Monday, 30 June 2008

Chihuahuas, Kittens, Wabbits, & Pyfons..

  • Ali and Mohammed are begging on the London Tube. Ali drives a Mercedes, lives in a mortgage free house and has a lot of money to spend. Mohammed, on the other hand, only brings in 2 to 3 pounds a day.

Mohammed asks Ali how he can bring home a suitcase full of �10. notes everyday. Ali says, "Look at your sign. It say 'I have no work, a wife and 6 kids to support'."Mohammed then looks at Ali's sign. It reads 'I only need another �10 to move back to my country'.


  • Mexican Navy Seal


  • A teacher is explaining biology to her 4th grade students. 'Human beings are the only animals that stutter', she says.

A little girl raises her hand 'I had a kitty-cat who stuttered', she volunteered.

The teacher, knowing how precious some of these stories could become, asked the girl to describe the incident.

'Well', she began, 'I was in the back yard with my kitty and the rottweiler that lives next door got a running start and before we knew it, he jumped over the fence into our yard!'

'That must've been scary', said the teacher.

'It sure was', said the little girl. 'My kitty raised his back, went 'Fffff, Fffff, Fffff'...

............and before he could say ' fuck off' , the Rottweiler ate him'!


  • Widdle Wabbit from John Mayes


  • A class of five-year old schoolchildren return to the classroom after playing in the playground during their break time.

The teacher says to the first child 'Hello Becky, what have you been doing this Playtime?'

Becky replies 'I have been playing in the sand box.'

'Very good,' says the teacher 'if you can spell 'sand' on the

blackboard, I will give you a cookie.'

Becky duly goes and writes 's a n d' on the blackboard.

'Very good,' says the teacher and gives Becky a cookie.

The teacher then says, 'Freddie, what have you been doing in your playtime?'

Freddie replies, 'Playing with Becky in the sand box.'

'Very good,' says the teacher, 'if you can spell 'box' on the blackboard, I will also give you a cookie.'

Freddie duly goes and writes 'b o x' on the blackboard.

'Very good,' says the teacher and gives Freddie a cookie.

Teacher then says, 'Hello Mohammed, have you been playing in the sand box with Becky and Freddie?'

'No,' replies Mohammed, 'I wanted to, but they would not let me. Every time I went near them they started throwing sand at me, calling me nasty names and asking to see under my jacket in case I had explosives.'

'Oh dear,' says the teacher, 'that sounds like blatant racial discrimination to me - I'll tell you what, if you can spell 'blatant racial discrimination' I will give you a cookie.'




Sunday, 29 June 2008

Springnote, Web Book & Revenge Toilet Paper

  • Advanced Online Note Taking Made Easy

Springnote is a Wiki based online note taking utility.

Sounds simple and that's what it is. But even though it's simple, it's far from being simplistic! Springnote doesn't come short in features, yet remains easy to use because all of the functions are useful and smart and ordered in a plain way, instantly making you feel comfortable using them.

Springnote supports OpenID, which you can read about in Dave's article OpenID Overview and Four Awesome Providers.

Once you've signed in and clicked the button to create a new note, you will first pick your Springnote URL and title, accept the Terms of Service, and pick a template for your notes. When picking a template, you will start out with several pages (notes) containing preset templates. For example when you pick the template For Study, your Springnote account will come with a profile page, a monthly calendar, a to do list, a class timetable, and several more pages. You can as well start out with no template and add them as you go, since you'll be able to pick a template whenever creating a new page.

So here you are, ready to take your first notes. Writing is straight forward. Just click into the document, type and use the standard text editor to give your notes the final touches. Via Insert you can attach files or insert pictures up to 20MB per file, and if you forgot to select a template, here is where you get to pick or change it anytime. Through the Menu, notes can be printed, shared, published, exported and downloaded as HTML. You can Upload documents with up to 5MB, the supported formats are doc, odt, txt and html. Several Plug-ins, for example to create a calendar, list of subpages, and a list of contents are available through Add-ons. Linked pages and Subpages will automatically appear in the Related pages section at the bottom of each note. To easily track down notes, Enter tags.

In the left hand menu all Recent Updates are shown, pages can be organized via drag&drop in the All Pages tab, you can follow your Tags, and view Shared Pages. The right hand side holds your bookmarks, i.e. sites you want to access quickly. You can colour code your bookmarks with five different colours.

