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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.
05 Jul 2012 iPhone Photography: olloclip & SloPro
A couple of mini-reviews.
21 May 2012 Mid-May Link Dump
Ns, sea-monkeys, photos, audio, scams, Rambo and more.
18 Apr 2012 Mid-April Link Dump
Reading, composing, freezing, browsing, fracking and more.
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.
25 Oct 2011 Wedding Photography Copyright Revisited
Attitudes are changing, but slowly.
01 Aug 2011 July Link Dump
Handles, screenshots, 1984, wrestling and more.
29 Jun 2011 Peter Pan, The Copyright That Wouldn’t Expire
Inspiration for others?
21 Jun 2011 Midsummer Link Dump
BBSs, geometry, edge, virality, pixels and lots more.
05 May 2011 Post-Easter Link Dump
Books, fonts, hosting, crypts, skulls and misery.
11 Mar 2011 View Source (Code)
ASCII-based marketing is the future.
04 Mar 2011 February Link Dump
Lifeboats, icons, URLs, goo, war and more.
10 Feb 2011 Cheap’n’Geeky Office Art
Not to everyone’s taste.
19 Jan 2011 New Year Link Dump
Comics, freebies, sounds, motivation, fonts and more.
06 Jan 2011 It’s Complicated
Tricky details when putting things online.
04 Jan 2011 Self-indulgent Review of 2010
The highs and lows.
22 Dec 2010 December Link Dump
Pronouns, monoliths, favicons, scrolling, fonts and more.
01 Dec 2010 November Link Dump
Murder, hashes, PSDs, quotes, awards, errors and more.
22 Nov 2010 Whiteboard Infographics
Large-scale doodling for geeks.
31 Oct 2010 October Link Dump
Stupidity, handbags, hover, flabbiness, eggs and more.
23 Sep 2010 September Link Dump
Topiary, games, cookies, comics and more.
03 Sep 2010 Inspired By: Old Time Radio
The importance of tone/mood/theme.
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 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.
31 Mar 2010 Who’s The Boss?
Laying down the ground rules.
15 Mar 2010 Mid-March Link Dump
Scurvy, Twitter, patents, fonts, email, muppets and more.
10 Mar 2010 HTML As Native File Format For Word Processing
I know I’d use it.
25 Feb 2010 February Link Dump
Rabbits, video, magazines, uploads, hopping and more.
22 Feb 2010 Door Usability FAIL
Not-so-automatic.
28 Jan 2010 Late January Link Dump
Sci-fi, data, comics, robots, dinosaurs and more.
18 Jan 2010 Mid-January Link Dump
Prisoners, music, transparency, newspapers and more.
14 Jan 2010 One Has Designed One’s Site
A book cover and web site combo.
23 Dec 2009 Pre-Christmas Link Dump
Basketball, trains, cameras, URLs, drops, dolls and more.
08 Dec 2009 My First (and Worst) Pitch
It still makes me wince.
25 Nov 2009 Late November Link Dump
Comedy, ideas, autocomplete, wireframes, DeLoreans and more.
24 Nov 2009 The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky
Not for the subtitle-phobic.
21 Oct 2009 Mid-October Link Dump
Mags, TV, video, fonts, zombies and more.
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.
02 Oct 2009 The “Hello World” Of The ’80s
As seen in all electrical shops.
27 Sep 2009 Perceiving Video Games
Making sense of gravity, physics and orientation.
22 Sep 2009 September Link Dump
Demos, tech support, Welsh Jedi, IE6, dating and more.
21 Sep 2009 Retro Reunited 2009
This was the real Great North Run!
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.
13 May 2009 Jack Cardiff’s Technicolor Shoes
A classic movie snippet.
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”
26 Jan 2009 Late January Link Dump
Letters, titles, sins, layers and more.
08 Jan 2009 New Year Link Dump
Graves, writing, 404, cars, sounds, cuteness and more.
02 Oct 2008 September Link Dump
Typography, spiders, interviews, filters and more.
19 Sep 2008 For Fax Sake
Print now, pay later.
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.
31 Jul 2008 Read Error
This disc will self-destruct in five seconds…
19 Jun 2008 Mid-June Link Dump
Movies, geolocation, T shirts, coffee and more.
11 May 2008 Wii Fit First Impressions
Yeah, it does make you feel silly.
16 Apr 2008 Mid-April Link Dump
Eurovision, comics, JavaScript, cards and more.
07 Mar 2008 Early-March Link Dump
Zombies, information, layouts, maps, pi and more.
21 Feb 2008 stropS iiW
Try upside-down with eyes closed?
19 Feb 2008 This Is Not A Blog
Bear with me.
10 Feb 2008 Mid-February Link Dump
Bear, livestock, dog, pony, lemurs and more.
28 Dec 2007 Half Price for Halfwits
I cropped out the abacus.
20 Dec 2007 Pre-Christmas Link Dump
Sega, favicons, crunch mode, idents and more.
12 Nov 2007 Mid-November Link Dump
Science, vectors, cows, animation, poultry, comics and more.
30 Aug 2007 August Link Dump
Video, newspapers, marketing, ideas, bubbles and more.
27 Aug 2007 The Cheque’s Not In The Post
A business milestone of sorts.
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…
15 Jun 2007 Miscellaneous Advice Link Dump
Just a few links about work and hiring.
