Right, I fully admit a BBC News story about proposed cheaper peak time rail fares into London Waterloo station has a limited audience (me, and at best 1% of you guys), but anything that reduces my commuting bill (over £220 pounds a month currently) is absolutely superb news worth shouting about for me. And look at this way, the less money I'm spending on travel, the more I have for my ever increasing web hosting bills for Lazylaces (don't even ask - it's getting depressing).

Entry 1481, Wednesday, November 9th 2005, Filed In Stuff

The Spider Cliff Mysteries
Not quite a game, but half interactive comic, The Spider Cliff Mysteries require some pointing and some clicking but aren't really point'n'click adventures, they make a nice diversion though. And if, like me, you've never seen them before, there's absolutely loads to catch up on [subbed by Aurora].

Entry 1479, Tuesday, November 8th 2005, Filed In Stuff

Black Cab USA
The London Black Cab is set to invade the streets of the USA. Hwah Hwah Hwah! First the cabs, then we'll send you London cabbies (an experience to behold - bless them), and before you it the whole of the States will be drinking tea and playing cricket [via Le Furet Rouge].

Entry 1478, Monday, November 7th 2005, Filed In Stuff

I've not really had a chance to use it in anger yet, but the Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar (Beta) looks kind of useful for web development - especially for people like me who do a lot of IE centric development for Intranets (I'm guessing you'd need FF and Opera developer toolbars as well to do this thing really seriously). Anyway, what does it offer:
  • Explore and modify the document object model (DOM) of a Web page.
  • Locate and select specific elements on a Web page through a variety of techniques.
  • Selectively disable Internet Explorer settings.
  • View HTML object class names, ID's, and details such as link paths, tab index values, and access keys.
  • Outline tables, table cells, images, or selected tags.
  • Validate HTML, CSS, WAI, and RSS Web feed links.
  • Display image dimensions, file sizes, path information, and alternate (ALT) text.
  • Immediately resize the browser window to a new resolution.
  • Selectively clear the browser cache and saved cookies. Choose from all objects or those associated with a given domain.
  • Choose direct links to W3C specification references, the Internet Explorer team weblog (blog), and other resources.
  • Display a fully featured design ruler to help accurately align objects on your pages.
Not too shabby really. This could possibly join the list of tools I use everyday. Nice.

Entry 1466, Wednesday, November 2nd 2005, Filed In Stuff

Lost Rhapsody
Total silliness is the result of Lost vrs. Bohemian Rhapsody and I'm loving it. Sing-a-long now [subbed by tafkam].

Entry 1456, Saturday, October 22nd 2005, Filed In Stuff

Transporter 2
Question my taste in films, I don't care, but I loved The Transporter, so I was thrilled to hear there was a Transporter 2 (out now in the US, still waiting here in the UK). For fans of fast saloon cars you'll notice it's an Audi this time rather than a Beamer, *drool*, in the starring role.

Entry 1453, Friday, October 21st 2005, Filed In Stuff

Tales Of The Scarecrow
I'm away from my home PC most of this week so I have to take the chance to post when and where I can. Today my work PC before I start for the day! I haven't got the atmosphere, here at my desk, for Tales Of The Scarecrow, really you need the lights down low and the sound up, but the amount of work I have to do today is pretty scarey. Anyway, this is one of the best flash animations I've seen in the lead up to Halloween. Enjoy, but don't have nightmares [subbed by peek].

Entry 1451, Wednesday, October 19th 2005, Filed In Stuff

Bottom Of A Bottle
A strange simulation of being in the bottom of a bottle... ah, you say, I'm there all the time, this is old news for me. But this is a bottle of water. Never been there, have you?

Entry 1446, Thursday, October 13th 2005, Filed In Stuff

Eye Of The Tiger
Here's the Eye Of The Tiger for you (if you haven't had it in your inbox already - it's doing the rounds) to show you how to train for that big boxing match you've got coming up [forwarded by the gorgeous tara].

Entry 1445, Wednesday, October 12th 2005, Filed In Stuff

The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit
Wallace and Gromit and cute little bunny rabbits in one film? Get me to a cinema to watch "The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit" this instant (well on Friday for the UK release, anyway).

Entry 1441, Monday, October 10th 2005, Filed In Stuff

Catch Me If you Can
One of the little bits of mental baggage I've been carrying around for a while is the opening title squence for "Catch Me If You Can". I quite liked the film, but I really loved that title sequence - I often play it to myself in my head when I'm daydreaming (everybody does this kind of thing, don't they?). The 50s/60s block-print graphics remind me of a (somewhat out of place) second hand American encyclopedia I had when I was a kid. The fact that it was a). American, and b). At least 10 years older than me, meant it had limited use as an encyclopedia for me as a teenager in 80s/90s Britain, but I loved all the block-print illustrations in it.

Anyway, I digress, what I was trying to say was that I was idlely googling around and found the full title sequence over at nexus productions, the guys who made the thing, and if you look around their site you'll see they've done a whole load of other cool stuff too.

Entry 1440, Monday, October 10th 2005, Filed In Stuff

She Blocked Me
A musical tale of the frustrations of carrying out a modern relationship over IM - "She Blocked Me". Personally I've never been blocked (I'm such a nice guy :o) ), but I have blocked others (long story) [subbed by Meg A].

Entry 1438, Sunday, October 9th 2005, Filed In Stuff

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