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Tuesday 26 August 2008

PicApp - Free pictures for your Blog

PicApp provides up to date editorial and creative pictures for use on blogs and other websites free of charge. The pictures are paid for through the inclusion of advertising. See the recent picture of Kelly Brook below for an example....


Sunday 15 June 2008

Feeling Social

I've been playing with a few social networking tools and sites for the last few weeks. At last count, I had a presence on 14 websites, including this. Weblog Tumblr Twitter TwitPic Plurk Brightkite Disqus Flickr YouTube ClaimID FaceBook Friendfeed...


Friday 6 June 2008

Oh dear. My Tweets are showing...

So, finally I've got my tweets posting to my blog. Using MTTwitter which is powered by a cron job running an MT script. It's taken me weeks to achieve and now I've got it, I'm not sure I like it....


Wednesday 4 June 2008

I want to show you my Tweets

As I may have mentioned, I've started using Twitter. I'm posting 10 to 20 times a day, on occasion and I'd quite like to have a summary of my Tweets posted here on a daily basis in the same way...

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...

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.



Wednesday 16 May 2007

Performancing Metrics

I'm a bit of a Site Statistics junkie. At times I've had up to 5 site counters running on this site. SiteMeter is a given. It's free, it's easy and it's reliable - it's been running consistently for as long...

Sunday 13 May 2007

Sensie Katana - Blogging Bloke

The newest addition to the Blogging Blokes webring is Sensei Katana. Go check it out....

Wednesday 2 May 2007

Webrings

I've spent most of this evening doing some house keeping on my two webrings: BlogPhiles and Blogging Blokes. When I took over the running of BlogPhiles it had in excess of 800 members, although no serious house keeping had been...

Wednesday 7 March 2007

New Blogging Geezer

After months of bugger all action at all, partly due to the complete f*ck up that RingSurf has become, there's a new member in the Blogging Blokes webring. Memoirs of a Geeser by Joe Robinson, a proper journalist and another...

Wednesday 12 July 2006

Problems with a broken PayPal "Make a Donation" button

I don't know if this has affected anyone else, but I thought I'd put it out here just in case. In my recent entry, Sponsor Connor, I added a "Make a Donation" button provided through PayPal. It's the first time...

Sunday 21 May 2006

Pointless Trackback Spam

What is the point of trackback spam like this: The Google search given as the URL has no search results. Technorati Tags: trackback spam, spam, weblogs...

Thursday 18 May 2006

Ringsurf Spam

bingo games, bird spikes, birth injuries, blue cross, blueair 501, boat insurance, bomb dogs, bpm software, breckenridge lodging, brochure holders, brochure printer, brochure printing, broker dealer, budget software, burn injuries, business checks, business conference, free sonyericsson ringtone, sprint ringtones, free...

Thursday 4 May 2006

Dear sam@rediffmail.com and danny@rediffmail.com

<rant>Piss off and stop spamming my weblog! I really don't give a flying f*ck if you take the time to make your comments vaguely relevant to the post that you are spamming, the fact that the only reason you are...

Sunday 19 March 2006

Coops' a blogging Bloke

The list of "Blogging Blokes" grows longer. AJ over at Coops Bloghas just joined. He's new to blogging so give him a helping hand with some visits and comments...... Technorati Tags: blogging, webring, blogging blokes, blokes...

Thursday 16 March 2006

Converting Apache ReWrite Rules to Zeus Webserver

I run a Wordpress Weblog for work and I'd like to have Search Engine friendly URLs, like I have on my 4-club.co.uk weblog. Unfortunately work's hosting company runs Zeus webservers not Apache. Zeus uses an entirely different set of rules...

Friday 10 February 2006

Redecorating

Don't you just hate it when you visit a friend you haven't visited for a while only to find that they've completely redecorated and then you realise just how tired and dated your own decoration is looking? I want a...

Wednesday 8 February 2006

Performancing Blogging Tool

I've just downloaded the Performancing extension for Firefox. As the site says, it's "a full featured blog editor that sits right within Firefox".It has "Rich Text" editing (automatic insertion of HMTL code for formatting), the ability to save draft posts...

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...

