Friday, 22 February 2008

How To Choose A Band Name, Album Title, And Cover Picture

1 - Go to
random wiki

The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to Random quotations:

random quote

The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album (you'll need to refresh the page).

3 - Go to flickr and click on "explore the last seven days"


Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Put it all together, that's your first album.


Band: Plantinga
Title of Album: Treated With Great Caution
Image Location of Album Cover: image location

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Little S***t

From the Dunstable Gazette comes this Frank Batt ode:

They changed the name of Shitlington
In Queen Victoria's day
To guard her sensitivities
If she rode by that way.

But changing terminology
Creates a name of mystery
And the altered etymology
Just mucks up all the history.

For the Anglo-Saxon origin
Was changed to 'Shillington'
Which kept the 'ling' diminutive
And the homestead word of 'ton'.

But now they should
bring back the name
To the one that truly fits
For the place that we
all know and love
As the home of little S**t.

Saturday, 2 February 2008

I knew a girl that was so stupid...

Doing the rounds is this Spam email: I thought it was quite funny, anyway...

I knew a girl that was so stupid that....... She called me to get my phone number.
She spent 20 minutes looking at the orange juice box because it said 'concentrate.'
She put lipstick on her forehead because She wanted to make up her mind.
She tried to put M&M's in alphabetical order.
She sent me a fax with a stamp on it.
She tried to drown a fish.
She thought a quarterback was a refund.
She got locked in a grocery store and starved to death.
She tripped over a cordless phone.
She took a ruler to bed to see how long she slept.
She asked for a price check at the Dollar Store.
She studied for a blood test.
She thought Meow Mix was a CD for cats.
When she heard that 90% of all crimes occur around the home, she moved.
When she missed the 44 bus, she took the 22 bus twice instead.
When she took you to the airport and saw a sign that said 'Airport Left' she turned around and went home


While installing stuff on my new PC, I discovered PicLens - an Add-On for Firefox. Love it. This has the WOW factor. Takes browsing images on sites like Google Image Search, and Flikr, to 3 dimensions. I feel bowled over by it. And whoever else I show it to is equally amazed. PicLens for Firefox.

Techno Blues

Finally got my new PC to understand how to collect my emails (It was my fault- In Outlook Express I'd put in the SpamPal port to go through, but I never thought to actually download and install SpamPal). Still struggling to figure out why the Windows ME machine won't go on-line, even though its recognising the router via Wi-Fi. Daughter got her XP PC to connect Wi-Fi last night via the router, but today it doesn't want to know. I feel very frustrated. You're kind of reading bits of "HELP" that lead you down blind alleys. When I finally get it sorted it will be more down to extremely good luck than following any specific instruction. I suppose that's what will count in the end: i.e., figuring our which specific instruction is the right one.