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Saturday 31 January 2004

I believe in the BBC

The BBC is facing a double peril at the moment. It is currently undergoing a charter review, an examination of the role that the BBC plays in the UK and world media. Many think that there are elements in...

Friday 30 January 2004

Comment Flooding pt2.

If I get time over the weekend, I'll be following these Stepping Stones to a Safer Blog from Burningbird. Link found at dive into mark....

Pop goes the weasel whale

The BBC website reports that a 50 tonne dead whale has exploded whilst being transported to a research centre. Nice. This is the kind of thing you usually only hear about in urban myths....

Comment Flooding

I decided to work from home yesterday afternoon and it's just as well I did. When I switched on my PC I was receiving a succession of email notifications of comments posted on this site. They were all the same...

Thursday 29 January 2004

Mildly poor weather misery

Once again, a single day of snow, and a night of sub-zero temperatures has brought the country to a stand still. Well maybe not the country, but certainly large parts of it, including the Midlands. Last night it took me...

Wednesday 28 January 2004

The Google Dance begins again

My work's VAT Advice website has completely disappeared from the Google search results for the term Google Search: vat advice. We'd been varying from second to eighth but always on the front page. Now suddnely we dissappear completely for no...

Tuesday 27 January 2004

Spectacularly boring entry

Nothing to report. I got incredibly wasted on Saturday night as a celebration / commiseration of my birthday, so most of Sunday disappeared too. Monday morning, I was still feeling ill and needed to do some work to get my...

Saturday 24 January 2004

Happy Birthday to me

Hey! It's my birthday. Yey me! And I'm posting this from the web browser of my Handspring Treo. How cool is that?...

Friday 23 January 2004

Beyond the pale

Maher Arar is a Canadian. He was born in Syria. His family left Syria when he was 17 and moved to Canada. Maher was reasonably successful, setting up his own telecommunications company and consulting across Canada and the US. He...

I love Google really...

Aw, bugger! Not only am I the top result for the Google search i h-a-t-e google but now I'm top for google is c-r-a-p I sure hope they don't check these things because they're gonna start to think I've got...

Neat Javascript / HTML Trick

inluminent highlights a neat little fade-in text trick. I'd demonstrate it here but I really can't be bothered sticking javascript into the template header for just one post. So, go to inluminent or orkut to see it in action. I...

Gonna party like it's your my birthday

Shit. Completely forgot to mention, it's my birthday tomorrow. I don't have a wish list. I don't expect that there's anyone reads this that knows me well enough to want to spend money on me (although I wouldn't be so...

I lost again....

I lost again. That's the problem with the game. When you're not playing is when you're doing best. When you start trying to play you've automatically lost. I'd been winning for months until I found Hawx had mentioned it in...

Thursday 22 January 2004

I've been married almost 70,000,000 seconds

At about 20 minutes past midnight tonight (I assume its GMT but I'm not sure) Sharon and I will have been married exactly 70,000,000 seconds. Find your age or anniversary in seconds, minutes, hours and Mercurian to Plutonian Years at...

Wednesday 21 January 2004

Is there a place for sick humour in a modern society.

I was sent the following Harold Shipman related jokes recently: What have Gareth gates and Harold Shipman got in common? Neither of them can finish a sentence. Shipman's last meal was a curry. When asked afterwards if he enjoyed it,...

Rectal insertion of Eel

Abdominal radiograph shows eel in abdominal cavity (arrows show eel in abdomen). Click for full report. Link via Darwin Awards...

New scam

I've just heard about another interesting new scam. I've not received it myself, but I was sent a copy of the following email. Dear Secetarial Staff We have been trying to print your promotional literature from the pages on your...

Tuesday 20 January 2004

Gadget Freek

I got one of these last week. And it rocks. Then I installed this. Unsuprisingly my free time productivity has gone down the drain. The trial period runs out in 7 days. I may not pay for the software. It's...

Monday 19 January 2004

It's happening again?

Remember the Davezilla v Toho spat last in 2002? Mike Rowe is a 17 year old student from Canada. He does website design for a hobby, and quite good it is too from the look of his portfolio. Not surprisingly,...

Sunday 18 January 2004

Knee Down

It's been a busy weekend all in all, but this made me laugh. Click for Biggie...

Friday 16 January 2004

How much does a good DJ / disco cost?

Just lately I've had a few hits from search terms such as how much does a "DJ" cost for a disco. Strange, seeing as how I've never written on the subject, until today. So, the answer really is "How long...

Getting Old

I have today removed the banner link in my left hand column for The Ageless Project. Jenett has I feel unfairly removed my site from the listing there despite me being a long time supporter with permanent links to the...

Monday 12 January 2004

30,000

This site topped 30,000 visitors at about 10am GMT this morning. The unknown visitor was probably disappointed to reach this post from a Google.fr search for "playmate november 2003", especially as the site linked to no longer exists....

Sunday 11 January 2004

Which Olsen Twin is for You?

Mary-Kate or Ashley.com gives a quick guide as to which would be your perfect Olsen Twin. Me? I got: You best match up with Ashley, the party girl. She can be impulsive but knows how to be serious when the...

Thirty Kay!

Check it out! It looks like at some point in the next 24 hours I'll exceed 30,000 visitors. It's only 4 months since I was getting excited about tripping 10,000. So that's 5 months for the first 10k and just...

Saturday 10 January 2004

Statistically Speaking

I spent most of yesterday learning about statistics, specifically Margins of Error and Confidence Levels, in preparation for representing a client in Tribunal on Tuesday. I needed to produce a document that explained these concepts to someone with no former...

Friday 9 January 2004

Phew

The very nice man at the key-cutting booth at our local market was able to cut a new car key from the two halves of the old one thus giving me back the use of my car the same day...

Wednesday 7 January 2004

Crap

My car key, of which I have only one copy, snapped in half this evening for no apparent reason. It didn't even break in the lock, but sat on the drivers seat. I now can't drive my car, can't even...

Tuesday 6 January 2004

Goats uncovers the secret aardvark conspiracy

Following on from yesterday's discovery, I was trawling through the Goats archive. It appears one of the characters may have uncovered my evil plan. An alternative theory is that I've been deprived of the Internet for so long that I'm...

Finally

I have Internet access at home once again. If I weren't already an NTL customer I would certainly not have joined up on the back of their recent performance. Every step of every action has been marred by technical and...

Monday 5 January 2004

Connor, there can be only one (thousand odd, per year)

I've known since I saw the film Highlander in 1986 (when I was just 14) that I wanted to call my first son Connor. It's a good name. It has Celtic origins (albeit more Irish Celtic than Scots Celtic) and,...

Goats..... (what no e.cx?)

Goats, is another web-based comic strip that looks pretty cool. I'm only on my lunch break so I've not had time to peruse much of the archives but what I've seen makes me think I'll be revisiting regularly. (Note to...

I'm back (sort of).

That has to go down as one of the most stressful Christmases ever. And I still have no Internet access. Here's a tiny tip for everyone; never move house just a few days before Christmas. Especially is you've got 3...

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