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“Daftness” Category

21 Jan 2013 New Year Link Dump
A quick catch-up list.
27 Nov 2012 Catch-up Link Dump
Oodles of URLs from the past few months.
18 Apr 2012 Mid-April Link Dump
Reading, composing, freezing, browsing, fracking and more.
13 Mar 2012 Bumper Link Dump
A couple of months’ worth.
09 Jan 2012 New Year Link Dump
Restarting, reloading, plotting, puzzling, trolling, testing and more.
07 Dec 2011 Almost-End-Of-Year Link Dump
Smells, tweets, dots, spying, toys, dingbats and more.
07 Nov 2011 Autumn Link Dump
Support, terminals, GIFs, glitches, cosplay and more.
21 Jun 2011 Midsummer Link Dump
BBSs, geometry, edge, virality, pixels and lots more.
31 Mar 2011 March Link Dump
Climbing, linking, timing, debt collecting, scaling and placeholding.
11 Mar 2011 View Source (Code)
ASCII-based marketing is the future.
22 Nov 2010 Whiteboard Infographics
Large-scale doodling for geeks.
31 Oct 2010 October Link Dump
Stupidity, handbags, hover, flabbiness, eggs and more.
25 Aug 2010 August Link Dump
Moyles, tangles, triangles, Bieber, Halo and more.
30 Jul 2010 July Link Dump
Shirts, URLs, martial arts, cows and more.
29 Jun 2010 June Link Dump
Clickjacking, pensioners, movies, pedantry, blood and more.
24 Jun 2010 Automatic Content Filtering Is ****ing Difficult
Poor old Scunthorpe.
24 May 2010 The First Rule Of Tech Support
“Avoid doing it”?
13 May 2010 Been-Too-Busy-To-Blog Link Dump
Crap, colours, songs, Arnie, Jack and more.
07 Apr 2010 Early April Link Dump
Downloads, zombies, pub lunches, planes, envelopes and more.
15 Mar 2010 Mid-March Link Dump
Scurvy, Twitter, patents, fonts, email, muppets and more.
25 Feb 2010 February Link Dump
Rabbits, video, magazines, uploads, hopping and more.
22 Feb 2010 Door Usability FAIL
28 Jan 2010 Late January Link Dump
Sci-fi, data, comics, robots, dinosaurs and more.
20 Jan 2010 Point and Shoot
First-person shooter game controllers.
18 Jan 2010 Mid-January Link Dump
Prisoners, music, transparency, newspapers and more.
23 Dec 2009 Pre-Christmas Link Dump
Basketball, trains, cameras, URLs, drops, dolls and more.
25 Nov 2009 Late November Link Dump
Comedy, ideas, autocomplete, wireframes, DeLoreans and more.
16 Nov 2009 Warring Factions
Design by (squabbling) committee.
04 Nov 2009 Early November Link Dump
Killjoys, 3D, Drupal, SMS, toilet rolls and more.
22 Oct 2009 The Cynical Web Developer’s Manifesto
Three simple tenets.
21 Oct 2009 Mid-October Link Dump
Mags, TV, video, fonts, zombies and more.
11 Oct 2009 crApp Store
Some of these probably already exist.
07 Oct 2009 Eye-catching Rat Catching
Well, I assume it’s stuffed.
05 Oct 2009 Early October Link Dump
Trademarks, profanity, developers, canvas, malware, eels and more.
22 Sep 2009 September Link Dump
Demos, tech support, Welsh Jedi, IE6, dating and more.
24 Aug 2009 Janey Thomson’s Marathon Hits Huddersfield
Mash buttons on an arcade cabinet.
27 Jul 2009 July Link Dump
Flashmobs, cruft, Busey, illusions, kludges and more.
17 Jul 2009 Janey Thomson’s Marathon
Get your spare keyboard out.
26 Jun 2009 Captcha Invaders
Prove that you’re human and beat the robot scum
12 Jun 2009 The Rather Difficult Game
Try to tackle three tricky tasks together.
02 Jun 2009 Early June Link Dump
Movies, ads, spiders, accessibility, games and more.
23 Apr 2009 Acceptable Use Policy
Who needs an HR dept.?
17 Apr 2009 Mid-April Link Dump
Business cards, polls, games, biorhythms and Skeletor.
14 Apr 2009 Attack of the Domain Squatting Vampire
A cautionary tale.
09 Mar 2009 Mid-March Link Dump
Comics, URLs, screen readers, books and more.
