July 2, 2006
[photos] On D’Israeli’s Flickr photostream: A Plug Cyberman.
March 29, 2006
[fun] Quiz: Programming Language Inventor or Serial Killer? — I got 7/10.
March 20, 2006
[game] The Falling Sand Game — a massively time wasting Java game – this wikipedia article describes how you can play it.
February 7, 2006
[wikipedia] Six degrees of Wikipedia — finds a path between two Wikipedia articles using links in the text.
January 16, 2006
[fun] The Ikea Game — great time-wasting game from Cal. ‘…given a list of IKEA product names, can you guess what the product is.’
January 9, 2006
[distraction] Poom! — another fun web browser based keepy-uppy game.
December 30, 2005
[games] Mornington Crescent on Wikipedia — contains spoilers for the game … ‘Item #101 of the 2005 University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt was for one player on each team to “participate in an email adaptation of the classic game Mornington Crescent”, using the CTA rail system. Participants were warned, “We shall follow the standard Thurgood-Hamilton conversion algorithm, but banning semi-lateral shunts.”‘ [via Metafilter]
December 21, 2005
[comics] Make Your Own Speech Bubble! — in the style of Diesel Sweeties … [via jzw]

speech bubble image

November 27, 2005
[distraction] The Scribbler — fun, web doodling toy (which has just reminded me to link to Doodleblog)
November 5, 2005
[flash] Flash Timeline Clock … [via
June 6, 2005
[puzzle] Sudoku Spreadsheet — Frustrated by Sudoku? Got Excel?
May 31, 2005
[puzzles] Sudoku Solver‘I have written this solver to show the extent of the possible logical solutions that derive from the numbers on the board.’
May 27, 2005
[games] Friday Afternoon Game: Snake Jump
May 26, 2005
[puzzle] Can you Digit? — more about Sudoku from the Guardian … ‘I now have the profound dissatisfaction of being obsessed with something I’m not very good at.’
May 19, 2005
[puzzle] How To Solve Sudoku‘A colleague at work sent me the puzzle and I sat down and worked out this way of solving it. Being slightly computer literate I decided to make a spreadsheet do all the hard work. I circulated the solution and someone suggested I publish the algorithm – I hope it helps.’ [via The Guardian’s Newsblog]
May 18, 2005
[web] How to keep an Idiot Busy … web remake of an old Windows program. [via]
October 20, 2004
[distraction] Just Letters — fun, multi-user fridge magnet letters …

February 2, 2004
[comics] NeilAlien’s Ask The Mysterious Orb — Ask the Orb a Yes/No Question and receive your answer … ‘Warning: The demons within the Mysterious Orb might shriek horribly.’
September 8, 2003
[distraction] Web Keepy-Uppy — keep the football in the air using your mouse. [via Bloggerheads]
August 19, 2003
[distraction] Find the Man’s Head in the Beans — and you’re a genius… ‘If you can find the Man’s Head within 1-3 mintues, your right brain is slow in reacting, you should eat more meat protein. If you can find the Man’s Head in 3 minutes or more, your right brain is a disaster… extremely slow in reacting, the only suggeestion is please watch cartoons to help normally develop your right brain.’ [via Beatniksalad]
June 22, 2003
[nsfw distraction] C*nt Trumps — play top trumps against the computer using annoying celebrities … Jeffrey Archer: ‘Rating: An Utter, Utter Cunt’ [Related: Celebrity C*nt Database]
June 17, 2003
[web] LinkMachineGo… in Bizarro-World!‘real love bond of union’ [via Black Ink]
January 31, 2003
[distraction] Snowball — throw snowballs and get sworn at. Not safe for work. [thanks John]
November 19, 2002
[distraction] Buffy Cult Trumps — Buffy Top Trumps from BBC Cult‘Ever wanted to find out what would happen if Buffy fought Giles? Or wondered if Xander or Oz is the cutest? Now you can find out with our fun card game. Pit yourself against the computer, and find out if you know your Buffy well enough to win.’ [via Bullets]
November 18, 2002
[xmas] Secret Santa is Back‘The idea of Secret Santa is very simple – you pull a name out of a hat and buy that person a present. Your name is in the hat as well, so someone buys you a present too! Everyone gets a present! Everyone’s happy!’
October 18, 2002
[distraction] Candy Train — similar to that classic old game Pipe Dream, rotate the tracks and keep the train moving. … [via Diminished Responsibility]
[issues] Word Association Test — my inner turmoil revealed … [via Dreadberry]

