Facebook apps are revealing their potential

Sorry about my absence over the weekend. I was here all along. In fact, I was here more than usual. It was one of the least busy weekends I’ve had in a while. But I somehow misplaced my blogging mojo and I was distracted by other things. Other things like my latest internet addiction, Scrabulous! […]

Why I hate The Proclaimers

Nothing against them personally, you understand. I’m sure they are perfectly nice gentlemen. But their music… oh my goodness. Despite being ostensibly a pretty average folk-pop band, The Proclaimers are, for some reason, held up as some kind of pseudo-Gods in Scotland. Living legends, if you will. I mean, if you were to do a […]

Queer-like spelling

Tonight is Burns Night — a fact that my dangerously nationalist self keeps on forgetting. I had forgotten once again until James Higham left this in a comment: Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o’ the Puddin-race! Aboon them a’ ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm: Weel are ye wordy of […]

Stupid Newspaper

I actually burst out laughing while I read this week’s edition of the Student newspaper. It contains a misfiring dig at the Students’ Association-funded rival publication, Hype. Last week, the EUSA controlled publication Hype printed an article which implied a link between the University’s Islamic Society and Palestinian terrorism, based on information on Wikipedia. The […]

Middle click

The Firefox 2 feature that seems to have got people most excited is the fact that each individual tab now has its own X button. But come on. Why did you even use the X button anyway. Did you not realise that middle clicking on a tab closes it? Infact, middle clicking is probably one […]

Makeshift semaphore makes me out of touch

Well, university is starting up again and today I had to go in to Edinburgh to see my Director of Studies. Essentially, I had to make the whole journey just so that he could basically click my name on his computer screen to confirm that I am indeed still me. Anyway, this meant that I […]

LOL mate!

I bought a diary today, and you know how diaries always have several dozen pages of “useful” (ie. useless) information. Well mine has two whole pages of text abbreviations. It claims that ‘LOL’ means ‘Lots of luck’. I’m not sure I can trust that sunrise and sunset chart any more.

Political correctness, formerly known as placenames changing

Still being a cheeky youngster, it often annoys me when people use old names of things that changed ages ago. You know the sort of thing I mean — people who still say West Germany instead of Germany and the European Cup instead of the Champions League. Loads of people still say Czechoslovakia, which particularly […]

Fox News discovers the flower bomb

This political teenager notes Fox News’ new policy of using the term ‘homicide bomber’ in place of ‘suicide bomber’. But surely the term ‘homicide bomber’ is a tautology, unlike ‘suicide bomber’. How many bombers out there are not intending to commit homicide? The term ‘suicide bomber’ actually adds more depth to the description, not that […]