Category Archives: Pointless navel-gazing

Aethelread the Unwritten

This blog always has been unread. After today, it will also be unwritten…

Posted in About me, Pointless navel-gazing | Tagged | 11 Comments

The ultimate Pet Shop Boys quiz

Just a quick bit of throwaway fun, this. There might be some proper blogging in a bit, or there might not.* In the meantime, think of this as a small burst of coherent clicks in a sea of static – … Continue reading

Posted in About me, Pointless navel-gazing, Stuff I've listened to, Stuff I've read | Tagged | Comments Off on The ultimate Pet Shop Boys quiz

Aethelread’s Great Album Countdown: What, no Pulp?

Yes, that’s right – my series of posts counting down my favourite albums of all time has now entered the afterlife. You’d think that, having told you yesterday that my favourite album of all time was Suede’s Coming Up, today … Continue reading

Posted in About me, Aethelread's Great Album Countdown, Music, Pointless navel-gazing, Stuff I've listened to | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My improbably grandiose plans for 2012: Update

On the 1st of January this year, I unwisely posted a list of things I planned to achieve this year, stupidly creating a whole series of hostages to fortune. Since it’s now the 31st December (or, as I like to … Continue reading

Posted in About me, Pointless navel-gazing | Comments Off on My improbably grandiose plans for 2012: Update

“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” Discuss.

You’ll be aware of the old proverb regarding birds and bushes (you boy! stop sniggering at the back, there). The original meaning may have been subtly different, but these days it’s generally understood as a warning against gambling: that you … Continue reading

Posted in About me, General mental weirdness, Hearing voices, Pointless navel-gazing, Stuff I've read | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

More spammy goodness

Ok, so I’m essentially repeating myself here, but today’s bumper crop of spam threw up a couple of things that amused me, and I thought might amuse you, too.  Viz.:

Posted in Cheerful stuff, Pointless navel-gazing, Stuff I've read | Tagged | 1 Comment

Google thinks I’m really old

A few days ago, Kapitano revealed that Google’s demographic algorithm had him pegged as an 18-24 year old male who was interested in martial arts, shopping and painting.  He suggested that other people might like to find out what inaccurate … Continue reading

Posted in About me, Cheerful stuff, Pointless navel-gazing | Tagged | 8 Comments

Well, I admire the chutzpah…

This is a comment that got caught in my spam filter this morning:

Posted in Cheerful stuff, Pointless navel-gazing | 1 Comment

Fool me twice, shame on the person who said I got fooled in the 2nd place after the time I got fooled before…

So, if you’ll allow me to borrow the BBC’s phraseology for a moment, it has ‘emerged’ that the story about Internet Explorer users having lower IQs than the users of other browsers was (almost certainly) a hoax.  To be fair … Continue reading

Posted in About me, Pointless navel-gazing, Stuff I've read | 1 Comment

Best. Spam. Ever.

Like everything else on the internet, this blog attracts a lot of spam.  In fact, I’ve just checked and since it began in March 2008 I’ve had 22,642 spam comments.  For purposes of comparison, I’ve had 1,786 legitimate comments over … Continue reading

Posted in Cheerful stuff, Pointless navel-gazing, Stuff I've read | 4 Comments