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Joe Jones
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Listening to Jack Garratt tonight at the Drawingroom. Absolutely amazing musical talent and what a voice! Album coming out soon and my goodness he is fantastic! 
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I thought this was excellent. The things you can do with Post It notes! Anyone who's been to the Apple site recently will recognise the image - the one taken for the cover of Jobs' biography.
Impressive Steve Jobs Tribute Made Out of 4001 Post-it Notes Mac Blog Discussion
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So, I totally just mended an old iPhone 3GS. Free upgrade!

Ok, so you fancy iPhone 4 users with your retina displays and flash on the camera will be chortling quietly to yourselves, but I've been using a 3G since it came out - this thing is so much faster!
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This is just about the funniest thing I've read in a while. Just when you think it has delivered all it can, it gets better. The "future plans" in the added info at the bottom are classic. Also "mint green, just deal with it!" All ebay auctions should be like this!
Visit eBay UK and register to buy or sell new and used books, cars, computers, digital cameras, DIY, DVD, jewellery and music. Auction or Fixed Price. Buy It. Sell It. Love It. eBay.co.uk
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I especially love the illustrations added by the seller. I can't decide which is my favorite, but it's a tie between the X-wing and the one with Battle Cat towing the "dead" mint-green Focus.
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I love Mac OS X sometimes. Time Machine is outstanding as a backup system (and it has saved my ass in a major way once before), but it only supports Mac-formatted volumes. I was looking for a way to back up my USB stick every time I plugged it into my Mac since I use it to move valuable data back and forth but it needs to be windows formatted.

I thought "hey, I wonder if Automator will do that for me?"
Of course it does! I added the "check for disk" action and then made a simple workflow by drag and drop, then saved it. Now when I mount my USB stick it copies any of the changed files over to a folder on my Mac, which is included in Time Machine backups.

Awesomesauce.
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Ok, so the parking permit fiasco has been resolved and I got my new one in the post... that is only valid until December 31st, since it seems that the council are reviewing student residential parking permits to potentially cost money in 2012 (unlike residential permits, which will remain free). I guess this is somehow justified because as students we don't pay council tax, or something along those lines.

I think primarily it's just that local residents don't like having to share on street with students during term time so they complained to the council about ways to reduce student vehicles. It wouldn't be so bad, but this is the council that is also trying to bring in legislation to prevent houses in the city from being converted into student housing since it "brings down the area" and instead only certain zones will be available.

I think they should look at the revenue brought into the city by the two enormous universities, especially UoN - I think the council sees students as a "necessary evil" to be contained in specially designated "student housing areas"
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This is why, when decorating a new chemistry building you run your design ideas past someone who has at least looked up Lewis Structures on wikipedia maybe once before. How did this get past the design stage?! Is that a 5-valent carbon there, that's not even the worst error? Why yes!
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Oh dear. I just threw a flippant comment out to +Wil Wheaton on one of his home brewing posts asking for advice on what fridge to buy, and unless my G+ is just not updating properly it looks to be the very first comment.

Colour me embarrassed! If I ever make it big I'll bump into Kevin Bacon or something at a party and he'll say "oh hey, you're that guy who made a flippant comment to Wil Wheaton, the man was simply trying to brew!"

These things will happen.

Edit: phew! Looks like it was just an updating issue - I am post number 908 or something.
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What the hell was that Dr Who that just happened? Does the BBC have a clause in their contract about being obligated to kick start James Corden's career every few months?

They also appear to have relegated the cybermen to a cheesy cameo role with no threat whatsoever.
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The riots have migrated to Nottingham it seems, although it's hard to tell if it's not just a normal night in the St Annes area. If they move to Lenton tonight I am defending Fortune Boy with all I have. Perhaps I'll get free prawn crackers with my next order.
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I'm fine - it's pretty quiet during the day. It seems they are only going for the police stations and a school here in Nottingham - 3 police stations and a school got attacked, along with cars, wheelie bins and shops. It's been pretty quiet in Lenton itself - the closest they came was Canning Circus police station which is about half a mile up the road.
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Hair, dyed. Thanks to Tash for helping out again.
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looks quite nice. Well done.
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So, I am now OS X Lion enhanced for fun and profit. It is abundantly clear though, that Apple doesn't think anyone uses mice with scroll wheels any more, as the new default scroll direction is... incompatible with a scroll wheel, unless you are one of those freaks who plays with inverted mouse controls in First Person Shooters. You know who you are, and it's not natural.
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I installed Lion on my MBP and so far I'm not having too many problems (though I did adjust the scrolling direction as soon as humanly possible). Most of my old PPC (and therefore incompatible) apps aren't worth bothering to upgrade, though I will have to upgrade my accounting software before Lionizing my main Mac.
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