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Wednesday 31 March 2004

Left Handed Mobile

Sony Ericsson and Virgin Mobile, it appears, have announced their new phone the LH-Z200. The phone has a keypad designed for left handed people with all of the keys reversed left to right. I myself am left handed and welcome...

Partly Rational

I've started on the tinkering. First thing I did was to make the right hand column into a separate file and use a server side include to bring it into the page. BERK! The right hand column included archive lists,...

Monday 29 March 2004

Site Rationalising

I think I want to tinker with the site a little more. I've got a couple of things to toy with but I'm not sure about. I'd appreciate some feedback..... 1) The archive links to the right. Do I need...

MT-Blacklist is doing its job

It's been about 4 months since I installed MT-Blacklist onto my Movable Type installation. I opted to include activity reports on the activity log for Movable Type and a quick flick through the results shows just how much hassle MT-Blacklist...

Saturday 27 March 2004

New (to me) car

Well, despite my complete ineptitude when it comes to buying cars, today we picked up a nice Peugeot 406. This is not mine, obviously. It's just a picture I nicked. It's an 8 year old 406 1.9 L TD. Nothing...

PHP Nightmares

I have no knowledge or experience of PHP. None. Zip. Nada. I have however been trying to install 2 PHP utilities on this site. The first is a shoutbox. I appear to have got it working down on the bottom...

Pedal Powered Wow!

If I was to buy a bike in the near future, not that it's very likely, it'd be the Schwinn Sting-Ray. Unfortunately, it would appear that it's only available in the US and only in sizes suitable for kids aged...

Thursday 25 March 2004

Tweaking

I've tweaked the template for the site again. I've removed the shout box from the bottom right-hand corner. Again the curse of theaardvark struck another free service provider. The people providing the shoutbox I was using closed it down less...

Free Freecell

A short while ago I posted a quick review of several versions of Freecell for the Palm OS on my Handspring Treo. At that time I hadn't yet tried Freecell from Freecell.com. I have now played it and, I'm afraid...

Wednesday 24 March 2004

Playful Poltergeist

Another excellent little flash animation to pass a little time....

Hierographics

Not much going on this week. I've got a shed load of work to do so that's taking up most of my time. By way of something to post, I spotted this today. Took me a while to get it....

Monday 22 March 2004

Leave me alone

So, Saturday night I celebrated my creativity a little too hard. And on Sunday god punished me by adding to my reasonable hangover with a rather vicious stomach bug. Well, Connor have it to me (and Sharon) but I'm sure...

Sunday 21 March 2004

Poing with the Devil

I spent 8 hours yesterday in a recording studio with the excellent Barry Diston. I'm amazed at just how much we managed to achieve in 8 hours. The track is an unlikely sounding combination of Cozy Powell's Dance with the...

Wednesday 17 March 2004

Slim and none

25%There's a 25% chance that I'll win a Bloggie™.What's Your Chance to Win a Bloggie™? Via Social Misfit...

VAT changes in Budget 2004

This evening I shall be mostly analysing the VAT implications of changes in Budget 2004 for work and writing a newsletter thereon. Don't expect much else from me today....

Tuesday 16 March 2004

EU Registry Services Domain Renewal Scam

This morning at work we received a letter from a Cambridge company called EU Registry Services. It warned us that our domain name registration was about to expire if we didn't renew and inviting us to renew for a fee...

Monday 15 March 2004

Channel Four F*ck

Channel Four have been running a series of adverts showing the stars of their flagship programmes answering one of, presumably, as series of questions such as "When were you at your happiest?" etc.... Clearly not intended for general consumption, one...

Text to Speech.

AT&T has a new Text to Speech demo. One of the ultimate tests for this sort of program is to see how it handles unusual words. Check out the following results: I love theaardvark's site, arseburgers. in UK English. Bugger!...

Sunday 14 March 2004

News Flash

In a "blink and you'd miss it" addition to the TV schedule, Hong Kong had, for a very brief while, a stripping news reader. First announced to the world on 27 February, by 11 March it had already been pulled....

