Now That IS a First

In all the years I’ve been helping people over the Internet, and that’s quite a few years.. longer than I’ve had my website in fact, I’ve often received little or no thanks from individuals. You know how it is, the stereotypical martyr act sort of thing ;) I only say it because it’s true though, anyone who spends their time helping others will say exactly the same. Woe, it’s a thankless task! :p

So anyway, imagine my surprise to wake up this morning, log on and check my e-mail to find that not only has Jessica of swimchick.net publicly accepted my Pants Award given to her last year, but she has left a sincere and appreciative message along with it. Not just a hidden away ‘thanks jem’, but a few paragraphs dedicated to the task. I think it takes a LOT of balls (well, guts in this case) to do that.

I have to say, that’s a nice way to start the day :)

Appeal: I Need a Bag

This is a public appeal for help from all you girlies out there (and boyzies, if you’re that way inclined). I need a new bag. I’m not talking a hand bag, or a clutch bag (I’m still not even sure I know what one of those is) and I’m definitely not talking a colostomy bag…. read full entry »

I Did NaBloPoMoDoReMi Because…

Now that the blog posting month thingy is over, I’ve noticed a few people criticising the process because “it’s not that big a deal”, or “it promotes shitty blogging”. While I don’t disagree with either (I’ll be the first to admit my own dodgy entries) I have to protest: I did do it for a… read full entry »

Two Fingers to PPPers

This month, Google has finally given word on the recent controversy regarding the dropping of PageRank amongst those who sell links. As well as an update on the official Google blog, Matt Cutts (that guy who works for Google) has composed an interesting and informative post on the subject (Selling links that pass pagerank.) To… read full entry »

BellaBiblio v2 is Live

The new version of my book rating script — BellaBiblio — is now online. BellaBiblio now includes an Ajax searcher that integrates with Amazon Web Services, allowing you to enter a keyword and pull down information on your books. This integration is all thanks to the work of Mat, who integrated the Ajax and made… read full entry »


I Bloody Did It!

Yes, I did it. It’s November 30th and I have posted every single day. I am so proud of myself, which is kind of stupid because it’s only a blog for crying out loud. :S Nonetheless, I am glad that I did it, It’s taught me a thing or two. Firstly, before I review “behind… read full entry »

Free Software I Could Not Do Without

Karl and I were talking in the car today about the progression of Windows, the upcoming service pack 3 for XP and the extortionate prices charged for the likes of Microsoft Office. This of course got me started on the benefit of free software, although I don’t know who I was preaching to because Karl… read full entry »

Yes, Another Layout. Sorry.

So, hands up if you can figure out what I’ve been doing today? I’ll give you a clue: it wasn’t what I should have been doing. I have a feeling that some of you will be disappointed with the layout. If you spotted the title in your feedreader and came over here all excited, you’ll… read full entry »


Day Off Tomorrow

I’ve got the day off work tomorrow, so if there’s something I’ve been promising you or something that I’d said I’d do, now’s the time to remind me so I can get some things crossed off the list in the coming weeks before Christmas. Hopefully this’d give me a bit of a fresh slate to… read full entry »


BBC ‘loves’ its single quotes

I can exclusively reveal that the BBC website editors have a serious addiction problem. This news may come as a shock to some, but I know a few who’ve noticed the dramatic increase over the years. It’s a serious case of infatuation with the single quotation mark (or his twin brother, the apostrophe, whichever way… read full entry »


Caption Favourites #1

I underestimated the amount of submissions so I’ll post a few links over the week :) First: Ad Tracker (#) and Louise (#)


Caption This

I’ll link to the website of the person who submits the best caption in my sidebar (Asides)… In other news: there is no other news. I’ve been working on tutorialtastic all weekend, including adding the rate functionality I talked about in my last TT post.