Nothing much remains to be said, without going into painful details. I will let you discover the beauty of Springnote on your own. But let me tell you, there are so many neat details to be found, the design is beautiful and not a single feature appears superfluous. [via MakeUseOf]


  • Directory Monitor

One way to ensure that files do not get modified is to monitor certain directories for changes and write those changes to a log. It would then be easy to see if a file had been changed in the past since starting the monitoring. It does not really prevent file modifications but can provide valuable information nevertheless.

Directory Monitor is a simply application that can monitor folders for one or multiple of the following four events: File additions, file modifications, file deletions and file renames. The user basically selects at least one folder to monitor and the events that he wants monitored in that folder.

The software supports local folders, network folders and even hidden shares. Specific file patterns can be excluded from being monitored. Excluding text files could be achieved by adding *.txt to the options of the application. The main problem here is that those excluded patterns are global patterns meaning they are active for all monitored folders.

directory monitor

The interval that is used to check directories for changes can be changed in the options as well. The default value is 180 seconds. One interesting feature is the import and export feature which makes it possible to export monitored folders and import them later on the same or another computer. [via gHacks]


  • Phantasmagoria Transforms Your Photos
  • Windows/Mac/Linux: Freeware application Phantasmagoria adds effects to your digital photos through a slick, simple-to-use interface. The program provides an impressive range of effects and can upload the results to photo-sharing site Flickr or easily share your results over Twitter. You can snap and annotate screenshots, and take webcam photos and go straight to adding effects, similar to OS X's Photo Booth. Phantasmagoria is freeware, cross-platform, requires Java. Check out the sample page for a closer look at Phantasmagoria in action. [via Lifehacker]


  • Save Web Pages & RSS Feeds for Offline Viewing with Web Book
  • Web Book a free Windows-only software that helps you read web pages, Wikipedia articles and blog feeds offline.

    Unlike other offline browsers (wget or httrack) which simply mirror web content, Web Book can download and also convert web pages into formats like plain text, HTML, PDF, etc.


    auto-updateYou can set Web Book to auto-run at any time of the day to make archived copies of websites and RSS feeds. Webaroo is similar but requires more effort.

    This application can therefore be useful for people who want to read web pages / blogs on their mobile phones or eBook Readers while on the go. Just sync your device with the PC before leaving and read the content anywhere. [via Digital Inspiration]



  • Revenge Toilet Paper Leaves Your Enemies A Mess

This Revenge Toilet Paper is said to be the only toilet roll which will not rip or tear, no matter how hard you try. Well, maybe if your target is one of those guys that can rip phone books in half they'll have a chance. But other than that, this toilet paper prank seems like a totally awesome way to get back at the people who have made your life difficult.

You can grab a roll of your own Revenge Toilet Paper for $8.99 if you're feeling up for the challenge. [via Coolest Gadgets] Ed. Bars could use Revenge Paper in the low season as part of an economy drive..


Saturday, 28 June 2008

Tennis Babes, Erotic Dancers & �1,000 Short Time






  • 1000 pounds an hour next time you are in London. It would have to be ball breakingly brilliant to justify that cost



Friday, 27 June 2008

Mango, Scams & Stags

  • The Big Mango Bar Grand Opening Party will be on Friday, July 4th, in Bangkok. If you are in town, don't miss it.



  • The refit looks just about done in the new Liquid Lounge coyote club (ex Stereo) across from Club Blu on LK Metro.


  • Whoever forecast Pattaya would become a resort town for Indians, Russians and Chinese is in part correct. Indian tourists clearly dominate this week. As one politically incorrect drinker was heard to ask, "Is it a national holiday for tailors?".


  • Firefighters were called out to P72 Restaurant on Walking Street on the afternoon of the 24th June. A fire had been reported on the 3rd floor of the building. On investigation, the team discovered flames coming from a faulty overheated air conditioning unit


  • Well written article from Pattaya Daily News about one farang suicide and the possible factors leading to the suicide. Article comes with a clear health warning for all newbies to Pattaya.


  • A 26-year-old British woman has been killed in a hit-and-run collision in Thailand, the Foreign Office has said. Jennifer Burden, originally from Airth near Falkirk, was holidaying in Pattaya when she was hit by a car and died on 16 June. [via BBC News]


  • I have heard three separate stories in the last month of tourists paying excessive fines for flooding jet skis hired on Pattaya Beach. Now it seems to me three in a month is more than a coincidence. The BIB also get involved so the tourist has little chance of fighting the fine. From a position of ignorance I would have thought jet skis were built for such eventualities. No mails please. Whatever, if you're tempted to hire a jet ski, proceed with all caution.



