Archive for May, 2006

Sony go utterly batshit crazy

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

PS3 to cost £425 in the UK. Sony Execs insist this is a “bargain”.

It’s like they want to fail or something.

From the department of the bleeding obvious

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Apparently, large corporations are using free and open source software and not giving anything back! In other news, when I offered a man on the street some free money this morning, he took it and didn’t give me anything for it! I am outraged!

This is what the internet was invented for

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Link – needs sound. May cause your brain to implode.

Piano found on Ben Nevis

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

This might be the greatest news story this year.

Web 2.1

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

I notice that everyone’s favourite slow, clunky and nearly unusable photo sharing site has finally left beta. Now, obviously, this is a troubling development for the Web2.0 world, because – as we all know – everything in Web2.0 has to be in a permanent test phase, otherwise they might have to stop producing useless buggy pieces of AJAX uselessness and actually release something. So, their solution? They’re now in gamma! Yep, that’s right – throw away your software engineering textbook, Granddad, here at flickr, we’re rewritin’ the rules! Yeehaw!

I notice that the good people over at wankr have had an update, too.

This Weekend

Monday, May 15th, 2006

I proposed. She accepted.

I am happy.

Strangely fascinating

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

This website shouldn’t be anything like as interesting as it is. Maybe it’s the fact that my dad is a civil engineer or something.

To the clearly very drunk Celtic fans outside my house

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

I assume you want to get to Old Trafford. You are, as you may or may not realise, quite some way away from it. At your current rate of progress, I reckon that you’ll probably make it by about the half time, assuming that your stumblings down the centre of the road don’t lead to you getting hit by a bus. Might I politely suggest you get a taxi? And also, that you shut the hell up. Thanks.


Sunday, May 7th, 2006

Our pastor is on sabbatical at the moment. Apparently, one of the books he’s been studying during this time is that good ol’ heretic Brian McLaren‘s manifesto for the Emergent movement, A Generous Orthodoxy. Given how much this book has upset the TR types (and I’m working on the assumption my pastor isn’t one here, which I hope is a valid assumption) I’m taking this as a very positive sign inded.


Friday, May 5th, 2006

I snapped this video with my phone last night at the Fiery Furnaces gig. I’m quite impressed with the quality – you can actually, like, make out the song and everthing. It would be longer, but someone wanted to get to the bar and I was in their way.