Monday, February 20, 2006

Last Post

Well, 2,882 posts since last June seems to me to be a fair return. I'd always planned to review after six months but I carried on a little to see if things with Blogger would improve. They haven't - they've got considerably worse and as a result, so have my frustrations and it's more than just being unable to post pics. The whole software package just seems amateurish and cobbled together. What you see might be what you get but often isn't and you just can't be sure.

The truth is that I can't carry on anyway. This blog started every morning at 6.30am and I then managed a couple of posts by running home at lunchtime with the remainder being posted at between 6pm and 8pm, at which time I have to vacate the PC. I can no longer do this without having a severe effect on my health and I can't let that happen.

The other serious development is that I no longer enjoy surfing the net. Practically all my (online) time is spent visiting those sites from which the links are posted. Inevitably, this limits my visits to sites which may feature other subjects I like or which I find interesting but not in a blogging sense. I want some time back for me. Selfish? Probably but I need to do it.

Thanks for visiting Fawn Jotters and many thanks to all those other Bloggers who contacted me or left constructive points in comments. You're good folk.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Rock 'n' Folk Musicians Of The Sixties

Blogger won't let me load photos again - I've had enough.

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Things You Don't Want Google To Find

Scary stuff that Google finds.

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It's Jesus On Your Toast

A not very successful how to.

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More later.

Raw Horseflesh Ice Cream




















I've posted about this and other flavours before.
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A Beer Dispensing PC




















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Two Chaps Talking

"Welcome to Two Chaps Talking - notes on life, love, drink, debauchery, fisticuffs and fine tailoring - a bastion of all that is correct in a world where so much is not.

Separated by an ocean but joined in spirit The Gentlemen have been corresponding fortnightly and forthrightly on all the important topics of the day since the last century"

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A Cake Toilet




















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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Letterfu Folding Letter

A letter that doesn't need an envelope - nice idea.

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1989 Batmobile











A work in progress.
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Ambigrams




















"An ambigram is a word or words lettered so as to be legible from more than one vantage point."
Damn nice they are, too.
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Fundies - Underwear For Two



















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The Biggest Collection Of Full Cigarette Packs In The World




















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Recyclers Raft

Using empty 2 liter soda bottles inserted in a zip-up airbed type thing. Good thinking. I've also seen a greenhouse made entirely out of these bottles.

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Botanical Prints




















Superb.
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Natural Bathtub

















Love it!
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RFID Blocking Wallet - How To Make One










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OK, back to work for me - more later.

LED Throwies - How To Make Them

"LED Throwies are an inexpensive way to add color to any ferromagnetic surface in your neighborhood. A Throwie consists of a lithium battery, a 10mm diffused LED and a rare-earth magnet taped together. Throw it up high and in quantity to impress your friends and city officials."

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The Cure Archives













Posters, bitorrents, tickets and everything else you might want to know about a great band - The Cure.
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The Enema

















Ads and images from the past.
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Joe Lotto Winner

"First, he tells me to send money to get the winning number. Second, he says I need to send a passport. Then he tries to tell me I need to send an account number. I decided to begin prank calling this guy to get back at him."

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Our Mower

















An NO2 powered grass cutter!
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Yakuza Movie Posters




















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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Crumb Pets















Hand held vacuum cleaners designed to pick up crumbs from the table.
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The Last Great Race - Dakar















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Lie Detector Earrings











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Crazy Cups
















Supposed to be ideal for lounging on the couch - seems to me to be perfect for burning your crotch.
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Standard Rose Origami




















Click pic for a very detailed "how to." I'd hate to do this for a party of forty, though.
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Worlds Coolest Bridges



















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Home Canning Machine














Now you CAN can those farts!
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Classified Ads For Pets

"Independent single female cat, exotic Tonkinese, in search of well-mannered prince for fun afternoon playtime rendezvous: hide and seek, jumping and running games (3- to 4-foot jumper a plus). Window watching and naps optional. My castle or yours. No rabble rousers, tomcats or sprayers."

