Archive for the ‘Interwang’ Category

Twitter Campaign, Twitter Campaign

Monday, April 11th, 2011

I’ve always been a fan of quirky irono-poppists Spray, and their latest EP, We’re Nihilists, Not Stylists is no exception.  This popped up in the b3ta newsletter last week and I think it’s worth spreading the word;  made me smile at least.

One for people who like the idea of Drivvle, I’d say.

Spray – Twitter Campaign

The rest of the EP is well worth a listen and purchase too, if you’re into that sort of thing.

A thing that annoys me about Firefox 4

Monday, February 14th, 2011

I know that it’s tiny and insignificant, and I can see entirely why there isn’t room for the extra dot, but it’s still been driving me absolutely mental.  Perhaps I should write an add-on to fix it.

(Is it obvious that making sure things line up is my job?)

Cat Rock

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Those following my Twitter account (and if you’re not, why not, eh?) may have seen this already.  Pointed out by treblekicker the other day, it’s a one-note series of images depicting the above cat.  And a rock. Cat rock, you see?  (It costs $29.99)

Each one has a different slogan, all of which make exactly the expected amount of sense.  As a bonus, there’s occasionally a Spanish cat which pops up all moody and black, accompanied by (I am reliably assured) some bizarre Spanish.

I mean, what’s not to like?

Cat Rock on Tumblr

CSS3, now with more ukuleles

Friday, September 24th, 2010

I think that this man deserves a little love.  You don’t hear much about Opera these days, which is strange given it’s often the best mobile/console browsing experiences available – even on platforms like Maemo where it’s not officially supported.

They also employ engineers that own ukuleles, and love the web so much that they compose songs about the new features in CSS3.

Next week, a checkout attendant sings a song about conveyor belts, backed by the Latvian Male Voice Choir.

Under Destruction

Monday, October 26th, 2009


It’s hard to shed a tear for the demise of GeoCities, even though I should as it started my web design career.  It’s difficult to mourn that which is long-forgotten, though – it’d be like becoming upset about for my cat who died years ago.

ma_geo_1The truth is that I once had a GeoCities site, but all I recall about it was that the background was black, the URL was impossible to remember, the web FTP interface was unbelievably bad even for those days, and they had some Javascript that stuffed a shuddering GeoCities logo into the bottom-right corner.  I have no idea what it was actually about, and slipping peacefully away into history is the best thing for it.

The Archive Team are to be applauded for their efforts, though.  They’ve rescued all the under construction GIFs that they could possibly find and whacked them on one eye-bleeding page for posterity.  I haven’t seen so much irritating crap in one place since I was last in a Starbucks, so naturally I picked out a few of my faves and archived them here too, y’know, just in case…

MoMotorCity4109construct“More updates to come once I’m back from primary school”

AtAthensTroy1330underconstructodoecran“Who turned out the lights?”

CaCapitolHill1114Under_ConstructionNothing says class like a 3D rotating construction sign (with only one side)

SiSiliconValleyVista2013constructor-indexNothing says “we’re not quite sure what we’re archiving” like saving ancient Javadoc .gifs for posterityTokyoFuji7118constructsonic

Hey, quit ruining my childhood memories!


This is just a little bit like that Catchphrase episode.CaCapitolHillLobby9717construction

I seriously have absolutely no idea what is meant to be going on here.


Believe it or not, this was actually about as reliable as Mac OS 9 dialogs got in my experience.

CaCapeCanaveralGalaxy8999construction1 Achtung!  Awful designen!


Actually, I know a couple of people who could use this.