Live Coverage of Egypt

Doctors and nurses march down Kasr Al Ainy Street

First off, I’m not taking a stand on whether or not Mubaric should go with the picture on the right.  I was just looking for a graphic to represent the current situation in Egypt.  I do; however, think that people everywhere should be free to govern themselves.  Self-determination.

If you want to watch live coverage on what is going on but aren’t near a TV, the BBC is live streaming their coverage.

Image from sierragoddess via flickr

locked out

well today I left work early because I was feeling poorly. walk home then realize that I don’t have keys and Cyndi isn’t home. arg……


Pre Decimal coins

As the song goes “…sign a song of six pence….”  But what exactly is it?  A penny farthing is named for the largest and smallest coins in circulation at the time, but what is a farthing?  And a shilling?

Well, for the answers to those questions, you’ll have to read the Wikipedia article on when the UK experienced decimalisation (or Decimalization in American English).

But why am I writing about this now?  Well, the 15th of February 2011 will be the 40th anniversary of when the UK decimalized.  If you’d like to read more about it, I would suggest starting with this recent BBC article.

On a side note, you’ll also find out why a 10d nail is called a 10 penny nail.

Image from duncan brown via flickr