Moleskin Notebooks

Hilarious entry from Stuff White People Like.

Not only does this help them keep their thoughts organized, but it serves as a signal to the other white people in the shop that the owner of both instruments is truly creative. It screams: “I’m not using my computer to check email and read celebrity gossip, I’m using it to create art. Please ask me about it.”

Munich – Photos – Saturday February 21 2009

Learning to ski in Austria

I recently completed a 3-weekend skiing course based on the principles of Parallel Skiing out of Munich. It was a super-enjoyable course with great instructors who were incredibly patient and good-humoured. It was well-organised with every detail was taken care of like a different set of skis for each days tuition (the idea is to start on very short skis and learn how to stop using parallel movement and then progress to longer skis). The next course begins next January but if you send an email to null, you will be contacted in November next about the upcoming course.

Wordbook

Wordbook is an application that allows you to post your wordpress blog to Facebook. It stopped working after the release of the new facebook interface but apparently has been fixed. This is my test for that.

Life in 4 bottles

Thanks to Le Craic

Why charity begins at home.

Nice piece by Tim Harford in the FT about charity and visibility of suffering.

Here is the difficulty: faced not with a specific baby right in front of us, but some unnamed baby far away, £300 suddenly seems like a steep price tag. That £300 is a plausible estimate for the cost of enough mosquito nets or health education to save a child’s life in sub-Saharan Africa. Few Britons donate that much to charity each year.