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Funky Spunky

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I’ve had one of “those” days (well, evenings) and I can’t be bothered to blog properly, so here’s a few funky links and spunky web pages of use/interest I’ve found recently…

Just when I thought that user-sign-up spam on phpBB couldn’t get any worse I found the phpBB admin toolkit which allows me to administer multiple users without having to implement any complex mods. Saves me time and means I don’t have to re-mod after a software upgrade.

I recently adopted the IE Hatelisting and the guestblock fanlisting from Katy (because owning several small pointless websites is fun). I’ve also managed to pick up the Alan Davies fanlisting although that probably doesn’t appeal to 99.5% of you and is only half-done.

nu/mb is having an “operation: revive” to recover from the summer slump, so if you’re bored and want to join one of those pointless teen message boards you should check it out. I only go there to mock newbies (probably explains why they don’t come back, hmm…)

Talking of message boards: if you’re an elite designer/developer you might want to check out the private community “Mint Pages“. It’s by invite only so if you’re interested you’ve got to prove to ’em that you’re worthy first. It’s not as easy as it looks, but is worth the effort. There’s an interesting Mac vs. Windows topic that doesn’t involve swearing and fanboys (now there’s a first).

Aside from funky spunky links; I realised the other day that this is the first layout I’ve not got bored of within a week. I wonder if that’s anything to do with the fact it was featured in a load of galleries? Still swamped under a ton of e-mail btw, so if you’ve got in touch and I’ve not replied, I will… eventually. My ass is going to sleep in my chair so I think I’m going to go and find something not ‘netty to do.

Jem Turner +44(0)7521056376

12 comments so far

  1. Jordan said:

    Ohh you linked up mint pages :) yay! It’s been one of my dailies since I joined, though I don’t post as much. Still like to browse and read what others have to say about various web elements.

  2. Carina said:

    If I ever get my website up I’ll apply for the mint thing. Jem never posts on anymore! is really the only community I’m comfortable in. Browsing other message boards just sounds like a ridiculously tedious task.

  3. Claire said:

    I used to really like message boards, but I think my (already significantly lacking in length) attention span is getting even shorter. I’ve gotten kicked off Lavish about 3 times now because you have to post every 10 minutes, else your account gets nuked. God forbid, you should want to be part of an “online community” without wanting to bleat to prove your presence at overly-regular intervals *rolls eyes*. Surely, if I feel I have nothing useful to say for a fortnight, I should still be allowed to keep an account? It’s things like that that really put me off of joining others… [/rant]

  4. Natalie said:

    Yeah, lots of new sites to visit. I can’t be bothered with message boards. They’re fun the first couple of weeks but then they start to get boing… umm… I think I submitted a comment with absolutely nothing on it: sorry!

  5. Retti said:

    Looks interesting. :p The only “messageboard” I post in is Gaia Online, it’s more of a forum with fancy dress-up avatars. I always get bored of my layouts, but then I’m too lazy to change them and grow used to them. Such is how life works for me.

  6. Lew said:

    With regard to Mint Pages may I paraphrase Groucho Marx: I wouldn’t want to belong to a group that would have me as a member. I’m uncomfortable with exclusivity.

  7. Melanie said:

    This layout is gorgeous! It’s the closed to a “perfect” layout I have seen in a long time. I love a black bg and I love pink and blue on black, and I love your bubbles over on the left. Oh, I know, you made it so you feel quite differently about it. But to me it’s daring, but also makes perfect sense (daring in that you have a white column and a very dark column and they don’t look stupid). You are a genius, imo.

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