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Imported From Epistula MLP

That which is seen

20 of your unusual words
I want to work these into everyday conversation

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Imported From Epistula Personal

Prank

(Note to self: People can’t read articles if you don’t get around to posting them)

So, O’Reilly is selling screen-estate and pagerank and Phil thinks this is Bad, because they are a Global Megacorperation And Should Be Making Money From Books Not Pagerank, Damnit.

Shelley, who also is also selling Screen Estate for PageRank is looking for a way to monetize the high regard her writing and output is held in so that she can pay the bills. High regard is not, you’ll note, something that banks take.

Me? I’m not held in high regard by the blogosphere, in general. Most of those who know of this little outpost do so because of the ESF debarcle, and the amount of respect and high regard that gains me is barely worth three lack of oranges. (Repect is measured in lack of oranges. If you have not enough lack of oranges, people don’t respect you enough not to assassinate you).

In fact, one of the few things on a global level that respects and admires all the fine work I do for the Internet is GoogleBot. GoogleBot loves me, even if nobody else does. GoogleBot loves me so much that within a week of working for my current employers – who are a web development agency with the same name as a number of other web development agencies around the world – I was third match for a search of their name. Much to their irritation. When Broken Sword 3 was released, a thousand gamers complained that it was broken and needed a patch. Number one match for ‘Broken Sword 3 Patch’? Me.

Likewise “Frowny Light bulb” and a host of others.

And this is cool. Admittedly, I’d prefer to be famous for, say, web development, writing, voice work, not liking Marmite; but the fact that I’m apparently an authority on something is, you know, cool.

And so, I feel a sense of duty to deserve this ranking. Not because Google owe me anything (Though my first AdSense cheque arrived almost exactly a year after I started running Google ads on anything over three months old), but because the web as a whole works best when all the people are working for, rather than against the technology.

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Humour Imported From Epistula

Quotated

(Moved to holistic while I work out how to serve the special characters as UTF-8 properly).

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Imported From Epistula MLP

That which is seen

It would seem that I was wrong about big business
The four stages of Climate Change (nee. Global Warming) denial

The (Yes Minister) Four stages of governmental crisis management
Spot the difference

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2005 Imported From Epistula MotW

Talk like a pirate day

So, I’m sat here at work, and it’s Talk Like Pirate Day. So I’m going to do what I did last time I mentioned it.

The Pirate Training Day sketch

Which is _my_ MP3, despite the fact that someone called “Steve” posted it to Boing Boing last month. Which I didn’t notice, because I don’t read it.

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DIY Argument
The New Highway Code
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Imported From Epistula Personal

An Update

I’m still here, somewhere. The last year has been something of a write-off, productivity-wise (outside work, at any rate), but I’m working on stage two of Getting My Life In Order.

Lack of updates are mostly because whingy stuff isn’t interesting, and I’m spending much of my non-working/commuting/sleeping time playing City of Heroes, and writing about that could also be considered dull, unless you really want me to pin you down and tell you all about my characters

Currently my plan is:

  • Get out of the overdraft,
  • Learn to drive/Move to Bedford (Once I’ve done one of those I’ll reevaluate the other)
  • Get back into the hurly-burly of actually running a weblog and participating in the (erknggh) ‘Blogosphere’.
  • Write things.
  • ???
  • Profit.

    In the meantime I’m turning off the daily Del.icio.us links, because it’s anti-content. If you still want them, I’d recommend Subscribing to the feed

    Regular readers, should I have any left at this point, will no doubt be suprised that I’ve gone though several redesigns since I last posted anything of subsence. It’s a nervous reaction, or something. Like this

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Imported From Epistula MLP

That which is seen

CARLTON DRAUGHT BIG AD
It’s a big ad

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Sgt Peppers Paradise
Four parts Beatles to two parts Guns & Roses

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Current Affairs Imported From Epistula media

Guardian Post

The new shape Guardian has launched, and I’m actually impressed. It looks cool, it’s well designed, and while they’ve dropped a couple of things I liked (Doonesbury and Pass Notes, both from G2), they seem to be replacing them with Good Stuff.

To celebrate the new edition, The PDF edition of the paper at Digital Guardian is free until the 26th, so you can see what it looks like, though that doesn’t help show how much easier the thing is to read on the bus…