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December 31, 2007

The Big Fat Blog Entry Of The Year 2007

Follow-up to The Big Fat Blog Entry Of The Year 2006 from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

If I'm not careful, this will become a tradition...

Also apologies for typos and broken links; this is long and I'm lazy...


I offered half-price Free Nothing, Orange cut our broadband off, I ranted about "Coming up, after the break"... twice, and we got our broadband back.


I discovered <optgroup>, and I discovered the meaning of "passive aggressive".


I lamented at how recent Sonic games have been lousy, I discovered that "had had" is more widely accepted than just "had", and I dispelled a few myths.


The Internet properly came to the Wii, and I bought a power meter.


I celebrated Star Wars Day, I complained about Eurovision, the United States of America was visited by Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, I complained about call centres (bloody Indians, staying over there stealing our jobs)*, we didn't actually lose Eurovision, I saw Tony Robinson live** again, I had some questions about global warming, and was baffled by stupid eBayers.


Channel 4 appeared to be heartless bastards, I voiced my hatred of MySpace, I had a birthday (twenty...something. I loose track...), my eyes were irreparably damaged by the sight of the gaudy monstrosity that is the 2012 Olympic logo, Safari came to Windows and I was somewhat disappointed, the BBC had a stupid headline, I devised a fantastic new Spelling Alphabet, mollycoddling school kids wasn't being taken far enough, and Tony Blair was named peace envoy to the Middle East and I was desperately hoping it was a joke.


The Smoking Ban kicked in and is fantastic, the Toyota Prius hardly needs a driver, I pondered religion, and was concerned about household gas.


I couldn't understand why people were surprised by how clean toilets are, I was annoyed by "humanoid", and the Summer might have been the wettest since records began.


I was confused by politics, I customised my new mobile phone... twice, I compared browsers using a religion metaphor, and I didn't have enough money to buy the greatest keyboard ever devised by anyone anywhere ever.


I thought of a brilliant joke too late, it was announced that Sonic the Hedgehog will be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, I really wanted a secret underground lair, the BBC kept cancelling Top Gear broadcasts for tripe, and I found a great video.


Abbey are bastards when it comes to fines, my blog had another birthday, someone parked a Smart Car, I came across a truly inspiring quotation from Theodore Roosevelt, I made a little boat, I bought a new tripod, and the government lost a few people's personal details.


I discovered a dangerous virus is fortunately a hoax, I launched the Cheapskate Carbon Offset service, I had Christmas, and I blogged about the year.

So there we are. A surprising amount of content given I hardly seemed to blog this year...


* Satire.
** As in "he was there", not as in "the opposite of dead".

December 31, 2006

The Big Fat Blog Entry Of The Year 2006

Follow-up to The Big Fat Blog Entry Of The Year 2005 from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

Well, I did this last year, so decided to do it again…

Let me know if any of the links don’t work; I have checked, but there are a lot of them…

Also, I apologise for any bad typing in this entry but my cat’s getting in the wayjdfbsioo0xjsoisbbkfderdoji.

Anyway, on with the show:


I rang in the New Year, I failed to have a BBQ, I discovered people don’t know the value of Pi, I found out a lot of interesting facts about me, I spent too long on a mobile contract, my bike got a puncture so I tried to think of alternatives, some students’ passwords were leaked, and I changed to Vodafone and got an N70.


I was glad I was only doing a BSc, I rediscovered the joys of Edinburgh Castle Rock, I voiced my puzzling over the size of the new Minis, and I found out what Science is.


I finished my Project Report, I discovered IE7 was going to be great, I finally got all the hearts and the Queen of Spades, I bought a back-lit keyboard, I learned not to ignore credit card bills second hand, I offered Free Nothing to Warwick Bloggers, and I couldn’t resist a challenge.


I offered a J20 as a prize to a competition, I lost network connectivity, monopoly, and sleep, and I discovered that Derren Brown is a marvelous man and this was the best live performance I’d ever been to.


