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Blasphemy – WooHoo

Thursday, March 25th, 2004


Whichever way you look at it, it is art. It’d be fun though if it was actually a working urinal. Virgin got into shit for creating Rolling Stone Lips like urinals I can imaging if these were installed anywere.

Link here:

Cool Google Tool

Wednesday, March 24th, 2004

Douwe Osinga has created a tool that allows me to match keywords and my website. I can see what position my site is in google for certain keywords.

Google Pos is the tool and it rocks. You can also download the source code.

There are also more interesting projects on this site.

Less of a liar if you use email

Wednesday, March 24th, 2004

According to New Scientist and Many 2 Many people lie less via email than on the phone. Probably to do with the fact that email is logged and can be forwarded on. Also the study showed (I think) that people are generally more honest online. This can be true.

Laws of Instant Messenger

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004

Instant Messenger Handbook

Excerpt here:

The First Law of Instant Messenger: Instant Messenger is Not Real Communication.

What you write is rarely read the way you would have said it in person, especially when you’re trying to be funny. This brings up the second law of IM:

The Second Law of Instant Messenger: Instant Messenger is Not a Venue for Sarcasm.

Using sarcasm over IM is nearly impossible, because most people take written language literally and cannot see you roll your eyes or make some kind of face to indicate that you’re kidding. In the end, when you type “I really wish Jennifer Love Hewitt would make more CDs and movies” that’s exactly what the other person thinks you mean. Explaining your sense of humor over IM is like making crepes on the backyard grill — not worth the effort.

If you do make a joke and aren’t sure someone else got it, then send a little smiley face at ’em and drive home the point. It’s polite. Which brings up the third law of IM:

The Third Law of Instant Messenger: Emoticons Should Be Used Like Punctuation.

While somewhat girlish and lame, emoticons can be acceptable if used to punctuate thoughts, in the same way a sly wink is used in person. This is fine. You’re not lame if you do this sporadically. Remember, there’s a fine line between using the “embarrassed” smiley once in a while, and becoming a junior-high school girl who ends every sentence with one of those rainbow-double-happy-face exclamation-point things.

Ultimately, there are certain words that are such poor communicators over IM even emoticons can’t help them. And so, Law Four:

The Fourth Law of Instant Messenger: There’s Nothing “Fine” About the Word “Fine.”

Indeed, an especially problematic word is “fine,” which never, ever means that you’re fine with something, even if you’re actually fine with something. After years of hearing people utter “fine” in a clipped, short, “I’m so NOT FINE about this” way, it’s been permanently tainted with an opposite meaning. Instead use: “cool,” which is peppy and indicates that you are, in fact, fine.

Because of the miscommunication and myriad meanings words can take over IM, you must obey the cardinal rule of IM at all times. More than “don’t type in all caps,” more than “don’t speak in acronyms,” more than “cybersex is for losers,” more than anything else, you must remember the Fifth Law:

The Fifth Law of Instant Messenger: Never Fight Over Instant Messenger.

Don’t do it! Getting mad at your significant other via IM is not useful or smart. Having that long-desired sit-down about how your roommate is a total slob will backfire horribly. Telling your family you’ve failed at school because all you’ve done is add to your buddy list is a poor choice, since they’re gonna want to yell at you over the phone. All you’ve done is open Pandora’s Box of massive misunderstandings and major miscommunication, creating a special new kind of hell for yourself.

Never forget: The emotions and sentiments expressed over IM are not real. They only read that way.

The Stills – I recommend

Saturday, March 20th, 2004

This got recommended by some guy on and I was slightly sceptical but damn its good. I really like the singers voice. So go buy The Stills – Logic Will Break Your Heart

I’ll probably get sued by a record label for publishing song lyrics without permission in the future but fuck you, I’m advertising one of your bands.

The Stills – Lola Stars And Stripes Lyrics

we all need to feel secure
we’re so middle class
But i’m still waiting for next week’s chemical blast

don’t go feeling insecure, no feeling sad
with an M-16 you’ll feel the surge of your american past
but are you afraid?
you always said the world would never last
and lola i’m not afraid
if you star-wipe all your past away
and the sun burns one more day

lola, lola, will the world end me and you
lola, lola, no we’re never gonna make it through

can you take me back to that place where stars glow
comets swarm like fireflies outside your window

but are you afraid?
you always said this world would never last
and lola i’m not afraid
if you star-wipe all your past away
and the sun comes one more day

lola, lola, will the world end me and you
lola, lola, no we’re never gonna make it through
lola lola lola lola ooooooooooohhhh

and then I got asked

Friday, March 19th, 2004

And then I got asked what I was loyal to. Thats a good question too.

Library Lookup Tool

Friday, March 19th, 2004

A cool tool that lets you search your local library to see does it have in stock a book that was mentioned on a website. Searches by ISBN now I think.

where would you like to be in 5 years

Friday, March 19th, 2004

“where would you like to be in 5 years ? ”

I was asked this by txt Thu from this kid I respect. Its a good question and will promote a rant .

Begin Rant.

I would like to be in a different Ireland to the one we have today. I want to live in an Ireland where people don’t blink any eye whos hand you hold. I want an Ireland where I’m free to marry someone of the same sex or someone of the opposite sex.

I want to love in an Ireland free of corruption in every part of life. The Brown Envelopes and back-hander mentality is almost an accepted norm nowadays. People assume politicians are corrupt and do nothing about it. We need honest, decent politicians to show people there is such a thing and we should reward these people.

Rant almost over.

Not enough time and too much information

Wednesday, March 17th, 2004

Someone said I have too much time on my hands but in fairness even if I didn’t have to sleep I’d still not have enough time. Theres so much information out there that I’ll never be able to take in everything that I want to know about with my current physical structure. Maybe when they perfect that computer-neural interface then I can take in more.

Also a quality filter on the information thats out there would help a lot too.

Madonna – Dear Jessie

Pink elephants and lemonade, dear Jessie
Hear the laughter running through the love parade
Candy kisses and a sunny day, dear Jessie
See the roses raining on the love parade

People who don’t listen.

Tuesday, March 16th, 2004

There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they’re going to say.

List of the individual entries for this website.

New searches on the site:

2004.03.15 15:35:53 Search: query for ‘field’
2004.03.15 15:36:02 Search: query for ‘mick’
2004.03.15 15:36:34 Search: query for ‘dan’
2004.03.15 15:37:11 Search: query for ‘ucc’

Wonder who that is ?

Day 2 of staying off junk food again. I need diet coke and chocolate !