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More than 40 hours of ambient nature sounds from Planet Earth 2

Jason Kottke pointed out that BBC Unplugged has released four fantastic videos that run to 10 hours each. They contain footage shot for the BBC's Earth 2 series along with a range of ambient nature sounds. If you are looking for something relaxing you can run on your TV while you work or do things around the house (or office), you will probably love this. My favourite, so far, is the Mountain Sounds video: Here is the YouTube playlist with the whole set: Via Image credit: Scott Webb
The BBC Unplugged channel has more than 40 hours of ambient nature sounds and gorgeous nature footage shot for the BBC's Earth 2 series. Each video is 10 hours long and the videos are available on YouTube.

Proctor & Gamble says #ThankYouMom

P&G's #ThankYouMom message to the mothers who helped their children become Olympic athletes

Options for sharing video outside YouTube and Vimeo

I uploaded a video as part of a short post earlier this week and I noticed that it didn't display particularly well in the post. I could have shared to YouTube first and embedded the video but thought I'd see what a direct upload would do. Turns out, not much.  Surely it is possible to…

Captivating high definition video of Jupiter

I'm a sucker for cool science stuff, especially space imagery. This captivating high definition video of Jupiter based on imagery from the Hubble telescope is a great addition to my virtual collection.

The Israel-Palestine conflict is easy to explain

The Israel-Palestine conflict is easy to explain and here is a great video from Prager University titled "The Middle East Problem" to do just that.

Inspired by Basti Hansen

I noticed Basti Hansen's Tel-Aviv Gay Pride 2015 Parade Video on Facebook a few days after the parade and just watched it. It is a fun video and it prompted me to look up more of Hansen's work: He shoots a combination of video and still photography and his work is pretty dynamic and…

A dozen blooming flowers in a time lapse video

I just watched this mesmerising video of these beautiful flowers opening with my daughter. Great start to a day.

Great GTD overview to coincide with OmniFocus 2 for iPad

Omni Group, the company that produces a number of terrific productivity apps that I use, has just released OmniFocus 2 for iPad. It is a long-awaited overhaul that updates the app in line with the Mac and iPhone versions. I rely on OmniFocus heavily and use it several times a day. It is such a…

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