  • Buy 1, Fly 2 promotion marks Thai Airways 48th Anniversary Celebrations. Valid between 25 June and 30 September 2008 with return tickets valid for 3 months from the date of the commencing journey. Catch? The special deal is available to Royal First and Royal Silk class travellers only. [via Pattaya Daily News]
  • The group of guys in town a couple of weeks ago from Hull, for a 1 week stag, really made the effort. When they hit the bars as Super Heroes they were mobbed by the girls. The Incredible Hulk is awesome. Looks like a particularly bad dose!!!

Of course, they had to spoil it all by revealing their alter-egos in the Ice Bar at the Amari. The black censorship blob could have been a lot smaller, I just didn't want to embarrass the guy. Now if it had been Snake.....


  • Ronaldo's girl, Nereida Gallardo, is Spanish. Wonder which club she supports!!! With his feet, you would have thought he could've pulled a bird with real tits!!!!


  • An Italian architect said he is poised to start construction on a new skyscraper in Dubai that will be "the world's first building in motion," an 80-story tower with revolving floors that give it an ever-shifting shape. [via HuffPo] Ed. He said he got the idea when going upstairs to the loo in Club Blu..


  • Geography lesson on US states from Playboy. If it had been like this when I were a lad, I might have learnt something. I'm worried I missed one of the tiny states in the north east.


Thursday, 26 June 2008

Kung Fu Sex, Cops & Red Necks

  • A cop was on his horse waiting to cross the street, when a little girl on her new shiny bike stopped beside him.
    'Nice bike,' the cop said. 'Did Santa bring it to you?'
    'Yes Sir,' the little girl said, 'he sure did!'
    The cop looked the bike over and handed the girl a $5 ticket for a safety violation. The cop said, 'Next year, tell Santa to put a reflector light on the back of it!'
    The young girl looked up at the cop and said, 'Nice horse you've got there Sir. Did Santa bring it to you?'
    Playing along with the girl, he chuckled and answered, 'Yes, he sure did!'
    The little girl looked up at the cop and said, 'Next year tell Santa the dick goes underneath the horse, not on top!'



  • Kung Fu Sex - a skit on Crouching Tiger and very clever. Worth a look if you want to spice up your sex life.......


  • Alzheimer's or Parkinson's ? Which one would you rather have? Parkinson's of course! Better to spill half your drink than forget where the f**k you put it! Ed. I think I've posted this joke before but I can't remember.



  • Quotable:
    • Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself "Lillian, you should have remained a virgin." -- Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)
    • I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalog: "No good in a bed, but fine against a wall."- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement. -- Mark Twain
    • The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible. -- George Burns
    • Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year. -- Victor Borge
    • Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. -- Mark Twain
    • By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. - Socrates
    • I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. -- Groucho Marx
    • My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. -- Jimmy Durante


  • Red neck bumper stickers


  • A kindergarten class had a homework assignment to find out something exciting and relate it to the class the next day.
    When the time came to present what they'd found, the first little boy the teacher called on walked up to the front of the class, and with a piece of chalk, made a small white dot on the blackboard and sat back down.
    Puzzled, the teacher asked him what it was.
    'It's a period,' he replied.
    'I can see that,' said the teacher, 'but what is so exciting about a period?'
    'Darned if I know,' he said, 'but this morning my sister was missing one, my mom fainted, my dad had a heart attack, and the boy next door joined the Air Force.'


Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Cleepr, Sxipper, You Serials & Time

  • Cleepr - Neat search engine designed specifically for searching Youtube music videos. When you search for your favourite song, band or artist on Cleepr, it brings you only the real music vids. It's clean, and easy on your eyes. Plus the videos are about 50% larger than what you get on Youtube. [via MakeUseOf]


  • Sxipper Automatically Fills in Web Forms






Firefox only (Windows/Mac/Linux): Firefox extension Sxipper automates your web logins and form filling through a simple, attractive interface. Once installed, you can create different personas into Sxipper for quick form filling for site registrations, and Sxipper automatically works with Firefox's existing saved logins. The extension can either learn and build personas based on information you've already used in forms, or you can import other form and password data from other programs like Roboform or plain old vCards. Sxipper is free, works wherever Firefox does. [via Lifehacker]


  • Time Magazines 50 Best Websites for 2008. Ed. Problem is there's only one per page so you have to load 50 pages to see the lot. Yawn...