02 Jun 2007 May Link Dump
Sickness, security, sound effects and more.
02 May 2007 Cardless
An eco-friendly/anti-social approach to business.
23 Apr 2007 Happy Birthday, Speccy
25 years of rubber keys and BEEP.
30 Mar 2007 March Link Dump
Lisa, fluid, stats, Python, brushes, Wii and time off.
28 Jan 2007 $wall->addBrick($you);
Information overload.
24 Jan 2007 Book Review: Building Scalable Web Sites
Sound advice from Flickr’s architect.
18 Jan 2007 Text Vote ‘Murderer’ To 84466
Nigel Kneale’s vision of the future.
11 Jan 2007 Checkout Geek-Out
A few links short of a blog entry?
22 Dec 2006 Christmas Wrap-up
Blah, humbug.
17 Dec 2006 Wee Wii Woos
Small console impresses.
11 Dec 2006 “MINOTAUR SWINGS AT MATT --PARRIED!”
It was a tough job, but someone had to do it.
16 Oct 2006 MiSpace
Could Apple already learn something from the Zune?
13 Oct 2006 Telephone Number Usability
Death to (0) !
11 Oct 2006 Mid-October Link Dump
Miscellaneous URLs that were lying around.
26 Sep 2006 Tooniversity
Learning about/with comics and cartoons.
20 Sep 2006 Designing Conservatively
The complete rebranding of a political party.
07 Sep 2006 “Every Little Rip-Off Helps”
Getting a sense of déjà vu in the supermarket.
28 Aug 2006 Getting My Nose Back to the Grindstone
This thing with the buttons and glowing screen looks familiar.
10 Aug 2006 Childish Games
Do geeky kids still get into programming?
01 Aug 2006 Geeking Out in the Gardens
Picnic-wielding web developers due to invade Leamington!
11 May 2006 The Malevolent DVD Awards
Movie highlights from the past year or so.
09 May 2006 Domesday Data
The tricky business of archiving information.
07 May 2006 Nice Game, Shame About The Name
Challenging my teenage self at obscure coin-ops.
02 May 2006 Work Less, Earn More
Being busy isn’t a good thing in itself.
02 Apr 2006 March Link Dump
A month’s worth of bits’n’pieces.
22 Mar 2006 The Sound of Wales
No, not a male voice choir or heavy rain.
17 Mar 2006 Bodging Trendy Vicar Resources for a Quick Win
Odd search engine traffic imminent.
19 Feb 2006 Lilac Leamington
A token web presence for the Midlands’ latest boutique.
31 Jan 2006 January Link Dump
IE, animals, T-shirts, dinosaurs, tooltips, driving, wrapping and a quiz.
11 Jan 2006 The Lion, The Witch and The Artwork
I’m sure any confusion is entirely unintentional…
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.
20 Oct 2005 Tarmac Typography
Watching paint solidify.
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.
01 Oct 2005 Gizmondo Proves Highly Profitable
Well, it’s certainly lucrative for a few people.
26 Sep 2005 Revving Rev
Unusual coffin transportation and gimmicky church signs.
25 Sep 2005 Spam in Space
Product launches with a difference.
23 Sep 2005 Hosting and Hurricanes
It’s easy to forget where your server is in the real world.
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.
21 Aug 2005 August Link Dump
A clear-out featuring toast, games and more.
08 Aug 2005 The Stanley Kubrick Archives
A lovely big glossy book for film geeks.
02 Aug 2005 Facing Danger
An anthropomorphic appliance.
27 Jun 2005 FIGHT!
Debating the world’s conflicts.
25 Jun 2005 Sagem PVR6240T Review
A cheap hard disk recorder for UK digital terrestrial broadcasts.
23 Jun 2005 Logo Link Dump
Clearing out my graphic design bookmarks.
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.
10 Jun 2005 Zap United
New Man U owners’ dodgy dot-com past.
29 May 2005 Where the Web Went Right
Ted Nelson v Tim Berners-Lee? The web wins by default.
19 May 2005 Danger: Tree Surgeons at Work
Some nifty road sign recycling.
19 Apr 2005 The Lionel Richie Experience
“Throw away the work to be done / Let the music play on”
28 Mar 2005 Time-Wasting Time
Changing clocks twice a year seems a bit odd.
22 Mar 2005 March Link Dump
A quick clear-out of this month’s notes.
19 Mar 2005 Minimalist Menus
Keeping interactive systems simple.
20 Feb 2005 Physics Geekery
Destroy the Earth with rubber bands, spuds, and Britney.
28 Jan 2005 Penguins, Transformers, Stickmen, and Frogs
Watching TV ads gives me déjà vu.
21 Jan 2005 The Man With 1¾ Brains
The barely-believable story of Einstein’s brain.
12 Jan 2005 iShopping
A people-watching visit to London’s Apple Store.
03 Jan 2005 Design and Branding in a Vacuum
Making cleaning and computing more interesting with good design.
01 Jan 2005 Information Freed
UK opens up public bodies; government Delete keys looking worn?
15 Dec 2004 Mapped Out
For some reason delivery firms still aren’t making full use of map data.
02 Dec 2004 Bryce 4 Free
3D landscape rendering package on magazine cover disc.
24 Nov 2004 Credit Password
A possible way to help prevent fraudulent credit in your name?
14 Nov 2004 Packaging Progress
Using metal, PVC and liquid to get the message across.

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