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British Citizen Test

Saturday mornings usually find me browsing the BBC's magazine pages while eating breakfast and drinking a cup of tea. I decided to have a go at the Citizenship Test that the BBC has put up based on the book 'Life in the UK' from which the actual test questions are taken.

Nerd Test

I am nerdier than 95% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

I've taken this thing before and I'm sure I didn't get such a high score that time? Am I getting worse? 8-o

No Brainer

No Brainer is a rather fun game. It's simple but very addictive and irritating when you get the simple questions wrong! The idea is to answer yes or no to easy questions and 'increase the size of your brain'.

Things You'd Love to Say Out Loud at Work

From a forwarded email - attribution unknown.

  1. I can see your point, but I still think you're full of shit.
  2. I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce.
  3. How about never? Is never good for you?
  4. I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.
  5. I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way.
  6. I'll try being nicer if you'll try being smarter.
  7. I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message.
  8. I don't work here. I'm a consultant.
  9. It sounds like English, but I can't understand a damn word you're saying.

Words to try to interject in conversation

I was given this link from Miriam-Webster Online on favourite words that are not in the dictionary. My resolution for this week is to try to use the word 'stealth-geek' in normal conversation as it is very cool in my opinion.

stealth-geek (n): one that hides nerdy interests while maintaining a normal outward appearance.

I wish I was more stealth-geek rather than just a geek...

Douglas Adams - Interviews by Don Swain

I found this while searching for audiobooks. It's from Wired for Books and contains a couple of interviews with Douglas Adams, one from 1983 and one from 1989. Although the interviews are old and a lot of the events that they talk about are obviously out of date I think they give a good insight into Douglas Adams and are well worth a listen. You'll need real player to stream them and just under an hour free to sit and listen to them.

Found this link on another board for It's one of these sites where people can ask questions and anyone can respond. I wasted a few hours there early this morning and it can become quite addictive if you let it.


I've been playing Whizzball from Discovery Kids off and on for a while now. It can become strangely addictive. Who would have thought that a kids game could be so addictive to adults as well? I'll never get to be one of the higher ranked people (I'm currently 32817) but it allows a few minutes of relaxation every so often when I'm bored.

EDIT: Got it down to just under 20,000. Wonder where I'll be back up to when I go there again? It is noticably slower now to reduce the rankings than it was at 30,000.

"Houston, we've had a problem."


A sweet little interactive flash - Cube by Taku Inoue.
A Cube from outer space lands in a field. By clicking on various objects you can progress the story. Items that are not ready to be clicked have cute little animations as well.

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