I seem to have a lot of tabs open in Safari just now, so here’s a rare (for me) collection of interesting and cool links.
- 1] Mac|Life: Apple Reveals New Service for Authors to Sell Their Books Directly in the iBookstore.
- 2] Daily Tip: Set WordPress to Automatically Empty the Trash:
You can set the automatic interval at which WordPress must empty the trash by adding this to your wp-config.php file:
define('EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS', 10 );
The number 10 refers to how many days between WordPress trash dumps.
- 3] An absolutely stunning photo from Mail Online: Desert storm: Huge cloud of sand descends on Chinese village:
Like a scene from a Hollywood disaster movie, a towering cloud of sand dwarfs the rows of uniform houses as it descends on a small village in central China.
- 4] Stuff.co.nz — environment: Whale watch. It was the bit about the noise of whales in Wellington Harbour that really got to me. Just imagine there being enough whales around that you could possibly find them too noisy!
Southern Right whales have begun their long journey north into warmer waters from the Southern Ocean, and the Conservation Department is calling on the public to look out for them. …
Early settlers to Wellington sometimes complained about the noise made by southern right whales in the harbour, indicating how abundant their numbers were before being hunted, Mr Williams said.
- 5] Oh, and it’s Matariki in a couple of weeks at 5.30 am on 19 June 2010. I wish we celebrated this as a New Year’s holiday, rather than 1 January: Stardome Observatory:
Matariki, or Maori New Year, is the time when whanau and friends gather, trees are planted, food is collected for the winter, and a beautiful group of blue stars rise in the east just before dawn.