Thursday 17 November 2005

Blogging Decorum

So I've got a blogger dilemma..... What do you do if you've got a site in your blogroll that you used to read but no longer do so but they have your site in their blogroll? Do you leave the...

Beat Yoda Bloke

I didn't get much sleep last night so I'm not feeling very verbose today. Suffice to say, Yoda - Could you? is the latest addition to the Blogging Blokes webring taking the total number of member sites to 18. Oh,...

Wednesday 26 October 2005

Where are you?

Frappr is a guestbook/shoutbox that combines with a Google Maps and allows photo uploading to create a visual record of a group and its members' locations. I've set up Frappr Map for this weblog so that all 2 of my...

Wednesday 19 October 2005

How Stupid is the Future

If you have a website that allows public interaction through an online form, it strikes me as a particularly stupid idea to advertise that website by spamming other sites that allow public interaction through online forms. For the past few...

Thursday 13 October 2005

Decal Blogging Bloke

2 new members in one day! My, my! The Blogging Blokes Webring is really taking off. After just 14 Months! The newest is iamdecal. A good-looking blog that has been an occasional read of mine already, I'm sure to visit...

Boiled Blogging Bloke

Another new member has joined the Blogging Blokes Webring. Boiled Fish is a group weblog with entries like We're Just Jealous of Dermot O'Leary Because Women Like Him. I majorly busy at the moment so haven't had chance to check...

Improving Google Adsense Relevancy on Blogs

One of the main problems with Google's Adsense program on weblogs is it propensity to display ads for blogs, blogging tools and weblog services regardless of the content of the site. There is a simple explanation for this. Much of...

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...

Wednesday 14 September 2005

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...

Thursday 1 September 2005

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...

Monday 22 August 2005

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...

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),...

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....

Tuesday 12 July 2005

BlogSnob / Pheedo Adverts

I think the time has come to remove the BlogSnob adverts that have been featured on this site almost since I started blogging. For the last few months the system doesn't seem to have been working. Where as the adverts...

Monday 11 July 2005

Cleaning my ring.....

I spent some of this weekend doing maintenance on the BlogPhiles Webring. This time I've started from the end and I'm working my way forward. I'm a little surprised at the number of sites that were submitted to the ring...

Monday 4 July 2005

Goatie's Blog Bloke

Goatie's Blog is the newest member of the Blogging Blokes Webring taking us to 14 members. As with all new members, please pop over and say "Hi!"...

Tuesday 28 June 2005

Weblog Survey



Saturday 18 June 2005

More new blogging blokes

Blogging Blokes numbers 12 and 13 have just joined the webring. First up is Thinking Aloud: The Pulpmovies Weblog, which describes itself as A rather random collection of news, thoughts and opinions from an English expat movie geek. Next is...

Monday 13 June 2005

Steve N Allen - New Blogging Bloke

The Blogging Blokes Webring has just acquired its 11th member, the very funny comedian and radio DJ Steve N Allen. Steve regularly posts his humorous take on current news items and life in general. You can also check him out...

Sunday 5 June 2005

Google stole my money

OK. First up - Google hasn't stolen my money. Google hasn't done anything it isn't completely entitled to do. In fact, this probably isn't really Google's fault at all. However, I am about 80 a month worse of because of...

Monday 9 May 2005

Burntwood Blog

Burntwood, my home town, has its own blog! Who knew? Unfortunately it doesn't appear to have an RSS feed. It did however give the background to rumours about a bloke found in Hammerwich with his throat cut that have been...

Sunday 8 May 2005

Not Immoral, Illegal or Fattening

Lynn is calling it a day and the net will be a poorer place for it. But I can entirely understand her reasons for it. There's a great many bloggers who started writing sites that none of their friends or...

Monday 2 May 2005

KungFu Blogging Bloke

I don't know what's up with the automatic notification system for Blogging Blokes but I didn't realise kungfu.the-spring.co.uk had applied for nearly a week. Thankfully he waited it out taking us now to 11 signed up members. Welcome aboard KungFu...

Tuesday 19 April 2005

How to make money at home

It's everybody's dream to be able to make decent money by working from home. There's a thousand websites out there that will tell you they can change your life by showing you how to make money from home. And you...

