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I went to Barcelona..

.. and all I got were these lousy photos. And a news story about antivirus software, which was really the point of the exercise, but never let the truth get in the way of a bad pun. Anyhow, I went for a walk, got lost, took photos, somehow found my bearings again and made it […]

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Little Babies

I’m not sure whether this particular advertising is an example of context-targeting gone wrong (the article does use the phrase “since the very birth of our republic”) or a deliberate attempt to push pro-life stuff on an audience of heathens. Either way, it’s a particularly ham-fisted bit of design (Baby? Check. American flag? Check. Rancid […]

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Dear Tech Industry

Please make me one of the above machines, as illustrated using my best Microsoft Paint skills. You could call it the cardshredscanner. Thank you.

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Great moments in stock photography

“Internet ad spendings up, you say? I should probably put some clothes on and go to work” Actually, I feel the Guardian’s pain. Every so often over the last few years I’ve found myself digging through stock photo libraries looking for a photo of somebody using a notebook computer – often with the dreaded keyword […]

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Meanwhile, Postman Pat is at the DHSS

Flicking through TV channels aimlessly last night I came across one of those silent movie style caption cards, displaying only the words: “Potty the pirate has a date with an accountant from Hungary who is taking him to a burlesque night” That alone makes the license fee worthwhile. Programme info here, Potty the Pirate do […]

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Fusion in Oxfordshire

Spent yesterday at the Culham Science Centre, deep in the Oxfordshire countryside. I was there to play with viruses (details on workblog), but most of the research park is engaged in fascinatingly mindboggling nuclear fusion research like the Mega-Amp Spherical Tokamak, which I assume will one day take over the world. With this in mind, […]

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A short post about killing

Was more than a little surprised when I spotted this button on a blog today, so I went to have a look on the website. It promises that bloggers can “earn hundreds or thousands of dollars writing reviews”*, and encouragingly “disclosure that the review is sponsored is mandatory”. On the other hand, I’d be wary […]

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The web: great for unhelpful answers

The last time we saw her, our vet recommended giving Hunter and Ralph some chicken bones to chew on from time to time – a kind of meaty toothbrush, as it were. On Sunday we happened to have some spare chicken thighs, so we gave this a shot. Ralph growled, hissed, gnawed away and generally […]

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Anne Diamond: Evil Ghost

This article from the Daily Mail is pretty funny in itself, but the photo that accompanies it is a work of genius. It’s hard to work out quite what the Photoshop artist was aiming for, but it’s fair to say that they failed. Spectacularly. Either that, or Anne Diamond (who is she, anyhow?) is actually […]

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