Snowcrash NetsurferFrom Sweden the Snowcrash Netsurfer is the ultimate in comfort for those prolonged web surfing sessions - Ikea this is not. The phrase in the blurb - "Pillows support the neck and lower back" - sounds particularly good and almost sells the product on it's own. One of these at work would be just great altough I'm thinking it'll wouldn't look nearly as good will my Dell racked up as it does with the Mac.

Entry 170, Wednesday, February 19th 2003, Filed In Stuff

StatosA very very tiring week this week - so much so that I fell asleep before I could post anything yesterday - I woke up at midnight with the TV blaring at me while I was slumped accross the sofa. I always find this kind of experience very dis-orientating - I was reasonably convinced it was morning and I had to go to work when I woke up. Very nice to find I had another 6 hours of sleep to go though.

Work news this week was I finally made it into the Lloyds buliding to see a client - although I must have stayed for all of half an hour as I was only there to take a system backup. The building is very impressive - the trading floor particularly so - I don't think I've ever seen so many people in one place being so busy. They have to be from what I hear - extended lunches and early home times all round. Allthough I suspect an element of jealousy from my source on this one.

Finally - this site - not only have Brinkster switched on my access to the raw IIS log files - they've also updated the logging options to include referrers when I asked - which means I can do all my own site stats now. It's a very sad fact but this make me very happy - I love all that webmastery stuff. I'm using Analog and QuickDNS to produce the reports as per my original notes from ages ago when I did this commercially.

Entry 169, Wednesday, February 19th 2003, Filed In Diary

Lonely SocksWhere do all those socks that get lost in the wash go to? Well all the lonely ones that get left behind are posted at lonely socks. Are you a single sock that ran away from home after a particularly bad tumble drying experience - then find your lost sole (pun intended) mate here. It's sites like this that shore up my assertion that you can find EVERYTHING on the internet.

Entry 168, Wednesday, February 19th 2003, Filed In Stuff

Just a very quick post today - it's the dictionary of one letter words.

Entry 167, Monday, February 17th 2003, Filed In Stuff

ZookeeperVery addictive flash game from the Japanese Shockwave site. As far as I can make out you need to create rows of 3 or more animals to remove them from the board - the more you remove in one go - or manage to remove by cascade - the more points you get. At the start of ech level it tells you the number of each kind of animal you have to remove. Move the items on the board by clicking on adjacent items you want to swap - and watch out for the flashing bonus sqaures.

Entry 166, Sunday, February 16th 2003, Filed In Games
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Ask Honest JohnI used to ask Jeeves quite a lot as I think it's quite a nice way to search but eventually I'd always return to the old favourite. Now there's a new kid on the block - ask honest John. He always comes up with a pukka answer to your question - well normally his own questions but you can can't have everything. All of the answers seem to be entertaining but of no use what so ever.

Entry 165, Sunday, February 16th 2003, Filed In Stuff

A mish-mash of findings diaried today as my 'staying in and saving some money' policy means I have very little else to talk about. I literally do need to get out more.

According to the 'How British are you?' test I took last night I am 100% British - which is very reassuring to know as while I might have had fish and chips for dinner on Thursday I haven't had a single cup of tea this week. Anyway here are those results in full:

Jolly good, wot! Anyone for tennis? That'll be ten ponies, guv. You're the epitome of everything that is english. Yey :) Hoist that Union Jack!

How British are you?
this quiz was made by alanna

I received a newsletter from Blackwells books yesterday which included a list of previously censored books - I'd link to this directly but their session ID thingumy makes this pointless as you'll only get redirected to their homepage. Of 27 previously banned books I had read 3 - which is quite a poor hit rate on my part really. Of these 3 I loved Animal Farm and 1984 - 1984 in particular is one of the most captivating stories I have ever read - but The Catcher in the Rye was a very dull read. I think I must have massively missed the point of the book as it has such a buzz around it, but all it inspired me to do was read it as quickly as possible and find something else to read.

Thanks to behindthename I - Graeme Walton - am feeling particularly like a gravelly homestead near a steam today. The origin of names can be truely bizarre.

Currently going slightly retro with my listening thanks to the 90's mixes by DJ Sandstorm. Some fond memories for me hidden amongst these mixes - mainly of nights out during my university years.

Finally - I have been browsing through my account details with my web host this morning and have discovered I can get to my web logs if I request access. One request and some analysis coming right up. I can also customise my 404 page now as well which I'll be getting down to this week I hope.

Entry 164, Saturday, February 15th 2003, Filed In Diary

Remember - avoid the meadow. Bovine antics in the Matrix Cow video [5Mb]. BTW if anyone knows how I can capture an image from a film using Winamp or Windows Media Player I'd love to be enlightened.

Update: The original URL this post refered to no longer works but I've repointed it waycooljnr who have a zipped copy. If you can't get hold of matrix cow drop me a line (address at the bottom of the page) and I'll mail you a copy. If I can sort out the bandwidth I might even host a copy for download.

Another Update: This clip is actually from the film Kung Pow if you're interested in seeing more. I haven't seen it myself but I'd be interested in a review from anyone that has.

Entry 163, Saturday, February 15th 2003, Filed In Stuff

Nasal Hair Plucker*Ouch* - on-line interactive flash nasal hair plucker - I kid you not. Strangely addictive despite how much it might make your eyes water. Hosted at nobodyhere which is worth a look in it's own right. [Discovered via grayblog.]

Entry 162, Saturday, February 15th 2003, Filed In Stuff

The weapons you are looking for are currently unavailable. The country might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your weapons inspectors mandate. [Found via Bloing.]

Entry 161, Saturday, February 15th 2003, Filed In Stuff

Atari 800I remember with great fondness playing Pole Position on my dad's Atari 800 when I was a young lad. Everyone else might have had a Sinclair Spectrum or Commadore 64 but I really loved that Atari. More great retro computer ads can be found at [Link found at opticalpoptitude.]

Entry 160, Friday, February 14th 2003, Filed In Stuff

Homemade Super HeroIf I were a super hero this would be me :o) I had great fun coming up with this using the Hero Machine. I'm particularly proud of the flowing moustache and blue pants - the big guns are just for effect - I'm sooo super-hero-ly I don't really need them. My special super power is facial hair growth and by day I masquerade as a web developer. [Linkage from zFilter]

Entry 159, Friday, February 14th 2003, Filed In Stuff

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