Grilled Cheese God
Create your own miracle by making your face appear in a grilled cheese sandwich with this handy on-line tool. Next week potatoes shaped like your head. Or more likely your head is shaped like a potato. I've had a hard day at work. Can you tell?

Entry 1011, Monday, November 29th 2004, Filed In Stuff

In an unprecedently quick turn around from idea to delivery I've now completed the lazylaces RSS newsfeed after mentioning it less than a week ago. It turned out to be very quick and easy to code (ie. really simple syndication), and the only real changes I made to the 4 guys code was to convert it from VBScript to JScript. Let me know if there are any problems with it, but it all seemed to be working fine during my testing today.

Entry 1010, Sunday, November 28th 2004, Filed In Stuff

11 Somerset
With 11 of 13 installments currently available there are plenty of point'n'click investigations to be done over at 11 Somerset to keep you out of trouble on a Friday, well unless you get in trouble because you should be working rather than playing, of course. I warn you now that all I've had time for is to complete most of part XI (logically I started with the last one), but I'm sure some of you folks have completed the lot and written extensive walkthru guides by now so expect help, derision, and banter in the comments as usual [thanks to everyone who sent this in].

Entry 1009, Friday, November 26th 2004, Filed In Games

Tunak Tunak Tan
Especially for incog neato this Friday's musical link features the internet phenomenon that is tunak tunak tan. I'm not totally sure how I hadn't heard this before, it seems to have done the rounds, you were all too busy sending me more point and click game links weren't you? Anyway now I'm up to speed, as well as the real audio performance, I've found this surreal flash version, and a colourful flash version.

Entry 1008, Friday, November 26th 2004, Filed In Stuff

Jamez Bond (Again)
Sorry, I'm in a mood to reminisce, but this is the last of the repeats, and how can you not love jamez bond? You'll try to sing-a-long, even though it's nigh on impossible, and you'll still find yourself humming along to it a month from now. It's been 2 years since this first entered my life and I still revisit it at least every couple of months.

Entry 1007, Wednesday, November 24th 2004, Filed In Stuff

Hatt Baby
Well it's taken until post 1006, but we have ourselves the first lazylaces repeat, it's all well worth it though as this is one of my most favourite internet things ever (and that really is about the most accurate description for this you can hope for). Ladies and Gentlemen I ask you to be silent in a kind of hushed awe, and bow down before, the wonder that is hatt baby. An animation that transcends the earthly constraints of such questions as "what?", "why?", and "huh?".

Update: Damn it! This has reminded me of another classic that I have to see again (see above) - but this is the last of the repeats until just after post 2000 I promise.

Entry 1006, Wednesday, November 24th 2004, Filed In Stuff

A very samorost-esque (which is a very good thing) music video from the same design team - the only bad thing is you can't interact with it, even though you really want to. Please let there be a Samorost II soon, please [thanks LD].

Entry 1005, Tuesday, November 23rd 2004, Filed In Stuff

OK, I'm very late for Diwali, but what can I say? I've been kind of busy and it took me over a week to come down from the sugar rush induced by stuffing myself with Indian sweets. I can't pretend I grasp anything beyond the basic concept of Diwali, but that's still pretty good going for a white English guy, and I do know the sweets are fantastic, this e-card has a very cool firework lighting thing and gets huge bonus points for the most eclectic choice of languages I've seen (English, Hindi and Tamil, among others), and most importantly I wish all my Indian friends, and friends with Indian roots, well at this festive time. Happy Diwali.

Entry 1004, Tuesday, November 23rd 2004, Filed In Stuff

Juicy Panic
Bizarre techno tunes remixed by a reindeer and an evil cat on digital turntables and Apple Macs with psychedelic background animations. Quite possibly this on drugs, or maybe I am, I certainly felt like I should be after watching through this a couple of times. The really worrying thing is when you realise that it's catchy and it's lodged itself in your head. Well if I'm going to go slightly mad for the whole of Tuesday so can you. Enjoy. Wibble.

Entry 1003, Monday, November 22nd 2004, Filed In Stuff

Dutch Camp
Some groovy flash navigation.

Entry 1002, Monday, November 22nd 2004, Filed In Stuff

At some point soon I'm planning to add an RSS feed for the site (great idea Ryan) so this guide on how get ASP to produce an RSS feed should come in handy. Syndicate lazylaces soon.

Entry 1001, Monday, November 22nd 2004, Filed In Stuff

Phew! Well here it is, after over 2 years of lazylaces postings we finally arrive at post 1000.

The mini hiatus over the last couple of weeks has been down to me using every inch of my free time to get the site redesign finished in time for this post. I felt the site deserved a new set of clothes to mark the event, but I've added a style switcher in the right hand column for those of you that prefer the old blue colours. I still love them myself, but I was getting tired of looking at the same old thing all the time and fancied a change. The code redesign behind it means it will be easier for me to add extra alternative styles in the future as well.

There are a few other tweaks and changes, although lots of these are still on a 'to do' list that just seems to get longer no matter how many items I cross off. The photologs are slowly being changed over to use my own code, meaning I can ditch the clunky frames they used before, and the 'popular' links on the right are now generated dynamically from the number of recent comments, rather than being generated by hand when I can be bothered to check my referrals.

Up-coming changes include a font-size selector, improved site navigation, a site-map, content warnings for things like games that need shockwave, and an overhaul of the 'about' and 'links' pages. As always my free time is minimal so I don't when I am going to do all these things but I do have a week off work at the being of December so maybe this will get cleared up then.

I was going to make this a cheesy retrospective post with all my 'best bits' from the last two years, but the site redesign has spared you that, I'm still pleased to note though that some of my favourite posts go all the way the begining of the site, and post #1 is still one of my favourite things I've found online.

That's all for now. Thanks for everyone's support over the last 1000 posts, all the friends I've made on-line, all the folks who have e-mailed ideas, contacted me on AIM, or made one of the 4000+ comments. Here's to the next 1000.

Graeme aka Lazylaces

Entry 1000, Saturday, November 20th 2004, Filed In Diary

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