16 Feb 2012, 6:15pm
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Twitter – Pri.me.uk lite?

I know, I know, life/work overtook me and this site fell into disrepair but 10 years and over 10,000 posts was a lot to keep running.

I know people still hit the site all the time and I still get emails asking when we will return sooo… I’m thinking of doing a lite version of the site possibly based around twitter – anyone interested can follow me on Twitter and if I get a few followers then I’ll start posting some links on there – you know what to expect…

7 Sep 2011, 4:03pm
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It’s Been A While…

If anyone is still watching this blog then I must apologise for the sudden lack of posts a few weeks/months ago.

Contrary to popular opinion I’m not dead despite all of the emails asking me if I am (how was I supposed to answer those if I were dead?)

The boring answer is a mixture of Jury Service, being transferred to a new company (5 times in 10 years now!), holiday (Anglesey, thanks for asking – it was surprisingly brilliant), the site being f**ked up by my hosting company,  illness (root canal work), lots and lots of work which left me too exhausted to think about posting things and no time to research posts and to be honest a complete lack of incentive – I’ve been doing this site for over 10 year now and have made over 10,000 posts.  I’ve loved doing this site and really appreciate the help I’ve had from our posters (Carloz, Al, Doug et al) and from our readers (particular thanks to ted, Imran, Kim Kinslow, Channon, Our kid and Dan P for their regular suggestions – I read and love them all but I’m awful about replying to mails!).

I’m not quite sure what to do now – I don’t want to stop and I don’t have the time at the moment to do much on it myself.  I’m open to suggestions and would consider opening up the posting abilities to anyone who fancies posting themselves  but in the meantime I’m taking a break after 10 long years of posting the best of the internet for your delectation.  If any of you remember what the internet was like 10 years ago you’ll know how hard it was to find good content!  Thank you for reading this far – we might be back, who knows….

20 Apr 2011, 1:52pm
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The Urbex Holy Grail Mail Rail

I’ve read the stories, I’ve seen the plans and I’ve heard the rumours but I’ve never seen any modern photos of the Urban Explorers Holy Grail – London’s secret underground 23 mile long Royal Mail train system which ran from 1928 to 2003. As far as I know no -one had managed to crack it and get in for a full exploration…
Until now – sit back and enjoy The Post Office Railway (Mail Rail).

20 Apr 2011, 1:29pm
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Marco On The Bass

Really loving the ska, 2tone, reggae, soul and rocksteady blog Marco On The Bass. I’ve just spent a very pleasurable 2 hours randomly going through bits of it, reading his very well written and researched articles and watching the supporting youtube videos. I don’t honestly find that many new blogs of interest these days (maybe I’m just a bit jaded) but this one was right up my street. Even if it’s not your kind of music it’s still a very good read indeed. Kudos Marco.

20 Apr 2011, 11:21am
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Emergency and Disaster Information Service

I don’t think it’s too morbid to say that I find it fascinating to check out the Emergency and Disaster Information Service interactive map regularly. As long as none of the events affect me that is. It is a really good tool to see what is happening in the world from outbreaks of meningitis to flash floods or building collapsing. Very thought-provoking indeed.

7 Apr 2011, 10:36pm
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Just Look at Those F’in Boots

I was sent this video of Mexican Pointy Boots with the heading I used above – pretty much sums up this weird South American hipster fashion trend.
cheers Kim

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEiMA3QtYWc

4 Apr 2011, 2:05pm
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Shark Poop!

Have a gif of a shark pooping – I’m having that sort of day.

3 Apr 2011, 10:17pm
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Simple Guide to Photography

A Redditor named geft has put together this rather brilliant simple guide to photography.

1 Apr 2011, 1:50pm
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The Problem with Jeggings

More and more I’m seeing girls wearing those appalling ‘jeggings’ these days. They always remind me of the Problem with Jeggings sketch.

1 Apr 2011, 12:11pm
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Maneggs

Maneggs is a webcomic I’ve been meaning to post for a while – it’s got the bizarro quality of the Perry Bible Fellowship.

1 Apr 2011, 12:02pm
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LoofLirpa

It’s that time of the year again and ThinkGeek have their usual selection of spoof products including Angry Birds green Pork Scratchings, an edible iPhone case and a Minecraft USB Desktop Nether Portal. The game is to spot which prank products will actually end up being made much like the previous Canned Unicorn Meat and Tauntaun sleeping bag.