I found the tweezers for my little pen knife, I discovered who Voices the Balls, I found an image from ages ago of the old and new lottery logos, I complained about ‘txt spk’, and I praised the wondrousness of KFC.


I found a duff needle, I had a photo stolen by the BBC, I discovered that Fire Kills Children, and I Passed.


The BBC stole another of my photos, I officially became Unemployed, I couldn’t get my head around some Monopoly House Rules and was impressed by how many people know the same rules, I enjoyed seeing the Doctor kick Dalek and Cyberman arse, I graduated, I finally got round to buying a powerful enough UPS and discovered it is less-dense than graphite, I acknowledged St Swithin’s Day, I ranted about Never Mind the Full Stops, I never did find out what ‘Hackneyed’ meant, I decided to migrate North for the summer, I provided a breakdown of the Internet, I complained it should be ‘fewer’, I couldn’t fit the answer in Blogger, and I hated IQ tests.


I complained about Jury Service, I bought a second domain, I looked in the dictionary for proof, I started blogging amusing videos, I startled a fly, I pondered the practicalities of using the LOST numbers for the Lottery, I discovered Guide Horses, I was indifferent to Pluto’s demotion, and I set a personal voicemail greeting.


I started scheduling amusing videos, I compared Warwick Blogs and Blogger, I made a joke, I got a lot of comments, I found a fantastic image from MS Paint, I hated a second IQ test, I found the real Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, I was desperate for the loo, I failed to photograph lightning, I found how long I need to wait, I boggled at my cat’s spam, I had trouble with my new user name, and I realised why DHARMA don’t use Micro$oft.


I discovered <notextile>, I rolled on the floor laughing my arse off at a panda, I went to see Marcus Brigstocke, I invented the Topical Pizza (but possibly after someone else already had), I bought the greatest USB hub ever, I found my blog’s Google PageRank, I started a Campaign for Political Correctness, and I imposed a speed limit on my blog.


I discovered that it helps to check your sources, I failed to find a video of the best act at the Secret Policeman’s Ball but found him doing it at an earlier gig, I continued my Campaign for Political Correctness, I celebrated my blog’s second birthday, I posted the Rules for Comedy Shows, I revisited the moon landing, I found the fantastic Zelda Retrospective, I solved the mystery of why bad things happen to good people, I saw Watchdog balls-up sudoku, and I discovered that Big Brother was going to be with us until at least 2010.


I came across a good joke, an American woman lowered my opinion of her nation’s citizens, I traded-in my old consoles and games in preparation for the Wii, I finally bought a Wii after months of eager anticipation and I wasn’t disappointed (especially not with Twilight Princess), I wondered why they’d waited until after the launch if they were genuinely concerned, I managed to tear myself away from Twilight Princess to look at Red Steel and Raving Rabbids, I created my first eBay auction for several months, I created pretty pictures of my Wii Console Number, I posted the third installment of my Campaign for Political Correctness, I finally got a copy of Wii Play and a second Wiimote, Nintendo launched the Wii’s Forecast Channel, I discovered a new word, I gave my opinion of Wii Play, I found out what the next Harry Potter book will be called, I cracked a joke, I wished everyone a Merry Politically-Correct Christmas, I stopped scheduling amusing videos, I thoroughly enjoyed The Runaway Bride, I finally got around to boggling at Deal or No Deal, I created a Deal or No Deal Box Order Generator, and I bought some yogurts from the Co-Op.

January 15, 2006

This made me laugh

Writing about web page /hnryan/entry/moi/

Writing about an entry you don't have permission to view

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Richard Winskill!

  1. A thimbleful of Richard Winskill would weigh over 100 million tons.
  2. Peanuts and Richard Winskill are beans.
  3. Forty percent of the world's almonds and twenty percent of the world's peanuts are used in the manufacture of Richard Winskill!
  4. In his entire life, Richard Winskill will produce only a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey.
  5. If you drop Richard Winskill from the top of the Empire State Building, he will be falling fast enough to kill before reaching the ground!
  6. The original nineteenth-century Coca-Cola formula contained Richard Winskill.
  7. Richard Winskillicide is the killing of Richard Winskill.
  8. Richard Winskill can live for up to a week without a head.
  9. Devoid of his cells and proteins, Richard Winskill has the same chemical makeup as sea water.
  10. It is bad luck to walk under Richard Winskill.
I am interested in - do tell me about

January 13, 2006

Carbon Calculator

Writing about web page

I tried this a while ago, but encountered a problem. I decided to try again, but encountered the same problem (not suprising when you know the problem…)

The problem is that I can't actually do it; it won't let me.