Thursday 17 March 2005

Wordpress

I thought Wordpress was supposed to be easy to use? I was even toying with the idea of moving this blog across to Wordpress and I was definitely thinking about creating a weblog for my employers using it. I'm setting...

Sunday 6 March 2005

Bluetealeaf - New Blogging Bloke

The Blogging Blokes Webring has just reached 10 members with the acceptance of Bluetealeaf. Go take a look. Say Hi. Tell him I sent you....

Wednesday 2 March 2005

Radio Shropshire Interview

I took part in a radio interview with Jim Hawkins of Radio Shropshire about blogs and blogging. The main interviewee was Andy Moore of mercy loving criminal who did a very good job of describing blogs and their place in...

Speaking up for the blogging blokes

I've been asked to give a radio interview today about blogs withs blogs, who writes them and what they write about. It's for BBC Radio Shropshire at about 10:40. I don't expect that many of my regular visitors live in...

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...

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...

Monday 7 February 2005

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...

Wednesday 2 February 2005

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...

Sunday 9 January 2005

Blogging Blokes - Blog Bloke

We have a new member to the Blogging Blokes Webring. Our 8th member. It's the appropriately named Blog Bloke, A blog and resource for and about bloggers. Welcome aboard Blog Bloke!...

Tuesday 4 January 2005

Blogging Blokes - TBF

The Final Broadcast is the newest member of the Blogging Blokes Webring. Welcome aboard TBF bloke. Please check out his website....

Sunday 19 December 2004

Best Blogging Bloke

LOSLI has awarded me the honour of "Best Blogging Bloke" in Jess' Blog Awards. I'm so proud. I've never won anything like that before. I'd just like to thank............

Monday 29 November 2004

Addicted

I have a list of things that can be completed in 30 seconds. (Although I only use it when I discover blogs that I'm clearly not going to be interested in._ In the last 24 hours I have won 5...

Tuesday 16 November 2004

Interesting Spam Tactic

Recently, comment spammers have been getting smarter. I've noticed that many these days use URLs that have the appearance of personal homepages or blogs and leave comments that just could be genuine. Things like "Nice Site... blah, blah" or some...

Thursday 14 October 2004

Exploded Blog

This BlogExplosion really does seem to work. It's brought 25 new people to this site today. Admittedly this is because I've surfed 50 blogs through the Blog Explosion site over the last 24 hours (it's been a slow day). Many...

I really don't care what you think

It appears I have about the same interest in American Politics as I do in football. One of the primary reasons I can't stand football (soccer) is the preponderance of armchair managers, the multitudes of people who think they know...

Wednesday 13 October 2004

BlogExplosion

Thanks to a visit to new Blogging Blokes member The Retarded Blog I found a new Blog marketing tool today, BlogExplosion. It appears to work by giving you credit for each blog you read via their website. Those credits are...

Monday 11 October 2004

Retarded Bloke

The Retarded Blog is the newest member of the Blogging Blokes webring. It's still slow going building up the webring as I'm not willing to spam people I don't know or blogs I don't read at least occasionally. It also...

Friday 1 October 2004

My Neighbours are not Hoors!

But this guy's are. My Neighbours Are Hoors! is my new favourite blog title....

Thursday 30 September 2004

Pointless Comment Spam

Over the last week I've received about 6 or 7 spam comments from the same person. Now 6 or 7 comments isn't enough of a hassle to moan about, I regularly get up to 100 per attack and that's just...

Tuesday 7 September 2004

Another Blogging Bloke

It's quite slow going getting this Blogging Blokes thing off the ground. So far I've only been inviting people whose websites I visit regularly or semi-regularly by leaving comments on their sites. I don't want to leave comments on purely...

Friday 3 September 2004

Blogging Blokes

After the flurry of activity setting the thing up, I have done very little with the blogging blokes webring since. The Blogging Blokes site is up and running although still to be finished off. I need to add a page...

Thursday 26 August 2004

Join the Blogging Blokes Webring

A new addition to the webrings on this site (down the bottom left) is the Blogging Blokes webring. So far this webring has 1 member, its founding member - me. I've thrown together a very basic m=homepage for the webring...

