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Tuesday 31 January 2006

The Game (I lost!) makes it to the BBC!

Adrian Lovell, from Edinburgh, managed to get a reference to The Game onto the BBC News website on Thursday / Friday last week with a link to the Wikipedia entry. The Wikipedia entry itself has been under attack with the...

Monday 30 January 2006

How do you spell Aaaarrrgh!?

3 As and 3 Rs? Or maybe more? So just how do spell aargh? Hmmm? This is the sort of thing that the Internet does superbly. Absolutely pointless but incredibly interesting....


Friday 27 January 2006

Making money through Adsense

This month I'm set to make my largest earnings from Adsense since signing up for the program, despite the fact that blogphiles.com still barely registers on Google. Blogphiles was historically my best Adsense earner but only when it was ranking...

Stop ECG (partially) mirrored

Stop ECG is back up again. But it is still subject to legal challenges from some of the companies it features. The site has recently been featured once more in the Mirror who even went as far as naming and...

Thursday 26 January 2006

How stupid are Olsen Twins' fans?

Just how stupid are the fans of The Olsen Twins? I made a post in which I quite blatantly threaten to respond to people looking for the Twins' email addresses to take the mickey. Yet still they leave comments on...

Wednesday 25 January 2006

Examined by Her Majesty's Inspector

James went to Shugborough Hall recently with his school....

John Walker Lindh

Do you remember John Walker Lindh? Nope? Me neither. How about the "American Taliban"? A little more familiar? Me too. Remember what happened to him when he was taken back to the US from Afghanistan? Well you should. It's a...

Tuesday 24 January 2006

Problems with the Orange SPV M5000, ActiveSync and Zone Alarm

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me. Happy Birthday dear me-ee. etc. etc.. (please don't sing this to the original tune - I couldn't afford the royalties). So, after the flight disappointment I decided to cheer myself up by...

Monday 23 January 2006

I'm going flying tomorrow....

It's my birthday tomorrow. I'm 34. To celebrate I've booked to go on the flying lesson that Sharon bought me for our wedding anniversary last year. I'm flying (subject to the weather - which looks good) with the East Midlands...

Stop the European City Guide and Novachannel

Some time ago I blogged about the European City Guide and its attempts to extort money from my employer. That entry has become one of the most commented on entries, an indication of the number of people they have tried...

Thursday 19 January 2006

The Junior Godfather

Never, ever upset the Junior Godfather, or you could wake up with a hobby horse's head in your bed next to you....

A (not so) mobile disco

This is the set up that I used last weekend for my first gig at the new Coventry City Football Ground, the Ricoh Arena. The room I was playing in holds up to 1,000 people so the set up had...

Scarlett Johansson at the Golden Globes

Scarlett Johansson really put the "globes" in the Golden Globes this year. The woman who has previously claimed "It's very strange to see my cleavage the size of a brontosaurus. My breasts were huge." brought out a smaller, raptor-sized cleavage...

Wednesday 18 January 2006

Desiring the Orange SPV M5000

If Orange's insurance isn't going to pay out and I'm forced to cough up for a new phone, I see little point in shelling out 300 for another SPV M2000. I might as well pay the penalty for upgrading early...

Whoring out the site

Once again I'm pimping my site for cash. The nice people at Gretchen Lieberum's record label (which may be Ms Lieberum) have coughed up for an acre of my LH sidebar for a total of 3 months (on top of...

Boob Obsession

Ha ha ha ha ha. Another boob obsession. See? I'm not the only one. And a well placed obsession it is. One question; wasn't Anne Hathaway William Shakespear's wife or something? Doesn't that make her, and her boobs, several hundred...

When technology (companies) bites back

Technology is like a depressed nurse (believe me - I've lived with one); it's a life-saver when it's working but soul destroying when it breaks down. Thankfully, it doesn't threaten to call the police on you, scream and shout when...

Thursday 12 January 2006

Naked News breaks into Japan

Former favourite of this site, Naked News (now no longer available in the UK except online) has been has launched in Japan. Having failed in Hong Kong and the UK, I wonder how long it will last in Japan. Japan,...

Wednesday 11 January 2006

Walsall Swimming Baths

Walsall-Baths-Prog-Outside, originally uploaded by theaardvark. We occasionally take the boys swimming to the Public Baths in Walsall. The smaller pool is a brine pool and the water is kept much warmer. The boys love it. Here for easy access...

Saturday 7 January 2006

Charles Kennedy Quits

I don't have much time for "party politics". I find it difficult to accept any one party because only some of their policies will be aligned with mine. I normally have even less time for individual politicians. However, I am...

Thursday 5 January 2006

New Year's Eve start over

My New Year Resolution, one of the most important I've made for a long time, lasted less than 24 hours. I'm having a start over again. From now on 2006 officially started on the morning of 3 January. My New...

The Best Blond(e) Joke Ever!!

I come from a blond family. When I was young my hair was so blond it was almost white and Connor's is the same. Yet I appreciate blond(e) jokes. This has to be one of the best blond(e) jokes I've...

Wednesday 4 January 2006

This family is going down the drain

It's been a busy, stressful and hectic Christmas and not entirely pleasant to be honest. My nephew, however, had one of the scariest moments of the month in the middle of December when he fell through a defective manhole cover...

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