WTF?
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German Inflationary Notgeld














Notes produced by Germany during the hyper-inflationary times following their defeat in World War One. More here.
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Muttluks










Boots for ra mutt.
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CIA K9 Corps















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Cut Paper Art




















By Chris Natrop
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World-Wide Labyrinth Locator

Find mazes and associated projects near you.

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OK, more later - must go back to work.

More Elaborate Guitars














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The Many Unusual Looking Buildings On Earth













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Sinkholes

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The Kitten's Meow

Just WTF

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The Powerglove Mouse















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The Tattooed Banana

Eh - banana art or something.

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Asia Grace














Kevin Kelly's Asia pic
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The Flying Luxury Hotel













"This is not a Blimp. It's a sort of flying Queen Mary 2 that could change the way you think about air travel. It's the Aeroscraft, and when it's completed, it will ferry pampered passengers across continents and oceans as they stroll leisurely about the one-acre cabin or relax in their well-appointed staterooms."
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Expedition Planet Earth










"In June 2004 a team departed from Canada on what is undoubtedly the world’s most grueling race: To be the first to travel around the planet (land and ocean) entirely by human power. Three nations, Britain, the USA and Canada are attempting to be first in this quest.

The team is using zero-emissions travel to highlight issues with global warming and to inspire others to use non-motorized transportation."

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Tampon Flower Bouquet




















Right, that's the Valentine gift sorted.
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Disposable Hair Systems









Put it on for a month then throw away.
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University of Texas Tunnels

A nice tale of urban exploration.

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Duck Nipple Tarts

Tesco Value Cards














Heh heh - these are PDF files to download. I'd have preferred a Burberry border, but hey!
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Jaguar Brochures Through The Years


















Great resource
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Monday, February 13, 2006

How To Build A Geodesic Dome Out Of Cardboard















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Hidden Passageways For Your Home

DIRKON – The Paper Camera















"....a functional pinhole camera made of stiff paper, designed for 35 mm film."
PDF files to download if you want to make your own.
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Books for Cooks




















"This unique collection of cookery books will transport you back in time. It will take you to medieval banqueting tables laden with peacocks and pastry ships; to the medicine cabinets of noblewomen; and to royal picnics in the jungle."
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Gothic Golf

"Fundamentally, it's an adaptation of traditional golf, taking into account the habitual nightlife of the Gothic sub-culture. Put simply, it's late night drunken putting for scary people. It doesn't matter how you look at it, it's miserably entertaining."

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Pete Doherty's Prison Diary

"Still waiting for the jingle jangle of the gaoler's bangle. Court on the 8th and hoping for bail. Even life without drugs has gotta be betta than this malarkey. Babyshambles all set to take over as well. Won't do it again honest guv ... Oh yes you will Doherty and you know it. Still, if I'm on a DRR [drug rehabilitation requirement] and being tested there ain't no way round it I suppose. Get to grips with the idea that it is eating away at your money, your love and your life."

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Hotties of Harm Reduction
















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LoveChess

Chess and sex and Egypt - NSFW

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Puppy Mover Monorail















Puppies look well pleased about it all.
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Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kits

Human Skin Laptop Bags

















WTF?
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Beef Bacon



















I' love to try this.
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Country Music Pioneers























40 illustrated cards like the one above.
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HADD -- Hikers Against Doo-Doo






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My Beating Heart

"When hugging the heart, the tactile heartbeat reminds you of holding a pet or a loved-one. Hold the heart a moment and you'll begin to sense your own heartbeat slowly syncing with My Beating Heart's carefully designed rhythm. My Beating Heart is designed to help you relax, daydream, meditate, and nap."

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Last Words

Cockpit voice recordings and Air Traffic Control tapes of planes that are about to crash - disturbing.

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Trompe L'oeil By John Pugh




















Amazing stuff.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Things Never To Do Under Any Circumstances
















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Instructions On How To Clean Your Toilet

....using a cat. Very funny.

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How To Fold a Fitted Sheet

SHEEP! Magazine






















"The Voice Of The Independent Flockmaster!"
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Dog Arse Towel Holder





















Heh heh.
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Glass Geometry









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Furby Autopsy


















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