Saturday link roundup.

Open House Melbourne is on the 26/27th July.
Open House Melbourne is a not-for-profit association that runs annual events providing the public a free and rare opportunity to discover a hidden wealth of architectural, engineering and historic buildings nestled around the city.

Trike bike

Melbourne Animal Rescue
Melbourne Animal Rescue Incorporated (MAR) is a not-for-profit organisation in Melbourne, Australia. Since our inception in July 2010, we have responsibly rescued and rehoused over 600 dogs and cats.

Saturday Link Roundup

The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino
I started to ramble on about pills, and aches and pains, but she kept pursuing, and didn’t seem satisfied with my answers. I was a little surprised as being my roommate in college and friend for years; I thought she already knew the medical definition of Lupus. Then she looked at me with a face every sick person knows well, the face of pure curiosity about something no one healthy can truly understand. She asked what it felt like, not physically, but what it felt like to be me, to be sick.

BenitaPerera.com
Benita developed from childhood, affirmed in the belief that everyone, always has the ability to; self-heal, grow, and always be on a path of constant Spiritual Development. At a very early age, Benita Perera developed a strong and inherent psychic intuition and over her entire lifetime, Benita has continued to develop her gifts, as a psychic healer and intuitive counsellor. Benita now teaches others how to develop spiritually and is sought after throughout Australia and Asia to speak and to inspire.

How to make sure Windows 7 and Windows 8 creates an MBR formatted drive when installing.

Fatal Distraction: Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake. Is It a Crime?
The defendant was an immense man, well over 300 pounds, but in the gravity of his sorrow and shame he seemed larger still. He hunched forward in the sturdy wooden armchair that barely contained him, sobbing softly into tissue after tissue, a leg bouncing nervously under the table. In the first pew of spectators sat his wife, looking stricken, absently twisting her wedding band. The room was a sepulcher. Witnesses spoke softly of events so painful that many lost their composure. When a hospital emergency room nurse described how the defendant had behaved after the police first brought him in, she wept. He was virtually catatonic, she remembered, his eyes shut tight, rocking back and forth, locked away in some unfathomable private torment.

Mobile friendly web sites

Mobile version of news.com.au screenshotThis collection of (mainly Australian) mobile phone friendly links was something I put together (almost) four years ago.

All the links still work from a mobile phone, which was a surprise to me.

News
ABC Mobile
Google News
News Limited
The Age
Fox Sports

Email
Microsoft Mobile Live
Yahoo mail

Search engines etc.
Google Mobile
Wikipedia – Mobile Edition Yellow Pages / Whereis Map / Trading Post

Other
eBay
Telstra collection of mobile friendly links
m.weatherzone.com.au
agreencow.com

Saturday Link Roundup – More Weimaraners

The first Weimaraner Link Roundup

Hypomyelination in Weimaraner Dogs
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin Madison lead by Dr. Ian Duncan in collaboration with researchers from Dr. Patel’s Laboratory at The University of Southern California and Dr. Bannasch’s Laboratory here at University of California Davis have identified the genetic basis for hypomyelination in the Weimaraner.

Wegman’s World – thebark.com
Behind the scenes with the artist, his family and the dogs.

Pup artist: Photographer takes care of his canine models – New York Post

Wegnan World

Saturday link roundup

AVG Rescue CD
AVG Rescue CD is a comprehensive toolkit that will repair system crashes and return systems to a state where they can operate at full capacity, thanks to deep-rooted infections having been removed and file systems repaired.

RMPrepUSB
RMPrepUSB allows the Windows user to easily and quickly ‘roll their own’ multiboot USB drive. It allows the user to quickly test, partition, format, install a boot manager, extract or copy files and then test a multiboot (aka multipass) USB bootable drive. It can also make or restore an image and much more.

McAfee Stinger
McAfee Stinger is a standalone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but a specialized tool to assist administrators and users when dealing with infected system. Stinger utilizes next-generation scan technology, including rootkit scanning, and scan performance optimizations.

Test Automation Snake Oil
This article is my attack on the dangerously simplistic way that some GUI test tool companies peddle their wares. They lead their clients down a red carpet to waste and frustration by making reckless claims about the wonders of test automation, while downplaying all the problems associated with it. They give test automation a bad name.

The Unspoken Truth About Managing Geeks
My career has been stippled with a good bit of disaster recovery consulting, which has led me to deal with dozens of organizations on their worst day, when opinions were pretty raw. I’ve heard all of the above-mentioned stereotypes and far worse, as well as good bit of rage. The worse shape an organization is in, the more you hear the stereotypes thrown around.

How Windows decides whether to download drivers from a print server (KB244284)

How to prolong lithium-based batteries (Battery University)

Cryogenic FileSplitter
This is a simple application written in C# by which you can split large files into several pieces to transfer them easily over Internet. With its unique “Drag and Drop” feature, you can split or join .001 files easily.

Saturday Link Roundup: “It’s to keep the rabbits out.”

Until recently, I thought rabbits were only good for

  1. food, and
  2. fur.

After I heard someone talk about their two house rabbits and what they’d get up to, I had a re-think.  They are as smart as cats, and they don’t treat people as servants.  When the time is right, I’ll volunteer to foster a rabbit or two.  Anyhow, on to the links:

Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage
Victoria’s FIRST and only dedicated NO KILL Pet Rabbit Sanctuary

Bunny Friends
a place (predominantly for Melbourne Australia) for bunny owners to get information and be directed to useful sites. if you care, take the time to read and research, you are a bunnyfriend

House Rabbit Society
House Rabbit Society is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization with two primary goals:
a) To rescue abandoned rabbits and find permanent homes for them and
b) To educate the public and assist humane societies, through publications on rabbit care, phone consultation, and classes upon request.

Fuzzy Rabbit
Fuzzy-Rabbit.com was created to help people understand rabbits. Many people we talk to are surprised that rabbits can be kept inside as house pets. Rabbits are very clean animals and are ideal companions. Rabbits enjoy watching the daily family activities, and get bored sitting outside in cages by themselves.

The Language of Lagomorphs
What Your Rabbit is Saying and How to Speak Back

Boing

Bunspace
Bunspace was created to be an inclusive community of people interested in finding and sharing experiences, information and resources for and about house rabbits. In the US alone there are over 4,000000 pet rabbits and as the third most popular pet after dogs and cats, Bunspace provides a forum for the exchange of information and discussion amongst the rabbits and their owners that cannot be found anywhere else.

MediRabbit
MediRabbit.com is an educative and non-profit website based in Switzerland that aims to spread current knowledge in rabbit medicine: description of diseases, clinical signs, diagnosis and proper treatment, surgical procedures, radiographs with explanations, differentials, case reports, safe medication, etc. Information contained in MediRabbit.com is regularly updated and new information or illustrations are added.

The Great Wall Of China was built by Emperor Nasi Goreng to kill the rabbits out

Saturday Link Roundup: Australia Scuba Diving Edition

www.scubadiving.com.au
Adreno’s website.  Fairly good place to get equipment.  Based in Queensland.

www.oceandivers.com.au
Based in Victoria.  They do PADI training and equipment sales.

www.academyofscuba.com.au 
Another place based in Victoria which does PADI training and equipment sales.

www.scubastore.com
Spain based online store.

(all these links from a Scuba diving work colleague)