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Wednesday 31 August 2005

Coca Killer

Large multinationals are accused of many evil things but it's rarely as clear cut as that. McDonald's is criticised for ruining the dietary habits of children but it also employs a much higher percentage of unskilled workers than many other...

Tuesday 30 August 2005

Creamfields 2005

I spent a good proportion of this weekend getting ready for, travelling to, at and recovering from Creamfields 2005. In fact from 8am Saturday morning until Sunday evening. We got there at 4pm and left at 5.30am having seen loads...

Monday 29 August 2005

Proof

This is blackmail material for later in life....

How to open a Coconut

Because I needed to know. So far I've found 4 alternatives. Using a cleaver. Unfortunately I don't have a cleaver.With a hammer, an ice pick and a strong garbage bag.In an ovenWith several carrier bags....

Wednesday 24 August 2005

I want a Funhaler!

-----Original Message----- From: Paul Taylor Sent: Friday, 29 July 2005 4:04 AM To: conta[at]infamed.com.au Subject: Funhaler Sirs, I am interested in purchasing a Funhaler in the UK. Do you have a UK distributor or an overseas distributor who will ship...

I Just Lost The Game - More News

I LOST! - for the first time in 3 months today and was prompted to search for more developments on "The Game". Metafilter had an entry at about the same time as the Wikipedia entry appeared. For a while the...

4-Club Magazine

I couldn't resist. Make your own magazine cover using a Flickr image....

This would have helped...

Hosted by FlickrNow this might have helped avoid the overnight stay at Burton's Queens Hospital on Monday night. But it would probably also lead to Connor growing up without learning that you shouldn't drop things on your head. I do...

Monday 22 August 2005

Orange SPV M2000 Update

I've been living with the Orange SPV M2000 for a number of months now and I must say that I'm mightily impressed. I had the original Orange SPV 2 years ago and was disappointed with its usability. The small screen...

Offline Blogging from Hospital

So being stuck in a hospital ward with no internet connection other than on my mobile phone should give me the perfect opportunity to test out the offline blog editing capabilities of Ecto. If anything it is this that I...

HoMoBlo - Hospital Mobile Blogging

Once again I find myself blogging from my mobile phone sitting in a hospital ward. This time it's Connor who's in for 'observations' following a bizzare incident in whic a bicycle was dropped on his head. He may have been...

Talking Religion to Kids

What's the answer to a kid's question "Is god real?" when you're an atheist but want to bring your children up to make their mind up about religion? I went for something totally non-committal along the lines of "He's real...

Ecto

Now that I've got it to work, I'm trialling Ecto as a blogging application. I can see several advantages over Movable Type's online interface including built in spellcheck (although I'll have to download an additional dictionary to get "proper" English),...

Barry Diston Live at RaveAid

Wow. How good was RaveAid, organised by B2T, on Saturday night? I have't been to a night that good in a long long time. The Sanctuary at Birmingham was stuffed full with up-for-it club freaks and the night just kept...

Turkish Grand Prix

I found it a little hard to follow the action in yesterday's Turkish Grand Prix due to a mild hangover form Saturday night and the fact that we had guests. Which was a shame because it was clearly one of...

Strumpet Bloke

The Blogging Blokes Webring has another new member today. The Stratford upon Avon Strumpet looks like a fairly new blog focusing on happenings in and around Shakespear's birthplace....

Friday 19 August 2005

The feel of dead rats....

FlickrI'm off out clubbing this weekend to see Barry Diston play at raveaid. And next weekend I'm going to Creamfields. If I'd seen it earlier I'd have bought a ZX Spectrum Hooded Top to wear to both. How totally nerdy/cool...

Wednesday 17 August 2005

Look at me now mamma!

At some point in the next 24 hours this site will trip over the 300,000 visitors mark. How on earth did that happen? Update: Actually, it's pretty easy to work out how that happened when you look at the Top...

Philosophers' Football

Philosophers' Football is an interesting little distraction. Sort of a cross between draughts, noughts & crosses and football. Get the ball to the edge of the area by placing tiles for it to jump over. The trick to winning is...

Wednesday 10 August 2005

I'm in the Zoo (weekly)

Check out the following site stats from today: Guess what time today I got linked from the website for Zoo Weekly Magzine magazine. Their "Babe of the Day" today is Michelle Ryan and they've linked to my entry on Kacey...

"Thud" - Terry Pratchett's new Discworld Book

I love Terry Pratchett. Well, maybe not. But I do enjoy losing myself in Terry Pratchett's Discworld stories. They're thoughtful, entertaining, laugh-out-loud funny and a damn good read. I have precious little spare time but everything comes to a halt...

Dancing Adverts

Advertising executives can be some of the most creative, original and talented media creators on the planet. They can also be some of the lamest, unoriginal, plagiarising thieves going. Following hot on the heels of the excellent Citroen and VW...

Saturday 6 August 2005

Bad Week

This has benn an awful week with 2 particularly awful days. Unfortunately it's not anything I can discuss in public. Take it from me. It's been awful. I had to do one of the hardest things I've ever done. It...

Friday 5 August 2005

Lets drive Dodgems....

Steve N Allen has a novel idea for improving road saftey. "A study said speed cameras actually cause more accidents, and speed humps ruin your suspension, which increases stopping distance in a crash. Basically, it's making the roads more dangerous....

Tuesday 2 August 2005

Shight Freight

shightfreight2,originally uploaded by theaardvark.Somebody clearly wasn't too happy about the service they received from UK courier / parcel delivery company Nightfreight. I took this on my camera phone whilst trying to drive so please excuse the shighty quality.......

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