Archive for the 'Misc' Category

Time to Start Updating

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Poor blog; it’s been languishing, alone and unloved, prey to spammers and so-called SEOs. Now it’s time to reclaim the poor thing, and start writing again! The spam comments have been purged, I’ve updated to the latest version of WordPress, and reset my broken admin password. Let’s go, go, go!

It’s the littlest things

Friday, January 18th, 2008

The walk into work this morning was rather depressing; cold and wet, with heavy cloud being marshalled across the sky by a blustery, persistent wind. But as I past a noisy building site and a busy road junction, I heard a beautiful sound. On the opposite side of the road, atop a tall lime tree, [...]

Silly suds

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

I always wondered, if washing powder is a detergent, why does it feel greasy when it gets wet?

No shit, Sherlock

Thursday, April 14th, 2005

Warning printed on a packet of Sainsbury’s almonds: Alergy advice Contains nuts Who’d have thought it?

Never poke fun at a pontiff*

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

* Sung to the tune of Monty Python’s “Never be rude to an Arab”. MediaWatchWatch today reports on an attempt to silence a village web site for their somewhat irreverent reporting of Pope John Paul II’s recent demise, and for publishing a page of (dun dun durr) Pope Jokes (the very idea). The webmaster [sic] [...]

More grist for the 419 mills

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

BBC news online reports that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet stowed away more than $13m (£6.8m) in 125 bank accounts around the world. I’m sure I can expect another round of Nigerian 419 scam e-mails offering me a share in this huge fortune once I hand over a modest transfer fee. <irony>I can’t wait to [...]

From my cold, dead hands

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

This morning I received an e-mail from someone calling themselves Verisoft LLC, offering $1000 to buy my drawingbusiness.com domain name. A quick Google search revealed that I am not the only one to have received such an offer: I am interested in purchasing your domain name drawingbusiness.com. I can offer you $1000 for the name. [...]