ReadySteadyBook – All the hard work starting to pay off?
Firstly, congratulations to Mark and ReadySteadyBook on getting an honorable mention in The Observer’s Top 50 Players in the World of Books. Judging by the order of names, Mark is in fact the 51st Most Important Person in Publishing! Mark Thwaite, founder and editor of www.readysteadybook.com, the UK’s largest independent literary website. A librarian by trade, Thwaite writes a regular blog attracting up to 3,000 visitors per day. There is still a lot of work…
Finally got around to uploading one of my short films to YouTube.com. Mirror Man was filmed about 2 years ago and has been shown at the FACT Centre, Liverpool… Now you can watch it online! Hope you enjoy it!
I’ve been noticing a lot of strange requests in theweb logs for ReadySteadyBook, (which result in 404 errors). Never really thought much of them, but I came across Roger Johansson’s blog posting about 404 oddities. So I thought I’d share some of the one’s I found on RSB. A few of them are the same as Roger found: /robotsxx.txt; /MSOffice/cltreq.asp; [I’ve been noticing a lot of strange requests in theweb logs for ReadySteadyBook, (which result…
Obsessive Complusive Cat
Obsessive complusive cat flushing the toilet [from popbitch]
‘Wrong Guy’ could inspire movie
‘Wrong Guy’ could inspire movie [from the beeb]
DVD House of Horror
DVD House of Horror has had a face-lift!
Big Brother is watching you!
Is Big Brother is watching you? [via digg]
Crazy Mouse speed game
Crazy Mouse speed game [via digg]
Learn how to wet shave
Learn how to wet shave (in 3 parts – parts 2 and 3)
Flickr GeoTag Maps
New Flickr features: geotagging and maps.
SiteInfo Extension for Firefox
SiteInfo Extension for Firefox – I’ve been using this for a while now.
Cat Using Toilet
More Cat Using Toilet fun! [thanks Lisa]
Flickr Geo API Methods
Flickr have released their Geo API Methods! [via yws-flickr]
Fingers in Food
Fingers in Food – zefrank is off his head!
Charlotte Church as a man
Charlotte Church as a man [via the beeb]
Dave Grohl to meet trapped miners
Dave Grohl to meet trapped miners [via beeb]
Armor of God PJs
Armor of God PJs – Protect your kids from Satan while they sleep. [from popbitch]
The Off By One Web Browser
The Off By One Web Browser – a stand-alone web-browser (HTML 3.2), only 1.2Mb app! Great for the USB stick!
PortableApps.com – good software on the go!
Phishing Phor Phishers
Getting back at Phishers! [via dreamhost’s newsletter]
Google Image Labeler
Google are marketing their new Image Labeler as a game… it’s fun, but we know that we’re doing the hard work for them!
Every Man’s Dream Girl
Every Man’s Dream Girl [via digg]
‘Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin killed
Sad news: ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin killed [from the BBC] :cry:
Inanimate Character Stickers
Inanimate Character Stickers – genius!
Sudan man forced to ‘marry’ goat
Sudan man forced to ‘marry’ goat – I really HAVE heard everything now! [from the beeb]
Beijing’s penis emporium
“Snake. Very potent. They have two penises each.” — I did not know that … Beijing’s penis emporium [via the beeb]
Make Moo MiniCards from your Flickr photos!
Fun Comedy Action – Men in Coats
Fun Comedy Action – Men in Coats [Google Video]
“Little Superstar” – brilliant! [thanks Cheese]
What to do with a bald baby? [via popbitch]
Surprise! It’s an AssInTheBox! [via digg]
Funniest Game Show Blooper Ever!
Funny blooper on Catch Phrase.[via digg]
Don’t cry over chopped onions…Onion Goggles!
Don’t cry over chopped onions… Onion Goggles! [via digg]
Giant Bug Found On Google Earth!
Giant Bug Found On Google Earth! [via digg]
Lighter igniting in slow motion
Lighter igniting in slow motion. [via digg]
Yahoo Mail is going Open Source…
Yahoo Mail is going Open Source… [via digg]
comiXpress – cool way to buy comics online.
