Archive for 2006

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title

Wednesday, December 27, 2006 8:00 1 Comment

…following on from a post of Steve Pugh’s where he identifies his Peculiar Aristocratic Title, I thought I’d have a crack at it.
It turns out I am His Noble Excellency Jack the Assiduous of Great Leering.
Beat that if you can! It sounds like I’m going to be played by Sid James in a film called [...]

This was posted under category: Memes, Oddities

Lucky Old Mii

Tuesday, December 26, 2006 19:12 1 Comment

Okay, so it’s two days since I unwrapped my Nintendo Wii. That’s ample time to have formed some opinions on it. Let’s see. What are they, then:

It’s great
Get one

This was posted under category: Gaming, Life

Blogswap: Christmas Message

Monday, December 25, 2006 0:01 1 Comment

As I believe I mentioned before, today I’m allowing someone else to say a few words on my behalf. I’d like to wish a warm welcome to ThePickards for Stephen Lang, and his Christmas message.
If you’d like to see the others, Dan Champion is guesting on Stephen’s site, I’m guesting on Mike Cherim’s site, and [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Life

Maim That Pedestrian: A New Disability Action Game

Sunday, December 24, 2006 9:36 2 Comments

You may have gathered from other posts in my blog that I’m a firm believer in equality. I’m a campaigner for web accessibility, and indeed invest some of my spare time in helping to educate people about making websites accessible to people with disabilities — through my work as a grader and infrequent article contributor [...]

This was posted under category: Disability, Life, Oddities

The BlogSwap: An Explanation

Saturday, December 23, 2006 10:42 1 Comment

In the UK and presumably wherever else in the world people are interested, the Queen traditionally broadcasts a Christmas message to the Commonwealth at 3pm (UK time) on Christmas day.
Since 1993, the British Television station Channel 4 have broadcast an “alternative Christmas message”, usually controversial, and frequently featuring a celebrity. The Channel 4 Alternative Christmas [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Oddities

Carl Sagan And The Invisible Fire-Breathing Dragon In My Garage

Saturday, December 23, 2006 9:35 No Comments

It’s apparently ten years ago that the great scientist, and gifted writer Carl Sagan died (give or take a few days). I don’t know a great deal about him, but I do know that he had a great mind and could craft wonderful, compelling and powerful arguments in such a way as to make them [...]

This was posted under category: Science

The Authorised Christmas Message

Friday, December 22, 2006 13:49 1 Comment

apologies to anyone who has already seen this, I imagine it’s been doing the rounds…

This was posted under category: Funnies

Friday Joke NSFW: Hot or Cold?

Friday, December 22, 2006 8:58 1 Comment

Disclaimer: the following joke is of a sexual nature. For those of you young, sweet and innocent, and wanting to remain that way, go read something else. If you’re already corrupt, read on…

This was posted under category: Life

Comment Spam

Thursday, December 21, 2006 7:17 1 Comment

As any fule kno, if you have a blog, you’re going to get comment spam.
This basically three main flavours: spam comments which contains hyperlinks to porn sites, spam comments which contain hyperlinks to gambling sites, and spam comments which contain hyperlinks to pharmaceutical sites.
Of course, every now and again, you’ll get some non-hyperlinked spam where [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Oddities, Scams & Spams

Bleuuurgh and Lemuel Gulliver

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 7:07 No Comments

I’ve been unwell.

This was posted under category: Life, The Pickards