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Sunday 30 November 2003

Xmas wishes

As soon as they get some stock back in, I'd like some of Morpheus' glasses from The Matrix. You know the ones? They clip onto the bridge of the nose. Update: No sooner than I link it, they remove the...

Broadband Kinks

Every get caught doing something you shouldn't? Or get caught doing something innocent that someone else thought was something rude? Farm Sluts is a short film (about 15 minutes) about a man who loses his job when friends email a...

Superhero day jobs.

Ever wondered what superheros talked about when they weren't busy defeating the minions of evil? Heroes is a funny pastiche of comic book heroes. It may help to know that DareDevil (in the red) is blind (checkout the magazine he's...

Friday 28 November 2003

Speed Cameras are for making money....

After my post on Wednesday I did a little more reading on Speed Cameras. Just today there's an article on Ananova about a survey showing that people believe speed cameras to be more about raising money than about safety. Over...

Plagiarism is the sincerest flattery

I've been plagiarised! Not just quoted or used as a source of information but outright ripped off, word for word. Checkout the newsletter I wrote for our client's at the beginning of October, particularly these 3 articles. Now check out...

Thursday 27 November 2003

Movable Type Spam Vulnerability

If you use MT you MUST read the latest entry on movabletype.org. It appears that part of the MT script can be hijacked by spammers to send spam from your server. It's OK though. You can simply delete the cgi...

Haggis Hunting

There is a stereotype of American that portrays them a stupid and entirely unable to grasp irony. It doesn't help to disperse that prejudice when a reported one third of all American visitors to Scotland believe a haggis is an...

Wednesday 26 November 2003

So intellectually challanged....

Gatorpilot had a link to a Reuters news story that has to be the most ridiculous, petty and tenuous example of political correctness gone totally loopy. Los Angeles officials have asked that manufacturers, suppliers and contractors stop using the terms...

Don't believe everything you read.

We're all a little bit wiser to email hoaxes these days aren't we? Nope, it appears not. I, along with thousands of others, received the following forward in my email box today. The new electronic signs on the M4 were...

Scientific "Facts" I can't verify, Pt 1

Over the period of a lifetime you build up a small reservoir of interesting facts that seem to be unverifiable. Even this new fangled, fount of information, the interweb thingy doesn't have the answers. Two that have bugged me recently...

Tuesday 25 November 2003

Merry Xmas

I've spent this evening designing a Xmas card for the business. I think I've done reasonably well, but I'm having one minor problem. Click for full size - but it's a huge file. The text at the bottom of the...

Monday 24 November 2003

Confusing Comment Spam

I thought I understood the motivation for comment spam. But a couple have turned up on my site today that confuse me. The first is on an old post about Google. The commentor, Alan on 24 November, did leave a...

You show me yours.....

I don't link this story for any particular reason. Honest....

Sex, sex, sex, sex, sex!

Instapundit.com and VodkaPundit have good posts about sex and peoples attitude toward it. This is something I've always found fascinating and I think, extremes aside, there's room for most views. I've never had much time for the overly puritanical view...

Sunday 23 November 2003

How moving

In theory, we should be moving house in 5 days. In practise, it's not going to happen. But we could be moving at any time in the next 3 weeks (hopefully). So we're busy packing, throwing, disassembling and organising. Hence...

Comment of the week (month?)

Comment on Sometimes, I hate Google, which is my most commented entry. hey, here's an idea to all you google-haters. Don't use google. Don't blame the google, if you really truly hate it as much as some of you suggest,...

Tuesday 18 November 2003

Flash me!

I'm constantly amazed by the number of people creating fascinating, entertaining and good looking animations on the net. hitchHiker and hitchHiker: part two are very well done. Atmospheric, attractive and funny, although the ending tails off a little. Kozo reminds...

Monday 17 November 2003

Am I bugging you?

Am I bugging you yet? Am I bugging you yet? Am I bugging you yet? Am I bugging you yet? Am I bugging you yet? Am I bugging you yet? Am I bugging you yet? Am I bugging you yet?...

Saturday 15 November 2003

How to build a UFO pt 2

Further to my post about 5 months ago, some more information on building UFO style "Lifters". The "pt 1" in the title of the original post was meant as a joke. I never honestly thought there'd be a part 2....

Blogging Neighbours

Localfeeds.com is new to me, and maybe to you too. It takes location meta-data (check my source code to see what I mean) and uses it to give a feed of recent entries on blogs local to you. I found...

Up yours, my creation!

There's a link to an excellent flash movie about the Hubble Telescope over at Bacon, Cheese and Oatcakes. I've seen this movie before and there are some magnificent pictures of the wonders of the universe. It wasn't until today however...

Thursday 13 November 2003

You gotta work hard if you want any at all...

I'm a little busy at the moment. For personal reasons we're one person down at work, a consultant I was working quite closely with. Consequently my work load is a little heavier. Coupled with the fact that my concentration is...

Wednesday 12 November 2003

One wheeled madness

Imagine, if you will, the bastard son of a Segway and a YZF-R1 (a bloody quick motorbike for those who don't know). The illegitimate result of a sordid motel meeting. Picture it? It's probably be the Bombardier Embrio. A mad...

Comment Spam Manifesto

Adam Kalsey has produced The Comment Spam Manifesto. I'm lucky enough to be a very small fish in a big sea and only receive 2 to 3 comment spams per week. However, I for one wholeheartedly endorse his call to...

Sunday 9 November 2003

That'll do Donkey

Shrek 2 is out in May. Shrek is one of my favourite animated films. The mix of adult and children's humour is just right and the story telling is excellent. The trailer for Shrek 2 looks like they've pulled it...

Friday 7 November 2003

Pointless Changes

The Onion | There Are Going To Be Some Pointless Changes Around This Office. I've worked in this office. Several times. For different employers. Even my best job had rules and regulations that are echoed here. On a more alarming...

Thursday 6 November 2003

Sucky sucky sucky

Yesterday, with the exception of actually getting to see V Graham Norton being recorded, pretty much sucked. Sharon and I had a big argument in the morning which sucked. We chose to make a diversion in the morning to meet...

Insomnia

Half past one in the morning. 5 1/2 until I have to get up. And I can't sleep. Not even close to dropping off. And the longer I lie there, the more stressed I get and the less I'm likely...

Tuesday 4 November 2003

V v v theaardvark

We're off to see V. Graham Norton being recorded tomorrow. Yesterday they phoned and asked if I could send through photos of me as a baby, a young boy, a teenager and a recent photo. Today they phoned and asked...

Monday 3 November 2003

Trouble and Strife

I want somebody to share Share the rest of my life Share my innermost thoughts Know my intimate details Someone who'll stand by my side And give me support And in return She'll get my support She will listen to...

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