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australians. idle.
more from rhyece. where oh where does he get this stuff?
unknown
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logo-rama from pixel boy!

pixel boy is truly the jedi master of pixel art.eboy with his poster

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can you see jesus?

can you see jesus?

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the internets REALLY IS a series of tubes

communiqué number two received from Wayne and Arthur Dodgy, Solicitors

We refer to our letter of 8 November 2006 and note that certain material has been removed from your website as demanded.

The live link to “Google” and other search engines must be immediately disabled. Any other devices which allow access via the web to the defamatory material now, or at any time in the future, must also be disabled forthwith.

Please give this matter your urgent attention.

i couldnt stop laughing, i have never read something so outrageously stupid in all my life. "Please change the content of google's listings". But seriously, this is a lawyer? Oh dear help his clients. Did these people study with Senator Ted Stevens ... ?

So, through tears of laughter, I barely held it together and replied, not even bothering to disguise my contempt.

The live link to “Google” and other search engines must be immediately disabled.

Wha? The what-link-to-what?
A "live link to Google". What on earth are you talking about?

Any other devices which allow access via the web to the defamatory material now, or at any time in the future, must also be disabled forthwith.

Well it's pretty obvious who is disabled forthwith. Duh. I suggest you have someone with at least a modicum knowledge of the internet to handle such matters, because really, you don’t seem to have a clue what you are talking about, and you are making yourself look rather, um, foolish.

Please give this matter your urgent attention.

Please buy a book and get a clue.
Oh yes, and bite me.

You know the funniest part of all of this? Someone had to go searching pretty hard to find this page in the frist place. Please, the arrogant son of something had to delve pretty deep to come across it … I am amazed how much people dig googling themselves. And how shirty and cross they get when they see bad words scrabbled across a completely unimportant blog in the backwaters of insignificance. That's arrogance for you. And the record has that by the shitload.

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antisocial engineering

I got a nasty little email from someone posing to be eBay today. Man, those social engineersare getting good at what they do.

It took me a good couple of minutes to ascertain the veracity slash validityof the email. Once it took a lot less, time, as I would normally pick it up asa spoof through use of language (Russlish / Engrish) like:

"We are write you for email changing pssaaword"

Or they have dodgy graphics. Note in the message source: all of the gifs are being pulled OFF EBAY!! Clever rats! And they even have valid links toeBay.

Such as:

This eBay notice was sent to you based on your eBay account preferences. Ifyou would like to review your notification preferences for other types ofcommunications, click here. If you would like toreceive this email in text only, click here.

the underlying URLs to eBay are genuine, eg.

<a href="http://cgi3.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll? … "> click here </a>

But, the source, the call to action URL is not a good one:

To update your record please click here:
It is highly recommended thatyou right click on the link and select "Open in new window" option as some mailclients will not allow you to proceed! https://users.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll

But the real URL is:

<a href="https://signin.ebay.com.restore-user.us/aw-cgi/SignIn.html

It doesn't END in ebay.com, so it isn't eBay!

So be careful, dear readers. If you are not sure, don't click. Go to thewebsite in question -- the real one -- and send them a message online. Not via email .

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eeew. ooow. eeew.

i think i am less grossed out by the creepy go-into-the-closet christian, below.

this guy is creepier. and doesn't he look like Patrick Swayze.

From the Herald story:

Iron Crotch strikes a seriously low point in martial arts.

Its 50-year-old grandmaster Tu Jin-Sheng has shown his true mettle by tugging a truck across a Californian car park with his penis.

But first, as the Tri-Valley Herald reports, Master Tu got an assistant to kick him hard between the legs before lashing himself to the rental truck with a strip of blue fabric around the base of his penis and testicles.

The fabric was tugged hard to make sure there'd be no slippage. Then the Master went to work.

Mmm. Eeew. Apparently this guy has 60,000 followers worldwide.

“Its practitioners are known to lift hundreds of pounds with their genitals to increase energy and sexual performance.”

Riiiight.

I am going to bed. This world gives me a headache sometimes.

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is this the ultimate iPod accessory?

oh my god. i guess it had to happen.
check out their advertisement

thanks to James via Lester Haines of The Register

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the next ipods …

they are so amazing …
next generation?

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doctor blogwirth

how rude.

lucky i am not in it for the money. short post today. had an all nighter working on tvs website. feel exhausted and a cold may be approaching.

tvs people are surprised when i tell them it was difficult to test without access to a server. oh lordy. this is fun.

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bad kitty

more of david lanham’s wonderful work. this is so cute.
(move your mouse over the fish tank)

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emily howard has a cousin …

What the?  …   “Little Japan”?  …
  Emilyshiko Howarditsu?

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david lanham is up

david lanham, one of my favourite designers, has a new site up and running.
his work is awesome, and he is, in my opinion, up there with dave brasgalla: the two most talented ui designers in the world.

thankfully his wonderful sense of humour permeates everything he does.

love the new site david! and love your work! keep those yummy designs flowing.

— © Copyright 2005 David Lanham

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my favourite podcast

clear as silence ...

this has gotta be one of the best on the net.
subscribe now, it’s amazing!