Will the real Lee Kelleher please stand up? I was just doing some ego-surfing on Google…. and found another me! I wish he’d learn how to spell! :roll:
Most Popular Funeral Songs
Most Popular Funeral Songs [via BBC] James Blunt’s Goodbye My Lover has become the most requested song to be played at funerals and services of remembrance in the UK. Here’s the Top 10 most popular funeral songs: Goodbye My Lover – James Blunt Angels – Robbie Williams I’ve Had the Time of My Life – Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler Pie Jesu – Requiem Candle in the Wind…
The New TMX Elmo!!!
The New TMX Elmo!!! – my sister wants one for Xmas!
What happends when you put a light bulb in the microwave?
What happends when you put a light bulb in the microwave? [via digg]
How to survive a plane crash
I’m flying back to Liverpool today… so guess my reaction when I see this article on the beeb! – great! :-)
Google Code Search
Google have launched a Source Code Search… I’ll be playing around with this over the next few days.
The world at night
The world at night [via popbitch]
Google buys YouTube for £883m
Google buys YouTube for £883m – wow, they really do want the web/video market! [via BBC]
Woman drawn from the inside out.
Woman drawn from the inside out. [via digg]
Manchester Blog Awards
It’s the Manchester Blog Awards tonight! It’s been a great year for ReadySteadyBook… so fingers-crossed!
Lost in Translation
The beeb discuss Beijing’s efforts to stamp out poor English… plus more Chinglish over at Flickr and Wikipedia!
Manchester Blog Awards: Results
Well, we didn’t win at the Manchester Blog Awards, (congrats to Yer Mam! for winning the best arts and culture blog!)
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? [from b3ta]
Text Link Ads
Just signed up with Text Link Ads, looks quite interesting. – I’ll see how it works out over the next couple of weeks/months. (If you want to buy ad-space, they’ve got a great offer at the moment: $100 in FREE Links!)
Text Link Ads: Declined
Just got an email from the guys at Text Link Ads saying that my submission for this site (leekelleher.com) has been declined! :( I know I’m not the coolest kid on the block, but I have got an Alexa ranking of 421,850! (how that happened – I do not know!)
Kids with mullets
Kids with mullets [as seen in popbitch]
Pelican swallows pigeon in park
“It was kicking and flapping the whole way down”. Pelican swallows pigeon in park. [via the beeb]
Lik-Sang.com Out of Business due to Multiple Sony Lawsuits
Lik-Sang.com Out of Business due to Multiple Sony Lawsuits. bummer! Lik-Sang provided a great service! (more on the BBC)
Ever wondered how names originated?
Ever wondered how company names originated?
Purple Aki is back
I always thought that Purple Aki was an urban legend… but he’s not, and he’s just been release from jail! [via the BBC]
The Perry Bible Fellowship
I used to read The Perry Bible Fellowship in the G2 when I was back in the UK… it’s still really funny (in a dark sort of way).
a softer world
…whilst thinking about absurd and dark web-comics… I suddenly remembered a softer world. Disturbingly genius!
SimplePie 1.0 Beta 3
SimplePie 1.0 Beta 3 gets released later today… which means I’ll be one step closer to the BLB relaunch!
Paint Ball Flash Game
A fun physics-based game in which you have to guide the ball to the goal by drawing lines. [via digg]
Dark M&Ms Horror Movie Game
Just played the M&M’s “50 Dark Movies Hidden in a Painting” game… took me (and Kieran) about 30 mins to finish it. If you are looking for spoilers, there are some in the comments of Candy addict’s post about it.
Here’s one for the (geek) Dad’s… ascii pr0n
Watched some Borat clips with Kieran yesterday – looking forward to the movie now! (I’m also reminded that Borat is (partially) based on Mahir Ã‡aÄŸrÄ± – an Internet legend back in ’99.)
It has taken me a long time to actually get around to using RSS feeds properly – I’ve known about them (and developed them for other sites) for several years – but I never could get into the habit of opening a feed-reader everyday… well, the other day I thought I’d give Google’s Reader another go (I wasn’t impressed previously) – it’s only been 3 days and I’m hooked! When I eventually get around to…
The Bumper B3ta Book of Sick Jokes
Rob from b3ta has released The Bumper B3ta Book of Sick Jokes
“Kat Slater, Reggae Music”
“Kat Slater” by Karl Matthews – classic ‘stenders reggae! [via popbitch]
Tenacious D movie
Just watched the first 6 minutes of the new Tenacious D movie, check it out before it gets taken down… – looking forward to this even more than the Borat movie. via [digg]
Funny Family Guy Clip
We were watching some episodes of Family Guy last night, there was one scene where we were literally wetting ourselves… check it out on YouTube!
