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Mon 31-Dec-12
5:57 am
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Danny
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I got this email from one of the UK marketing gurus I subscribe to. Some very good sites in here and some very enjoyable time wasters too. Be warned!

 

Wonder How To is one of my absolute fave sites and a

repository of over 170,000 incredible tutorials on

everything under the sun. If you ever need to find out

how to do something, you'll find it here and it's an

endless source of product/niche inspiration as well:

 

http://www.wonderhowto.com

 

Ever wondered if that teeny niche you were thinking of

entering was so specialist that only you and some geek in

the Outer Hebrides would buy? Wonder no more...

 

Donotbuythis.com is 'The ultimate compendium of

desirable objects that may or may not enrich your

life...here at donotbuythis we present expensive items

that you will never afford or amazing items that are

simply too trendy for you to own. It's a list to drool

over and sometimes just once in a while you may find

something that your better judgement allows you just for a

second to consider owning.'

 

Again, inspirational...although perhaps for the wrong

reasons!

 

http://donotbuythis.com/

 

According to security experts, you should use a different

password for each account you have online. Sounds

daunting? Well, LastPass securely consolidates multiple

passwords into one master password, automatically fills

out Web forms for you and synchronizes across all the

computers you use. The basic version is free:

 

http://www.lastpass.com

 

Remember Meebo - the Web-based instant messaging service?

Google shut it after it acquired it but there is still,

thankfully, Imo which lets you consolidate all your IM

services into one browser-based app so you can use AIM,

Facebook, Google Talk and just about every other IM

service in one place. It's also available on iOS and

Android devices, where it lets you make VoIP phone calls.

 

https://imo.im/

 

Here's a brilliant site for finding out what's hot on

YouTube - Devour gives you the top 15 trending and most

fascinating clips via its clean interface. Addictive and

oh so useful:

 

http://www.devour.com

 

Another great site where you can waste hours going

through the user submitted letters - some funny, some

moving, some downright weird. OK, so this might just be

for downtime but it's given me more than one great idea:

 

http://dearblankpleaseblank.com/

 

What I especially love about the web is the way it has

opened up superb educational resources to all and these

last three suggestions are no exception. Learnist is a

site where user-created lessons employ the best of

curation to deliver excellent content. The site is

growing all the time and well worth checking out to spark

off ideas, as research or simply to learn:

 

http://learni.st/category/featured

 

At Coursera, lecturers from some of the greatest

universities in the world, including Princeton, Duke,

Caltech and 13 other schools, conduct online classes on

everything from math to music, complete with video

lectures, quizzes and homework...and it's all free:

 

https://www.coursera.org/

 

If 2013 is the year you decide to really extend your

online skills then you might just find what you need at

Codecademy. You can take free courses on topics such as

HTML, CSS and JavaScript while those who are already

experts can use the site to teach courses on their areas

of expertise. Whether you just want to build a personal

website or aspire to be a professional programmer, it's

a superb resource:

 

http://www.codecademy.com

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Mon 31-Dec-12
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Hattie
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Thanks for all the links, Danny, they should keep me occupied till at least July !!!  smile

 

Happy New Year.

 

cheerschampagne sloe_gin wine pint

 

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."

from Les Miserables

Mon 31-Dec-12
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brightspark
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Goodness !

I shall end up being glued to my seat here .....

Perhaps I'll look at them over time ..

You've been doing a lot of research, Danny. Well done!  welldone

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Live life to express, not to impress
Don't strive to make your presence noticed
Just make your absence felt"
Mon 31-Dec-12
9:33 pm
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Danny
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Yes indeed, Nadine - will keep our minds off things! wink

Not my list, Val, just passing it on. wave

 

BTW - this is the one I wasted most time one - a real boys gadget site! welldone

http://donotbuythis.com/

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Tue 12-Nov-13
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Have you ever bought something you liked whilst  on holiday and then never found it back home (in the UK?)?

 

Then take a look here.....

 

 

"About international foods online

Based in Watford and Golders Green, our family-run business has sold hard-to-find and imported groceries for over 20 years.

We launched our first website five years ago, selling South African products. Soon after, we launched a second site, selling North American imports. Our range has grown almost as fast as our customer base so we've combined our outlets into one service - now you can buy your Betty Crocker alongside your biltong in one easy delivery!"

 

A well fed rat is a HappyRat    A smile a day keeps the psychiatrist away.

Tue 12-Nov-13
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You can buy Betty Crocker in Waitrose now, couldn't find them very easily when I used to need them for my cake decorating business.  Tesco, locally, have the end of one aisle dedicated to North American goods too.

I'll try that again!

Tue 12-Nov-13
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John Lewis in Guildford used to have a department selling American foods, I don't know if it

is standard in all of their shops. for German foods in the UK take a look at one of my favourites the germandeli. link here

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