Brit Lit Blogs relaunched
Brit Lit Blogs has been relaunched! – it’s been good hard work and well worth it!
JPG Magazine 7 arrived today
Got my first copy of JPG Magazine (issue 7) since I signed up about a month ago… it’s very very nice!
ZX Spectrum emulator
A short sharp reminder of what it was like to try playing computer games in the early eighties. [via b3ta]
The Highway Code: Online
Well, I’m finally getting around to sorting out some driving lessons! I found a (free) online version of The Highway Code… that’s saved me about 6 quid! (I’m such a tight-arse ;-))
The Pirate Bay are looking for a nice little place with high-speed Internets access, no copyright laws… they only want to buy Sealand!
Man who makes animal noises
In England, they don’t eat hamburgers any more. Ask your Mommy and Daddy why… zefrank makes animal noises [via popbitch]
Stephen Hawking Sings
_“Baby, it’s cold outside”_ … Stephen Hawking Sings [via b3ta]
I've finally uploaded one of my other short films to YouTube. Ted Said was filmed about 4 years ago (wow, how times flies), and was part of the UK National 48 Hour Film Challenge… That’s right it was written, shot, edited and polished off – all within 48 hours! … and now you can watch it online! Enjoy!
WordPress 2.0.7 Released
Hot off the WordPress (sorry I couldn’t resist), version 2.0.7 has just been released – it’s a recommended upgrade! Thanks to Mark for his “unofficial” Changed Files ZIP!
No Porn On Sony HD-DVD Blu-ray?
I thought Sony would have learnt from their mistakes of Betamax… but it seems that Sony doesn’t allow XXX-rated movies to be released on Blu-ray!
Can’t stop thinking about ninjas?
Can’t stop thinking about ninjas? Neither can Robert!
I’ve been wondering what to do with my Moo Flickr mini-cards… make some Moo-gnets, of course!
What’s that song?
Have you ever seen a TV advert and wanted to know the name of the song that they used? Well fear not, Commercial Breaks and Beats – The UK Television Advert Music Database is here to save the day!
WordPress 2.1 Released!
The long wait is over… WordPress 2.1 is out! I’ll get around to upgrading in the next few days!
Bored with dogs? Get a guide horse! [via popbitch]
Thwaite to be Guest Speaker at Booksellers Seminar
RSB‘s Mark Thwaite is a guest speaker at the Bookseller’s Reaching Readers Online seminar. Congrats Mark!
At Home With Barry Scott
At Home With Barry Scott [via b3ta]
Running from Camera
The rules are simple: I put the self-timer on 2 seconds, push the button and try to get as far from the camera as I can. [via b3ta]
USB Humping Dog
Filthy little mutts! USB humping dogs – it’s gotta be seen to be believed! [via b3ta again]
Burn almost any video file to a playable DVD
DVD Flick – simple software to burn downloaded divx to DVD-video [ta cheeze]
God Hates Gay Bands!
In this Internet Age of MP3 piracy, parents should keep careful watch over their children’s listening habits, specifically for homosexuality bands. God Hates Gay Bands! [via popbitch] Should I be worried about my listening habits? … and why is Elton John is on their twice? With the second time he’s marked as “_really gay_“! There is scary people out there kids!
ManBoobs: We’re Fat and We’re Proud!
I feel a bit ill from looking at this… ManBoobs gallery [via b3ta] – my sister will find this so amusing!
Install multiple versions of IE on your PC
I’ve known about this for ages, but came across it again today. I still have upgraded to IE7 (since I’m a Firefox convert), but if you need to run multiple versions of IE on the same PC, TredoSoft have two nice pieces of software: IE7 Standalone and MultipleIEs
I’m reading a lot about Yahoo’s Pipes this morning… I had a quick play around with it, looks like a really easy way to mash-up data/web-services!
Lo-fi zombie killing game
Lo-fi zombie killing game [via popbitch]
If you use Last.fm and have a blog (or MySpace), then you can put one of these shiny new album-art quilts on it!
How To Not Get Robbed By Scary White Men!
How to not get robbed by scary white men! [cheers dan]
Mirror Man showing at 3345 Parr Street
Mirror Man is being shown at 3345 Parr Street on Thursday 22nd February – as part of the Canvas event. So if you’re in Liverpool that night, please come along! More info here and here.
Christopher Walken and Borat’s Lovechild?
Internet Marketing gone bad… presented by the lovechild of Borat and Christopher Walken!
Love it or Hate it… but you gotta try it – Guinness Marmite!
AOL to support Open ID
AOL to support Open ID [via BBC]
Father Ted Festival
The Fans of Ted have organised a festival! – I wish I’d heard about this, as I might have gone to it! ;-) [via the beeb] “_That would be an ecumenical matter!_” – sorry I couldn’t resist it!
Cat shelves [via b3ta]
Will it blend? Lightsticks!
Will it blend? Lightsticks! [via b3ta again]
Jeff Atwood talks about using a FizzBuzz test for filtering out programmer applicants (who can’t code). It seems that some are over-thinking the solution!
Baby animal love story
Baby animal love story
World Book Day
Today is World Book Day, along with a customary plug-link to ReadySteadyBook, (and BLB), ;-) I’ve just been reading about how to recognise a literary expert bluffer. [via BBC]
Reggae Reggae Sauce
Reggae Reggae Sauce is now on sale in 600 Sainsbury’s stores. [via Radio 1]
I’ve just signed up to Twitter – I have no idea why, you can view my “tweets” here. I’m using Twitteroo as my interface.
