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Senator Thompson
February 28, 2007, 1:45 am
Filed under: jack thompson, law, meddling, thompson, uk, video games

Wouldn’t Jack Thompson’s time be better served trying to sort out real problems in his own back yard, you know, like real guns and real bullets in his own country, rather than trying to interfere in how another country distributes and rates video games?

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Fucking Tweenies Roadshow
February 24, 2007, 2:13 pm
Filed under: bbc, google, swearing, tweenies

A few months ago, I wrote an artcile about the BBC, and how I thought they were taking advantage of talented artists (photographers in thsi case) and using their content free of charge to promote their own goods and services. Well, I wrote it, then forgot about it.

The other day I was checking the stats for my blog, and I happened to notice that, 2 days on the trot, someone had found my blog by searching for “tweenies roadshow”. I didn’t remember writing anything about the Tweenies Roadshow, so I did a search to see why they would have chosen my blog to click on.

Imagine my suprise when I turned up as #2 in the list of results for that phrase, but before I got too much further down that line of thought, I saw the highlighted post above me …

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(Click to embigen) The conclusion is obvious, good Google page rankings can be acheived by swearing.



No More automatic del.icio.us posts
February 22, 2007, 1:44 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

They were good when I first added them, when the blog was little more than a place to hold our old cartoons, however I do actually add some proper content on here nowadays, and the del.icio.us posts just get in the way of it. They are still here, I moved them into the sidebar, and added my shared posts from Google Reader too.

I’ve also added the Explode widget to the sidebar as well, maybe I’m just using it wrong



Explode
February 22, 2007, 12:14 pm
Filed under: constructive, criticism, frustration, linkedin, myspace, social networking

I just signed up with yet another social network, except this one claims to connect all your friends, regardless of the network they’re on. Sounds good!

Trouble is, as far as I can see, it links them by having them also sign up for yet another social network, rather than linking all the existing ones, like the tagline kind of promised.

I was rather hoping it’d use API’s from places like Flickr & MySpace to gather all your friends in one place, but if it does, I can’t find it. At the moment it looks like nothing more than a place for people gather a big list of people to call “friends”, and if it’s anything like ComicSpace, I won’t have heard of any of them.



links for 2007-02-21
February 21, 2007, 11:24 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized


links for 2007-02-20
February 20, 2007, 11:24 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized


Cinema tickets.
February 18, 2007, 2:01 pm
Filed under: rant

Why do ciema’s charge a “booking fee” when you book online? Surely it’s cheaper for them if they don’t need to pay someone in a call center or employ someone at the ciname to take the call?