01 Mar 2009 Compare the Marketing
“I love wail of mongoose as he zap on electric fence”
23 Feb 2009 Games-Related Link Dump
Warning: may harm productivity
26 Jan 2009 Late January Link Dump
Letters, titles, sins, layers and more.
12 Jan 2009 Setting An Example
Domains reserved for documentation.
08 Jan 2009 New Year Link Dump
Graves, writing, 404, cars, sounds, cuteness and more.
10 Dec 2008 The Perils of Hotlinking
Punishing bandwidth leeches.
02 Oct 2008 September Link Dump
Typography, spiders, interviews, filters and more.
09 Sep 2008 The End of the World (Wide Web)
Keeping an eye on the LHC.
01 Sep 2008 August Link Dump
SQL, mock-ups, music, cakes, propaganda and zombies.
14 Aug 2008 Bungled Brum
The perils of lazy keyword searching.
07 Aug 2008 Early-August Link Dump
Idiots, 3D, nonsense, gender, physics and more.
17 Jul 2008 Mid-July Link Dump
Patterns, Flash, comics, words, toilets and more.
23 Jun 2008 A Neologism
Not as good as ‘keming’.
19 Jun 2008 Mid-June Link Dump
Movies, geolocation, T shirts, coffee and more.
11 Jun 2008 B-Movie Backups
Predatory plants and online storage.
20 May 2008 Mid-May Link Dump
3D, sessions, fonts, podcasts, ads and more.
01 May 2008 Quizzical
Searching for meaning in daftness.
16 Apr 2008 Mid-April Link Dump
Eurovision, comics, JavaScript, cards and more.
25 Mar 2008 Late-March Link Dump
Replies, URLs, comments, security, sci-fi, SPF and caching.
10 Mar 2008 The Dark Art of LOLspeak
With great power comes great responsibility.
07 Mar 2008 Early-March Link Dump
Zombies, information, layouts, maps, pi and more.
01 Mar 2008 I Love Fan Mail
You just can’t please some people.
21 Feb 2008 stropS iiW
Try upside-down with eyes closed?
10 Feb 2008 Mid-February Link Dump
Bear, livestock, dog, pony, lemurs and more.
04 Feb 2008 Yet More LOLcat Nonsense, I’m Afraid
by Miffers Schrodinga
22 Jan 2008 One-Click Kittenisation
Probably patented by Amazon.
16 Jan 2008 Mid-January Link Dump
Printing, recording, squatting, fighting and more.
28 Dec 2007 Half Price for Halfwits
I cropped out the abacus.
14 Dec 2007 iPlayer Goes To Eleven
“Why don’t you make ten a little louder?”
05 Dec 2007 The Barwick-o-tron 3000™
How to select an England football manager.
03 Dec 2007 LOLcat Epidemiology
Which nations luv teh kittehs?
28 Nov 2007
Short answers to simple questions.
19 Nov 2007 World of LOLcraft
By popular demand.
12 Nov 2007 Mid-November Link Dump
Science, vectors, cows, animation, poultry, comics and more.
02 Nov 2007 LOLinator: i can haz websiet?
18 Oct 2007 Mid-October Link Dump
Animation, exploits, Morse, Ajax, SEO, games, amputation and beans.
21 Sep 2007 Mid-September Link Dump
Karma, fish, evil, dinosaurs, bugs and more.
19 Sep 2007 Smile, It’s Your Birthday
#:~{ (Klingon smiley?)
31 Aug 2007 The Tackiest Ad I’ve Seen In A While
I suppose it makes a change from punching monkeys.
18 Jul 2007 Mid-July Link Dump
Disaster recovery, games, PHP, video, messaging and domain names.
03 Jul 2007 June Link Dump
Russia, XSS, cartoons, movies, notes, colour and cards.
20 Jun 2007 The Language of Business
Eyes down for a full house…
02 Jun 2007 May Link Dump
Sickness, security, sound effects and more.
27 Apr 2007 April Link Dump
GIFs, colours, templates, demos, clients, CSS, frameworks and maths.
06 Apr 2007 Endangered GIFs
Digital artefacts from the 1990s.
02 Apr 2007 Ask Fools’ Day
The best spoofs are awkwardly close to the truth.
28 Feb 2007 February Link Dump
Torquay, Robocop, idents, flowers and more.
26 Feb 2007 Duck!
Aquatic avians invading OS X.
15 Feb 2007 Inelegance-Sensing-Man Isn’t Very Catchy
From hearing whines to just whining.
31 Jan 2007 End-o’-January Link Dump
The new year produced a bumper crop.