  • YouSerials - Adware-free Serial and CD Key Search Engine. It claims to have nearly 55.000 serials (Microsoft Office, Windows XP, Windows XP Pro, Nero 8 Ultra Edition, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office 2007, Plus Microsoft Office 2008, NOD32 Antivirus, etc). There is no need to sign-up or install anything. Search, Find and Copy the serial. It also shows the most popular, top 100 and recently added serials and CD keys.[via MakeUseOf]



  • More real-time quotes on Google Finance - Starting today, you'll have access to real-time, last sale prices from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ. What this means is that you can now get the latest real-time stock quotes on Google for free. Wondering what Ford (F) is trading at today? Search for it on Google or Google Finance and keep the page up to have the quotes stream live. If you use iGoogle, add the Google Finance portfolio gadget to your homepage, and monitor all your NYSE and NASDAQ traded stocks in real time throughout the day.

[via Official Google Blog]


  • Motorized suitcase saves you a lot of trouble and a lot in medical bills


If you have ever spent your back lugging large suitcase around, this all new motorized suitcase should really interest you a great deal. Created by a small UK company called Live Luggage, the power-assisted (PA) case features special motors in each of its wheels that can make even 65 pounds worth of luggage feel as light as only 6.5 pounds. What's even better is that the adjustable anti-gravity handle on the bags let the wheels bear over 85 percent of the weight which, coupled with the 'force sensors' make the motor move automatically who you're not left placing all that stress on your back or arms. With relatively large and solid "pan-cake" wheels placed far forward, tugging the luggage on even the most uneven surfaces becomes quiet a breeze while some super confidential security features make your bag nearly hack and thief proof.

But, the best part about this design has got be the stunning motors that that run on a 12v NiMH battery that can last for about two hours and one and three-quarters of a mile on a single charge. At $1,300, the Live Luggage PA suitcase is sure not cheap but considering the medical bills it will help you save, I'd say it's quite a bargain at the end of the day! [via Born Rich] Ed. Thing of the cig packets you could shift with these beauties!!!


Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Pin Ups, Dick Size and Rip Offs

  • Look at the tits on this. scroll down..



  • Top 10 celebrity sex videos nobody wanted to see at Cracked


  • Student bodies - Playboy babe Amanda King



  • The penis size preference chart by Buzzfeed. Looks like you can have too much of a good thing if it's over 8.25" !!!!!! That's a relief then. The red spot shows the ideal length/girth. I wonder if you can apply one chart to the world. I mean is this a case of one perfect size fits all?  Also, given what comes out of 'em, I wouldn't have thought girth was an issue!! Click on the link above for a clear image.



  • Playboy girl next door - Amanda Calloway


  • I know it's crap but I couldn't resist..



  • I forgot to include this with yesterday's post. I went to the cinema in The Avenue yesterday to see Kung Fu Panda and when I purchased the tickets, the cashier gave me two tickets, two "Euro 2008" stickers, a card for collecting stamps for free popcorn, a discount card for the bowling alley, a stamped car park ticket and my change. I'm trying to juggle all the bits and pieces when I noticed I'd been short changed by Bt100. I simple said to the cashier that there was a problem with my change and he instantly pulls another Bt100 from the till. I never mentioned the amount but he knew to give me another Bt100. Simply put, if you are a farang and don't check your bills and change then you are going to get done.


  • If you've got a kid then Kung Fu Panda is worth a look


  • The Avenue now charges for the car park like Big C, even if you've got a stamped ticket


Monday, 23 June 2008


  • I called in to Wet N' Wild Go Go for a toilet break on my way in to town by foot on Saturday and my penicillin inspired Cola cost me Bt70. Taking the piss or what. To add insult to injury, the cashier outsmarted me. I checked the bin with Bt100 note and got a Bt20 note and ten Bt1 coins for change. She obviously knew I was gonna hoover the lot so gambled I wouldn't want to hike 10 coins around with me all night. She was right and I won't be back. Oh, and the penicillin is for a dental problem..


  • Visited Gullivers on Walking Street about 1.00am Sunday morning and it was bouncing. Girls were dancing all around the bar and I assumed they were freelancers but it's hard to tell with groups of girls dolled up for a night on the town. I wouldn't risk grabbing a rear end with PC Plod just outside the doors. You could be grabbing more than you can chew!!!!!


