Tuesday : Newsy Snacks For Busy People
E-Grannies : Children in India and Columbia are enjoying chats with a bunch of virtual grannies in a scheme which links volunteer elderlies with kids who live in some of these countries most under-resourced areas.. The kids and their adopted Nannas video chat via Skype, share photos, talk about their different lives and even read stories together. How freaking great! There’s much more to read on this story here.
Bottle Deposit Scheme : Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke will consult with Australian State Governments with an aim to introducing a national bottle deposit scheme, paying consumers 10c for every bottle they deposit at central depots. The scheme runs in SA already, and in the NT too (although it’s a bit fraught there) and it may be rolled out Australia-wide. Surely this will result in MORE recycling and less landfill? And awesome pocket money opportunities for kids? More at the ABC.
Google : Between 2008 and 2010, one of the Google Street View cars was able to download data including emails and browsing history from unsecured wi-fi networks as it drove about neighbourhoods documenting the landscape. It’s all thanks to a rogue Google engineer who wrote a program designed to collect data for the company’s later use. Apparently only 3 Google employees knew about the intrusive scheme, and Google are now making the related files public in the name of transparency. An inquiry found Google did not break the law by doing this, and Google would like to ‘put the matter behind them’ apparently. More here at the BBC. Jeepers.
Party in a Suitcase is such a cute idea! From Cakies (as is the top image!)
Ten facts about Burt Reynolds’ centrefold!
The Bachelor’s Ben & Courtney lark about.
The British High Court orders that UK ISPs must block Swedish torrent search site The Pirate Bay
French toast and a preview of the Smitten Kitchen cookbook!!!!
Rob Lowe and his wife on holidays getting smoochy (after 20 years of marriage!)
Shall we go to this Aman resort in Rajasthan? Gosh it looks amazing.
Wild Aragula Salad (because we’re crazy for salads!) : this one’s from Cafe Johnsonia
And another lovely salad from Cannelle et Vanille
The Design Files visits Newcastle every day of this week.
This blogger is cleaning up her internet life, in a really good way!
Khloe and Lamar pull out of their reality show.
Here’s our Secret Track of the Day…