4, 2012
Life is always a test, when things go wrong TWO TEARS IN A BUCKET MUTHA FU*K IT! Cry and solve it.Move on, it will happen again. CRAVE IT!
— theladychablis (@theladychablis) September 24, 2009