  • BabyDolls Go Go, Soi 15 Walking Street, Grand Opening/New Owners Party, 8.00pm Saturday, June 28. Fun, games, and a mouth watering selection of food from Palmers will be on offer


  • TQ2 Birthday Party for manager Woot, 8.00pm, Friday June 27


  • Katoey pick pockets in Pook's, Soi Buakhao [via Katoey Club]


  • The young guy who got electrocuted in the flood last week has made the headlines back home in the Sunderland Echo.


  • In spite of massive spending on efforts to counter HIV/AIDS, experts warn that many young Thais are still having unsafe sex. The problem, according to Sittichok Chaisupasin, a 16-year-old peer educator, is not a lack of knowledge about HIV, but a lack of interest among young people in acting on what they know. [via Irin News]



  • Neil Clark's view on Italian anti-football - to quote the immortal Edmund Blackadder, I'd rather French-kiss a skunk than see the Azzurri win a major tournament. Click on the link for the full article.



Sunday, 22 June 2008


  • Sweet time had by all. - Mr Cadbury and Miss Rowntree met on a Double Decker, it was After Eight. She was from Quality Street , he was a Fisherman's Friend.
    On the way they stopped at a Yorkie Bar, he had a Rum and Butter, she had a Wine Gum. He asked her name, "Polo, I'm the one with the hole" she said.
    "I'm the one with the nuts," he thought! Then he touched her Milky Way.
    They checked in to a hotel, and went straight to the bedroom. Mr Cadbury turned out the light for a bit of Black Magic.
    It wasn't long before he slipped his hand into her Snickers and felt her Cream Egg. He fondled her Flap Jacks then he showed her his Curly Wurly and Tic Tacs.
    Miss Rowntree wasn't keen to have any Jelly Babies, so she let him take a trip down Bourneville Boulevard via her Party Ring. He was pleased as he always fancied a bit of Fudge. It was a magic moment as she let out a scream of Turkish Delight.
    When he pulled out, his fun size Mars Bar it felt a bit Crunchie. She wanted more, but he needed Time Out, however, he noticed her Pink Wafers looked very appetizing. He did a Twirl, had a Picnic in her Sherbet Dip and finished off by giving her a Gob Stopper!
    Unfortunately, Mr Cadbury then had to go home to his wife, Caramel. Sadly,3 days later his Magnum lolly started to drip. It turned out Miss Rowntree had been with Bertie Basset who had Allsorts!!!

  • A very successful business man was dining in a very posh restaurant with his wife. Suddenly a beautiful young girl came up to him, leant over, gave him a kiss and said, "when you have taken your aunt home George, come around to the flat". With that the girl swept out of the restaurant. "Who in the hell was that?" asked the wife." "That was my mistress" he replied. "Your bloody mistress? Right! Tomorrow I go and see my lawyer and sue for divorce", I'll give you bloody mistress!" By now people in the restaurant were looking at them. " Shhh. Lower your voice please." He said. "�k, you see your lawyer. You take me for whatever you want, but think about this. You have a very good life. Out to lunch whenever you want with the girls. Accounts at the best stores in town. A chauffer driven can 24/7 at your call. Then of course there is the summer home and the yacht. Now will you be able to afford all that on your own, even with half my money? One thing I can tell you is that whatever you get, I will have made it up in a year. My life will continue my life as it is now." Just then a another middle aged man walked into the restaurant with a dolly on his arm. The wife stared. "That's David your partner, who is the woman on his arm? she asked. "That is his mistress. All successful men have a mistress."he said. After a moment of contemplation the wife smiled, patted her husbands hand and said, "She's not as nice as ours George".

  • Clever word definitions:
    • ADULT: A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.
    • BEAUTY PARLOR: A place where women curl up and dye.
    • CANNIBAL: Someone who is fed up with people.
    • CHICKENS: The only animals you eat before they are born and after they are dead.
    • COMMITTEE: A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
    • DUST: Mud with the juice squeezed out.
    • EGOTIST: Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.
    • HANDKERCHIEF: Cold Storage.
    • INFLATION: Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.
    • MOSQUITO: An insect that makes you like flies better.
    • RAISIN: Grape with a sunburn.
    • SECRET: Something you tell to one person at a time.
    • SKELETON: A bunch of bones with the person scraped off.
    • TOOTHACHE: The pain that drives you to extraction.
    • TOMORROW: One of the greatest labour saving devices of today.
    • YAWN: An honest opinion openly expressed.
    • WRINKLES: Something other people have.

