Some ideas for Twitter

Over the weekend, with all the excitement of F1, I decided to have a go at liveblogging the grand prix weekend. Liveblogging the normal way can be a cumbersome task. It involves constantly refreshing the edit page and is generally pretty clunky and (for something that’s meant to be ‘live’) slow. It dawned on me, […]


I just did a slightly scary thing and upgraded WordPress. I’ve had to upgrade a good few plugins at the same time, so I’m not 100% sure everything went okay. So if there’s something up please let me know in the comments or something! Thanks. Update: Well I’ve already found one pretty big problem. Tag […]


Just been playing with the new geotagging feature in Flickr. It’s good fun, but the poor quality of the maps really let it down. It’s impossible to accurately pinpoint where anything actually is, particularly since roads are most straight lines and railways often wander out into the sea. Place names are pretty bad aswell: Burntisland […]

Real Feeder

Remember my post about Feeder a couple of months ago? No? Anyway, I love I’ve just discovered that there is a tag called ‘real feeder‘. Unfortunately only three songs are tagged with it so far — but I think it’s a funny idea. I found this out through the software which I finally […]


There is an interesting post at about tagging (not to be confused with the tagging that you get with memes). Tagging already has a couple of well-known problems. One of the major ones is the confusion over whether you should use singular or plural. Flickr cleverly bypassed the other problem — words such as […]

Seven songs and non songs

I tried to bugger off yesterday, but you won’t leave me alone. For I’ve been tagged! List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they are any good, but they must be songs you are really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your […]

Why do taggers tag?

Us bloggers, eh? Why Do Taggers Tag? Recognition Low self-esteem Peer recognition For recognition; a distorted view of “fame” See it in the community and want to try it too Hilariously, this list applies equally to graffiti.

Clusters improve tagging

Tagging is great, but it has its problems for sure. One is the old plural versus singular dillema. I don’t have any set rules for which I use, which is a problem. The second is double meaning. ‘Jaguar‘ and ‘Bush‘ are two that I’ve read about today. Flickr — oh, they are so great — […]

I’ve been tinkering

As you might have noticed, I’ve been tinkering again. So I’m just posting my usual warning, and if you experience any problems (or simply if you have any feedback) please do tell me! Categories changed as promised. For instance, ‘LOL_MATE!!!!’ has changed into the rather more prim-and-proper ‘Humour’. I also have new categories like ‘Scotland’. […]