Friday 12 March 2004

From Science Fiction to Fact

It's starting to look that the battle field of tomorrow may indeed look like an extract from Terminator or The Matrix, although hopefully not a battle for the survival of humanity against its AI oppressors. DARPA is a branch of...

Wednesday 10 March 2004

Warm Milky Drink

I'm having difficulty getting to sleep tonight. My little chap and his two friends are still black and blue but recovering. They're a little swollen and not nestling as comfortably as usual, but it's bearable. The main discomfort is the...

Valid

I'm using both Firefox and IE to do my surfing. Courtesy of Firefox Help: Extensions I've installed a Web Developer Toolbar that allows easy access to window resizing, site information and much more including, crucially, validation. For no real reason...

See you in heaven

If I believed in such a notion, I reckon I'd be going straight to Hell when I die. So, the opportunity to Buy Into Heaven sounds good. Of course, it's nothing new. Historically monasteries made all of their income by...

Tattooed clothing

For ages I've wanted a big f**k off tattoo. A single huge bold design a la George Clooney in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996). SleevesClothing.Com sells clothes that give you the look of tattoos on your arms and, for women,...

Shopping Terror

There are 2 things I hate buying, and I don't use the word hate lightly: 1) Shoes - Don't ask me why, I have no idea. I could clothes shop all day, longer if I actually had enough money to...

Maria Menounos' Breasts - Real or Fake?

Regular readers may be aware of my boob obsession. Non-readers probably won't give a toss. But I couldn't help but notice Maria Menounos and her outfit at the Oscars, reportedly worth several million dollars. Advert:UK: Big British Boobs (DVD) or...

The Singhsons

Badmash.org has an excellent little animation called The Singhsons, a spoof of the opening credits to The Simpsons. I think it's intended as a show-reel for their animation skills. On this basis, I'd be more than happy to hire them...

Tuesday 9 March 2004

Training Exercises

Everything went well yesterday and it was all over with the minimum of fuss. We arrived just before 8am (Sharon had to come because I was advised not to drive home) and I was in the operating theatre by 9.30....

Sunday 7 March 2004

You'll feel a little prick....

Tomorrow, I'm off for one of these. Everybody seems to think I should be nervous, but it really is a tiny simple operation. I have a Prince Albert so a little op (warning - not for the squeamish) under local...

Friday 5 March 2004

IRC Humour...

From bash.org. #10958 (2382)- [X] (morganj): 0 is false and 1 is true, correct? (alec_eso): 1, morganj (morganj): bastard. #35955 +(1476)- [X] <EyesofPrisms> and ou are an uytter newb <KC48348751> dude <KC48348751> how did that y move over like 12...

Certified Cashier Cheque (Check) Scam

This morning I received a really weird email on my work account: HELLO, I am an auto dealer based in TAIWAN ,i am interested in buying your(RSTA)I will like to know if you would accept a certified cashier check for...

Thursday 4 March 2004

Processed Cheese

I have no idea why, but whilst making my cheesy beans on toast for lunch I got to wondering why it's called "processed" cheese. What "process" has it been through that makes it different to normal cheese. Cook's Thesaurus and...

Speed Camera Proliferation - Have your say

I posted a couple of times recently, here, here and here, about the apparent use by Government and Police af Speed Cameras as means of raising revenue as oppose to means for increasing road safety. As you drive round Britain...

Wednesday 3 March 2004

A sad indictment of our times

Ditched bride gets hitched after finding late stand-in -or- "Slapper settles for Ex" A bride-to-be ditched four days before her wedding found another groom in time and married him instead. Alison Innes, 20, from Arbroath, Scotland, was eight months pregnant...

Tuesday 2 March 2004

400 Comments

I have another milestone coming up with this site rapidly approaching its 400th comment (excluding comment spam and floods, which have all been deleted anyway). The site has long since exceeded one comment to every other entry but is nowhere...

Monday 1 March 2004

Fidget Studios

A very good friend of mine runs an excellent dance music studio in Coventry; Fidget Studios. I've probably mentioned it before. I know I've mentioned the club night and the record label several times. Recently the clubbers community, news and...

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