Commenting on Comments

I was browsing the Fair Review Project again today, aimlessly wandering from link to link to see if there were any interesting or amusing blogs on which I could waste a bit of time before I take my Mum out (happy birthday Mummy) later. Somehow I ended up at a review of a blog from… read more →

With Thanks

Thank you to those who sent me e-mails and/or left comments after my ranty post yesterday. I appreciate that effort that it takes to try and be sympathetic or supportive so it’s always nice when I’m on the receiving end of that good will. I chilled out with some beans on toast and an evening… read more →

Using Web Tutorials

An interesting topic came up between a few friends today about people who follow web tutorials and then claim that the product of those tutorials as their own. This made me wonder about the general attitude out there, so of course — as a curious git and a tutorial writer — the logical option was… read more →

Notify Me? NO!

What the hell is it with the sudden burst of people using the comment subscription tick box (plugin?) with WordPress? Is it really that prosperous for a website owner to have it automatically ticked? Does it benefit anyone? Do I care what other people are saying on your website? No, no, no! I really do… read more →

Battling Direct-Linkers/My Conscience

I was trawling through my Awstats logs yesterday (as it’s the start of the month and there’s less to go through) and noticed a site insisting on direct-linking to my free avatars. Now, usually I don’t mind too much if someone has taken the occasional one but this particular site was using several avatars on… read more →

Shut Your Bitching

I was sent the link to Beautiful Day/Piczo Help earlier as a nomination for a Pants Awards. I was going to give one but I can’t be bothered to type all that crap out so I will say: shut your bloody whining you ungrateful tit. You just can’t expect to be able to redistribute some… read more →

It’s ok to steal, it’s the Internet!

In December I posted to a thread at the fanlistings message board where a member was advertising their little hosting business. Replying to several other members who were ooh-ing and aah-ing at the prices, I pointed out that they weren’t that great and that after commotion regarding other generic teenybopper hosting it might be wise… read more →

Use Your Direct-Linkers

Direct linkers are, quite frankly, the bane of the Internet. They claim images and other multimedia as their own when it’s clearly not, and use up your bandwidth. This is not such a big deal if you’ve got hundreds of gigabytes of bandwidth to spare, but those unlucky people who’ve only got a few megabytes… read more →

Sucks To Be You Now

The one major downside to offering free stuff — graphics; photography; tutorials; scripts or in this case: wordpress themes — is that there’s always someone out there willing to steal them, and then butcher the fuck out of them with their ugly stolen celebrity photos. So, Ana aka Evenso, age: “Old enough to know better”… read more →