Archive for December, 2005

Blogpimping #10

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

I don’t know how I came across this definition of blogpimping but I’ve added a second, *cough* correct definition which is currently in the approval queue.

A day or so later I noticed that Blue Witch had edited the Wikipedia Internet Slang entry for FOTCR: Feast Of The Cash Register and was inspired to add both independently reached versions of the term blogpimping.

I’ve done a little research and I think the first mention of the word (with an alternative definition) was in the coffee achiever’s definitive blogsaurus:

Blogpimping (-v.) To utilize popular keywords or news stories in order to artificially elevate incoming traffic to your site.

Nope, sorry, that’s not what I mean by blogpimping. Here’s the entry I’ve created for blogpiming on the Wikipedia page:

blogpimping The act of introducing one blogger to another via hyperlinks or to introduce a new blog to a wider audience. First known usage: chasing daisy, January 2004.

blogpimping (2) “To utilize popular keywords or news stories in order to artificially elevate incoming traffic to your site.” This alternative definition was first mentioned in the coffee achiever’s definitive blogsaurus, June 2003.


Point n click guru Graeme over at lazylaces is holding a logo competition. If I had design/photoshop skills I’d be in there like a shot. But I shall miss those old boots.

Fi has posted on the new photo meme. Everything is so clean and tidy! No way am I putting pictures of this hovel up on the internets. Next!

Christmas gift ideas, part 1

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Front cover of book Cancergiggles

Cass Brown over at cancergiggles has long been on many a blogroll but it’s difficult to recommend blogs to non bloggers because, well, you know how it goes: “So tell me again, what exactly is a blog?”

Enter Mountains are easy. All they need to know is that the book is full of Cass’ wonderful, inspirational humour – well go read what others have to say.

You’ve just got time to order in time for Christmas.

Go on, scoot!

Design trends in 2006

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

Design trends in 2006

Two articles so far: Andy Budd’s Web Design and Development Trends for 2006 and Cameron Moll’s Bold predictions for the savvy designer, 2006 edition.

No mention of behatted boxers then?

I’m as tired as a very tired thing

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

I’m sure I’ve linked to this in the dim and distant past but here it is again because it’s a hoot: Worst analogies ever written in a high school essay.

A couple to tempt you:

The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.
Gary F. Hevel, Silver Spring

Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze.
Chuck Smith, Woodbridge

Thanks to Baldrick for the title quote.

Brokeback Mountain

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

The straight dude’s guide to ‘Brokeback’ [via Jag at Flummel].

Looks like a great film. And the soundtrack is wonderful. When’s it coming to these shores then?

WP-Audioscrobbler plugin for last.fm

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

Thanks to Marc Hodges’ plugin wp-audioscrobbler [via Em], you should be able to see the last 5 tracks I’ve been listening to at last.fm. Well not yet. I’ve a few tweaks yet. Carry on as you were. Ahem.

Accessible Title Tag Separators

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

Fangs logo

Ever wondered how punctuation marks, separator characters and unicode characters such as bullets sound when spoken aloud in a screenreader such as Jaws?

Peter Krantz’s article The Sound of the Accessible Title Tag Separator sums it all up.

Nino Doll

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

Little girl holding a Nino doll

The Nino Doll Passport to Education Project was set up to help raise funds for children affected by last year’s Tsunami. Why not think about buying a Nino doll for a child in your family this Christmas?

[Via Gerry McGovern]

Pith about

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

Pith and Vinegar the blog hasn’t been updated since May but I came across a link to the About page from a post in 2003 and knew you’d enjoy it all over again. Besides, it gave me a very juvenile giggle to name the thumbnail above pithabout.jpg.


Saturday, December 10th, 2005

Sunshine is a new film from Danny Boyle and Alex Garland. And Gia is blogging from the set. Fascinating stuff.

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