Saturday, 21 June 2008


  • 5 Essential Firefox 3 Add-ons - While it is definitely true that some add-ons get a wider coverage and more downloads than others it is still a fact that each Firefox user had his own share of add-ons that he considers essential. This can be mostly attributed to different motives in using Firefox. A web developers is using a different set of add-ons than someone who loves to surf on video portals or social networks.

There is still some common ground, add-ons that are used by most of the Firefox community, or at least the part that knows that add-ons are available to extent the browser. Most users would call them essential but there will be some who will question the addition of one or the other add-on in the list.

The list contains some brand new add-ons like the Searchery add-on that can only be downloaded if the user has an account at Mozilla. Most will probably be known by most of you but I have added some that will be new as well.

  • Adblock Plus - This one blocks lots of advertisements and although I make my living from those I recommend this add-on. It's possible to add websites to a white list which means that ads on that site will not be blocked. I do that for websites that I like so that they earn from my visits.
  • Edit Middle 2 - The awesome bar (location bar) in Firefox 3 is not typo friendly. If you happen to write mozzilla instead of mozilla you will not get results in the bar if you remove the second z in the misspelled word. This add-on corrects that behavior.
  • No Script - No Script is installed in my secure Firefox profile. It basically removes scripts from any site that is not in the white list.
  • Searchery - Searchery adds Google search to the Firefox location bar which means that it is possible to get rid of the search bar in the right if Google is your main search engine.
  • Video DownloadHelper - Probably the best video downloader for Firefox. It supports many websites and uses a general detection routine which means it works on pretty much any video portal. [via gHacks]


  • Sidenote Is a Universal, Unobtrusive Note Drawer [Featured Mac Download]

sidenote.pngMac OS X only: Donationware application Sidenote adds an unobtrusive sidebar to your Mac desktop for taking and organizing multiple rich text notes. Under normal circumstances, Sidenote takes up a couple of pixels on the edge of your screen (though you can make it completely invisible in the Preferences), so it doesn't take any space until you need it. You can invoke Sidenote by either hovering your mouse over that edge or with the user-definable keyboard shortcut. In fact, virtually every aspect of the program is accessible via a keyboard shortcut, which any keyboard lover can appreciate. The application manages multiple notes, prints, emails, and exports notes, and is almost entirely customisable. Sidenote is donationware, Mac OS X only. [via Lifehacker]


  • Read It Later Adds Firefox 3 Integration, Offline Reading 
    readitlater.pngWindows/Mac/Linux (Firefox): To-read manager Read It Later, a free Firefox extension we've previously covered, has updated for Firefox 3 in a big way. The add-on places a little red checkmark in the address bar for quick adding to a locally-saved list of reading links, but carries over the bookmarking star for easier sorting. The bigger news might be a one-click "Read Offline" tool that downloads local versions of your reading list URLs for non-connected reading. There's lots more updates and features, so hit the link below to install and see what's new. Read It Later is a free download, works wherever Firefox does. [via Lifehacker]


  • Google spreadsheet asset allocation using the GoogleFinance() function which not only lets you get current, but also historical stock data - if you invest in the markets this is a neat way to track your positions. Go to randomfoo for a more details.


  • The Portable UV Monitor times your sunblock

There was a time that I would go out in the sun and never ever burn.  Then I started working from home and well, now I burn to a crisp.  I burned in the car, thankfully my car has a sun roof so its an even burn.  Frankly even before I started burning I should have been a bit more worried about sunblock and UV rays due to skin cancer or not wanting to turn into the raisin lady.  If you're not sure what the raisin lady is, thats the person who has baked themselves to a shrivelled crisp, year round, since they were five.  Once they hit 35 their skin has turned to this weird not so natural skin texture.   Now if they ever grew a brain and decided to be careful in the sun this little gadget is definitely the way to do it.

To be perfectly honest I don't really know how much sunblock is optimal, when to reapply or what it means when there are high UV rays.  Well this UV monitor doesn't just tell you the UV rays are particularly vicious today.  You program in your skin type the SPF of the sunscreen you slathered on and it will begin a timer for you.  It lets you know when you need to reapply your sunblock.  Be careful in the water with this bad boy though, it is splash proof but I wouldn't go diving into the depths of the ocean with it on your wrist.  It is being sold for about $48 or �24.99. [via Coolest Gadgets]



Friday, 20 June 2008

Pin Ups




  • The perfect celebrity at Derober. Can you see which celebs contributed bits for this composite? If not, click on the link and all will be revealed.



