Knitted graffiti
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I understand that Knitta, Please recently tagged downtown Seattle with their knitting, on trees, street signs, lampposts and door handles. I love this idea. Reminds me of clean graffiti. Knitta, Please – Houston, TX “A tag crew of knitters, bombing the inner city with vibrant, stitched works of art, wrapped around everything from beer bottles

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PC & Mac
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This isn’t a revenge movie, as such. Apple’s closed system is part of what makes its experience more straighforward and reliable in many scenarios. By controlling all aspects of use they can insist on a level of quality and simplicity that isn’t possible when there are many companies involved, each of which have different goals

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Game time. The facts.
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I’ve been playing Zelda on the Wii pretty much since we bought this excellent console a few days after its UK release. Call that two months, or 8 weeks. it’s the only game I’ve been playing in that time. Zelda keeps track of the amount of time I’ve been playing. According to it that stands

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Urban Curators
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A great site that celebrates the beauty in peeling paint, rust and urban decay. Link to Urban Curators

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Please identify the usability problems
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Sorry. Looks like the video which was here has been pulled. Thanks to Gavin. Stick with the subtitles. It really gets quite funny. Now, the questions is, what would you, as developer of technology products, do to help this guy out? Undo? Some kind of history list? Some way of auto-page-turning? A help book?

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The International Style
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Maddie has tended to avoid pulling down books from the shelves in our hallway. I guess she hasn’t found them that interesting, besides which she’s usually crawling past at too high a speed to notice them, as she makes her way to the front door to find out who just rung our doorbell. Finally the

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Too late for our glasses
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Shannon and I have suffered brutally from some rock-hard water at our house. We’ve been through 3 or 4 sets of glasses in the few years that we’ve lived here, each of which has succumbed to a gradual fog of limescale which appears on its surface after only a month or so. We tried vinegar,

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Valentine’s romance
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Good to see Borders covering all their bases. On their rack of DVDs for Valentine’s Day I noticed that they included both Closer and The Break Up. Should keep the slightly less romantically inclined quite happy. I mean, why not have a good, miserable alternative to When Harry Met Sally?

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Gullible
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I’ve started looking for a few pictures to take to use as desktop wallpapers on my PC. Mostly this involves taking macros, or images with a consistent pattern or texture. I took the one above on the banks of the Thames, just near the London Eye. I feel stupid, naturally, taking it. The message on

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The mess around the American Consulate
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Although I quite like this shot, with the subtle black arrow on a black block, the area around the American Consulate in London is quite a mess. This is one of many blocks, barriers and boxes that amount to some sort of anti-van security. We took Maddie to get her US passport here about a

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