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Saturday 31 May 2008

Review of Scary Movie 3

Scary Movie 3 If you like the Scary Movie / American Pie / Airplane type of no-brainer comedy with gratuitous nudity, swearing and violence then this will be right up your street. If you have mental age of over 16...

Wednesday 28 May 2008

Two Miles to Tynecastle

A good friend of mine has published a book about growing up as a football fan.


You may have noticed that the last 2 entries are reviews of products and services that I have posted via a new website LouderVoice. I think this is an excellent idea, well implemented. There are many subject specific review websites...

Review of Hoover The One Pet

Hoover The One Pet This hoover, whilst appearing extremely effective at first use, is prone to breaking down with depressing regularity. The only reason we still own this item is that it broke down so soon after we bought it...

Review of Twibble Mobile 0.7.0

Twibble Mobile 0.7.0 Twibble Mobile is a full featured Twitter client for phones with the Symbian operating system. It allows for dowloading of Tweets via Lan or mobile internet and uploading by the same or, for those on free SMS,...

Sunday 25 May 2008

Programming a Sky+ Remote

I've had to reprogramme my Sky+ Remote to work with my TV twice in the last few months. There's a large number of website with instructions on how to do it but I only found one that works. https://www.paceshop.com/download/skyplus_codes.pdf...


Today has been another day marked more by its failures than by any success. I have failed today to: Understand how Movable Type implements the AtomPub API through the atom.cgi script sufficiently to get LoudTwitter to post to my weblog....

Thursday 22 May 2008

My drive home in time lapse

I was playing with time lapse video today using the Sequence Mode on the camera on the Nokia N95, which takes one picture at a pre-set frequency. You can then stitch them together using a program on your PC. This...

Tuesday 20 May 2008

This is my house......

Sharon and I found this on our video camera last night when we were downloading some other files. It's absolutely hilarious for most of the film. The 2 photos that he shows are of Mac who died in March...

Monday 19 May 2008

I've just updated my UK Orange N95 to Firmware V21.0.016

Wow. For a moment there I thought I'd turned my N95 into an expensive paperweight. But luckily enough, after turning it off and on again, it re-awoke with the latest firmware version on it. So why is this so note...

Sunday 18 May 2008

Who the hell still has 800 x 600 resolution?

Are you still using 800 x 600 resolution on your screen? Why? Well, from now on this site may not look right. Since the move to the current template I've been restricted to images and flash videos of 250x width...

Saturday 17 May 2008

Life to Ashes

In the words of Tom Martin "STOP REMAKING OUT STUFF YOU SUCK" (sic)....

Drunk Women and DJs

What is it about DJs that makes drunk women think they can act in a way that, if the genders were reversed, would probably result in a sexual harassment case. Tonight I was DJing at a Motown night. It's the...

Monday 12 May 2008

Twitter based LazyWeb help

I've come up with a new web service idea. It combines the LazyWeb and Twitter. The LazyWeb is the idea that rather than trying to resolve a problem yourself you simply search for a solution in the Net or ask...

Sunday 11 May 2008

Connor's Second Joke of the Week

Can't CATPCHA me!

So, I've got the MT4 comment tags into my template. Only problem now is, I can't get the reCaptcha plugin working. If I activate it, there's an error whenever anyone tries to leave a comment....

Saturday 10 May 2008

Testing Testing

I'm messing with the commenting system whilst I try to prevent comment spam.

Friday 9 May 2008

Is setting up Twitter........

I've just set up Twitter.

Thursday 8 May 2008


Drawings of, and by, monsters....

Tuesday 6 May 2008

Caravan Grand Prix at Hednesford Raceway

On Monday we went to Hednesford Raceway, about 5 minutes up the road from us. There was action from National Hot Rods, Lighting Rods, Oval Track Legends (warning - the site is on a crappy hosting that limits its bandwidth....

Monday 5 May 2008

The Game (I Lost!) Update

A lot has happened in the world of "The Game" (I just lost - but now, so have you) since I've been away. Perhaps most importantly, The Game has made it back onto Wikipedia. After over 12 months of Wikipedia...

Sunday 4 May 2008

Family Fotos

A few sets of photos from the last 12 months. Just before Christmas, Chloe took James and Connor and their cousins down to Chasewater to see Santa. In April, James was 8. He asked to go to a Mexican restaurant...

Saturday 3 May 2008

Chasetown FC in the FA Cup (Catch up post)

Catching up on one of the posts that I would have made during the last 12 months, if I'd been blogging. Back in December last year, Chasetown FC made it through to the third round of the FA Cup, an...

Thursday 1 May 2008

Connor's Joke of the Week

Connor's 5. It's that age when children start to tell jokes. They don't understand them, just tell them. Connor's favourite recently went: "Knock Knock" "Who's there?" "Banana" "Banana who?" "Banana [insert random word]" Follow with gales of over the...

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