Post Updates to Twitter right from your Firefox Search Bar!
Post Updates to Twitter right from your Firefox Search Bar! It uses the OpenSearch protocol too!
WordPress Plugin Directory
Those great people over at WordPress.org have launched a Plugin Directory! It’s very snazzy! For information about my Category Cloud Widget, go here.
McDonald’s responds to customer query
Why did your employees ejaculate into my grandmother’s milkshake? [tacheeze]
Flickr Rotation Game
Rotation Game using Flickr images. [via b3ta]
Dodgy Missed Phonecalls
Just noticed that I had a missed call on my mobile from 02920368792, (I didn’t even hear it ring). So I googled the number. I found out it a Spam/Cold-Caller number. Now I’m a bit pee’d off, as yesterday I signed up for TSB’s text message alerts – coincidence or what?
Keith Harris’ car registration is OR V1L
Keith Harris’ car registration is OR V1L. [via popbitch]
Suits You Sir!
Too many gadgets to fit in your pockets? Why not try, Great Pockets! Clever viral marketing from Nokia ;-) [via b3ta]
Sticking wiggly eyes on random everyday objects…Team Wiggly! [via b3ta again]
My fine is Â£152.61
My fine is Â£152.61… what’s yours? [via b3ta]
World’s first under-sea restaurant
World’s first under-sea restaurant [via b3ta again]
Barenaked Ladies (The Bathroom Sessions)
I’m digging the Barenaked Ladies (The Bathroom Sessions) at the moment.
Google TiSP: Free wireless broadband
Want free in-home wireless broadband from Google? Check out TiSP!
ForkPress: Time to switch!
Enough is enough, it’s time to start using ForkPress… along with the new K3 theme – it’s the Ultimate Blogging platform!!! (just waiting for a bbqPress integration plugin … oh, does it work with buySQL?)
Spotting a Fake Smile
Can you spot a fake smile? – I got 18 out of 20 [cheers dan]
Where Company Names Come From
Where company names come from. [via b3ta]
CRT Monitor, Giant Slingshot, Ripe Fruit
“We had a nearly-dead CRT monitor, a giant slingshot, and some ripe fruit.” There’s a plan brewing… [via b3ta]
Make the Logo Bigger
Make the Logo Bigger [cheers sponegg]
I was generally using my last.fm account to keep stats of the songs/artists that I listen to… I had no interest in the Last.fm player software, as I use iTunes. Today I thought I’d give the Personal radio feature a go… I’ve become addicted, especially with the Discovery Mode enabled!
Sex Doll for Dogs
Hotdoll: The Sex Doll for Dogs [via popbitch/digg]
Dodgy PNG Colour Rendering
I thought I was going mad, but it seems that browsers (specifically IE6/7 & FF) still render PNGs differently! (It’s related to the Gamma Correction and Colour Correction)
Web Design Survey
Just took the _A List Apart_‘s Web Design Survey… they want to know more about people who make websites.
Guess my age
Continuing the techniques of hotornot, ratemykitten and famousr, the b3tards been enjoying this ‘guess the age‘ game. [via b3ta]
Listen to iPod through iTunes
I’ve just been trying to figure out why I couldn’t play my iPod songs via iTunes (on my laptop). Then I found this: Listen to iPod through iTunes – it’s OSX-focused, but still applies to Windows iTunes.
24 hours of Flickr
24 hours of Flickr
I am an ALT.NET Developer
I am an ALT.NET Developer. (more here)
Google Maps Street View
Google have added a new feature on their maps… Panoramic street views! Check this one from the Golden Gate Bridge – could it be a tourist asking for directions? or maybe it’s a secret spy meeting? [via Dave]
Blood Puddle Pillows
Blood Puddle Pillows [via popbitch]
Cat with Bow Golf
Cat with Bow Golf [via b3ta]
Bodypopping pipe-cleaner [via b3ta]
Swear in any language
Youswear.com teaches users to “swear in any language”. [via Times]
Die Hard – Music Video
Yippee-ki-yay, Die Hard fans!
Wet Cats [via b3ta]
I made a couple of Greasemonkey userscripts this afternoon… both related to Flickr’s machine-tags, one for IMDb and the other for Last.fm.
Dr. Kawashima’s “More Brain Training”
Just heard about Dr. Kawashima’s “More Brain Training” … ZOMFG!!1
iTunes Remote Web Control
rTunes – Control your iTunes library remotely, via a web-interface.
World’s Ugliest Dog Contest 2007
Elwood – a Chinese Crested/Chihuahua mix has won the 2007 World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. [via the beeb]
Shocking Cats [via b3ta]
How Many HTML Elements Can You Name in 5 Minutes?
How Many HTML Elements Can You Name in 5 Minutes? 82 Named: A, ABBR, ACRONYM, ADDRESS, APPLET, AREA, B, BASE, BIG, BLOCKQUOTE, BODY, BR, BUTTON, CENTER, CITE, CODE, COL, COLGROUP, DD, DFN, DIR, DIV, DL, DT, EM, FONT, FORM, FRAME, FRAMESET, H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, HEAD, HR, HTML, I, IFRAME, IMG, INPUT, INS, KBD, LABEL, LEGEND, LI, LINK, MAP, META, NOFRAMES, NOSCRIPT, OBJECT, OL, OPTGROUP, OPTION, P, PARAM, PRE, Q, S, SAMP, SCRIPT,…
I’m at vocab level 44… Can you do better?
Free the Postcode!
Free the Postcode!
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