I have issues with…

October 15, 2002
[politics] R. Robot is Making Sense — automatically attack the liberal of your choice …

‘LinkMachineGo, what kind of a man are you? “Don’t hurt me,” says LinkMachineGo. Well, duh. LinkMachineGo, what kind of a man are you? It must be obvious to anyone who can think that the charges against the dirty bomber are true. When will LinkMachineGo come clean about the way he criticizes Ann Coulter? Instead of constructing arguments based on logic, the hot-tubbers assume that whatever they want to be true must be. “‘Department of Homeland Security?’ What the fuck is this, Brazil?” says LinkMachineGo. LinkMachineGo’s disgrace was obsessive and even dangerous. It was ad-hominem. It was ideological. But I understate.’

October 11, 2002
[web] NTK Not — a random NTK story generator from Blogjam‘An older boy mentions he’d do anything to see the ‘t*ts’ of the Daisy Duke character on the old TV show ‘The Dukes of Hazzard.’ But we’re not listed on the Lovebytes site at the moment – ‘cos we like to keep it underground, and don’t want to play that corporate game with the likes of Lego and Apple. – back again now. And good luck to ’em!’
September 19, 2002
[numbers] LinkMachineGo is Evil‘This number, when read backwards, gives 00438. This, written in octal, gives 666 – the number of the Beast. Enough said – QED.’ [via Dutchbint]
September 18, 2002
[another distraction] Mecha Breakout — the classic arcade game in your web browser.
August 24, 2002
[words] The Julie Burchill Random Recycler‘I must say there are few things that irritate me more than the car-crash that is her private life with no old-school network a drag queen made bitter by a real woman’s breasts.’ [via Sashinka]
August 7, 2002
[barcodes] Create Your Own Barcode … [via Boing Boing] Barcode

March 18, 2002
[massive distraction] Eight Days A Week — A totally addictive Beatles Fruit Machine… [from The Beatles Website]
February 12, 2002
[vd] Geekout E-Greetings — from Orbyn and‘We at know how painful the approach of Valentine’s Day must be for some of you out there. Let us ease your pain.’
February 10, 2002
[past] Let’s Blog like it’s 1983…

  • Film: Risky Business‘Joel, you wanna know something? Every now and then say, “What the fuck.” “What the fuck” gives you freedom. Freedom brings opportunity. Opportunity makes your future.’ [Related: Risky Business at IMDB]
  • Comic: Swamp Thing 21 — The Anatomy Lesson‘You see, throughout his miserable existance, the only thing that could have kept him sane was the hope that he might one day regain his humanity… the knowledge that under all that slime he was still Alec Holland. But if he’s read my notes he’ll know that just isn’t true. He isn’t Alec Holland. He never will be Alec Holland. He never was Alec Holland. He’s just a ghost. A ghost dressed in weeds.’
  • Book: Christine by Stephen King‘If being a kid is about learning how to live, then being a grown-up is about learning how to die.’
  • Game: Manic Miner by Matthew Smith‘Can YOU take the challenge and guide Willy through the underground caverns to the surface and riches. In order to move to the next chamber, you must collect all the flashing keys in the room while avoiding nasties like POISONOUS PANSIES and SPIDERS and SLIME and worst of all MANIC MINING ROBOTS. When you have all the keys, you can enter the portal which will now be flashing. The games ends when you have been ‘got’ or fallen heavily three times.’
  • News: Headlines on Ceefax for the evening of Monday 3rd October 1983 also Guardian Coverage from 1983 … Mrs Thatcher in 1983: ‘ She has a temperamental determination and some shrewd populist instincts and she has acquired that inner metal which comes from having visited the edge of disaster. But she owes as much to luck as to native skill and her success has been achieved in spite of her propensities to rash misjudgment, wilfulness, and narrowness of mind and vision. She is not short of fatal faults to bring her down.’

