Posted on January 6, 2013 at 9:54 pm by Andrew Arnott

A very quick way to show your site on mobiles and tablets

Our website on the Surface

If you want a pic of your website (or any other site for that matter) displayed on a variety of mobiles, tablets, laptops and monitors, placeit is an incredibly easy way to do it.

Just visit the site, choose the shot of the screen you want to use, drag in a screenshot or just type in the URL of your website and bingo, your site appears on the screen of your choice. You can use the images commercially (as long as you credit placeit) and it’s pretty cool if you want to cobble something together quickly.

The image above, showing our very own resplendent front page displayed on the Microsoft Surface, was of course generated by placeit.

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Posted on January 26, 2012 at 11:54 am by Andrew Arnott

A few random things you may not know about the internet


Google was originally called BackRub

But fortunately they changed the name before they were incorporated. Probably wouldn’t have been quite the success it is today!

Want to see how their logo evolved? Read this article on Wired to find out >

Meta Keywords are worthless!

When people talk about SEO (search engine optimisation), you will often hear them advise you to carefully choose keywords that are representative of the page and to put these in the header section under the title ‘meta keywords’. Well, guess what? No major search engine pays a blind bit of notice to them. (more…)

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Posted on December 20, 2011 at 12:08 pm by Andrew Arnott

You can get an android tablet for under $100 (but don’t!)

Maylong tablet

Looking for a great Christmas present? Then look a lot further than this!

The Maylong M-150 is the tablet in question. This quotation from a brilliant review by ars-technica sums it up beautifully:

Anyone looking to buy one would get more bang for the buck by setting it on fire for warmth.

Check out their very detailed review if you’re interested, but if you fancy a laugh (more…)

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Posted on August 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm by Andrew Arnott

The must-have accessory for the style (un)conscious

"Ridiculous waistcoat with big pocket"All I can say to this is ‘good grief’! This bizarre item of clothing is the winning entry of a competition run by an accessory manufacturer called Proporta and the London College of Fashion.

CNET wrote, “One moment it’s a hooded waistcoat, and the next you’ll be blowing the minds of all in the vicinity, ripping the item open to reveal your concealed iPad.”

I’m not sure you’ll be so much blowing people’s minds, as making them piss themselves with laughter. If you see any fashion student types being seemingly indiscriminately attacked by muggers, well now you know why.

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Posted on September 20, 2010 at 4:01 pm by Andrew Arnott

My favourite spam

Spam - best read out in Borat's accent

Spam is seriously irritating and, as any blogger knows, comment spam is no exception. Occasionally though, the comments are just so bad that you can’t help but chuckle.

Here are a few that I thought I’d share, as they were so ridiculous that they made me laugh out loud… before they went in the bin. I recommend reading most of them in a Borat voice: Read more

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