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Sunday 29 February 2004

Freecell on Palm OS

When I bought my Handspring Treo 600 one of the motivations was the ability download software. I was particularly looking for free (because you don't want to pay for anything you don't have to) versions of Freecell. First I tried...

Childish Pyromania

I've never seen matchstick rockets. I think I'll have to be trying them out....

Mario v Koopa

This is an excellent little series of flash animations using graphics from the Mario Brothers games. I think its the music used that makes it. deviantART: Mario Brothers: Part I by ~AlexanderLeon deviantART: Mario Brothers: Part II by ~AlexanderLeon Mario...

Thou shalt not eat lobster

Recently many conservative Christian groups have been campaigning against gay marriage, homosexual priests and against homosexuality in general. Many quote parts of the bible such as Leviticus 20:13 that appear to outlaw or make an abomination of gay sex...

Friday 27 February 2004

Random Image Rotation

A List Apart has a nifty PHP script for randomly rotating an image on your site. Sweet. No if I could just think of a use for it, I'd be happy....

Thursday 26 February 2004

Adoption James Pt. 3

Today we has the court hearing to determine James' adoption. It took a total of 5 minutes for me to confirm that all of the details in Social Services' submission were correct and for the Magistrates to issue the adoption...

Wednesday 25 February 2004

Dead Late

Roll up ladies and gents. I have here a once in a lifetime offer. This is the genuine article. A cast iron, use once, can't be beat, get out of jail free, guaranteed excuse for getting to work late. "I'm...

Top Secret

Sometimes, there's stuff I do at work that I'd love to talk about. Things you learn, items of interest. But I cna't 'cus of client confidentiality. Don't you hate it when that happens?...

Tuesday 24 February 2004

Comment Spam & Die!

OK, maybe that's a little harsh, but over on webmasterworld.com there's a cautionary tale for comment spammers. It appears Google's ranking algorithms have been updated to negate, and possibly even penalise, sites linked via comment spam. A pretty sorry webmaster...

Dear God, Please kill me!

"Careful! Poop on there!" has to be one of the funniest, most cringe inducing stories I've read for a while. The joys of Laundromat service washes....

Monday 23 February 2004

Recreational Grief

After the death of Diana I was appalled at what I perceived to be a massive over reaction by the British public at large. Whole sections of the community seemed as grief stricken and devastated as if they had lost...

Sunday 22 February 2004

The scores on the doors

This weekend I've been working on the new version of the VATease website. So far I've only got the front page done. Let me know what you think. I know there are problems with how it looks in non-IE browsers,...

Friday 20 February 2004

Liquorice Imps

Join me on a meandering tour of the associations in my mind. Yesterday, one of Sharon's friends from London came up for the day with her son (well, actually the night before but there was too much alcohol involved their...

Questioning Inequality

Women are the oppressed disadvantaged sex and men get all the breaks. That's the line often peddled and widely believed. So, ask yourself these questions. I dont agree with the point that some of them are making, but there are...

Wednesday 18 February 2004

Kelly Brook Wallpaper

I have Kelly Brook as my wallpaper on my works PC. Unfortunately this lunchtime I accidentally deleted it. Searching for decent, free wallpapers can be a nightmare round of evil pr0n sites and sites that try to get you to...

Tuesday 17 February 2004

Kaba Kick is Russian roulette for kids.

Err, no. Kaba Kick is just about the sickest idea for a kids game I've ever come across. The idea is quite amusing. The fact that someone ever went through with it, manufactured and sold the game is appalling....

Monday 16 February 2004

Growing on you

Grow. Just drag and drop stuff onto the ball. No, I don't understand either. But I'm still fascinated....

Mr & Mrs Fatboy

In a society where celebrity marriages and relationships can be measured in hours, it's nice to see on genuinely likable couple appear to get it back on track....

Friday 13 February 2004


I think I have N.A.D.D.. No, really. The symptoms describe me to a T, except I'm obviously a little less knowledgable about IT stuff, focusing my nerd abilities on my career subject VAT. But it's still me. Especially the bit...

Wednesday 11 February 2004

I think I broke the search rankings

I run several websites including aardvark.dj, my entertainment agency site, and VATease, my employer's website. As with most commercial websites, search engine ranking is important to these sites. I have posted on the weblog about my successes and struggles. Recently...

Speed Camera Warning Signs

I think my distaste of the Govt's current policy on Speed Camera has been pretty evident of late. The Association of British Drivers' website has some nifty additions for Speed Camera Warning Signs. Please, just for me. Print one out...

Tuesday 10 February 2004

Russian Tourette, A Game

A rough idea for a game, based on Russian Roulette. Find someone suffering from Tourette's Syndrome, especially the coprolalia manifestation that causes them to shout obscene words. Each person playing the game asks them one question. First person to get...

Sunday 8 February 2004

Don't Panic

I remember the days of text-only adventures. In fact, I remember the days of RPG decision based adventure books, but text-only adventures were even better. Hell, I seem to recall I even wrote one using one of the game creation...

Saturday 7 February 2004

Food additives and children's behaviour

It has long been known that some food additives (often referred to as "E Numbers" can have a detrimental effect on children's behaviour. We've never really monitored what our children eat too closely. As long as they eat all their...

Friday 6 February 2004

Interesting factoid # 375

Percy L. Spencer invented the microwave oven after standing in front of a RADAR transmitter and noticing that the chocolate bar in his pocket was melting. WTF was it doing to his insides at the same time? Half his body...

Thursday 5 February 2004

So who represents me?

So, I still believe it was the correct decision to go to war but I believe the Government overstepped the mark in its presentation of intelligence. I believe that Dr Kelly gave an unauthorised briefing to the BBC so the...

Wednesday 4 February 2004

Missing in Action

Most of the links in my Blogroll are regularly, if not daily, reads. So I miss them when they disappear. Ben hasn't posted anything since 3 January 2004, with no advance warning. We all get periods like that when we...

Baby momma

A girl recently went to the Benefits Agency to claim Child Benefit. The Clerk on duty commenced the formality of questioning her entitlement. "How many children do you have?". "Ten" says the girl. "Ten?" asks the Clerk incredulously, "What are...

A Genuine Scam Warning?

If you come here regularly, you'll know I hate email hoaxes. Those warnings of viruses or scams that circulate like wild fire spreading paranoia and sucking up bandwidth. I receive them relatively regularly and when I do I try to...

Monday 2 February 2004

Prime Number Shitting Bear

It's a Prime Number Shitting Bear. It defecates numbers divisible only by themselves and 1. Why? And more importantly, why does this amuse me? Found via offmessage which was, in turn, found via Bloggerheads....

Sunday 1 February 2004

Comment Flooding pt 3

Last night a single post on this site was spammed with 157 comments. The program (MTFlood) the f*cking little shit used to do this, quite proudly, left a different URL and spoofed a different IP address for each comment making...
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Lord of the Rings 3

Sharon and I went to see this film last night. Our fist night out to the cinema for just the 2 of us in over a year. Wow. What a film. The saying "If you only see one film this...

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