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Sunday 27 February 2005

Design Wants

Why is it that the world appears to have waited until immediately after Xmas and my birthday to come up with a shed load of stuff I'd like. This knife block gives you the opportunity stab someone to death at...

Screeeeech!

It sounds like a hoax, but I so hope it' not.... but equally, if it's true it's such a let down. Firstly comes the news that someone has produced a line of candy shaped like road kill. Then, disappointingly, is...

Friday 25 February 2005

Smidsy - New Blogging Bloke

We have a new member to the Blogging Blokes webring, or at least we would have if I hadn't just deleted his details. So, as soon as Smidsy re-applies (if he wishes to) we'll be up to 9 members. Not...

Sky praises natural cleavages

Apparently Dawn French ventured out the other night in an outfit that displayed her, ahem...., ample charms to devastating effect. Proof indeed that big can be beautiful. Sky News have taken the opportunity to wax lyrical about the wonders of...

Thursday 24 February 2005

I wanna

One of the few items I've found recently that would go in an "I want this" category but not the "Gadgets" category would be a signed copy of The Art of Discworld by Paul Kidby. Nice. In fact pretty much...

Deeejaay!

I don't think I'm a bad DJ. I can choose my tunes and keep a crowd going. I can beatmatch (although I'm getting a little rusty from lack of opportunity to practice) on both CD and, to a lesser extent...

Moving Issue

Yes, I know the site's a little screwed. The server-side includes that contain the code for my 2 side bars are not being picked up. And the comments are not working because I need to re-install the perl module that...

Tuesday 22 February 2005

Moving Blogging

Things may be a little quiet around here for a short while as the site gets moved to my new, dedicated server. Thanks to my hosting company Allness.net who have done me a good rate on the server and...

Saturday 19 February 2005

The Game Defined

The Game has hit the big time with a definition on Wikipedia. Thousands of people will now be drafted into playing The Game. Muhahahahahaaaaa!!!...

Friday 18 February 2005

Millennium

Wow. It completely passed me by that my last post was the 1000th entry to this weblog. Jees, how on earth did that happen? I really must get a life or something....

MP3 Pocket Watch

I'm thinking of starting up a "I want one of these" category, although to be fair I already have a Gadgets archive and the two would be pretty much inter-changable. The latest object of much drooling is the Samsung Yepp...

The Tasmanian Devil

Many years ago I was heavily into the Warner Brothers' cartoon Tasmanian Devil ("Taz"), or at least the old, unsanitised version of him. Karen and I used to watch WB cartoons just for him. We had Taz coffee mugs, Taz...

Bee by beecomix.com

Courtesy of Boing Boing I bumbled across a new (to me) comic this week. Bee is a narrative comic (a story as oppose to short jokes) with a very good look to it. It has full, detailed backgrounds to all...

Thursday 17 February 2005

Cheat Google and Gmail

Google does a Cheat Sheet guide to how to do advanced Google searches. Also, I've had this link lying around for ages and I'm just about to try it myself. The GMail Drive shell extension. It turns a GMail account...

Wednesday 16 February 2005

Alternative Valentines

Fancy some twisted, weird, sick, damn funny, unusual valentines day poems? She loves you....

Procrastination

Gotta Get My Stuff Done is a short film that tells the story of my life. Except the bloke doesn't have a weblog to distract him from things he should be doing....

Monday 14 February 2005

Changing Rooms Jr.

My sister discovered this in her newly decorated living room this morning. Redecoration courtesy of her 2 year old daughter. I particularly like the free-form, unstructured expression of creative joy. Click for Biggie Do you like our new lounge. Only...

My Valentine

Sharon, Happy Valentines Honey. Whether we're rich or poor, I feel like the wealthiest man on the planet. Except I can't afford to buy you expensive jewellery. Other than that I feel like the wealthiest man on the planet. Oh....

Sunday 13 February 2005

Three Wheeled Madness

RCA MA Vehicle Design degree project, "magnet concept", seeks to form a new niche´ in the field of lightweight leisure vehicles. The design concept focuses upon the sensation and emotion while riding a vehicle. In fact, "magnet" is not a...

Blogging in front of the telly

We've finally entered the digital age well and truly. Last weekend we spent twice as much as we intended to on a laptop, wireless router and WiFi card. The end result of this expenditure that's going to keep me in...