31 Mar 2011, 10:59pm
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Radio Girl – Underground Melody

What a lovely piece of inspired insanity. Like a live version of one of those quasi-psychedelic 1930′s cartoons.

31 Mar 2011, 2:44pm
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Futurama theorem

Futurama has been responsible for many head scratching moments but I’d not realised that it had also created it’s very own Futurama theorem – a mathematical, philosophical and meta-physical theorem. Great News Everybody!

26 Mar 2011, 10:16pm
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Bad-Ass

Tony Benn – professional bad-ass mofo.

23 Mar 2011, 12:02pm
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Kitten Block

Kitten Block is my new favourite Firefox add-on – it replaces any links from either sh1trag The Daily Mail or the Daily Express with images of kittens or cups of tea – my day is already 50% calmer.

23 Mar 2011, 12:00pm
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How to Write a Manifesto

How to write a manifesto. Nailed it!

23 Mar 2011, 11:23am
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Star Wars PSAs

Some very funny Star Wars PSA posters.

22 Mar 2011, 3:17pm
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Growing The Beard or Jumping the Shark?

I’ve long been aware of the phenomenon of ‘Jumping the Shark‘ (an event that neatly demonstrates the exact point that a tv show runs out of ideas) but I hadn’t heard of the opposite to it which apparently is known as Growing The Beard – when tv shows get better. Named for Star Trek TNG’s Commander Riker facial follicle follies.

20 Mar 2011, 9:48pm
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Office Space Desktop

I have a new favorite desktop image – this geeky Office Spacereference.

18 Mar 2011, 12:01am
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BBC Radio 4b

I think I’ve found my ultimate work soundtrack. Next time I have a document to write and need to concentrate I’ll stick BBC Radio 4b on. It’s a stream of short clips from Radio 4 played at random. It’s like a calming wash of normality.

17 Mar 2011, 2:19pm
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The Beano

The Beano comic has been around in the UK since the 1930′s and is still going strong. Luckily they don’t run old favourites (?) such as Musso the Wop any longer.
cheers anistropia

17 Mar 2011, 12:58pm
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retrofuturs

The Design Junkie in me just adores Cargo Collectives’ retrofuturs collection.

16 Mar 2011, 12:59pm
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Pegg and Frost Remake Star Wars

On the set of their latest movie, ‘Paul’ Simon Pegg and Nick Frost attempted to remake the entire Star Wars: a New Hope. They only completed one scene. It seems that the the effort of making a single scene so funny left them with nothing to put into Paul.

15 Mar 2011, 11:34am
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Arthrobots Steampunk Insects

Tom Hardwidge makes some very cool steampunk insect sculptures.

11 Mar 2011, 2:35pm
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Happy 30th Birthday ZX81

I was a mere 8 years old when the ZX81 became one of my first objects of desire. My brother and I were lucky enough to have one bought to us and despite assuring our parents that we’d try to use it for educational purposes it was useless for schoolwork. Interesting to note that we both work in IT now though (although neither of use do any form of coding) – I’d like to thank Sir Clive Sinclair for having a significant impact on my life (the C5 sucked though).

10 Mar 2011, 2:12pm
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Radiohead Fan Speaks Out

I also like Creep and Pable Honey. I hope this guy will let me join his club.



10 Mar 2011, 11:24am
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Live From Jodrell Bank

I’m a very happy bunny this morning – mrs grom and I have just bought tickets to see the Flaming Lips play at Jodrell Bank – a huge radio dish in Cheshire in July. Good line up – British Sea Power and OK Go as well and huge projections onto the giant dishes.

3 Mar 2011, 6:15pm
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Human Planet

I really hope you can see this link across the world as this audio slideshow of the BBC program Human Planet is breathtaking. The program itself is well worth searching out on torrents if you aren’t in the UK – it has everything you expect from the BBC’s Natural History dept but uses a lot of new technology – I can’t get enough of the last few minutes of each episode where they show how they got a lot of the shots.

1 Mar 2011, 11:23am
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Famous Objects from Classic Movies

I really like the Famous Objects from Classic Movies quiz despite it being far too easy and there’s a problem with the same questions coming up repeatedly but all the same, it looks good and plays well.

28 Feb 2011, 12:10pm
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Actors Acting!

Asking actors to, ahem, act doesn’t sound too impressive but photographer Howard Schatz has done an excellent series of Actors in Character. Each actor has three poses to make one shot and it’s strangely illuminating.

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