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Thursday 29 September 2005

Ladders

Jim: Mum, you know if you walk under a ladder? It's bad luck isn't it? Mum: Yes it is. Jim: For the ladder......

The reason for dogs...

They say everything happens for a reason, that there's a divine purpose behind every occurrence. Some are obvious, some less so. I have to admit, since we accepted Lilly into our house I've been struggling to find that purpose. When...

Kelly Brook loves to flash drivers!

According to Ananova, Kelly Brook gets kicks from flashing her breasts at drivers on the motorway. Can you imagine trying to convince someone that had happened to you when you got home? They'd never believe you. And that's assuming you...

Wednesday 28 September 2005

Speed Cameras on the M42

Anyone who has driven the stretch of the M42 from Junction 1 at the M5 to Junction 8 in the last 3 years will know that millions of pounds (100 million to be precise) has been spent erecting gantries over...

Tuesday 27 September 2005

HarderFaster interview with Barry Diston

My absolute favourite DJ, artiste and music producer (and very good friend - which may make me slightly biased) Barry Diston was interviewed recently by HarderFaster.net. Check it out. In the interview Barry refers to the fact that his tracks...

Monday 26 September 2005

Special Characters

Over at 4-club.co.ukI frequently have to put the price of items into the posts but if I simply type the "£" symbol from the keyboard I get wierd characters output. The XHTML Character Entity Reference is a useful guide to...

Is the iPod about to kill the DJ?

As a bride-to-be, Jessica Spence was taking extra care to note the details at a friend's wedding recently. One thing that stood out to her was an idle-looking DJ who hit a few buttons on his laptop and appeared...

Friday 23 September 2005

Blogging Blokes - Dataphage

Dataphage is the newest member of the Blogging Blokes Webring taking the ring to 15 members. Which is nice. Dataphage, a Brit who's been living in Australia for the last 4 months, has recently posted about suitably bloke-ish things like...

Thursday 22 September 2005

Convergent Comedy

They say there are only 7 basic jokes and that all humour is based around those in some fashion. So it's inevitable that 2 humorists will eventually hit upon the same joke at the same time completely independently. Isn't it?...

Monday 19 September 2005

Cheap Petrol, Diesel and Plutonium

New Internet based venture, Petrol Direct is selling petrol, diesel and other automotive fuels at prices up to 40% lower than high street garages. How? By mail order, sourced from other EU countries. Sound too good to be true? Just...

Avast me hearties!

I've been planning for weeks to say something interesting about International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Now that it comes to it, I just don't have the time. Damn!...

Friday 16 September 2005

Paul Taylor

This man has my name. And he uses it in the press far more than I ever do. Do you know how disappointing it is to see your name in the papers 10 to 20 times a day and none...

Wednesday 14 September 2005

Dodge Tomahawk

As I've mentioned before, the Americans (to use a sweeping generalisation) seem to be incapable of building "proper" motorbikes, i.e. bikes that can build up a head of speed and still go round corners. The Harley Davidson? Compared to a...

Stamping on the Aussies!

Apparently, The Royal Mail is producing a set of postage stamps to commemorate England's win over Australia in cricket's Ashes Series. The series of stamps will be sold as a sheet of several different value stamps. One of those stamps...

Blogsearch From Google

Google has launched Google Blog Search in Beta, which does exactly what you would expect it to. The Blog Search database indexes a site based on its XML syndication feed and currently only contains entries from the point at which...

Tuesday 13 September 2005

Email Newsletters and Copyright

The company I work for, VATease, distributes a monthly newsletter about VAT issues and developments. We use it as a marketing tool to keep our name and services in the minds of potential clients who may not need to use...

Monday 12 September 2005

The Shirley Temple

According to the BBC, The Screen Actors Guild is about to present Shirley Temple a lifetime award. Just down the road from work is an area of Solihull called Shirley. On the High Street in Shirley is an Indian Restaurant....

Intelligent Graffiti

When I bought my first cameraphone I thought it would be useful not for sending MMS messages (especially not at 50p a pop) but because it would mean that I always had a camera on me to photograph those things...

Sunday 11 September 2005

A Weekend in Northern Ireland

Sharon & I spent this weekend in Derry, Londonderry in Northern Ireland. We were there to attend the wedding of my cousin. We travelled over with my youngest sister, Sarah, her 2 girls, Louise, my other sister and her finance...

Riiiiiip!

Chloe: "Wow Dad! I love that jacket. It's really cool!" Somewhere, not too far away I'm sure the fabric of reality just ripped....

Thursday 8 September 2005

What a difference a year (or three) makes

Looking back at this week 3 years ago: Cultured - I'd competed a test to tell me what type of organisation I should work with. I think the result quite accuractely describes the company I actually ended up with. Anxiety...

Who the "Cillit Bang" is Barry Scott?

If you watch television in the UK at the moment you won't have been able to avoid the adverts for Cillit Bang. Styled like a very short American infomercial (well, a very short, very bad infomercial) it's presented by Barry...

Wednesday 7 September 2005

Back to School

Chloe and James went back to school today (actually James started yesterday) and Connor started Nursery. All 3 children in school. It makes me feel old. And proud. But old....

Kawasaki Ninja

I don't think I've mentioned that I bought a new motorbike a month ago. I bought a 3 year old Kawasaki ZX9R Ninja. It's been a busy month. I absolutely love this bike. It's quicker than I am, by quite...

Tuesday 6 September 2005

Monday Night Wedding Fayre

I spent last night at a wedding fayre at the Village Hotel & Leisure Club, Coventry. 3 hours in a room full of prospective brides dragging their future husbands to look at wedding dresses, cakes, chocolate fountains and the like....

Response to comments on Spam & CAPTCHA

I wrote this as a response to the comments in yesterday's post but I figures it had a general relevance to this site. It'll make more sense if you read that post and the comment first. Unfortunately Blacklist just wasn't...

Monday 5 September 2005

Comment Spam finds a way through

Despite installing James Seng's MT CAPTCHA plugin (with a little bit of help from Huy) 6 months ago, Comment Spam is once again finding its way through onto this blog. Twice in the last few days I've suffered from Spam...

Sky's boob obsession at the World Music Awards

Sky news is once again showing its boob obsession with its recent article on the World Music Awards. Forget the run down of who won what and how everyone behaved at the after party. Clearly what we need to know...

Thursday 1 September 2005

Can you boil an egg with 2 mobile phones?

My boss said to me to day "Is it true that you can boil an egg by placing it between 2 mobile phones whilst they are both making calls?" My immediate answer was "No. The transmission simply isn't powerful enough....

Local Blogs

According to Feedmap I have 40 bloggers "nearby". Of course there's Tom who's reads here. But what the hell is this? Supposedly it's physically my nearest blog but I'm sure Burntwood can do better than that. Distinctly Average would...

12 Freaking A?

My life has been rated:See what your rating is!Created by bart666 Jesus is that wrong! How on earth did my sodding life end up with a poxy 12A rating? Mary Whitehouse would have a bloody fit. The only reason I'm...

Give the guy a break....

I dislike George W. Bush and many of his policies But it think the uproar I've been reading in US blogs today simply because he allowed himself a smile at a time when people are dyeing is a bit much....

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