Sorry this is so late in posting (hiatus, blah, blah, blah...), but weren't you disorientated the other week when google (subtly) changed their stylesheet? The whole day didn't feel quite right for me. Anyway we weren't the only ones...

PS. Once I had a day or two to get used to it I realised I much prefer the new version. It seems much cleaner (surprising that this was possible!). I was very used to the old version though, and the unannounced change was a bit of a shock.

Entry 809, Tuesday, April 13th 2004, Filed In Stuff
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The "physics" of traffic jams. This is for all you car commuters, but especially for my ex who used to like to explain this at length everytime we were in remotely busy traffic on a motorway.

Entry 808, Tuesday, April 13th 2004, Filed In Stuff
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While I've been in the weird blog world of "hiatus" (sorry, mad working hours, blah, blah, blah...), several kind people have suggested links, linked to me, or caught my attention. This random post should encapsulate the lot before I splurge out the usual randomness that is tickling my fancy at the moment. Apologies for the erratic posting. Hopefully things will return to normal shortly. Anyway...

I'm very happy to re-sniff the manly smell of a pipe who's death last year, it turns out, was greatly exaggerated. Welcome back fella! Pop over for some spot-on humour, normally involving breasts (no bad thing).

Thanks to the very lovely ritilan for some inwards links. Your traffic is much appreciated, but not as much as your classy content. Kind of like this site but with a much cleaner stylesheet. *Nice*.

I've been reading, and very much enjoying, the gadget-esque outpourings of red ferret and engadget. Joining gizmodo and el reg in my gadget bookmark folder they have provided me with a mechanism of gleaning new gadget news virtually anytime I choose to browse around during the day. Total gadgety bliss. Thank you chaps.

The popster gifted me an Easter link, knowing what a big Homestar fan I am. While all the fans out there might be searching for sbmail easter eggs you can't beat the real thing. Ta Tom. While I'm on the subject I was disappointed to see the sale of the homestarrunner domain on April Fools day, but glad to see it all worked out in the end when The Cheat got new boots.

Several games links have landed in my lap recently and I'll be writing about these soon, along with a round-up of games links that have proved to be popular, for everyone visiting here searching for games like the Cimson Room. In the meantime though some other suggested links:

That's it for the round-up. Some big news (for me) left to post, but I'll save it for the first post of tomorrow (for reasons that will become self explanatory).

Entry 807, Tuesday, April 13th 2004, Filed In Diary
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Hot on the heels of finding the gadgetry loveliness of engadget the other day, I now have more daily gadget news to peruse with the red ferret. Oh, ambassador, with all these gadgets you are really spoiling us!

Meanwhile irl I've increased my gadgetry quotient by upgrading my moby to the Nokia 6610. Yes I'm playing Bounce 24/7 and Magnum PI is my (polyphonic) ringtone. *joy*.

Entry 806, Monday, April 5th 2004, Filed In Stuff
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SunnySite
While you're sitting around waiting for me to get enough time to post some new stuff why not convert your monitor into a facial tanning device, and catch some rays, with SunnySite? Works just as well on LCD monitors as it does on CRT! Isn't technology great? [Warning: larger screen resolutions may increase tanning speed. Dual monitors not advised].

Entry 805, Monday, April 5th 2004, Filed In Stuff
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Jobs are on offer at Google's planned moonbase openning in 2007 (hurrah! for April Fools Day).

Entry 804, Thursday, April 1st 2004, Filed In Stuff
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The exclamations of Robin all collected together in one useful reference. Holy Terminology, Batman!

Entry 803, Wednesday, March 31st 2004, Filed In Stuff
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Google in 36,795 bound volumes for those moments when powering up the computer to do a web search is too inconvenient :o)

Entry 802, Wednesday, March 31st 2004, Filed In Stuff
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404 Game
Don't be disappointed you didn't find the page you were looking for, play this addictive little game instead [at markfennell.com].

Entry 801, Tuesday, March 30th 2004, Filed In Games
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I can almost hear the sniggers at the beeb as they elect to post news stories on how funny the headline is, rather then how newsworthy the story. I did laugh though. Forty sheep mysteriously appear in a Scottish farm field - obviously it's a "ewe-dunnit mystery". Drum-roll, high-hat. I thank you [via google news].

Entry 800, Tuesday, March 30th 2004, Filed In Stuff
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I was looking for some faux comments to enter into a Intranet comments system I was working on the other day, when I remembered this Latin-a-likey prose an advertising firm I worked at many a moon ago used to use in the same sort of situation. A quick google later revealed the stuff I was looking for was Lorem Ipsum and it's the standard dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. What's more there's a handy random on-line ipsum generator.

So next time you need some random text, that doesn't really say anything, you know where to go. Alternatively you could just <Ctrl>C <Ctrl>V some of my blog posts.

Entry 799, Tuesday, March 30th 2004, Filed In Stuff
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It won't come as any surprise, at least if you are reading this in the UK, that IDS can make you sick. However in a happy coincidence (or is it?) of acronym-ing the ex-Conservative leader's initials are now the shortened version of the latest afflicition to hit the office worker - "Irritable Desk Syndrome".

To avoid IDS essentially do the exact opposite of my pigsty like desk, in my sauna-esque office: organise your desk to reduce stress levels and increase productivity, and prevent dehydration and overheating at work to promote higher energy levels. Also, of course, it's advisable to steer clear of Tory party conferences.

Entry 798, Tuesday, March 30th 2004, Filed In Stuff
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