More specifically, the problem is that the preliminary question do not apply to anywhere I live:

For my house off campus, the maximum selectable housemates is 8, whereas my house has 14.
For home, there's no option for the method of heating to be coal.

Not that I'm actually that bothered, it's just that I'm not one to shy away from a rampaging bandwagon…

December 27, 2005

The Big Fat Blog Entry Of The Year 2005

Writing about web page /mmannion/entry/review_of_2005/

Everyone else seems to do (or have done) this kind of thing, and I’m not one to shy away from a potential bandwagon, plus I had the idea for the title and it amused me. I’m sure I’m not the first one to think of it, though…


I probably had an exam or two… but I’m not sure. Actually, I don’t think I did; that was my first year. I was also told off by the then Union President for ‘promoting’ RON in a comment on my blog.


My term in office as WSC’s Chief Duty Manager ended. I finaly got some sleep…


Easter happened. I had chocolate. The clocks went forward, too. I started using Firefox, and the key for my bike lock snapped.


I managed to avoid April Fools Day, I finished building Djelibeybi, and I failed some exams (Quantum and two Maths, I think they were) and a driving test.


I won the election for WSC’s IT Officer, and I was disapointed by the Hitchhiker’s film.


I enjoyed The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse, and I had a birthday. My 20th, I think; I can never remember… What year it is? 2005. Yes, 20th. My second year of University also came to an end.


I spent the time at home not doing any University work, and enjoying every minute of it, I solved the problem of the Chicken and the Egg, I discoverd the most popular way to put toilet rolls on the holder, and finally passed my driving test.


I spent more time at home doing no work, I bought the box-set of Crime Traveller and Bugs, and found that people’s preference is for a PC.


I discovered that Firefox is better than IE, I proved the moon landing happened, and I got another puncture


I got another puncture, I immensely enjoyed Serenity, and I recieved a huge list of fines for the previous academic year.


I made a poster on Tunamis, I ranted about Bar Food, I went AllNight, I got a free lunch, I discovered how much my blog was worth, and I was annoyed by loud fireworks,


Christmas happened, I enjoyed The Christmas Invasion, and I wrote a blog entry summarising my year.

Quite a productive year, I think…

December 15, 2005

Mmm… Bandwagons…

Writing about web page /mmannion/entry/i_am_ace/

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

November 06, 2005

I'll start the bidding at…

Writing about web page /mmannion/entry/buy_me/

Apparently you can put a price on perfection:

How much is your blog worth?
My blog is worth $564.54.
How much is your blog worth?

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September 30, 2005

Leaping on bandwagons with gay abandon

Follow-up to Oo!...No…Lost it… from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

For you less cultured bloggers: that's as in "happy".

Anyway, I remembered what it is I was going to blog about:

Everyone seems to be doing this and I've never been one to ignore a runaway bandwagon, so:

"The randomness of tomorrow, today!" is the slogan/motto/thing of my website,

In answer to the next logical question, it's the slogan/motto/thing of my websie because it's a play on the, now cliched, advertising slogan format of "The something of tomorrow, today!" suggesting a futuristic product or a breakthrough in the field, and it's "randomness" because my website is fairly random.

September 08, 2005

Everyone else was doing it

In case you hadn't noticed, I've added a band to the corner of my blog.
What can I say, I'm a sucker for a bandwagon…

June 08, 2005

Watch out for that Bandwagon!

Writing about web page /hnryan/entry/okay_i_really/

Writing about an entry you don't have permission to view

I could do it, but I don't want to…

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