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Entries made in April 2004

This page contains all of my entries posted during the month of April 2004.

Smart Telekinesis

Posted by Dave on April 25, 2004 at 02:48 AM | Comments (0)

So Zooley, who draws some seriously cool pictures ( 1, 2, 3 ) is complaining about why telekinetic superheroes use their powers so stupidly.

I think he's asking too much. Have you any idea how hard it is to visualise someone's internal organs? Let's face it, we don't really think about such things. I met my friend Paul today, and the fact that he had a spleen didn't cross my mind.

I'm far too tired to continue with this entry. I'll leave you with some really strange ad copy from Komplett:

Pentium 4 2.8 GHz: Faster than a weasel on rollerblades.

Yes, Cyclops J. Splendid; I will buy your product

Posted by Dave on April 23, 2004 at 11:00 PM | Comments (0)

I get a horrendous amount of spam to one of my accounts. Below is what happens when I leave it for three days:

318 spam messages sitting in my inbox

In work we have a dedicated mailserver for our Lightreel domain. Time for some Fetchmail and SpamAssassin action.

Piping hot lasagna

Posted by Dave on April 20, 2004 at 06:21 PM | Comments (2)

Just down the road from Paul's house is an over-priced grocery store called Mortons. It's the kind of place you imagine people are muttering behind your back "that fellow surely mustn't belong here, he can't be earning any more than twenty thousand a year!".

You do find some gems there though, like some a sweet-ass premium cereal selection and what I found today: a variety of microwaveable meals made in-store, that look surprisingly palatable.

It's loaded with garlic, so I'm sure any attractive women not put off by my three-day old beard will be repelled by my garlic-breath*; but I'm not going to let that get me down. This is the first store-bought microwaveable lasagna that tastes good.

Mmh, lasagnarific.

* First person to to say "or your personality" gets a brick in the nose.

Work in progress

Posted by Dave on April 16, 2004 at 02:54 PM | Comments (0)

I've just finished some work doing a rough comp for the new design. This new design incorporates the changes to the information architecture of the site, and it looks pretty sweet so far:

The new design

Sorry guys, I'm just a legend

Posted by Dave on April 15, 2004 at 01:39 AM | Comments (0)

In response to the claim that Santa isn't real:

I shot Santa with my 12-gauge. Motherfucker was trying to steal my pies.

I said: "Get yo hands off my pies, bitch".

Then he called me a ho, so I blasted his ass back to the north pole.

On finding out that a someone had made an online questionaire to find out what type of kiss you had:

You have a vomit kiss. Your partner is always trying to dodge the advances of your lips, because quite frankly your breath stinks of puke. Perhaps you should spice things up with some breath mints, or maybe just roll up into the corner and die?

And my personal favourite, how I expressed my legend status to the web audience:

I am a legend

Site update

Posted by Dave on April 14, 2004 at 01:36 AM | Comments (1)

I'm pretty busy at the moment with regards to paying clients. But here's something that should interest John Ryan at the least:

An in-progress overview of the site

Because of the way MovableType works, I'm looking at probably four seperate "blogs" to run this site the way I want. This is insane... there needs to be a better way of handling a site like this.

I'm going to have to do some magic to get this to work cohesively, but there's certainly some things that I'll be doing that will be of interest to those using MovableType.

Random links

Posted by Dave on April 13, 2004 at 02:22 AM | Comments (0)

It's really early in the morning, so with no real introduction here are some links.

The Spiderman 2 Trailer Rocks

Posted by Dave on April 10, 2004 at 12:21 AM | Comments (1)
Peter Parker checks out his fingers

If you haven't already seen it, I suggest you do. Go and watch the Spiderman 2 trailer now.

Hey, I'm a sucker for this stuff.

Site redesign

Posted by Dave on April 01, 2004 at 02:56 PM | Comments (0)
A teaser image. Keep quiet, Dunstan

I've decided to do some clean up on this site. There's far too much crap on the pages. I doubt there's many people who require a 13-link blogroll on every page of the site.

The work will primarily involve usability and IA "tweaking" and, eh, "doing".

I'll be adding in a couple of new site features. There's a teaser for one in this post. I'm keeping my mouth shut.

This town was made for web standards

Posted by Dave on April 01, 2004 at 02:49 PM | Comments (0)

Found around Rathmines:

A sign that reads CSS
A sign that reads DOM
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