Thursday, 31st March 2005

Make Poverty History Ad Campaign

Make Poverty History
“2005 offers a unique opportunity for us to come together and make poverty history. We don’t want your cash, we do want your voice and support. Please watch the film and then join us now; with your help we can change the lives of 800 million people living with needless poverty.”

VIDEO NO LONGER AVAILABLE!
This evening Make Poverty History started their Click Campaign.

I have to say I thought the ad was very impressive! If you didn’t see it then you can watch it using the above interface…

So what did you think? Do you think it will help get more people involved?

posted by Andy at 7:50 pm  

Wednesday, 30th March 2005

Something a little different…

I came across this today and it made me smile, so I though I would share it with everyone!

*Clocky:*

Clocky is, quite simply, for people who have trouble waking up. When the alarm clock goes off and the snooze button is pressed, Clocky will roll off the bedside table and wheel away, bumping mindlessly into objects on the floor until it eventually finds a spot to rest. Minutes later, when the alarm sounds again, the sleeper must get up out of bed and search for Clocky. This ensures that the person is fully awake before turning it off. Small wheels that are concealed by Clocky’s shag enable it to move and reposition itself, and an internal processor helps it find a new hiding spot every day.

Clocky

What do you reckon, would this help you get up in the morning?

Thanks to Digital Media Thoughts for this little laugh…

posted by Andy at 10:16 pm  

Monday, 28th March 2005

Google Desktop Search

I discovered today that Google have updated their Desktop Search Engine:

Google Desktop is now out of Beta and in the process they have added a number of extra features as well as the ability to write plugins for the software which provide extra features.

New Features:

  • Search PDF File names
  • Music File Names
  • Images File Names
  • Video File Names

These features alone make it a lot more useful, but what really makes this application useful for me is the _new_ plugin by _OmniPage_.

OmniPage Search Indexer takes basic PDF, JPG, TIFF, BMP and PaperPort files and then performs some _Optical Character Recognition_ on the files meaning that you can now search not only the _file names_ of these formats, but you an now search the content of them! This seems to work in a similar way to the web version of Google.

Anyway the very useful Google Desktop Search just got a lot better!! So I suggest if you haven’t tried it yet or upgraded from the beta that you go try it out now!

posted by Andy at 12:00 pm  

Sunday, 27th March 2005

Meditations for Easter

Full Screen

Came across this animation on Pilgrims Progress. The original was a little quick for my liking so I have slowed the frame rate down…For the original see here It’s great to see people doing some interesting work with the internet to aid peoples’ worship! Definitely a site to keep an eye on…

posted by Andy at 4:35 pm  

Saturday, 26th March 2005

The NET Bible

I stumbled across this today *The NET Bible* which has just entered its second Beta stage…

The NET Bible Project
The NET Bible (New English Translation) is a completely new translation of the Bible, not a revision or an update of a previous English version. It is being completed by more than twenty biblical scholars who are working directly from the best currently available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts. The translation project originally started as an attempt to provide an electronic version of a modern translation for electronic distribution over the Internet and on CD-Rom. Anyone anywhere in the world with an Internet connection will be able to use and print out the NET Bible without cost for personal study. In addition, anyone who wants to share the Bible with others can print unlimited copies and give them away free to others.

So this is a completely free modern translation of the bible, by Bible.org which arose out of problems quoting from the NIV and NASB.

Details of the making of the NET Bible can be found here

If you would like to look at a copy then it is available in many different formats:

Download Page

Web Version

Haven’t had a proper chance to look at this yet but if anyone else has any experience with I would be interested to hear…

posted by Andy at 3:47 pm  
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