Just a quick one

WebCipher is a new (free!) html/css editor for Windows from Steve McTainsh. Still in beta but definitely worth a look.

HiveLive is a new way to share information via the internet. Signup by invitation only for the minute but you can apply for an invite or I’ve 20 invites to give away (leave a comment).

HiveLive is great for families, friends, clubs, associations, small workgroups, researchers, collectors, small businesses, bands, studios, non-profits, and more.

I’ve only had a very quick peek so far but love the clean interface and the community feel. And as with any good small startup, the development team are very involved and keen to hear feedback.

Question of the day: Why doesn’t Google invest anything in Blogger? [via Gordon]. More irritatingly, why does it not allow non-Blogspot commenters to save their information (name, email, url) instead of being forced to select “Other” and have to type them in each time (or select with Firefox’s auto remember thingy).

And finally : things you don’t want mama to know about

Or anyone else for that matter. The clues:

Plush girlfriends for boys too BIG for teddy bears.

Once you go plush you’ll never go back.


Why hug your pillow at night when you can ‘hug’ one of these?

That should ring enough alarm bells for the more sensitive amongst you that Teddy Babes is Not Safe For Work, especially since you might choke on your cappucino on discovering that a plushmate will cost the discerning man an unbelievable $740.

I feel especially ikky looking at “Akiko”, not only does she not remotely resemble any Asian I’ve ever met (“exotic temptress” or otherwise) but I’ve a colleague of the same name and I can’t decide whether to email her the link or not. Nah, maybe not.

Oh and ladies, fear not: Teddy Babes are not forgetting us:

Q: Will there be a male Teddy Babe love doll?

Possibly. This, again, depends on initial consumer response; but a male Teddy Babe has already been designed and is pending development.

Time to start saving the pennies then, eh?

9 Responses to “Just a quick one”

  1. Knock Knock Mary
    July 22nd, 2006 17:52

    Agree wholeheartedly on the Blogger thing. I miss some of the features on my old blog and you have named one of them. As for the Teddy Hunk possibility, I’ve always been attracted to men who are like Teddy Bears – cuddly.

  2. leah
    July 22nd, 2006 17:59


    The Teddy-Babes look a little bit like porn muppets…must go wash I feel dirty.

  3. Karan
    July 22nd, 2006 22:00

    So…I went to HiveLive and asked for an invite and got one. Now I’m a hive of one and I’m going to make it my goal to stay a hive of one…let’s see how long that lasts. Thanks for the link.

  4. Croila
    July 23rd, 2006 11:23

    Oooh, I would *love* a HiveLive invite! Sounds like it’d be good for work :-)

    I too agree about the Blogger commenting thing. It’s DEAD annoying!

  5. Nancy
    July 23rd, 2006 13:18

    I loved your final link there, with the piggy bank.

  6. mad musings of me
    July 24th, 2006 14:03

    25 Lines…

    A while ago I presented you with 25 lines selected at random from tracks residing on my computer, omitting non-verbal, non-English and songs where the first line is or acts as first line. Just to tidy up: 1. You can……

  7. harriet
    July 24th, 2006 14:03

    I’d love an invite to hive – if you still have any spares, does look like it might be a good thing for work

  8. daisy
    July 24th, 2006 16:01

    Mary, I’m with you on the cuddly men bit. Bearded teddy bears. Yes sirree!

    Leah, I wish you hadn’t mentioned the Muppets. I kept trying to work out who the blonde one reminded me of. Poor Miss Piggy. Reduced to this.

    Karan, I’ll keep an eye out for you.

    Croila, sent yesterday; Harriet, have emailed to ask you which email address and name you’d prefer to use.

  9. Adrian
    July 25th, 2006 18:09

    Yeah I know what you mean. I talked about this a while back.

    All the big noise post google buying blogger seems to have died.

    Sad really. I’m still quite fond of blogger.

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