Tuesday 10 August 2004

Google Adsense

I decided about a month ago that the Shoutbox I was using was a complete waste of space. Very rarely used and 9 out of every 10 messages was spam that I deleted immediately. I simply don't have a circle...

Wednesday 21 July 2004

Link Whoring

You might have noticed the number of webrings I'm a member of has swollen from 1 to 5. I'm feeling like prostituting myself for extra hits this week. To help keep track of which of the webrings (including the Blogsnob...

Monday 5 July 2004

Spam Poison

Anti-Spam - Fight Back Against Spammers junk unsolicited unwanted bulk huge commercial email spams e-mail! FREE WWW Robots (also called wanderers or spiders) are programs that traverse pages in the Web by recursively retrieving linked pages. When a spammer's robot...

Tuesday 11 May 2004

Shoutbox Spam and the red hot poker

I was on the verge of taking the Shoutbox off the site. I was. A good 75% of all the posts it received were not so subtle links to sites that professed to offer pictorial representations of acts that were...

Saturday 8 May 2004

Suicide Girls

Is anyone a member of suicidegirls.com? Or got a login I can use for 10 minutes? Somebody's linked to this entry on my old site from Groups > SGUK" href="http://suicidegirls.com/groups/SGUK/topics/33553/" target="_blank">a forum on suicide girls.com. I'd quite like to see...

Thursday 15 April 2004

RSS Fed

I've changed how I read weblogs. Completely. And it has finally shown me what RSS is supposed to be about. Previously I would run down my Blogroll (currently over Now I make a single visit to Bloglines, a free, web...

Thursday 1 April 2004

Atom template for Movable Type

I wanted to create an Atom feed for this site so that aggregators can include links and pictures but I know next to nothing about the format so I needed a standard template. I found two, one at http://www.movabletype.org/ and...

Monday 29 March 2004

MT-Blacklist is doing its job

It's been about 4 months since I installed MT-Blacklist onto my Movable Type installation. I opted to include activity reports on the activity log for Movable Type and a quick flick through the results shows just how much hassle MT-Blacklist...

Tuesday 24 February 2004

Comment Spam & Die!

OK, maybe that's a little harsh, but over on webmasterworld.com there's a cautionary tale for comment spammers. It appears Google's ranking algorithms have been updated to negate, and possibly even penalise, sites linked via comment spam. A pretty sorry webmaster...

Wednesday 4 February 2004

Missing in Action

Most of the links in my Blogroll are regularly, if not daily, reads. So I miss them when they disappear. Ben hasn't posted anything since 3 January 2004, with no advance warning. We all get periods like that when we...

Friday 30 January 2004

Comment Flooding pt2.

If I get time over the weekend, I'll be following these Stepping Stones to a Safer Blog from Burningbird. Link found at dive into mark....

Comment Flooding

I decided to work from home yesterday afternoon and it's just as well I did. When I switched on my PC I was receiving a succession of email notifications of comments posted on this site. They were all the same...

Friday 16 January 2004

Getting Old

I have today removed the banner link in my left hand column for The Ageless Project. Jenett has I feel unfairly removed my site from the listing there despite me being a long time supporter with permanent links to the...

Thursday 27 November 2003

Movable Type Spam Vulnerability

If you use MT you MUST read the latest entry on movabletype.org. It appears that part of the MT script can be hijacked by spammers to send spam from your server. It's OK though. You can simply delete the cgi...

Saturday 15 November 2003

Blogging Neighbours

Localfeeds.com is new to me, and maybe to you too. It takes location meta-data (check my source code to see what I mean) and uses it to give a feed of recent entries on blogs local to you. I found...

Wednesday 12 November 2003

Comment Spam Manifesto

Adam Kalsey has produced The Comment Spam Manifesto. I'm lucky enough to be a very small fish in a big sea and only receive 2 to 3 comment spams per week. However, I for one wholeheartedly endorse his call to...

Tuesday 14 October 2003

Die spam! Die!

How easy was that! Major, major kudos has to go to Jay Allen for his excellent MT Plugin, MT-Blacklist. It took me 20 minutes to install and 15 minutes of that was intalling WinZip so I could extract it from...