29 Jan 2007 ‘Get a Mac’, UK Style
Advertising localisation from Apple.
28 Jan 2007 $wall->addBrick($you);
Information overload.
16 Jan 2007 Mid-January Link Dump
A new miscellany for the new year.
11 Jan 2007 Checkout Geek-Out
A few links short of a blog entry?
22 Dec 2006 Christmas Wrap-up
Blah, humbug.
07 Nov 2006 Spyware? Yahoo!
31 Oct 2006 Top Ten Timewasting Techniques
How to avoid getting things done.
11 Oct 2006 Mid-October Link Dump
Miscellaneous URLs that were lying around.
03 Sep 2006 Pastify
Fact: HTTP stands for HyperText Transfer of Pasties.
13 Aug 2006 Pet Project
Ideas are cheap. This one’s free.
04 Jun 2006 May Link Dump
E-commerce, RSI, bogroll, generators, demons and scripts.
16 May 2006 The Duh/Wince Code
Maybe I’ve been doing too much Flash ActionScript recently.
01 May 2006 April Link Dump
Dinosaurs, email, stick figures, design, modelling, drums, video, text and clutter.
02 Apr 2006 March Link Dump
A month’s worth of bits’n’pieces.
20 Mar 2006 Pranklets
Far nicer than clingfilm on toilet seats.
17 Mar 2006 Bodging Trendy Vicar Resources for a Quick Win
Odd search engine traffic imminent.
31 Jan 2006 January Link Dump
IE, animals, T-shirts, dinosaurs, tooltips, driving, wrapping and a quiz.
19 Jan 2006 Dimwitted Denial of Service
They just didn’t think it through…
02 Jan 2006 New Year Link Dump
Clearing out miscellaneous bits’n’pieces.
13 Dec 2005 Processor Cycles
Another one of my crackpot invention ideas.
11 Nov 2005 Mid-November Link Dump
Questions, lunacy, paranoia, goths, vectors, mafia and cooking.
18 Oct 2005 Mid-October Link Dump
Quickly rustled up from miscellaneous leftovers.
15 Oct 2005 Splitting the Difference
Why you can’t beat working amongst geeks.
26 Sep 2005 Revving Rev
Unusual coffin transportation and gimmicky church signs.
21 Sep 2005 Playing with Hazardous Materials
Kids get cool toys nowadays.
16 Sep 2005 Advanced Catnapping
‘Hacking’ your sleep to try to get more out of the day.
14 Sep 2005 Copywriting That Deserves a Kicking
I’m sure there’s deep meaning in there somewhere.
11 Sep 2005 The One Dollar Weblog Page
Flogging ads and PageRank in gimmicky ways.
09 Sep 2005 iPod mono(lith)? A Space iPodyssey…?
27 Aug 2005 Inbox Oddities
Web sites are magnets for odd emails.
02 Aug 2005 Facing Danger
An anthropomorphic appliance.
19 Jul 2005 Daftest Ever Use of a Domain Name?
CNET should know better.
27 Jun 2005 FIGHT!
Debating the world’s conflicts.
16 Jun 2005 Tesco Value Weblog Entry
Don’t live off the cheap beans and bread for too long…
12 Jun 2005 Naming Names
A worrying URL, ‘creative’ baby name and oddly-titled theme park ride.
23 May 2005 Bloglines Plumber
Have you spotted this man on Watchdog?
21 May 2005 Daft Domain Up for Grabs
Groan-inducing available for free.
19 May 2005 Danger: Tree Surgeons at Work
Some nifty road sign recycling.
13 May 2005 OSXford English Dictionary
Some surprising omissions and puerile inclusions.
19 Apr 2005 The Lionel Richie Experience
“Throw away the work to be done / Let the music play on”
13 Apr 2005 Lorem Ipsum: The Next Generation
Spoof software indirectly impresses girlfriend.
09 Apr 2005 Now Where Did I Leave My Acoustic Coupler…
…I need to use an impractical flashy 3D interface.
04 Apr 2005 How to be Stabbed in the Face
A famous comment-rich weblog entry.
27 Mar 2005 Easter Eggs
Sorry, no chocolate. You know it’s bad for you.
16 Mar 2005 Not The ‘Blink’ Malcom Gladwell Had In Mind
Hotel haunted by CSS horror.
09 Mar 2005 iSmoke shuffle: Life is Low Tar
A rather non-sporty use for the sports case.
20 Feb 2005 Physics Geekery
Destroy the Earth with rubber bands, spuds, and Britney.

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