Archive for the ‘web’ Category


Thursday, June 21st, 2007

We don’t need a new stroller for the upcoming baby, but maybe I can fix something on to the existing one to make it look like a Star Wars AT-AT Imperial Walker Baby Stroller

pirate rphone

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

A couple of years ago I posted about National Talk Like A Pirate Day. The picture I added has been linked to from a few other sites too:

Pirate Keyboard

Now, obviously technology is moving on, and as a result you need not just the pirate keyboard, but also a pirate rPhone.


Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

If I seem sleepy, it’s because of the Desktop Tower Defense game.

Thanks a lot, Paul.

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Our local paper, like lots of other web publishers, runs occasional reader polls. I liked this one: How messy are you? Particularly the fact that 30 (at last count) people clicked on the “I’m not answering that question” option, thereby answering the question, or at least the poll. An interesting meta-answer, or meta-non-answer.


Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

When we travel, one of Emma’s favorite things to do is to browse the SkyMall catalog. It’s full of ridiculous things you don’t really need, and a few you think “that’s actually not a bad idea” but would never actually buy. Lots of pet-related stuff, and tons and tons of things you would imagine a sad executive who is never home would get for his children. Slate recently ran an article featuring some highlights and lowlights.

When we went to Orlando a couple of weeks ago, we found a new item which I’ve been meaning to blog about for a while. I think that once you see it you will realize why. Mostly it’s for the name: the Original Backnobber Ii

not evil

Monday, May 7th, 2007

I’m sure this won’t be a surprise to any of you, but it seems that I’m probably the nicest guy you’ve ever met (it was a surprise to me):

How evil are you?

You can take the test yourself.

not pink enough?

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

The UK Independent newspaper published their annual Pink List – in their opinion the most influential gay and lesbian people in the UK right now. I was somewhat disappointed not to see my old friend Matt Wells on the list – he’s media editor for the Guardian, and also appears regularly on TV and radio, which I would have thought would be highly influential. Hopefully next year.


Thursday, April 26th, 2007

OK, this is strange: Dog owners ‘fleeced’ in poodle scam. Nothing to add, really.

another great download

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Two in one night, but really I’m just passing on more stuff from Lifehacker. I use WordWeb pretty much every day now – it’s a very simple, lightweight dictionary app (Windows only). It runs in the background, and whatever application you are in (Word, browser, text editor, whatever), you can hit Control and right-click a word, WordWeb pops up with the definition pretty much immediately.

best firefox add-on ever (with gmail anyway)

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

If, like me, you love the gmail and the Firefox, you may be interested in the add-on Better Gmail (from lifehacker). It’s a collection of Greasemonkey scripts all in one easy download, and without the (admittedly minor) hassle of installing Greasemonkey itself and then trawling around for the individual scripts. Hope you like it too.