Archive for December, 2006

Journos Are Scared Of Bloggers Volume 2

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 6:28 2 Comments

After coming across something on Stephen Lang’s site some time ago where he takes exception to an Observer journo attacking book-review bloggers. Now to be fair, the journalist in question did maintain that there are quality review blogs out there, but also that there is a lot of dross and putrid opinion that you have [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Language

Five Things About Me Meme: Bananas And Co

Monday, December 18, 2006 0:05 28 Comments

I’ve been viciously tagged by Joe Dolson to take part in a meme where I have to describe five things about myself that probably aren’t common knowledge. This is a tricky one, because some of my offline friends will know plenty of things about me that won’t particularly be known online, so I’m not going [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Life, Memes, The Pickards

Having A Baby

Sunday, December 17, 2006 21:43 2 Comments

I was viciously, much against my better judgement forced to go out on the beer last night, as one of my friends (actually two of my friends) had had a baby on Friday night. I’d not seen him for a while as he’d been caught by the impending-fatherhood “better-not-have-a-drink-in-case-baby-comes” theory for quite some time now, [...]

This was posted under category: Books, Funnies

Some Kind Of Favourite Games Meme

Saturday, December 16, 2006 8:20 6 Comments

Talking about the Nintendo Wii the other day made me start to reminisce over the different games-playing machines I’ve had, and stop to think about what have been my favourites, and why. It occurred to me that this could quite easily be transformed into some kind of favourite games meme, so here we go. The [...]

This was posted under category: Gaming, Memes, The Pickards

The 12 Days Of Accessites

Friday, December 15, 2006 9:45 8 Comments

This is just a comment holder for my re-working of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” over to the “The Twelve Days Of An Accessites Christmas“. Go and listen to the song. Make sure you sing it out loud. Then come back and comment.

This was posted under category: Oddities, Technology

Friday Joke: The Considerate Landlord

Friday, December 15, 2006 8:03 3 Comments

A man walks into a bar…

This was posted under category: Funnies

What’s My (Accessibility) Line?

Thursday, December 14, 2006 19:38 24 Comments

I came across Ian Lloyd asking “What’s your story?” earlier on today. He was talking about web accessibility. In other words, how did I end up being involved with, and passionate about web accessibility? I could argue that I don’t know any disabled people, but that’s perhaps not true now. It would be more accurate [...]

This was posted under category: Accessibility, Public Sector, Standards, The Pickards

Newcastle’s Other Squad

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 21:36 5 Comments

Newcastle United’s injury list is now at the level of being catastrophically silly. To be fair, Glenn Roeder new at the end of last season that he needed more bodies to arrive in the squad, he said he wanted six new players because the squad simply wasn’t big enough, and our chairman backed him to [...]

This was posted under category: Newcastle United

Wii Are The Pickards

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 18:41 28 Comments

… and … Wii Are Getting A Nintendo I had been thinking of getting some kind of console this Christmas. I’d been after an Xbox 360 for the best part of a year, not having managed to scrape enough money/Santa Good Points â„¢ together last year for one of these beasts. They’re slick, they’re fast, [...]

This was posted under category: Life

More Atheist Bigotry

Sunday, December 10, 2006 23:29 16 Comments

I had a post on the teaching of Creationism in schools, entitled Creationism: Let It Be The Light which was a provocative title to be fair, but the argument I was making was that schools are banned from using Intelligent Design and Creationism resource packs in the teaching of science, and I see nothing wrong [...]

This was posted under category: Faith & Forteana, Science