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India, Thailand and all between

Posted on 12. Apr, 2012 by .

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Man it’s been a busy 6 weeks. I’ve been in Bombay/Mumbai, India, Bangkok and Koh Samet (Samed) Thailand, all whilst working on a Master’s degree. Photos to come soon. Just a quick update to acknowledge that I’m still vertical.

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Jamu: Why Isn’t Indonesia’s Ancient System of Herbal Healing Better Known? [TIME Magazine]

Posted on 01. Mar, 2012 by .

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Jamu: Why Isn’t Indonesia’s Ancient System of Herbal Healing Better Known? [TIME Magazine]

In 1990, Irish journalist Susan Jane-Beers noticed a herbal medicine clinic in the corner of a hair salon in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, her adopted home. A victim of age-related chronic knee pain that conventional pharmaceuticals couldn’t numb let alone heal, Jane-Beers decided to try jamu — traditional Indonesian medicine.

The results astounded her. After three days of taking only one third of the prescribed dose of herbal pills, the pain had vanished, making her wonder if she’d found “the magic bullet of all time.”

Read the rest on TIME here.

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Forget the iPad 3, check out these tablets – iWant! [awesome video]

Posted on 29. Feb, 2012 by .

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Forget the iPad 3, check out these tablets [awesome video]

0 Forget the iPad 3, check out these tablets   iWant! [awesome video]

“Edge-to-edge screen, magnetic iPads with near field communications (NFC) and 3d holographic display for multiplayer games”

iWant!

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Site has been down due to Dreamhost problems

Posted on 29. Feb, 2012 by .

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Just a quick note – this blog has been down 4 times in the past three weeks due to my webhost, Dreamhost, encountering problems.

This past downtime has been over 48 hours – which is quite alarming.

I’ll be investigating other webhosts as coincidentally my renewal with Dreamhost is up in two weeks. I’ve been using their services since 2006 with mostly positive support but this is simply not acceptable. If you have recommendations for other hosts, please drop me a line so I can consider them.

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Stanley Kubrick’s New York: Incredible Photos of Life in the 40s

Posted on 13. Feb, 2012 by .

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Stanley Kubrick—who wrote and directed Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining—was one of America’s most influential filmmakers. Directors ranging from the Coen Brothers to Tim Burton paid visual homage to his works in their own films, and no less than Steven Spielberg said: “Nobody could shoot a picture better in history.”

In fact Kubrick’s special skill behind the camera and his ability to create visual intrigue were evident long before he was a Hollywood icon.

See the full post on TwistedSifter with many more photos.

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Google does Valentine’s Day.

Posted on 13. Feb, 2012 by .

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Google does Valentine’s Day. Search for:

sqrt(cos(x))*cos(300x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.7)*(4-x*x)^0.01, sqrt(6-x^2), -sqrt(6-x^2) from -4.5 to 4.5

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