Sunday, August 21, 2005

Just when you thought I was dead...

Wow! Can you believe it! I've actually posted on my blog!!!!

Well to anyone who stumbled across this in cyberspace and doesn't know me in meatspace probably thought that I'd shuffled off to meet my maker. As you can see now with your own eyes, those rumours are not true. So I've got a couple of links I've gathered which I thought everyone might enjoy.

I Park Like An Idiot - You suck at parking! Let the world know it!
I'm not exactly sure about the point of this website (although that statement can be applied to most things on the web) but from what I can gather they are encouraging you to put stickers on cars which have parked badly. Then take a photo and send it to them. I stumbled on this link ages ago and the photos haven't changed to so it must not be very popular. The idea of whacking a big yellow sticker on that car which has just been beached on the footpath is still pretty funny.
Things My Girlfriend And I Have Argued About
Well I've just spent the last hour or so reading this webpage. It's gold. Pure gold. I suggest you actually follow the above link and have a read.
Ming The Merciless
I have to give the credit to teamRobin for finding this link. It seems to be random flash animations and/or images. Most are amusing. I quite enjoyed Mingdows myself. Go, click, enjoy.

Friday, May 13, 2005

It's a beautiful thing

I was chatting to a good friend of mine online the other day and was reminded of this poem. I like it very much so I've decided to share it with you, my adoring AydsBlog audience.

Morning Poem

I woke early one morning,
The earth lay cool and still
When suddenly a tiny bird
Perched on my window sill.

He sang a song so lovely
So carefree and so gay,
That slowly all my troubles
Began to slip away.

He sang of far off places
Of laughter and of fun,
It seemed his very trilling,
brought up the morning sun.

I stirred beneath the covers
Crept slowly out of bed,
Then gently shut the window
And crushed his fucking head.

I'm not a morning person.

Shamelessly ripped from this URL however that was just because it was pretty high up on my quick Google search.

You Know You're Addicted to Coding When...

Blogthings - You Know You're Addicted to Coding When...

Ok, so it's probably pretty lame that I'm posting a link to a site called "Blogthings" which specifically exists to host useless, but still somehow amusing little things designed to be blogged about.

Perhaps it's a reflection of some deficiency in the way I structure my life that gave me the time to read this, and more importantly post about it. Perhaps it's some indication of a social problem I'm facing which prevents me from having enough things to fill the day. Perhaps I'm just crapping on so this post will be of decent length.

Whichever way you look at it, I have enough of these qualities to be worried. Perhaps there's a patch? Some chewing gum? I can see it now "Codabate C# - Stop Coding Aid" and people walking around with embarassed looks on their faces saying "'s OK, I've really cut down. I'm only doing a bit of social scripting languages now...".

I suppose everyone has to have their addictions, and there are certainly worse one's out there. Perhaps I'll just be happy with mine...

Monday, April 25, 2005

Ahhh! Sweet internet - how pointless are thee?

I just happened to be Googling along and I found this little URL:

I'm not sure why it's there, and most aren't really that great (not that I've listened to them all, just a few) but it is an example of some of the wierd things which pop up on this great information super-highway.


Sunday, April 24, 2005

Delivering dynamic infomediaries

I reckon I should aggregate killer markets and unleash efficient web-readiness with some sort of new idea.

This idea would revolutionize integrated initiatives and assist the user to engineer 24/7 technologies.

It's obviously important to transition cross-platform web services so we can exploit distributed e-business. This would facilitate proactive platforms and allow us to syndicate value-added networks which will, in turn, drive efficient relationships.

This opportunity to exploit plug-and-play ROI has arisen because we can now reinvent synergistic architectures which will empower revolutionary technologies to envisioneer clicks-and-mortar content.

Indeed, there is much to do.

This post made possible by the Web Economy Bullshit Generator

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Email worse than the wacky-tabacky

Apparently email (and other forms of electronic communication such as IM and SMS) is worse for your attention span and concentration than cannabis, according to a study reported in this story on the Guardian

You know, I can't help but think that they might be on to something here. I mean, there's nothing worse than that new mail sound going "ping!" right in the middle of something. I'm the type of person who won't wait to see what it is, I'll just have to know what has just come in otherwise that's all I think about...

Who could have emailed me?
What do they want?
Will it be interesting?

...and so on and so forth.

Ok. So we open the email. Most of the time it's just someone at work who has emailed me. Most of the time it's just another job they'd like me to do. Most of the time I'd rather not have to do the job, but would rather just get on with what I'm doing now. So as you can see, answering an email is often a traumatic experience.

I'm not sure that there is any way around it though. Email is an important and critical part of everyday life these days. All those hundreds of thousands of messages zipping around the world are really very useful sometimes.

I just wish that there weren't people like one person I know who will send you an email and wander up to you 2 mins later to ask "Did you get my email?"

That sorta annoys me.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Been a while...

Gee... it's been a LONG time since I posted here. Life just got the better of me I think. I won't promise to post here more often - dont' want to let you all down - but I will make an effort to make some more regular appearances.

Well, one of the reasons for this post is to point you all to the blog of a good friend of mine: Yvette. Why? I hear you ask. Well, I'll tell you.

The reason it's SOO important that you head over there is that there is a post about - ME! So go on - enjoy!