Wednesday, February 25, 2004


I've finally created a small blogroll and have added XFN (XHTML Friends Network) support to the links I've added.

This is only a simple addition of a rel field to the <a> tag defining your relationship to the person using one of a number of keywords.

Best of all, you can add your site to Rubhub which lets you search for relationships between your site and others.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Like Noam Chomsky with dick jokes

"Lift me up out of this illusion, Lord. Heal my perception, so that I may know only reality." - Bill Hicks

Ten years on.

Monday, February 16, 2004

What's up Doc?

Astronomers have discovered a star that's made from diamond. The 10 billion trillion trillion carat beast has been found in Centarus and makes the Star of Africa, the world's biggest diamond, look like something from Elizabeth Duke in comparison.

I wonder if this is why the great Centauri Republic were so rich?

Friday, February 13, 2004

Porn's great.

I am 75% addicted to Porn. What about you?
There seems to be a new trend of bands using Flash to animate their videos. I particularly like Lodger's attemtps; I Love Death and Doorsteps.

The band have just finished an album - Maybe I could be sent a promo copy? Well it was worth a shot.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Computers would be great if it weren't for users

B3ta have just run a question session for their radio show about Stupid user stories and, if true, there are some howlers there. My favourite:

" not a personal client...
But a relative of friend of mine ran a computer company in the DOS & windows 3.1 days. one afternoon a customer who had bought a computer, phoned in. the conversation went as follows:
techy: How can i help?
woman: My computer won't work!
techy: can you be more specific please?
woman: i don't know whats wrong, it's being weird and it won't do what i want!
techy: are there any messages on the screen saying what the problem might be?
woman: well, it says my himen has been broken or something.

the phone was subsequently slammed down, and the techy burst into fits of laughter, he barely managed to relay the story to his co-workers, at which point they all burst out laughing too.
moments later the phone rang, they manage to gain composure and answer. the same woman was on the phone 'hello? i think we got disconnected, can you help me with my broken himen please?

she was helped in the end, but i could never look at himem errors in the same light again."

Some people just can't be helped.