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Posted by Tim Ireland at 7 February 2006

Category: Teh Interwebs

So big…

So shiny…

(Oi! Who said; “So what?”…?!)








Posted by Tim Ireland at 3 February 2006

Category: Teh Interwebs

Fruition… one step closer.

I… thank you all.

(sits back in chair)
(rubs hands with glee)
(laughs with great menace)
(retains composure)

Big.. Shiny… NewThing!

Interesting. Useful. Promise.

[Alpha test complete. Cue prep for Beta test.]








Posted by Tim Ireland at 1 February 2006

Category: Teh Interwebs

… of the real computer virus due to activate itself this Friday. Secure your back-ups, update your virus database and do a scan today.


Blog.Worm








Posted by Tim Ireland at 27 January 2006

Category: Teh Interwebs

I need to warn you of something *very* groovy that’s coming your way in about a week and a bit.

Not a shouty thing, not a funny thing… but a Very Useful thing.








Posted by Tim Ireland at 26 January 2006

Category: Teh Interwebs

I hate it when things are incredibly sad and incredibly interesting at the same time…

Times – Death of an American dream: For Neil and Rachel Entwistle, their personal website was proof that they were living the great American dream. The couple, who met at the University of York rowing club, had moved to a small town in the US to start a family and have a better life. Yesterday that dream ended. State police were hunting for Mr Entwistle after his American wife and nine-month-old baby were found dead, lying side by side in the master bedroom of their home in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, under a pile of blankets. Mrs Entwistle had apparently been clutching her daughter Lillian to her when they were killed. State police said that Mr Entwistle, a British citizen, had left the United States, but they had made contact with him, and still considered him a “person of interest” in their inquiry.

Telegraph – Fugitive Briton calls police after his wife and baby are killed: A British man whose wife and baby daughter were found shot dead in their home in America has telephoned police to say he has left the country. Neil Entwistle, 27, an unemployed computer programmer, was involved in internet ventures including pornography websites.

Neil appears to have left one hell of a vapour-trail online… Huff’s Crime Blog invesigates.








Posted by Tim Ireland at 18 January 2006

Category: Teh Interwebs

Hot on the heels of The Million Dollar Home Page comes winalondonflat.com, which has already earned a mention or two in the press (including the Scotsman and Independent).

I have two hot links for you:

1. The Rat and Mouse – Win a Finchley flat – or not?: But the Rat and Mouse has seen this kind of thing before, and our experience is that the public rarely responds with the enthusiasm necessary to cover the costs. So what happens if the “north London couple” don’t raise enough to award the flat (plus conveyancing plus stamp duty)?

2. Random number generator… as good a price guide as any.








Posted by Tim Ireland at 14 January 2006

Category: Teh Interwebs

Bound to get you attention/arrested/actioned:

Tom Cruise is gay short.
Tony Blair is a liar.
George W. Bush is a coward.
/obvious

State any or all as fact. Use large fonts. Use me as the source. Or use the person who repeats this as the source… and use even larger fonts… and so on and so forth.

Let’s see who sends a letter first…. to whom and about what.

/justcurious








Posted by Tim Ireland at 13 January 2006

Category: Teh Interwebs

Click here to enjoy it.








Posted by Tim Ireland at 11 January 2006

Category: Teh Interwebs

This is a coffee-table book waiting to happen. (sfw)








Posted by Tim Ireland at 7 December 2005

Category: Teh Interwebs

2005: BloggedI only have two negative points to raise about the book 2005: Blogged; the fonts take some getting used to (this matter has already been covered) and you cannot read this book in bed (some entries make sleep difficult, and others may cause involuntary outbursts of laughter that are sure to wake your chosen life-partner).

Everything else is positive, positive, positive.

OK, now the review is wrapped up, let me get onto the important task of telling you what this book really is….

This book is the perfect gift for that person in your life who still doesn’t ‘get’ weblogs.

I’ll repeat that, just in case you scanned past it…

This book is the perfect gift for that person in your life who still doesn’t ‘get’ weblogs.

1. It’s a book, not a computer. Very little fear is involved.

2. A lot of people enter the world of weblogs and quickly abandon the idea once they’ve waded through their 8th yard of dross. There is no dross here. Tim Worstall’s editing is tight and tidy. It’s also balanced…

3. Because of the way link-cliques are formed, those who delve just a little deeper into blogs often become convinced that all bloggers are shouty from the left, shouty from the right, or simply determined to not give a damn (at the top of their voice). This book bypasses the blogroll and presents a wide range of viewpoints and writing styles.

4. It’s currently available Amazon at just a shade over 5 squid, so it’s suitable as a modest gift, part of a gift, or the perfect solution for this year’s Secret-Santa.

OK, I’ve made my case. Act as you will. As you were.

UPDATE 1 – If you have no friends to speak of (or none that you regard highly enough to spend five pounds and change on), then perhaps you might like to buy a copy for your local MP? Maybe then they’ll understand.

UPDATE 2 – Committed bloggers may also want to buy a copy for themselves; if only to meet this challenge:

This is a list of all contributors. How long do you think it would take to do the rounds and secure for yourself the ultimate signed copy?








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