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If vanilla is brown, why is vanilla icecream white?

Vanilla extract

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Wrote this on an iPad

I wrote this on an iPad using a 3G connection.

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4 pages

Apparently you can distil anything into 4 pages or less.

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Ikea Hacks

Fascinating web site on how to use Ikea furniture to do other things.

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Flugufrelsarinn by Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet is a string quartet that specialises in “new music”. A few years ago they did a rearrangement of Sigur Ros’ Flugufrelsarinn, from their second (and apparently much acclaimed) album agaetis byrjun, as an encore piece for their concerts...

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Earn reward points while paying your tax

As a (hopefully temporary) PAYG instalment taxpayer, I noticed that the Australian Taxation Office has started a trial for accepting payment of tax bills via credit card. This means that if your credit card is linked to a rewards system, you may be...

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Amazing deal

This looks like an amazing deal. It’s a shame that it’s probably not prudent for me to get one.

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Things I have learnt this month

I have learnt many things this month:

  • Annual leave is a good thing
  • Stores for electrical appliances have an amazing ability to run out of stock at the most inconvenient times, forcing shoppers to wait for weeks for deliveries
  • One can clock...

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All your problems can be solved

Apparently, all your problems can be solved by becoming a bank holding company

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This vacuum cleaner is too powerful

This vacuum cleaner is too powerful for a vinyl kitchen floor that is not glued on properly

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