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.

News

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.

Tony Robinson asks if bankers are human

Tony Robinson asks if bankers are human

 

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…

Hitchin Town FC’s Position on Top Field

Hitchin Town FC’s Position on Top Field

Features

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.

Point Break: stranded on a spit

Point Break: stranded on a spit

 

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.

The story of the o w l sweater

The story of the o w l sweater

Cool stuff

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.

Words of Wisdom: Feynman to the Rescue!

Words of Wisdom: Feynman to the Rescue!

 

100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock N’ Roll)

Online

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.

July 9th: Internet Doomsday – How To Prevent And Save Your System

July 9th: Internet Doomsday – How To Prevent And Save Your System

 

Fury after Facebook messes up smartphone users’ address books: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/07/03/facebook-address-book-smartphone/. Facebook does it again.

Fury after Facebook messes up smartphone users’ address books

Fury after Facebook messes up smartphone users’ address books

Music

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.

Mari Wilson awesome Live version of “Cry Me A River”

Mari Wilson awesome Live version of “Cry Me A River”

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