Monday 29 September 2003

Kill Spam Leeches

Lisa found a useful little tool. A link to the spambot stopper on your blog should be picked up by those horrible little email leech programs, you know the ones that find your address on the web and then send...

Tuesday 16 September 2003

Fire Escape

surfing at work? I've just installed a Web Fire Escape in the top of the left hand side-bar. This nifty little device () instantly transports you to a less troublesome page. Wanna be directed somewhere else? Simply visit the Web...

Thursday 7 August 2003

Asta la vista blog!

I've been thinking, occasionally, about how one should finish blogging, if you decide you've had enough. Not that I'm about to jack in this fine upstanding site. But a few of my former blogroll links have moved on. So when...

Wednesday 23 July 2003

The best weblog in the world.

Sadly not my website. The Single Bitter Announcement Weblog...

Wednesday 2 July 2003

Godwin's Law

I had never heard of Godwin's Law until this morning and I have certainly never seen it in action. I assume that it must have been quite a regular thing at one time for someone to have formulated a "law"....

Sunday 8 June 2003

Design Banana

I recently came across StrangeBanana. I can't remember how or where I was at the time but I wasn't on my PC and I didn't make a note of the URL. I've only just managed to find it again. StrangeBanana...

Thursday 24 April 2003

Are Google results affected by "freshness"?

So, Saturday night I make a post about a site that has a library of the monthly centrefold from a well known girlie mag. By Wednesday morning, I'm Google's search result number 3 for the phrase "p l a y...

Tuesday 22 April 2003

From Blogger to MT Pt 4

We're getting close now. The next chapter in this unfortunately sporadic series includes setting up the weblog directory, altering permissions and running MT's own check program. After completing this, you should be ready make a test post....

Monday 21 April 2003

Blogshares and (b)linking..

Michael over at Britcoal read my entry on Blogshares and it got him questioning the value of links as a measure of worth for a blog. (I'd link it but his archives aren't working - see April 17). Crucially he...

Thursday 17 April 2003

Blogshares as a force for good...

The (still Beta) Blogshares site seems at first glance to be an amusing and mildly distracting game. If we were to take it a little more seriously, it could subtly change the whole blogosphere....

Thursday 3 April 2003

In your neighbourhood

Blogstreet is another blog index. This one seems to use information Blogroll and other information to build a map of blogs. For any listed weblog it'll show you who's blogrolling it, reviews and details of any RSS feed. The best...

Meta blog

Meta blog - Blizg is a new blog resource that focuses on Metadata. You can include metadata in your blog in many ways but the most common, and perhaps the easiest, is through metatags in the HTML. Check out the...

Tuesday 1 April 2003

Totally Worthless

It's official, I'm a penny share! I have so few incoming links that my blog is valued at a paltry $51. Don't know what I'm talking about? You should take a quick look over at Blogshares.com. You can buy and...

Sunday 30 March 2003

Aardvark Curse Strikes Again

Along with about 75% of the free services I sign up for and actually use, it appears that Blogpatrol.com has bitten the dust within about a fortnight of me installing it. Am I genuinely cursed, or am I just a...

Tuesday 25 March 2003

Fresh & Juicy

Fresh & Juicy - The author of Fresh + Juicy appears to be having a few problems. I quote "I signed up with Blog Spot Plus 25 and Blogger Pro on Sunday. I've been debited the money from my account...

Sunday 23 March 2003

Blogroll

It doesn't seem that long since I last updated my blogroll but I've had another go today. Added: Saltire F1 Blog - A blog by a journalist who is currently writing exclusively about Formula 1. Fresh + Juicy - Another...

Tuesday 11 March 2003

A heart felt plea for help.

I need to learn about blogging tools, RSS feeds and how to create a headline / first part of a story grabber from a blog page. I have no idea where to start. I know a little about HTML and...

Monday 24 February 2003

Race me!

Site meters are not accurate. Different site meters will give different results. So, just to see what happens, I've added another counter to this site courtesy of Blogpatrol.com....

Tuesday 18 February 2003

Phuriously Phlogging

The emergence of mobile phones with picture messaging abilities has happened at almost exactly the same time as the explosion of blogging. So it's only to be expected that the 2 have merged over at Phlog.net. Once you've set up...

