As Easter ended, there was nothing quite like the idea of hummingbirds to brighten everything up, both exquisite, outrageously brave and very territorial; chameleon's have such a sense of humour, while the dung beetle is related to the more exotic scarab with rebirth potential. There were pouty puffer fish, intelligent looking macaque's, alas alive in zoos unless you are in Japan, but the mild sting, four ring moon jellyfish does indeed lurk in UK waters.
The D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum at the University of Dundee celebrates Easter by introducing the public to its recently rediscovered emperor penguin. This took pride of place in the original museum; survived the museum demolition in 1950; got misplaced, but by 1970 was the Biology Society's unofficial mascot, often propping up the bar at the students' regular drinking dens. Amazingly, it has remained nameless.
As Maria Miller resigns in the wake of the damaging expenses furore, Scotland's public spending watchdog is being urge to investigate the First Minister's trip to the Ryder Cup, two years ago, if he fails to file the details about the full costs.
Gaberlunzie who loves search engines was sent a press release that declares the launch of the world’s first 3D search engine Squify.com that aims to usher in a new era of search, powered by people, not by corporations! And he's been having fun with carousels ever since.
Pondering the Grand National and whether to bet on gray's or find a horse name, or the biggest outsider, Gaberlunzie found that "Sports Engineering" journal has take a study from Dundee University Institute of Motion Analysis & Research into saddle material affects of pressure on humans and animals.
Gaberlunzie, almost back from his holiday where some work has been undertaken, ponders Android pole position although iPhone has some real research pull with Dream On. He then gets distracted by the idea of sand (don't they mean water?) wars both of which are underway! To relax he introduces you to Mash Machine and its tense quest for £1,500,000 by May 10. Pu your boots on and go for a relaxing climb!
Gaberlunzie on holiday is never the most communicative, but an email to the office from his backup mobile, says he has currently 'mislaid' his mainstream iPhone and so living on his back-up Android and he really, really wants that Lupo device!!
Happy Clock changing this week. Gaberlunzie about to escape for a blissful break in Berlin, has found an outdoor ploy for people to find geo-sites if the weather holds up and some indoor jazz if it rains.
Gaberlunzie is pondering his routing if he is to be cavalier enough to want to drive from the east of Edinburgh city to its exclusive west end shops and friends. Quicker perhaps to take the bus to Glasgow as
Gaberlunzie, who got his hands on the latest Liza Cody book "Lady Bag" found himself as usual, quite unable to put it down. But he has to confess, that, though thank heaven all the hero-heroines of Natalie, Smister and Electra successfully survive safely to the end, this is one extremely haunting book.
Two disillusioned Czech citizens have turned their disenchantment of UK menial work into the creation of Maplace world - the latest social platform with a difference. The map plaltform application allows consumers to purchase their own piece of the planet and use it for selling or socialising.
Gaberlunzie never did like playing whack a" small gentleman in black velvet" aka moles. But he has no objection sat all to playing Wack-a-Cutts Inspired by Donkey Cutts, recently created by NetVoucherCodes, who decided to have a go at making their own game in order to help out frustrated webmasters and SEOs everywhere!
While whist was a pleasurable game, Gaberlunzie could never quite take to Bridge and Culbertson bidding. However, he was brought up on strict rules with advice to "Remember the man on the embankment" So he's unbelievably aghast to see that the English Bridge Union has failed to reclaim VAT on tournament fees, when a tribunal ruled that bridge was a game rather than a sport.
Pictures of people, fantastic! A rumpus over the Edinburgh Poetry library and an URLanalyse site to play on. Google mixes chocolate, salt and ants for an interactive Valentine and global warming shifts both animals and man.
Gaberlunzie searches first out of the gate at gTLD, seed that Facebook is offering a Paper.app and loves the ingenuity of Roberts radio, but wonders how any retrofit for future iMAC interfaces will be achieved.
Gaberlunzie was amused by the ruckus caused by the two 18-year-olds who have launched an iPhone app Verdict, as the initial PR mailing showed chunky shoes to approve or otherwise, and reminded him a wedding he went to and photographed (below) from the waist down for fun. One of his best was abovethe " three kilts, two kilt pins and lots of feet!"
Gaberlunzie considers robots and who they may replace as Google acquires both robots and and an AI company, and Doodles on the charm of French architects, but with no frivolity or playfulness (Gaberlunzie supposes Deep Mind would somberly defy that approach!). But as ever there's always something new out in wide open countryside.
He blames it all on Chrome, which highlighted Danger: Malware Ahead..so he switched to another browser and that seemed OK. BUT indeed ComputeScotland then crashed for three days and Gaberlunzie simply got drowned out. He is informed however that it was 'a minor issue which did not affect any of our live websites.' The real culprit was a hard disc that failed that incovenienced no-one (except for Gaberlunzie plagued by no text load, no picture load and no newsletter send).
Google celebrate the British Museum's 255 years with a Doodle and Gaberlunzie once again had a look at how the British Media treat these Doodles. Mostly they are not perceived as art but rather put into the technology sector
Well the UK may have been very wet and considerably windy, but let's hope the cold encompassing the USA warms up crossing the ocean, as a stunning Goldman Sachs photo illuminates another dimension to the Hudson river, New York's harbour and the iconic Statue of Liberty.
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