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startup shabby designer low-fi chic

i've seen it all now.

one of the greatest symbols of determination for a struggling startup is the desk. the humble desk. most of us start out literally with doors slung across two sawhorse tressles, and salivate and dream of the day with leather chairs and custom credenzas.

but wait, no, now we can salivate for, yes, you guessed it a designer collection desk which is basically a bit of glass slung across two stainless steel sawhorse tressles.

yes, i have seen it all now.

startup chic must be de rigeur. presenting the ralph lauren design collection startup work table,
aka the highbridge desk.

all yours for usd $16,000. any good startup needs about 10 of them …
what would the venture capitalists say?

yes. i know.

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say-so: so-addictive

so, say-so?
i’ve posted my number three there already
IS ALL-CAPS REALLY SHOUTING ?!?!?!?!?!

yep, it's a nice blend of funny and clever and warm and cool.
not too many fuckwit posters yet. give it time.

oh, and someone posted the lyrics to “the song”.
now it will never leave ...
btw: the poster was a “ms s nix”, and even she seems to hate the bloody song.

see: on coke you can love anything.

rhiannon rings like a bell through the night
and wouldn’t you love to love her
takes to the sky like a bird in flight
and who will be her lover

all your life you’ve never seen a woman
taken by the wind
would you stay if she promised you heaven
will you ever win

she is like a cat in the dark
and then she is the darkness
she rules her life like a fine skylark
and when the sky is starless

all your life you’ve never seen a woman
taken by the wind
would you stay if she promised you heaven
will you ever win
will you ever win

rhiannon
rhiannon
rhiannon
rhiannon

she rings like a bell through the night
and wouldn’t you love to love her
she rules her life like a bird in flight
and who will be her lover

all your life you’ve never seen a woman
taken by the wind
would you stay if she promised you heaven
will you ever win
will you ever win

rhiannon
rhiannon
rhiannon

oooooh

taken by
taken by the sky
taken by
taken by the sky
taken by
taken by the sky

dreams unwind
loves a state of mind
dreams unwind
loves a state of mind

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now-that-its-stuck-there ...

to quote myself, from about 12 minutes ago:


oh well, i am sure my next post will be more enlightening.

oops, er, yeah, um. sorry. it isn’t.
i had to post a say-so about “it” too …
… just don’t make me say it … noooooooo …`

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because i sayed-so ...

Whilst doing my obsessive compulsive hourly trawl through my favourite rssfeeds this afternoon, i stumbled across something on daring fireball (one of my favourites!) that grabbedmy attention.


… or as they tag themselves, the free and easy way
to speak your mind.

… from their surprisingly schmaltz-less
self-serving sales spiel:

What is say-so?

Say-so is a hybrid.

it’s wild, untamed.

It’s a versatile little web-app that allows you topost a page for feedback from literally thousands of people all over the worldin about a minute (if you are a fast typer).

so what’s the big deal?
Say-so sounds like a blog.

Well it is, sort of, but without the fees or software to install.

Say-so sounds like email.

Yeah, kinda, but email doesn’t allow people to quickly “vote” or choose anposition.

With say-so, the sender can quickly identify which position is themost popular with his readers.

say-so sounds dumb.

Really? We think it’s kinda cool. Try it, you might like it.

So, being the risky try anything on the web straight away kinda guy i am, idid, i got a free account, and i committed to sending my first message. And isat for a whole pondering what it would be about. And realised i was too bloodylazy / bushed / concussed / over it to be really clever.

hi guys

Sorry for a rather banal sounding email, but I am just experimenting withthis new idea in web / blog publishing:  Say-so.

It’s anonymous, and unlike other blog technologies, it’s also moderator-lessand owner-less!  True laissez-fare, mind-meme-melting-melds, cross pollination like a bastard hippie lovechild of Pierre Teilhard deChardin and Richard Dawkins

So I sat, silent, pretentiously trying to come up with a wonderful topic ofdiscussion …  for fifteen minutes trying to think of something witty and eruditeto post and thereby impress you all … but, bugger it, I could only think about two things:

  1. I still miss Buffy.  
  2. Why is Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac one of those songs that once you thinkof it, it just loops over and over in your head …? Oh shit. I just thought ofit …

… and it’s 18:23 on a saturday, I’m a bit erudited-out by this time of theweek.

Please check out the link, and if youare so inclined,
set up your own online conversation …

… and let the global consciousness flow …

luv
pdr.xox

Oh well, I am sure my next post will be more enlightening …
you can read (and respond to!) my say-so post here:

luv,
pdr.xox

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nasty nana

found this mean bitch whilst surfin.
quite a funny trailer, albeit geeky.

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something for your handbag, monica …

say hello to shazza

this is something i whipped up for handbagmovie.com for our pages discussing stereotypes vs reality. i hope mon can see beyond the offensiveness of me making her ugly to the great political statement i was making … tee hee …

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! censored !

rob censored!

i received a rather nasty legal memo today, asking me to remove an image of a rather important vip posted to this site … more …

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buggered …

slideshow about me

shit.

been at it all weekend. but i am loving this.
my brain has become so geared for learning again, it’s a real thrill.

and the scope of this site is going to be huge.
stay tuned!

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show us wot youz’ve got

who is that?

even a hardened technophile like myself is still gobsmacked by the coolness of some technologies these days, and even more so when clever people take an idea and run with it … more …

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viddies, ditties, daddies, dates

woo-hoo! tuesday already. i love short weeks … some updates …

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workin’ (too) hard for (no) money

my itunes catalog

said i on completion of version 0.1 of impdr.com ...

“ man … that was way too much hard work! ”

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