Wednesday 8 January 2003

I'm over here!

I added myself to the GeoURL ICBM Address Server. Click anywhere on their world map and you'll get a list of websites with locations near by. Alternatively you can find out who's close to me by clicking here:GeoURL...

Monday 9 December 2002

Life's just a popularity contest

Continuing from Wednesday's Daypop Top 40 links theme, there is a new player on the block. Popdex is a young new upstart concentrating purely on the 40 most popular links (Daypop's is an aside from its search engine functionality). As...

Thursday 21 November 2002

A desperate plea

Much like my arseburgers plea here, Mike of aka cooties makes a request of his own. So, here goes: Mike needs to be famous... and fast....

Friday 8 November 2002

w.bloggar

You may or may not know that I post to my Blogger blog using the w.bloggar tool. It allows offline editing, saving of draft postings, a larger text editing area, pinging of weblogs.com on publishing, colourising of HTML and customisable...

Sunday 13 October 2002

They're giving it away!

They're giving it away! But you should pay for it anyway. I've just donated a fairly small sum to enetation.co.uk to upgrade to the pro version of their excellent commenting system. This should give faster access times for the comments,...

Thursday 3 October 2002

The curse of me.

It seems I am cursed. I am doomed to wander cyber-space bringing bad luck to those hard working souls offering free web services. The registration of "theaardvark" is a portent of a bleak future for those useful tools we use...

Monday 30 September 2002

Wanna see my tool?

This is the first post I've made using ::w.bloggar::. Its a third party offline blog editing tool that can post to blogger and blogspot blogs (and many other types of blog too). I don't know if I'm overly keen on...

Thursday 22 August 2002

How zilla is that?

Regulars may have noticed the name change from "aardvark.dj". If you read a few blogs then you probably already know what's happening over at davezilla.com. Davezilla received a letter from solicitors representing the owners of Godzilla (tm) demanding that he...

Tuesday 20 August 2002

Envy.

Do you have a weblog? If so, why did you start it. Me; I started it for the chicks. I thought good looking, partially clad women would be throwing themselves at my feet. OK, actually I thought nothing of the...

Sunday 21 July 2002

Well, Blog me!

Despite being busy, over the weekend I chilled out by keeping up with the blogs I read and watching what was happening here. In my tracker I found a visit from Pixels in Time who has linked me as one...

Friday 19 July 2002

Dancing with Google

My merry dance with Google, or to be correct; Google's merry dance with me, continues. I have hits from Google searches. Occasionally when I read my own page there's a Google Page Rank showing on the Google Toolbar. But after...

Sunday 14 July 2002

Beaming

I didn't start this blog with a view to getting hundreds of readers everyday. I didn't really have a clear idea of what I wanted when I started it. However, as I was coming up to a period in my...

Sunday 7 July 2002

Anonymous reconsideration

Earlier in the week I did one of my tours of the web and posted the results here. In particular I mentioned Anonymous Zoe's weblog saying that I "just couldn't empathise (or even sympathise) with any of it". In retrospect...

Thursday 27 June 2002

Reach out and touch

I wrote an email to the webmaster of a blog I keep tabs on over at confessions of a hootress to say that I liked her sight and frequently dropped by. She mentioned it on her blog today. Isn't it...

Tuesday 18 June 2002

WTF? Blog?

I've had a few visitors to my blog from the clubbing communities I post to. And they've all gone "WTF? Whats a blog?". For those of you who are unsure, the BBC website has a good article on the phenomenon...

Something wierd I found today

Weird search requests - People who run weblogs or websites often collect details of the search requests that resulted in someone coming to their site. this is a collection of some of the stranger ones....

Whistles & bells

Wow! There's such a lot that you can do with this blogging thing. You'll probably notice the "Rate my Blog" thing on the right hand side. I'm desperate for validation. Vote for me, make my life feel worth while. Then...

Close circuit camera

It occurs to me that a blog is a bit like big brother but without the prize money. Much as I claim to hate the program, there's something eminently watchable about the live coverage. Forget the highlights, they never show...

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