Archive for April, 2008

Getting Carter One Last Time

Monday, April 28, 2008 0:08 7 Comments

I believe I may have mentioned before (Knock the F***er down) that I didn’t like Owen Luder’s Brutalist car park in Gateshead’s town centre. Nevertheless, I was intrigued to see the other week that Gateshead Council were offering one Last Chance to Get Carter — or rather, a last chance to visit the car park [...]

This was posted under category: Life

Geeks And Gadgets

Sunday, April 27, 2008 0:15 1 Comment

I bought a new phone. Owing to the fact that my new job won’t involve working in the same office as my wife and the friends I tend to go drinking with, I had a sneaking suspicion that I was likely to be spending more on telephone calls. So I decided to go for one [...]

This was posted under category: Life, The Pickards

Being Internet Disabled

Saturday, April 26, 2008 20:40 4 Comments

A phrase you might have come across, if you’ve looked into disability issues at all, particularly as they relate to the web, or you’ve looked at the topic of web accessibility is people who are sometimes termed internet disabled. Now this isn’t an official term (at least, so far as I know), but from the [...]

This was posted under category: Accessibility, Disability, Life

Music IQ Meme

Friday, April 25, 2008 0:38 2 Comments

The Music Intelligence Quiz via Very True Things. Your final score was 129/180 Mix-Tape Master (109-144 points) You are a music evangelist: the person in your network of friends who always has the coolest new song, the one whose iPod gets picked to DJ every party. You understand the art of the segue, how the [...]

This was posted under category: Memes, Music

Foreign Language Day

Thursday, April 24, 2008 0:56 7 Comments

…no, this isn’t the cue for some sort of set of racist jokes about how “all them foreigners talk funny, don’t they”, it’s an idea for a blog post. Basically, the idea is to write a blog post for Sunday 1st June — about whatever it is I would fancy writing about in a particular [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Language

End Of A Season

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 0:32 2 Comments

Okay, about six weeks ago I said that Newcastle Will Stay Up. Probably, and showed how I thought the bottom 6 of the Premiership table would look by the end of the season. My predictions for the bottom 6 were, I think it’s fair to say, wrong. For a start, Bolton and Newcastle already have [...]

This was posted under category: Newcastle United, Sport


Tuesday, April 22, 2008 0:09 4 Comments

Once again, back is the incredible The rhyme animal The incredible JackP, public enemy number oneAlmost Public Enemy’s “Bring The Noise” Okay, I’ve been away for nine days or suchlike. Bizarrely, I’ve not actually been away as such, I’ve just been completely and utterly shagged out is I think the appropriate term. The GLW has [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, The Pickards

Blogging Against Disablism Preview

Monday, April 21, 2008 21:09 1 Comment

Yes, as my piscine chum the Goldfish has reminded me, we’re getting close to Blogging Against Disablism Day 2008. Or BADD 2008, if you want to be as cool as … I dunno … New Kids On The Block, or MC Hammer or suchlike. If you’d like to take part in Blogging Against Disablism 2008, [...]

This was posted under category: Disability

A lot to say…

Saturday, April 12, 2008 11:43 2 Comments

…and, over the last week or so, little time to write it. I’ve got book reviews, web relates issues, events going on in my life, sport, and a few other things I’ve been wanting to talk about but have had very little time over the last week or so. I’m not even up to date [...]

This was posted under category: Life

Poor Taste

Friday, April 11, 2008 0:05 7 Comments

I know this is in poor taste, but now that Charlton Heston’s dead, do you not think someone should take that gun out of his cold, dead hands now and maybe discuss the idea of US gun control again?

This was posted under category: Politics