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Birmingham: It’s Not Shit

That’s really the name of the site there, Birmingham: It’s Not Shit.

I’m still looking for reasons, but already I’ve found a great discussion over what the ‘ardest pub in Brum is. Also, the secret of whether or not there really is a beach under Spaghetti Junction. I lived right next to it for 2 years but I couldn’t tell you if there was. Exploring the area was the equivalent of running through Central Park at night with a laptop and sausages.

Here’s some fine comedy writing for you:

People underestimate Birmingham as a holiday destination, those looking for ‘sex, sand and surf’ especially – but anyone who’s seen the sunrise over Acocks Green on bin day can understand that Birmingham is God’s chosen holiday destination.

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Found a great comment on a cNet Australia opinion piece about why it’s not enough that Macs can now boot into Windows. The writer believed that few Windows users would be enticed to move over. Why trouble yourself with dual-booting when you already had Windows XP on a PC?

Of course, his point was ridiculous and he’s obviously never used a mac for any extended period of time. Some readers took the time to educate him and make a great analogy:

i love pc users. they always miss the main reason to use a mac is because it is a STABLE operating system where microweenie QXY is a farce of an operating system. viruses, spyware, blah-blah, reinstalls, OH, what fun!

get a mac. you will still have a life.

owning a PC is like having to regulate your own heart beat.

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My Stickies – Annotate websites you visit

Found a web annotation service, My Stickies, while looking for a way to make notes about websites for work. They’ve got the dreaded buzzwords “Web 2.0” on their front page, but it could be a useful and free web-hosted solution.

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I’ve got c’iensomnia. Have been waking up at 3am for the past few nights, and can’t sleep when I want to. How long can one last on less than 4 hours of sleep a night before falling ill? How long can one blog from work without being caught? How long before short posts make me sound stupid!

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Has anyone else noticed that the Progress Package website doesn’t work (can’t check my allocated amount) in Firefox? So much for progress!

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The Amazing (Ramen) Machine

Here’s a Rube Goldberg machine to end all machines! An absolute must-see testament to Japanese madness.