Electric Bagpipes

I've written and recorded 2 dance tunes now. The first was decidedly average, more album filler than floor filler. The second was a "tune!". If I can get back to the studio to change some of the instrument sounds to...

Saturday 12 February 2005

Hope I Cry Before I Get Old

What do you do if you used to be a punk or a rocker or part of any alternative youth scene when you finally grow up and have children? Woolworths and JoJo Maman Bébé don't very often reflect that feeling...

Friday 11 February 2005

Popping in the rain

There seems to be a glut of clever, interesting and humorous adverts at the moment and most of them are for cars. The dancing Citroen C4 was excellent and has Connor and Jimmy dancing around the living room. My favourite...

Whoops. Overslept

I overslept again this morning. Well, to be accurate, I over-snoozed this morning. I have 2 alarm clocks and I am able to "snooze" both of them for half an hour or so without ever fully regaining consciousness thereby not...

Thursday 10 February 2005

The rise and fall of Paul

I can't believe it's over a year since I blogged about the change in popularity of Paul and Connor as boys' names over the last 3 decades. This is extremely well demonstrated by NameVoyager from The Baby Name Wizard. It...

Wednesday 9 February 2005

Text Boobs

To go along with your ascii emoticons, a collection of ascii boobs. Ideal for describing women on the dance floor to your DJ mate by text....

F -25 and counting

Incidentally, can I just point out that there's just 25 day until the first race of the 2005 Formula 1 season. With all the driver changes, rule changes, team changes and the improvement in the second tier teams (basically, everyone...

Bear

It's been a long while since I've found an online game I've thought worthy of posting here. Bear was described by Metafilter as "cute". I'd call it addictive (it blew my lunch hour)....

Presents

You know, I very nearly told you all what I'd bought Sharon for Valentines Day and the vague plan I have for the evening of Valentines Day. Then I remembered that she occassionally reads this site. I don't think I...

Monday 7 February 2005

Funhaler

James has mild asthma. It causes him to have coughing fits during the night keeping him and us awake (us more than him to be honest). So he has an inhaler he has to take each night before he goes...

RSS Adverts

One of the things that has always concerned me about RSS feeds is how it interacts with blogs such as Boing Boing who derive a revenue from advertising. These sites are faced with a choice, either deliver the full text...

Saturday 5 February 2005

Old School Reports

My mum came round yesterday with a pile of old paperwork that she'd cleared out of her filing cabinet. It included some certificates I had received as a Scout and for various activities when I was a child. It also...

Friday 4 February 2005

Poems what I wrote my wiff

I love you. More than stew. You love me. So cook my tea, Wench. ---- I love you. You love me. Lets have sex. Where no one can see. Us ---- You're sexy and sweet From your head to your...

Trackback Spam & MT-Close2

When I installed the MT CAPTCHA plugin I couldn't get it to work with MT-Blacklist so I disabled MT Blacklist. Not a problem I thought. The CAPTCHA should stop the spam for now. I forgot about the trackback spam that...

Comment Spam - Repercussions and actions

So, it appears my 14,000 comment spam attempts in 60 days together with some serious hot-linking of a New Years Eve image from 2 years ago have driven my monthly bandwidth usage up to over 3GB per month. The hosting...

Thursday 3 February 2005

Intentional Accidents in Advertising

Andrew Teman is convinced that McDonalds have made a complete f*ck up (pun intended) in their latest US based marketing campaign. He thinks that McDonalds have gone that one step too far to try to use some hip, cool urban...

Wednesday 2 February 2005

Comment Spam and Server Loads

I forgot to check and clear down the MT activity log at the end of December. I checked it today. Since 28 November 2004 there have been over 13,500 entries, 99% of which will be MT Blacklist blocking comment spam....

Kelly Attractor

The September 2004 Archive is attracting about 25% of this site's total visitors at the moment and most of those are coming from a Google Image Search results page. The only problem is that the Image Search results page doesn't...

BlogPhiles Webring

This week I have taken over as Ring Master on the excellent BlogPhiles Webring. I am told that the ring was originally run by a woman who had an Internet business selling domains and offering web hosting/site building. As her...

Tuesday 1 February 2005

Teri Hatcher

It would appear that semi-respectable Sky News is jumping on the real / fake bandwagon. My comments on Maria Menounos and Lindsay Lohan's are amongst the most visited on this site, although not a patch on the exposure of Tara...

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