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Thursday, August 31, 2006

google logo

Lets get Google to honour Scouting, after all Scouting has done for the world after all!

To: Google, Inc

As members of Scouting & Guiding worldwide, we wish to petition Google to incorporate Scouting and Guiding graphics into their Google Search Page Holiday Logo for February 22nd of each year. This date is the birthdate of Lord and Lady Baden Powell, and was chosen as an International Scouting/Guiding day of celebration.

Lord Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell of Gilwell (Chief Scout of the World) founded Scouting in 1907, a worldwide movement affecting nearly every country, with millions of members worldwide, while Lady Olave Baden-Powell was named Chief Guide of the World for Guiding, the worldwide sister organization to Scouting, founded in 1910.

Sincerely,

"sign here"
Go on Sign it!

how strange

This is the Garfield strip for today... the day I get my licence... humm...

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

driving test

I passed my driving test today! I am now a fully licenced driver!

It was the 14th of February that i did my theory test and got a nice score of 40 out of 40 questions right. I then got my provisional licence, by walking into the motor tax office and handing across the form and my results of the theory test (and €15). I then was licenced to drive, with a fully licenced driver of course!

The test was over in about 40 minutes. It involved the tester asking me about 3 rules of the road questions, and to identify about 10 road signs. Then it was off out to the car. Pop the bonet (or hood for those Americans!) and tell him how to check the oil and brake fluid. Then into the car for a drive. He sat there telling me directions; take the next left, at the end of this road turn right, take the 2nd exit at the round about and so on... I also had to stop 3 times, to do a 3 point turn, hill start and reverse around a corner... ooohhh how exciting. I also had to demonstrate hand signals.

So i'm no longer a provisional driver. But what does that really mean?

The differences:
I can drive on motorways (the few we have)
My insurance will go down
No more 'L' plates on the car
I can drive on my own (not that i havent been doing that since early March anyway!)

That's about it...

Thursday, August 24, 2006

scouts video


Scouts what we are is what we do
One promise, One image

Watch it on YouTube

pluto

Pluto is no longer classed as a planet!

2,500 experts were in Prague for the International Astronomical Union's (IAU) general assembly.

Astronomers rejected a proposal that would have retained Pluto as a planet and brought three other objects into the cosmic club.

Pluto has been considered a planet since its discovery in 1930 by the American Clyde Tombaugh.

via BBC News


So all school books will have to be re-written, and somone is going to have to make up a new mnemonic sentence instead of:

My Very Easy Method Just Sums Up Nine Planets
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Sunday, August 13, 2006

liquids

So with all this new security and lack of fluids on planes I think that the terrorist have won another battle in the war in terror! Good for them, at least they are getting on with what they have to do. As for the people fighting them, well good job catching that "plot" this week. Nicely handled with all the airports. I wonder who's idea it was to ban EVERYTHING from going onto an airplane.

I hope its not going to last longer, as then all the Shops and Duty Free after security will have to stop selling a lot of their stock. It is basically an inconvenience to everyone.

I was thinking of flying through Gatwick in September but it looks like I may have to find another way around... to avoid the UK. Well it's their loss!

Gawd I'm bloody annoyed about all this!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

web 2 dna

WEB2DNA will take you website, analyze it, crunch it to little bits and spit it out as a graphic representation of a human DNA. Here is my site in the form of DNA!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

more flags

I have added 5 more! Austria, Azerbaijan, France , Monaco and Serbia. I'm kinda including a few from a bit of work i did over New Years, and i know Serbia & Montenegro is already on the list, Serbia is a different Country :oP

The updated list:

AmericaUS
ArgentinaAR
AustraliaAU
AustriaAT
AzerbaijanAZ
BrazilBR
BulgariaBG
CanadaCA
ColombiaCO
DenmarkDK
FinlandFI
FranceFR
GeorgiaGE
GermanyDE
GhanaGH
Great BritainGB
Hong KongHK
HungaryHU
IcelandIS
IrelandIE
ItalyIT
JamaicaJM
JapanJP
KenyaKE
KoreaKR
LatviaLV
LibyaLY
MacedoniaMK
MonacoMC
NetherlandsNL
New ZealandNZ
NigeriaNE
Northern IrelandNIre
NorwayNO
PolandPO
RomaniaRO
SerbiaCS
Serbia & MontenegroYU
Slovak RepublicSK
South AfricaZA
SpainES
SwedenSE
SwitzerlandCH
TaiwanTW
TurkeyTR