Swindon Underground Airport

It\’s not an airport and it ain\’t in Swindon!

Spot The Idiot

Joining the fight against this sort of “language”

spell your words, nugget.

Don’t be so damned lazy!

Current supporters:

Me
Cat
Matt
Cornell Finch
//Engtech

Obviously NOT supporters:

Honeytech

Any I missed?

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December 17, 2006 Posted by | Rant, text speak, txt speak | 3 Comments

Some People Don’t Understand the Tag System

Here at wp.com instead of a standard category system they use a system called tagging. This allows a visitor to look at a particular tag and see all the posts in that category.

It generally works really well. Right up until you get the person that either doesn’t understand tags or likes to abuse the system in a vain attempt to get more readers.

Let’s take an example. dianachance.wordpress.com recently moaned about the RSS feeds not working properly. Fair enough, if it doesn’t work, get it fixed. No problem with that. But. What the fuck has RSS problems got to do with:

Bad Behavior, News and politics, Life in general, Photo Sharing, Life, Amazing Facts, Whatever, Blogosphere, Science, Marketing, Business, Blog, photos, Humanity, What The Fuck, Entertainment, Politics, Photography, Blogs and Blogging, Girl Stuff, Happy, sex, advertising, the life, Own Story, Genre: Romance, Photo Blogging, quotes, Creativity, Market Analysis, Top 10 Blogs, Top Blogs, daily life, Inside my mind, Photo, General Blogging, Photographs, Cool photos, philosophy & politics, Impeach Bush, Blogroll, Everything, The Story Behind a Photo, Market Research & Intelligence, Marketing Communications, The Marketeer, What if…, Beauty, Emarketing, Mind & Spirit, What I’m thinking now, Jokes, Stories From The Heart, What’s New, Feeds, President Bush, anger, Emotional, Law & Politics, Feed, Sexual/Sensual, Marketing & Promotion, kids, News Feeds, Intuition, Matters of the Heart, Love, Romance/ Love, Article Marketing, Motherhood, Blonde, Management, Democrats, Internet Marketing, Quotes for Thought, psycho girl, Your Body & Your Life, Marriage, stupidity, Life and loving it., Success!, Quotable Quotes, My Story, Romantic, a-woman-thing, Sexcom, Amazing Stuff, Spiritual Quotes, Sexblogging, sexy, etcetera, Depression, Sadness, Crazy, About Me, Myself and I, Advertisement, joke, George W. Bush, Jokes / Funny Stuff, Who am I?, Pain, Top Headlines, What is real?, Web Marketing, romance, Child abuse and neglect, Jokes and Humor, Today I am listening to……, confusions, Humor n Joke, Call Meh Crazy, Childhood Blogs, Invention, Innovation, Creativity, This Ugly and Beautiful World, confusion, imaginer, stupid secrets, Top 5 Lists, Sexuality, Blondes, When My Heart Goes Crazy, Hopeless Romantic Me, Girls, Happy Happy Joy Joy, Love/Romance, Imagination, Psychology & The Mind, Offline Marketing Top Tips, believer, Addiction, sad things, girlspeak, Love & Relationships, General Confusion, Quotations, I Think, child psychology, Fashion & Beauty, RSS Feeds, sex toys, Democrats & The Left, People smarter than me, of Success, Deflecting them Mind Control Beams with my Nifty Tin Ha, Manly, Sexyliving News, Sexy Girls, blonde moments, Confused, happiness, RSS & Web feeds, lover, SMART-TAG, What can you imagine, Victims, Passion, Passions and interests, Believe it or not, Democrat issues, Law of Success, Men&Romance, Democrats and Republicans, Sex Toys Blogs, Feminism & Sexuality, imagine the world, Worthy Quotations, Genius in review, Top 10, Lovers, My Married Life, A Blondes Ramblings, I Am, create reality, loving human beings, Am I?, What is memory, Amazing things that happened to me, Married Bliss, Project Advertisement, The unbelievable, The Art of Happiness, Top 5, Being A Woman, Blonde Jokes, Imagine, You wouldn’t believe, Can’t believe I did it, Adventures in Womanhood, Couples, Pain and suffering, Top 10 Current Best Sellers, married couples, career woman, blackmail, Genius, unbelievable, Blissfulness, intelligent, Why Is It So Hard To Believe You’re Beautiful?, sex and sexuality, Top 10 Best, Mind Control, bliss, some imagination required!, Uh, Happiness & Joy, Marriage Equality, foreplay, HELLO GORGEOUS, Gorgeous Women, Lists (My Top 10), thoughts & chaos, Personality disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Relationships & Sexuality, schizophrenia, Romance and Sex, Faith and Sexuality, ugly things, Loving/Hating, Top 10 Lists, I’m Loving You!, General Hatred, Dazed & Confused, Imagine That for ages 3-5 Years, sex talk, Orgasm, Sex Articles, Gorgeous People, the Universe and Everything, Photos / Pictures of Adds, Slightly Confused, Imagine That, Blonde Sense, Gorgeous Online Galleries!, Signs of confusion, Emotional Abuse, Utter confusion, Confused / Confusing, abusive, Ugliness, the unbelievable truth, biography/autobiography, Unbelievable news, Dealing with Grief, Amazed, Pain and Sorrow, Controlled orgasms, Adds, My Hot SEXcapades, the senses, Sexy Women, Passionately in love, stories needed of physical abuse, Beauty & Sexiness, Sexist, quotes that amaze me, multiple orgasms, Hot Sex, physical abuse, passionate, adult sex toys, what am I supposed to do here?, Sexy Men, The sex talk, You Got To Be Joking Me, Top 20 Reviews, Advertisments, Phsychology, Abnormal Phsychology, Personality

All of these are tags are attached to the bottom of every single damned post. Why? What purpose does it serve? You reckon you’ve already got a readership as they’re using your RSS feed. are you that vain that you need to enter the race for popularity using every tag above?