Here’s some Christmas Cracker jokes that didn’t make The Bumper B3ta Book of Sick Jokes! I’m sure my Nan would love these!
The Bill faces real crime drama
Life Imitating Art? The Bill’s London studio was burgled. [via the beeb]
Â£103m EuroMillions sales soaring
Everyone is going crazy for tonight’s Â£100m+ EuroMillions lottery! [via BBC]
I’ve added a link (in my top-top nav, above the search box) to an OPML document of my links (just my friends at the moment, bill will expand later). I’m using the snazzy OPML icon for the link!
Yahoo and MSN will use Google’s Sitemap Protocol
Yahoo and MSN are uniting with Google to provide support for the Sitemap Protocol! (more info here – sitemaps.org)
Michael Shields flies home
Michael Shields is finally back on British soil! [via icLiverpool and the BBC]
Forget The Hoff!
Forget The Hoff – look what’s happened to The Hobester! [via popbitch]
Making CAT-5 Cables
Just been trying to figure out how to wire-up a CAT-5 cable… found a great guide here!
Winestripe: Firefox 1.5 theme for Firefox 2.0
I’ve been using Firefox 2 for a couple of days and something doesn’t feel right with the new default theme… Luckily I found out about Winestripe and everything is good again!
Firefox 2.0 breaks client-side XSL for web feeds
Now I see for myself that Firefox 2.0 breaks client-side XSL for web-feeds! This is a pain-in-the-arse for my FeedBurner feed! :evil: (more about it here)
The name’s Cleese, John Cleese
The name’s Cleese, John Cleese [from b3ta]
PS3 vs Wii
PS3 vs Wii Who will win? I know who I’d put my money on! ;-)
Just had an email forward from my Mum, showing photos of Ron Mueck‘s sculptures – brilliant! (I’d never heard of him before, but I loved Labyrinth as a kid!)
86 people (at the time of writing) have bookmarked this del.icio.us bookmark about a del.icio.us bookmark [which is ultimately a bookmark of del.icio.us]
Kelvin MacKenzie Scumbag!
Kelvin MacKenzie is still a scumbag! (more comments here)
Pigeons of Shit Metal
Guns & Roses dropped support act Eagles of Death Metal from their tour after one night. Axl called them “Pigeons of Shit Metal”. Miaow. [from popbitch]
Downing St’s E-Petitions
Want to end trade barriers against developing countries? or have Spandau Ballet’s Gold as our National Anthem? Sign up on Downing Street’s new online petition system. [again via popbitch]
Lark Lane Community Website
Lark Lane has a Community Website! This will be good for Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008
24, Day 6 Prequel
24, Day 6 Prequel, some reckon it looks more like a RAV-4 commercial!
News Map is a Google Maps/Yahoo! News mash-up that allows you to click on a country in the world and view the latest news from that country. [via a welsh view]
Yob Map of England
The National Audit Office have compiled a “yob map” of England. Corby appears to be the worst – and Bristol was the place where people were least concerned about bad behaviour. (Looks like my choice to moving to Bristol wasn’t a bad one!)
Passengers face Â£2 JLA turnstiles safety toll
Passengers face Â£2 JLA turnstiles safety toll** – surely this is a joke?!** [via icLiverpool]
Midget Fight On Springer
I have never seen anything like this… Midget Fight On Springer – let’s hope Ian Wright doesn’t watch this too! [via popbitch]
Google Patent Search
Google have just launched a new service… Google Patent Search. They’ve even got a patent for underpants! [via]
Evil Coke Scum
Coke rips off RatherGood! :evil:
The following takes place between 11:58 PM and 12 AM… on Christmas Eve. [tacheeze]
Yes, yes, it’s all very lovely and cute… but if one more person sends me this Christmas eCard, I’m going to go nuts! (it’s from 2004 for bloomin’ sake!)
Merry Christmas Everyone
Merry Christmas Everyone
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