Thursday, 19 June 2008


  •  Pattaya Beer Garden opens from 10.00am and has free wi-fi access and legal smoking. Like the first not so sure about the second. If they have to have a designated smoking area maybe they could hang a one-way only plank off the rear end of the bar. 


  • Pattaya was hit by a tropical downpour last night and the usual blackspots like Soi Buakhao and Pattaya Tai were completely flooded. One unlucky British tourist was killed in a freak accident from an electric shock when wading through flood waters to return his room at the D & D Hotel. 


  • Lollipop Go Go Birthday Party for Mark - 8.00pm, June 20


  • The police have been clamping down on bars on the Darkside and Noi's unfortunately copped a one month closure order. Should be a lively re-opening on July 12th


  • Why farang girls hate Thailand. I would have thought it was pretty obvious. The comments at the end of the article make interesting reading.



  • There have been a couple of farang deaths by drug overdose lately and it got me to thinking about the quality of the goods being consumed by Yabba and Ice fans here in Thailand. Is there a world kite mark on drugs? Can a tourist safely assume that 'E' in Thailand is the same quality as 'E' in Europe? Seems to me like consumers place a bit too much faith in the integrity of local suppliers. Rather them than me. 


  • Tsport channel to launch in July - Thailand will next month see the launch of a new television station, Tsport, devoting to the coverage of sports programmes, Tourism and Sport permanent secretary Sasithara Pichaichannarong said on Thursday.
  • During the start-up period, the station will be run by Kanokphan Chulakasem, governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand. The initial broadcast for the first month will be a test run. It is expected to expand to eight to 12 hours in August and become a 24-hour channel by September. [via The Nation]


  • Consumer-goods manufacturers Sahapathanapibul, Unilever, Procter and Gamble, Kao, Lion and Colgate-Palmolive are pushing their prices to the currently permitted ceiling to cope with the rising cost of raw materials, a move which could drive up inflation [via The Nation]



  • A survey by Traveller's Digest, a US travel magazine has made a list of the cities that are home to the world's most beautiful women. Stockholm came out on top so a couple of examples follow of what swung the vote:



Wednesday, 18 June 2008


  • An honest acceptance speech

  • Mick met Paddy in the street and said, 'Paddy, will you draw your curtains before making love to your wife in future?'

Why?' Paddy asked.

'Because,' said Mick,'the entire street was laughing when they saw you making love yesterday.'

'Silly buggers,' says Paddy, 'the laugh's on them. I wasn't home yesterday.'

  • A cowboy is driving down a back road in Texas. A sign in front of a restaurant reads:

    HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL Lobster Tail and Beer

    'Lord almighty' he says to himself, 'my three favourite things!!'

Two priests decided to go to Hawaii on holiday. They were determined to make this a real vacation by not wearing anything that would identify them as clergy. As soon as the plane landed they headed for a store and bought some really outrageous shorts, shirts, sandals, sunglasses, etc.
The next morning they went to the beach dressed in their 'tourist' garb. They were sitting on beach chairs, enjoying a drink, the sunshine and the scenery when a 'drop dead gorgeous' blonde in a skimpy bikini came walking straight towards them. They couldn't help but stare. As the blonde passed them, she smiled and said 'Good Morning, Father ~ Good Morning, Father,' nodding and addressing each of them individually, then she passed on by. They were both stunned. How in the world did she know they were priests?

So the next day, they went back to the store and bought even more outrageous outfits. These were so loud you could hear them before you even saw them! Once again, in their new attire, they settled down in their chairs to enjoy the sunshine.

After a little while, the same gorgeous blonde, wearing a different coloured skimpy bikini, taking her sweet time, came walking toward them. Again she nodded at each of them, said 'Good morning, Father ~ Good morning, Father,' and started to walk away. One of the priests couldn't stand it any longer and said, 'Just a minute, young lady.' 'Yes, Father?' 'We are priests and proud of it, but I have to know, how in the world do you know we are priests, dressed as we are?' ? She replied, 'Father, it's me,............ Sister Kathleen!' ?

  • A ceup of reality……