January 16, 2002
[distractions] Big Money — yet another incredibly addictive webgame … ‘Your Current Rank: PAUPER’ [via Charlie Chu]
January 12, 2002
[test] Which Male Kevin Smith Character are you? … [via]

You have a genius intellect and an awesome sense of humor. You can sarcastically put someone in their place without batting an eye. Your only problems seem to be that you have trouble acknowledging your true feelings and you may use your humor as a defense to hide what you are really feeling. But, your godliness overpowers any insignificant flaws you may have. Even if you tend to pass gas during very inconvenient moments.

“What kind of man are you anyways? I’m talking comics and you bring up chicks and romance.” — Brodie
January 3, 2002
[distraction] I Know Where Bruce Lee Lives! … Fantastic Flash “Kung-Fu Remixer”. [via Grammarporn]
December 10, 2001
Spider Jerusalem microhero[comics] First there were storTroopers… then blogTroopers… now comes various Micro Heroes and Villians. [via Neilalien] More:

December 4, 2001
[distraction] Addictive Car Game — Yet another frustrating and addictive game… [via Bifurcated Rivets]
December 1, 2001
[film] This is so me… [via Meg]

Christopher Lee -- a modern master of horror!

If I was a James Bond villain, I would be Francisco Scaramanga.

I enjoy good food, monopolising the world’s energy supplies, and sex before assassinating people.

I am played by Christopher Lee in The Man with the Golden Gun.

Who would you be? James Bond Villain Personality Test

November 23, 2001
[distractions] Check out:

November 12, 2001
[distraction] Swear-o-Tron — takes the strain out of verbal abuse … ‘…big dog’s cock…’ [via Pete’s Weblog]
September 19, 2001
[distractions] Slime Volleyball — Yet another irritatingly hard flash game … From the Slime Forum: ‘I took a handful of anti-histimines and a half a bottle of wine last night. I love the little tail the ball has when you’re stoned. Psycho slime is beautiful.’ [via Tajmahal]
September 17, 2001
[distraction] Turret ‘a’ Phone… another classic distraction. ‘shit wank toss minge fuck arse knob scrotes shit flange spunk flaps piss’
September 10, 2001
[distractions] This has been blogged around a bit but it’s a quiet day so enjoy… 3D Pong. Very addictive.
September 7, 2001
[books] Conducting Black Operations in the Corporate IT Theatre from O’Really … could come in useful … ‘Black Operations. Silent, undetected and above all untraceable acts of system administration which get the job done. Of course, if you’re fired or captured the secretary will disavow any knowledge that you ever had the root passwords. There’s a job to be done, work without backups, casualities are acceptable. Do what you know to be right.’ [Related: CopyLeft T-Shirt, link via Camworld]
September 6, 2001
[web] Dutchbint started the National Online Decency Compliance Standard page… baited it with search-engine referrals from her weblog and redirected a few choice words — cuntbusters being a particular favorite apparently — soon the appeals started to roll in‘I am a hardworking man who does not need permission from anyone on weather or not i can look at pretty women catfighting. Why don’t you idiots concentrate on the perverts trying to find kiddyporn? They are the ones who need help. Meanwhile leave people like me alone. Don’t try to take away my rights. If you guys tried loosening up a little bit you might have a little more fun. Maybe try to enjoy life a litte more. It should be guys like me watching guys like you. I’ll bet your the ones cheating on your wives.’
[distractions] Another classic time waster… On-Line Air Hockey. [via Pop Bitch]