Archive for May, 2005

This Rocks

Friday, May 27th, 2005

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The Rise of

Friday, May 27th, 2005 still comes top when you Google for john blackbourn. currently sits in third place, below a page about me on Wonder how long it will be before rises to the top, if ever?…

IE 7: so much for Firefox

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

Rey linked to this article about Internet Explorer 7 which is entitled “IE 7: so much for Firefox”, from which the following quote is taken:

Firefox is great, I use it. But it’s a chore sometimes, what with most sites using that pesky nonstandard IE code.

WHAT. THE. FUCK? What is this mysterious “nonstandard IE code” that […]

A Musical Baton

Friday, May 20th, 2005

Total music files residing on my computer: 2.88 GB

Last CD I bought: Evil Nine - You Can Be Special Too (album)

Song playing right now: TV on the Radio - Dreams

Five songs I listen to a lot or mean a lot to me: (None of these mean a lot to me, I just listen to them […]

Mr. Robot

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

If you’re a fan of zefrank then you’ll like this. It’s a video of a guy sitting in front of a camera telling you he’s a robot. It’s funny and it could be quite convincing if you’re, er, gullible.

Watch him show off the radio in his finger, bend a one million pound rod of titanium, […] 2

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

So there’s this guy called Reyhan who links to used to link to links to this guy called Matthew who links to this guy called Mac. I started reading Mac’s blog but then he had some troubles with his server and has only just got it back up and running.

So, what happened was that […]

Amarillo Spoof

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

From BBC News:

A spoof video of the song (Is This The Way To) Amarillo, performed by British soldiers in Iraq, has crashed Ministry of Defence computers. Troops in the Royal Dragoon Guards shot a home video at their Al Faw base of their version of the video sung by Tony Christie and mimed by Peter […]

Feed the Ducks

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

Get these great pictures of some ducks looking rather attitudinal while being fed down at the pond. This duck looks like he’s about to say "Don’t even think about coming any closer with that!"

Then there’s this duck who is just about to murder the guy behind the camera…

The Internet, Explained

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

This has turned out as an uberpost! Read at your peril!

Recently I’ve noticed that a lot of people who use the internet don’t seem to get the entire concept of it. My understanding is that if you want to share something (be it photographs, stories, songs, movies, practically anything nowadays) with other people then you […]


Friday, May 13th, 2005

After a long while of neglection, I’ve knocked up a fresh new for Spring/Summer 2005. It’s nothing much but it seems to keep people happy. Wormfeedersoonforever!

Such Great Heights

Friday, May 13th, 2005

Garden State. One of my all-time favourite films, due in no small part to the wonderous soundtrack which sounds really great when you listen to it with your ears. One of the most outstanding tracks in the film is a song called Such Great Heights by the Postal Service. It was originally written by Iron […]

Ham, Cheese and Coleslaw Sandwich

Friday, May 13th, 2005

You’d think that I would have mastered the art of making a sandwich by now. After all, I have used an entire loaf of bread to make the second biggest sandwich in history among many others.

However, I just made a fatal mistake during the contruction of a relatively average ham, cheese and coleslaw sandwich. […]

My Nokia 7280

Sunday, May 1st, 2005

So I’ve had my Nokia 7280 for just over 2 weeks now. I loved it at first - for about two hours - until I decided to write a text message on it. Dear God, it was awful. Took me about 10 minutes I think, because it has no number or letter keys on […]

Yo La Tengo, Nuclear War

Sunday, May 1st, 2005

Intro. Nuclear war, yeah. Nuclear war, yeah. Talkin’ about, yeah. Nuclear war, yeah. It’s a mother fucker! It’s a mother fucker! Don’t you know! Don’t you know! Talkin’ about, yeah. Nuclear war, yeah. It’s a mother fucker, don’t you know, they push that button, your ass got to go! Talkin’ about, yeah. Nuclear war, yeah. […]


Sunday, May 1st, 2005

I’ve forgotten how I came across it initially, but this self-portrait of sorts by Lane Collins is wonderful! I wish I was as photogenic as she is. I think I am in love with her :P

Update: The picture was on Licka - The world of tongues!