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“Timewasters” Category

29 Jan 2013 15by7: A nice idea spoilt by reality
Super-chunky Twitter pixel art
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.
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.
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.
10 Nov 2011 Marathon Man
Some people can’t resist a challenge.
01 Aug 2011 July Link Dump
Handles, screenshots, 1984, wrestling and more.
30 Jun 2011 The Search Continues…
Find Your Geek 3.0
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.
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.
04 Mar 2011 February Link Dump
Lifeboats, icons, URLs, goo, war and more.
19 Jan 2011 New Year Link Dump
Comics, freebies, sounds, motivation, fonts and more.
22 Dec 2010 December Link Dump
Pronouns, monoliths, favicons, scrolling, fonts and more.
23 Sep 2010 September Link Dump
Topiary, games, cookies, comics and more.
07 Sep 2010 1K Chess Showdown
Dramatic stuff.
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.
30 Jun 2010 The IT Crowd Game
Roy, Moss and Jen need YOU!
29 Jun 2010 June Link Dump
Clickjacking, pensioners, movies, pedantry, blood and more.
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.
25 Feb 2010 February Link Dump
Rabbits, video, magazines, uploads, hopping and more.
28 Jan 2010 Late January Link Dump
Sci-fi, data, comics, robots, dinosaurs and more.
23 Dec 2009 Pre-Christmas Link Dump
Basketball, trains, cameras, URLs, drops, dolls and more.
16 Dec 2009 The Alien at the Bottom of the Garden
Interactive learning for Channel 4.
25 Nov 2009 Late November Link Dump
Comedy, ideas, autocomplete, wireframes, DeLoreans and more.
04 Nov 2009 Early November Link Dump
Killjoys, 3D, Drupal, SMS, toilet rolls and more.
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.
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.
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.
17 Apr 2009 Mid-April Link Dump
Business cards, polls, games, biorhythms and Skeletor.
09 Mar 2009 Mid-March Link Dump
Comics, URLs, screen readers, books and more.
23 Feb 2009 Games-Related Link Dump
Warning: may harm productivity
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 Dec 2008 Flash Games Link Dump
Seven timewasters.
28 Oct 2008 October Link Dump
Games, fonts, Subversion, slices and more.
02 Oct 2008 September Link Dump
Typography, spiders, interviews, filters and more.
01 Sep 2008 August Link Dump
SQL, mock-ups, music, cakes, propaganda and zombies.
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.
19 Jun 2008 Mid-June Link Dump
Movies, geolocation, T shirts, coffee and more.
20 May 2008 Mid-May Link Dump
3D, sessions, fonts, podcasts, ads and more.
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?
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.
17 Dec 2007 Pedants’ Corner
Spelling and grammar nitpicking.
05 Dec 2007 The Barwick-o-tron 3000™
How to select an England football manager.
28 Nov 2007 isthissitepointless.com
Short answers to simple questions.
12 Nov 2007 Mid-November Link Dump
Science, vectors, cows, animation, poultry, comics and more.
02 Nov 2007 LOLinator: i can haz websiet?
OH NOES!
22 Oct 2007 Top 10 Movies at the Internet Archive
BitTorrent not required.
21 Sep 2007 Mid-September Link Dump
Karma, fish, evil, dinosaurs, bugs and more.
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.
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.
02 Apr 2007 Ask Fools’ Day
The best spoofs are awkwardly close to the truth.
30 Mar 2007 March Link Dump
Lisa, fluid, stats, Python, brushes, Wii and time off.
28 Feb 2007 February Link Dump
Torquay, Robocop, idents, flowers and more.
31 Jan 2007 End-o’-January Link Dump
The new year produced a bumper crop.
28 Dec 2006 End-of-year Link Dump
Using up URLs marked “Best Before End: 2006”.
11 Dec 2006 “MINOTAUR SWINGS AT MATT --PARRIED!”
It was a tough job, but someone had to do it.
28 Nov 2006 November Link Dump
Chicks, nukes, prime numbers and more.
24 Nov 2006 Flash Dance
Anyone drawn Jennifer Beals yet?
11 Oct 2006 Mid-October Link Dump
Miscellaneous URLs that were lying around.
09 Oct 2006 They’re in my base killing my d00d
Not exactly quaking (sorry) in their boots.
05 Sep 2006 ‘Einsteinbrains’ Discovered
You really can find anything on YouTube.
07 Aug 2006 A-Week-Into-August Link Dump
A catchily-titled miscellany of web delights.
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.
21 Mar 2006 T Time
Summer wardrobe guide for geeks.
20 Mar 2006 Pranklets
Far nicer than clingfilm on toilet seats.
22 Feb 2006 February Link Dump
Bears, water, politics, web dev and fonts.
09 Feb 2006 Image Processing/Retouching Challenge
Is there ‘Retake Photo’ plugin for Photoshop?
31 Jan 2006 January Link Dump
IE, animals, T-shirts, dinosaurs, tooltips, driving, wrapping and a quiz.
24 Jan 2006 New Blood For Bloglines
Some additions to my daily reading.
13 Dec 2005 Processor Cycles
Another one of my crackpot invention ideas.
04 Dec 2005 “I need a blue bubble!”
The strangely compelling game Drifts.
11 Nov 2005 Mid-November Link Dump
Questions, lunacy, paranoia, goths, vectors, mafia and cooking.
21 Aug 2005 August Link Dump
A clear-out featuring toast, games and more.
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…
25 Apr 2005 Monty and the Captive Goats
Starting arguments with statistics.
20 Feb 2005 Physics Geekery
Destroy the Earth with rubber bands, spuds, and Britney.
23 Nov 2004 “What do you want?” “Information.”
“You won’t get it.” “By hook or by crook, we will.”
08 Nov 2004 Building Bridges
Civil engineering has never been so much fun.

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