Friday, February 29, 2008

one for my bro

So that's how they make 'em - who'da thunk it?

Also - is that narrated by the guy who did the voice of the book in the radio series of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? Probly my imagination.

And, on a totally different note, THIS is genius. Wish I'd thought of it first.

Also: The Big Word Project. This blog is ineffable. Obviously. (via Jam)

Via Nobody Scores.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

connectivity update

Following the storm last night (awesome, and not a little scary - especially when the lightning hit a building up the road...) I appear to have lost internet at home. Hopefully this is due to a physical network problem - not because some part of my computer fritzed - and therefore will be back soon.

Anyone trying to get me on Facebook or MySpace will have to actually email me (shock! horror! how appallingly Web1.0!) since they've unkindly blocked it at work. And YouTube. Bastards, I'm looking for a new job - this is just cruel and inhumane punishment...

Also, if you're playing scrabble against me online you can't force the win just coz I'm tardy with the next move. That's just rude.

In a effort to keep you entertained (you fickle, capricious bastards..) here's something eerie, wacky and strangely poignant. Or something. Make up your own minds. Do I have to tell you everything? Jesus.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I was infected by nonny, she having been coughed on by Baino, the incubation period has been about 4 weeks and so here's the pus squeezed out of one of my tag-buboes...

First up the symptoms:
Post the rules on your blog.
Share six non-important things/ habits/ quirks about yourself.
Tag at least 3 people at the end of the post and link to their blogs.
Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. There's a mole in the middle of my chest, just below the collarbone, in exactly the same place my mother had one. She had hers removed years ago but I think it was turned into some kind of freaky family heirloom.

2. I love gardening but hate having dirty hands. Such a conundrum! (Fortunately some genius invented gardening gloves...)

3. I only passed 3 subjects in 7th form - biology, English, and geography. I failed the rest miserably: partly due to disinterest but mostly to do with the phenomenal amount of weed I smoked that year. Actually, I'm not sure I passed geography. Man I was stoned...

4. Flossing has become something of a ritual to me since I had my teeth punched in. I may yet lose some more due to extreme circumstances but buggered if I'm losing any to decay.

5. Crap, I have to think of 6 of these? Argh.. Ok, I hate the feel of suede. No, actually that doesn't count coz it's bloody important. Ummm... I don't like most poetry except for haiku and limericks. Short & sweet, that's the way. On the other hand I can recite 'The Listeners' by Walter De La Mare from memory.

6. I've not been in the sea for over a year now. I probably should get a new nickname - neither the 'fish' nor the 'boy' bit are particularly applicable anymore. IT Gimp? HelpDesk Grump? SarcasticLazyPainInTheAss? Hmmmm...

There you go. An itchy, inflamed case of tagczema.

I tag Michelle, Babs and Claire.

Though I'm not going to tell them about it. So the chances are that this contagion will stop here. Call off the CDC.

Also, something really witty: teh best Lolzspeare ev0r!!1!

warms my misanthropic heart

Can someone please set up something like this? I'd do it myself but I'm still working on ApathySpace...

Saturday, February 23, 2008

deep, man...

Sorry to keep harping on about astronomy, the universe an' all that crap - and apologies for the music in the clip (there's no excuse for panpipes) - but this is awesome:


Sunday, February 17, 2008

hippo birdy

Link fiesta:

Everything I hate about comics condensed into one man. Rob Liefeld, and an explanation of why his fingers should be broken. Repeatedly.

For all those (c'mon there's got to be at least 3...) who had been wondering if the entire collection of C.J.isms would ever be condensed into handy web page form - you're in luck!

The fail blog. Especially the Escher Fail - there's a story there I'm sure...

Brilliant firefox add-on - PicLens. Love this. Look!

Feed the head! But be aware it may devour a fair chunk of your day. Do it at work.

Finally! One of geekdom's most troublesome questions answered.

Xkcd blog/blag discusses the physics and possible utility of space lasers & solar sails and in light of worries about interstellar warfare goes to the logical conclusion. Heh.

Check out Kate Beaton and the History Project.
Funny, clever stuff.

Finally: it's my birthday today and it's been ok. Yay me!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Once again, yes - I am 13 years old..

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

on another religious note..

Following on from the ravings of Tom Cruise, here's a much more respected (and probably infinitely more intelligent) man being a total knob-head.

Ok, those aren't technically his words. Well, not all the choices. But some of the alternatives are at least funny - and aren't significantly more deranged than his words.

Seriously though, listen to TC's rantings. The man's a fucking moron. And a loon to boot.

xenu is teh n00b!!1!

They Rickrolled the Church of Scientology! That has to be the best 'protest' ev0r.
Man, nerds should run every mob.