Archive for the ‘Geek’ Category
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
Here are a couple of interesting, but probably useless, statistics relating to this blog. In its lifetime it has received a grand total of 220,964 spam comments. In that time the Akismet plugin has captured all but 756 of them and recorded just two false positives. That’s an accuracy rate of 99.6%. Color me impressed.
Sunday, May 6th, 2012
Switched on the laptop Friday and fired up the old Google machine to be confronted with a freaky version of the Google logo. After I was done scratching my head I only had one question, was this Google’s tribute to the Human Centipede? The logo was actually a tribute to artist Keith Haring, but all [...]
Thursday, February 24th, 2011
It’s Thursday, it’s hot, I’m tired, yet I’ve still managed to find a handful of things to amuse me on a Thursday evening. It’s funny where surfing the internet can lead you. Consider this a geeked out version of six degrees of separation.
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
I stumbled upon these gems this afternoon while browsing through some design/advertising websites. These images illustrate that typography can be used for more than just the written word.
Thursday, September 16th, 2010
I received this email forward today, gave me a bit of a giggle. If you aren’t familiar with the classic Abbott and Costello “Who’s on first?” routine then it probably loses a lot of its giggle factor. So… if Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch, ‘Who’s on First?’ might have [...]
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
It’s been quite a while since I last delved into my website analytics. Until about six month ago, I’d pour over the statistics obsessively, hoping to identify trends or the secret to building long term sustainable web traffic. I’m not sure why I stopped digging to be honest.
Friday, May 14th, 2010
Dexter by Design, written by Jeff Lindsay, is the forth book in the Dexter franchise, and the follow up to the ‘shark jumping’ third entry, Dexter in the Dark. Dexter by Design opens with Dexter and Rita on their honeymoon in Paris. Nothing really important happens.
Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
Today I rolled out the new theme I’ve been working on recently. It’s not even close to being perfect, but layout wise I’ve blocked out space for where I want everything to go. Design wise I need to work on things some more as it’s looking a little plain at the moment. Functionally it seems [...]
Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
Zombie movies. Is there, or will there ever be, a greater genre? Any answer other than no is incorrect. On the weekend, I watched a zombie movie that has forced me to re-assess my top 5 zombie movies of all time. Hence this list. This list may be contentious, heck it caused me some inner [...]
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
I was up Monday night watching ABC2 and Dr Who was on. When I was a young’un I used to watch Dr Who when it was on ABC regular, in the days when it starred Tom Baker, the guy who does the voice over for Little Britain. Anyway, the production values on Dr Who have [...]
Friday, October 2nd, 2009
A bad affiliate program is one that does everything in its power to make you feel like you’ve just paid a visit to an alcoholic, sausage fingered, proctologist. In the good old days Commission Junction were quite good to me. I was doing reasonably well with them, largely on the back of their relationship with [...]