A while back, exactly six months back in fact, I wrote a How-to guide covering del.icio.us. At the time, a redesign and rebrand to just Delicious had been in the pipeline for ages – it was overdue at the time and had conspicuously failed to appear since. Until now – I just bookmarked something to [...]
Monthly Archive for July, 2008
I don’t know. In my day there were only two stupid things to do with a balloon: Let go of an inflated one at a family party so it blew a salivatory* raspberry, or untie a helium one and pretend to be a chipmonk. It turns out there are at least two more stupid things [...]
Noun: When performed by a sub editor, the act of shattering a writer’s fragile ego by presuming to change A. Word. Ever. (See Coren G. v Owen, Amanda and Ben – 2008) Usage: I can’t stand it, I know you planned it I’m gonna set it straight, this Watergate I can’t stand rocking when I’m [...]
Now look, I’ve been turning a blind eye to this but enough is enough. Copywriters everywhere, please pay attention. Iconic means relating to, or having the characteristics of an icon. An icon is something ‘that stands for its object by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it’. I think one can, perhaps, describe the [...]
Click here to go straight to step-by-step instructions. Anyone who’s used Word will know that, by default, it replaces bog-standard straight quotes (and here I’d demonstrate what they look like, but our theme will change them to curved ones) with curved ones. It also changes hyphens (-) to en dashes (–). No big deal, you’d [...]
So here’s me always dribbling on about everyone else’s shit copy, and I’ve just spotted this on our 404 page. Anyone know how to edit WordPress themes?
Everything’s been feeling just a little joyless of late. Tamsin has even been moved to ask if this is the Summer of Doom. Bugger me, I’m not arguing. I think I might have inspired the question. So, when AntonyM sent this link to Giles Coren’s latest tirade I could almost have kissed him. If you [...]
There were many factors involved in the epic Wimbledon final last weekend, but I hadn’t counted on the influence of the schedulers at the BBC. Many scheduled programmes, including the news, were shifted to BBC Two as the sporting drama unfolded, eventually resulting in Nadal’s win at 2130 BST.
Kestrel rescue at Downing Street! Cute, but not quite what I was expecting. Where’s the rescue then?