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online or offline resources. sites that are good for information, useful products or ideas, or for help in real life or online life.

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google deskbar - http://toolbar.google.com/deskbar/ a rather handy tool which sits on your taskbar allowing you to do google searches without a browser window open, as well as access to google's calculator & define functions.

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the amazing flygun - http://www.amazingflygun.com/ i have one of these & it really does work! it's an excellent way to save the world environment as well as your own house environment by avoiding spraying poisons around.

it's pretty fun to use too. i paid $7.95 for mine at the australian geographic shop & found that if you buy two or more directly from the website, it was the same price, including postage. not bad.

the 'know the enemy' page is quite amusing (as is the 'fun with flies' page), & even though it's not meant to be funny, i even found the faq page amusing.

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rent-a-chook - http://www.rentachook.com/ this is a great service if you live in sydney. i don't, but i thought it was such a clever idea (not to mention quite amusing) that i had to include it in my resources links. it's exactly what it says, you can rent some chickens!

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ozenappy - http://www.ozenappy.com/ this site is a great resource for anyone trying to decide how to keep their baby's bum clean while still being environmentally friendly & nice to their baby's delicate skin.

i'd pretty much decided on cloth nappies anyway, but this lady gives some great, unbiased, simple information about the options available.

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tinyurl - http://www.tinyurl.com/ this is brilliant. if you've ever had to send (or receive) a long link via email, you may have noticed that some email clients split it up over more than one line, meaning you can't simply click on the link, you have to cut & paste it back together. using tinyurl, you paste your original link into the box & it turns it into a little baby-sized url which won't go over more than one line. it's particularly handy for urls for items at amazon.com or for news links.

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php - http://www.php.net/ oh, how i love php!! it's one of my favourite things to do. *smile*

this is the home of php.

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metric/imperial converter - http://www.initium.demon.co.uk/converts/metimp.htm very handy. it coverts metric to imperial or the other way around. it does length, area, mass & weight, liquid volume, & temperature. also, it doesn't require a new page to load to get the conversion.

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australia post postcodes - http://www.auspost.com.au/postcodes/ search for the postcode of a suburb, or search for the suburb when you only know the postcode.

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internet movie database - http://www.imdb.com/ an excellent resource for all sorts of information about movies, tv shows or actors. it's a really good place to look for user reviews of movies if you're not sure if you want to bother hiring that video or dvd of a movie you haven't seen before or heard much about. also good if you really hated a movie or just didn't get it .. it's marvellous to read the other reviews & sit there exclaiming at your computer screen, "yes!! that's exactly what i thought, too!"

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minimovers - http://www.minimovers.com.au/ i've used these movers heaps of times & i've never had any issues. they're great for short moves & cover all of south-east queensland. they sell new or second hand boxes (which they buy back in good condition) & other moving supplies like wrapping paper & tape. they also seem to be the only movers in brisbane who answer their phones seven days a week.

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blogger - http://www.blogger.com/ i used to use blogger for the news on the front page of my old site. it's a great, free service which is pretty easy to set up. even though i don't use it now, i'd still recommend it.

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movable type - http://www.movabletype.org/ movable type is how my web site is run. it's a bit tricky to set up, but once it's done, it's a great way to be able to keep your site up to date, from any computer with an internet connection, without requiring an html editor or an ftp client.

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