Oh, and two responses to your blonde post:

1. Being blonde does not necessarily make you stupid. You are not necessarily stupid just because you are blonde. You are stupid. But not because you’re blonde.
2. If that’s you in the photo I want proof. I want to see a photo of you with a handwritten sign saying “I Love Jimbo at WordPress.com. He is a demi god”. Yeah, Demi God. I can’t take the title of god, Timethief has that honour!

November 18, 2006 Posted by | Blog, blogging, Geek, Rant | 27 Comments

Know what makes me giggle?

When someone goes to the wordpress.com support forum and asks their question in a foreign language.

Not so funny in itself until you click into their blog. It’s called “English Training Centre”.

Yep, they can’t even write a support request in what is obviously a primary English Language forum.

From their about page:

About…

We are professionals to serve our clients.

Not very well written is it? Not exactly a good advert for their professional services eh? And since when did a professional organisation have a Flickr account with partially clad women in it?

August 25, 2006 Posted by | blogging, Rant, Wordpress.com | 1 Comment

One To Watch

Maybe

http://bastarddriver.wordpress.com/

Let me clue you in, I’m on the loose, and I’m a real Bastard. I don’t particularly care about your feelings, nor do I care that my little version of the truth might piss you off, or make you cry. I don’t care about your ego, or how hard you worked to find the right “quote” to put me in my place.

Well, I’m not gonna “put you in your place”, you’ve had your blog for 10 days and haven’t actually said anything yet!

I like reading rants and I hope you live up to my expectations…

You’re going on my blogroll just for good measure.

July 27, 2006 Posted by | bastard, Rant | 2 Comments

My Sick Colleague

So, you phoned in sick this morning. Woop-de-do.

Oh, you’ve got the runs? Oh dear.

I really can’t see what the problem is. It’s 25 feet from your desk to the toilet and as you don’t do any fucking work when you’re here and just sit at your desk, it’s not a long walk is it?

Let’s do a quick analysis of your work for Monday and Tuesday:

  • You updated your CV. Twice.
  • You moaned about the heat.
  • You spent two hours looking at the BBC News website
  • You whinged about the amount of calls in the queue
  • You checked the internal jobs advertisments.
  • You whinged that you were ineligible to apply for any of them.
  • You fucked off at 1530 when you knew damned fine it was my privilege yesterday.
  • You phoned in sick this morning.
  • What a great start to your working week. Wanker.

    July 19, 2006 Posted by | Rant, Sick, wanker, Work | 4 Comments

    Scrolling Through the sidebar

    I popped in to the wordpress.com forum to see if there was anything interesting in there.

    Unfortunately it’s just the same old same old:

  • Why can’t I edit themes
  • Why isn’t my animated plain text stat counter banana widget working
  • Why does every theme on wp.com suck
  • You know the type of thing.

    Anyhow, this thread caught my attention. Not because it’s an interesting question, it isn’t. It’s one of those like above with just enough information to get people to look at the blog and see absolutely nothing useful.

    Except the sidebar. I have a standard MS scrolling mouse, you know the ones that click when they scroll. Now, one complete movement of the wheel is 6 clicks. I had to scroll 7 times. I have the wheel set to scroll three lines per click. Look out, it’s Math time:

    6 clicks * 7 complete scrolls = 42 clicks. 42 clicks at three lines per click = 126 lines.

    Yep, approximately 126 lines in Sonia’s blogroll. DAMN!

    Don’t believe me? Go Look! I am sure that every widget available on wp.com is in that sidebar, along with five empty boxes. Please please please do something about it. I didn’t even bother trying to look at what was there!

    And, breathe…

    July 14, 2006 Posted by | Blog, blogging, Rant, Sidebar, Widget, widgets, Wordpress.com | 1 Comment

    A Different Type Of Spamming

    Blog hopping this afternoon revealed Cornell’s Blog Review. Whilst a little slow at updating with new reviews, Cornell seems to have some willing participants. I may submit later, but not yet.

    What has caught my eye though is the spam comment on the Submit page.

    Shoot My Blog is asking readers to take a photo of the blog and email it to the author. Certainly an interesting idea, it’s still spam though!

    July 13, 2006 Posted by | Blog, Blog Spam, blogging, Geek, Rant | Leave a comment

    Welcome To SUA!

    You may already have read on the right that Swindon Underground Airport is currently having issues with the amount of available space around the main runway. Unfortunately this is a permanent state and it’s unlikely that it will ever be fixed.

    Therefore we are here to entertain with stories, crap jokes and other funny shit, geek opinion and rants and anything else that may or may not interest either me or you. This will be most likely turning into a rant site. As Timethief says, everybody needs somewhere to howl at the moon. This is my site.

    So, welcome! My name is Jimbo. I have NOTHING to do with the TV series of the same name, it just serves to hide my true identity. I run four other blogs, two of them on wordpress.com. I will not publish a personal email address on here yet, although I may in time set up a gmail account for you to contact me if you wish. If you have something to say, please leave a comment. More often than not I will respond, if it’s really special I might even reply by email. Check back regularly, updates will be sporadic at best, hourly at worst!

    If I enjoy this then I might launch the blog on its own domain, but I don’t know yet.

    July 13, 2006 Posted by | Geek, Rant, Swindon UA | 3 Comments