Journal archive: July, 2002


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Adobe Photoshop

I finally slapped down the cash for an upgrade to Photoshop 7.


There’s a great picture of Jessica up at The Mirror Project . It was taken about 39,000 feet above Arizona,

Warchalking TV

I missed seeing this on the telly but the BBC ran a feature on the warchalkers.

More geeky fun with RSS

I’ve been like a kid with a new toy ever since I downloaded NetNewsWire Lite.


I got a nice email from Richard Rutter who has a great blog called Clagnut.

Behind the Typeface: Cooper Black

Here’s a real labour of love. Informative and funny, it’s a look at the history of one typeface: Cooper Black.

NetNewsWire Lite

If you’re using OS X on a Mac, you should check out this great new application from Ranchero.

Band photos

There’s a local "what’s on?" type magazine here in Brighton called The Source. The next issue of The Source is going to run a feature with a passing mention of my band. Fame at last!

iSmell a lawsuit

Compare and contrast.


Time for a quick round-up of some of the books I’ve been reading.

One for the Webmonkeys

Geek that I am, I thought it was the funniest thing ever when I saw this sticker on a black drainpipe.

Digital Star Wars

I’ve been doing some qualatitive analysis this week. Here are the results of my self-sacrificing work (honestly, the things I do for you)…

Ellen Feiss

"One more thing", said Steve Jobs as he wound down his keynote speech at the Mac Expo in New York. "Apple are pleased to announce the start of their new online service called ‘Am I Stoned Or Not?’".

Apple - iMac

Apple have announced a 17" flat panel iMac. I want one.

Family fumes after being booted from plane

A man was kicked off an America West flight from Phoenix because he enquired as to whether the pilots were sober.

US planning to recruit one in 24 Americans as citizen spies

When I first read this article, I thought it was satire.

The sounds of Summer

The trip to Somerset went pretty well.

Goin' up the country

I’m off to Somerset.

Errorwear: embrace your computer problems

This is very geeky but I love these T-shirts by Errorwear.

Miscellanous Jokes

From a page of 145 jokes translated from Russian, I found my new favourite at number 58:

Product placement

Jessica and I went to see Minority Report today.

Road Signs for Vagabond Computer Users

Yay for Ben Hammersley!


I went out on Monday night to see Calexico play.

Jeffrey Zeldman Presents: The Daily Report

Once again, Jeffrey Zeldman takes the words right out of my mouth:


Tom Coates has put together a site detailing the next logical step up from Warchalking.

Irrespective and regardless

Earlier today, sitting in the kitchen, talking with Jessica, I heard myself use the word "irregardless" in conversation.

Bar room fall and the pork chop shoes

The first sentence of this news story is just plain weird.

QDB: Top 50 Quotes

Here are some of the funniest quotes from IM chats.

The Internet Debacle - An Alternative View

Here’s a great article, written by Janis Ian of all people, on what a huge mistake record companies are making in their approach to MP3s.

View my profiles

As I was filling out my details at yet another site today, I began to wonder how many different profiles there are of me out there.

Blood art sucks and bloodsucker art

It’s a bad day for questionable art:


I’m back and I’m tired.

Goodbye, Arizona

My time here in the desert is coming to an end. It’s time for me to head back to beach life.