Archive for the 'Stuff' Category

Competition Time!

Monday, October 31st, 2005

Dudes and dudettes, it’s competition time here at Ludicrous HQ. The story goes that I have 2 hard drives in my PC which used to be called XP and Data, because one had Windows XP installed on it and the other was just for data. Now, however, they both have XP installed on them and […]

BonBourn I

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Here is some of what went on during my most recent trip to Newcastle-Upon-Bulman, and in usual Bon fashion I’m posting it three days after it actually happened.

Within hours of arriving I swallowed half a maggot. Helen bought Rey a small bottle of Tequila for his birthday which contained a real maggot, which apparently acts […]

The Day After Tomorrow

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

An update to my previous post:

Start work at 06:45 or shortly before - completed!
Finish work at 14:15 or shortly after - completed!
Go shopping for a new hoodie - completed but failed to buy one :(
Get a haircut (”A number 4 please, my good man!”) - failed!
Pick up my new K&N air filter for the Vectra […]


Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Things I shall do tomorrow (not necessarily in this order):

Start work at 06:45 or shortly before
Finish work at 14:15 or shortly after
Go shopping for a new hoodie
Get a haircut (”A number 4 please, my good man!”)
Pick up my new K&N air filter for the Vectra
Select CDs for the journey to Rey’s on Saturday
Go to Kayleigh’s […]


Sunday, October 9th, 2005

I just awarded my next door neighbour 10,000 bonus points for coming and ridding my room of the biggest spider I’ve seen in my whole life (with the exception of those in the zoo). Well done to next-door-neighbour John!

Cultural Revolution-Era Clip Art Book

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Propaganda = cool.


Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

I am drinking a glass of water.

A Pint of Pornstar Please

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

So today - in a “Girl Next Door” stylee - I found out that the barmaid down at our local pub is in fact an internet porn star. How great is that!?!

Ok so she’s nowhere near as fit as Elisha Cuthbert and she’s not exactly a porn star, but she does do nude modelling and […]

“Completely Unconnected”

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

Shit. Turns out that this guy was innocent.

London Bombings

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

I’ve not posted anything on about the recent London bombings and the associated terrorist investigations, and I’ll tell you why in a moment, but first let me say that I saw on the news that a man was shot dead in full view of the public on the London Underground today (BBC News article). […]


Sunday, June 26th, 2005

Being the superdude that he is, Rey gave me one of his invites to Odeo today. Apparently they’re quite hard to come by, although they’re not as sought after as Gmail invites were last year. When you can get an Odeo invite on eBay, you’ll know it’s taken off big time.

So what’s Odeo all about? […]

Alpha is the New Beta

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005

A few years ago if a piece of software or a web service carried a beta mark, most people except developers would keep well away from it. It was like a little warning sign to say something’s not quite ready, but you can take a look if you’re willing to take the risk. The risk […]


Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

Apple have this thing of naming lots of their products with the letter i at the beginning, the iPod, iBook, and iMac being the most popular of course. A relatively new product of theirs is the iSight (Yam’s got one) which is like a little webcam thing which clips on top of your iBook. Anyway […]

This Rocks

Friday, May 27th, 2005

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do […]

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?…