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Too Many Ideas - Archive for the ‘Life Stuff’ Category

Heston Blumenthal is the joke still on us?

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Back in the days before he rose to the heights of TV chef with his own show Heston Blumenthal had a column in the Guardian that featured his somewhat impractical for the home recipes.  I remember one required boiling lobster shells for 24 hours to make the sauce.  Which all led to conspiracy theories that […]

Nighttime Hailstorm

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

A photograph of the overnight torrential downpour and hailstorm with thunder and lightning from the bank holiday weekend just gone. You can see a few of the hailstones bouncing off the top of the street light as bright dashes flying away from it.

Too Many Ideas – 5 Today

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

It doesn’t feel like five years ago today that I started my Too Many Ideas blog after being persuade it was a good idea by Kim Knox on a writers night out at the Everyman.  To celebrate I could have baked a fruit cake or a chocolate cake but instead I had a look to […]

I was a Teenage Spam Bot

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Its funny how ideas can suddenly hit from out of nowhere. Well they feel like they come like flashes of lightning but really they must simmer around in the subconcious waiting for their moment. One hit me earlier – today seems to have been a day where I’ve picked up quite a few new followers […]

Comments Spammer 404s Again

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Inevitably this post about 404 errors and comment spam got spam comments that broken the pattern with multiple 404s generated for one comment from IPs around the world.  Nice to know that it stimulated someone to go to all that trouble.  Still the usual suspects still fit the pattern.  None of them got past the […]

Vue Search Sites Automated and Other Site Tweaks

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Back in October I did some fiddling with the Vue sites search engine that uses Google custom search to let you search the sites in my Vue links directory. Each time the list of sites changed I had to manually upload a file listing the sites to be included that was generated from the database […]

Comments Spammer 404s Revisited

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

I’ve been meaning to revisit my WordPress 404 Errors for Spam Comments but somehow it kept slipping through the cracks. I was at a bit of a loose end so I did a quick run through my spam comment log and my site’s error logs… There were 424 spam comments to my site in December […]

Happy 2011!

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Happy New Year!

Top Films of 2010

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Here are my personal top films of 2010… Since journalists are doing this why shouldn’t I 😉 Inception Monsters The Town RED – Retired Extremely Dangerous The A-Team The Expendables Solomon Kane The American Salt Clash of the Titans Biggest missed opportunity: Burke and Hare

Christmas Card 2010

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Best Wishes for the Season and the New Year

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