This week has been bananas (b-a-n-a-n-a-s), but I already made my disclaimers about that. All the same, I felt it my civic duty to provide you with the finest in linky goodness this Thursday. And I even have a theme: pairs. And so, live, from Canadia, the land of perpetually bad food...

CSS fun for those of us learning that stuff: zen garden and a list apart

More useful stuff for web design (figured we should start with a pair of pairs): dafont and morguefile.

How stuff works: how stuff works (duh) and mistupid.

Fun with time: industrious clock (may have linked to this one already but its still pretty cool) and timeline. Here's a bonus in case industrious clock is a repeat: time zone check is great for travelers and those working with folks around the world.

Some interesting writing and some other uses for the pen. Seems like all the cool people in consulting are excellent pen spinners (no comment), so I'm working on perfecting my 360 at the moment.

Google goodness comes in pairs this week too. There's already a blog out there based on Google maps (well there's probably 20 of them at least by now), and this Guess-the-Google game is a pretty cool idea. I missed like 2 out of 10 on the first try, I think I scored 270 something. Just try and beat that. Just try.

Find out how fast you're connected, or check out the entirety of the California coast line (kind of kicks Google map's butt, and no, I don't know how these work as a pair...maybe learning?)

Great lyrics tool, though I'm guessing you'll have trouble finding the lyrics for this even greater song with the tool. And the song has a tool. Or something. I'm pretty sure this guy is the reason terrorists hate us.

Bugmenot is a pretty cool idea (check out the FAQ) but I won't be using the site version b/c someone already wrote a firefox extension that does it automatically.

And we should always end with randomness, right? This blog had a little print-out ad posted on the bulletin board in the coffee room of the offices here in Toronto: "Truth, Justice, Minesweeper." I haven't had a chance to do more than a quick browse of it, but it looks like a funny idea. Also, I once beat the beginner level of minesweeper in something ridiculous like 5 or 6 seconds. I have a screen print somewhere, I'll post it when I find it. What better to pair with this than an important cause that we should all take very seriously?

I noticed that my last post contained no apostrophes where necessary for proper syntax, which, if you'll read back a little bit, you should be aware is not the clean typing style I usually adhere to. I blame it on Word, the evil MS program I used to write the post as there was no wireless connection at the hotel bar.

I'm considering spending another night at said bar and getting more of this work done, but I'm also considering driving into downtown Toronto just to check it out. I figure I should while I'm here, I can always study more next week I guess. I still haven't decided. One thing that's for sure - I've been here in the offices too long. Time for a swim.

I ain't no hollaback girl.


daydreamer said...

Canada does not have bad food.
Please be kinder next time around. eh.
thank you.

jon said...

After we paid for our kids summer camp maryland we found it tough to recover! I totally agree with you!