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Books: Big Amazon.co.uk order

November 12th, 2002

Well, I’ve just some of my Christmas Shopping on Amazon.co.uk and it’s come to quite a bit! I’ve brought some of the stuff for myself (hey, I deserve to be treated 🙂 ), but…!

12 items at a total cost of £134.54! Wow!

Books: Bible in Five Words

November 10th, 2002

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Davezilla (with thanks to Natalie) has got the entire Old Testament and New Testament of The Bible in ‘five words per chapter’ format. And with descriptions such as “Matthew: Verily, Christ was way cool.” how can you not enjoy the Bible?
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Books: Distributed Proofreaders: 100 pages

November 10th, 2002

Woo! I’ve just completed my 100th page for Distributed Proofreaders (see previous entry). 100 pages puts me in joint 236th position out of 3420 (I’m guessing quite a few people pick ‘100 pages’ as a good resting point). I’ve just been first-level proof reading “The Happy Adventurers” by Lydia Miller Middleton: ok, it’s a children’s book (about a time-travelling girl guide from the 30 pages of the first 60 I’ve read so far – unfortunately other people were working on the book at the same time so I didn’t get sequential pages). Oh, Sluggy Freelancer (a web comic strip about a freelance web designer, a deranged rabbit, a ferret, alien, ‘freelance bum’ and a few other things) is running a filler strip today. Drat. I was hoping the ‘Kitten II‘ strip would really get moving.

Books: Distributed Proofreaders

November 9th, 2002

I came across Distributed Proofreaders via an article on Slashdot (although the article has now been replicated on Kuro5hin). Basically, it’s a group of volunteers (a bit like ODP) that “proof-read” books for Project Gutenberg (a site where you can download ‘out-of-copyright’ books). I’ve only been a member now for just over 24 hours, but I’m really enjoying it – and I’ve proof read 50 pages so far (rank 347 out of 3349).
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