Good news everyone - Nordinho Is Back
! Note that the address has changed to use ".net" rather than ".com". I had this short note from Nordinho
which, sort of, explains the temporary disappearance:
Due to a conflict with my host I had to change the url www.nordinho.com to
www.nordinho.net. Can you update the link at Lazylaces to the new address??
I'll update the permenent link in the right-hand column as soon as I get back to my PC at home, but I wanted to break the news as soon as possible.
PS. A fond farewell to those of you were that were just visiting while nordinho was down, you were most welcome, and I hope you'll pop back once in a while. Your comments on not having Personal Messaging here at LL are very true and it's now on my development list. LL was never intended as a games forum it's just kind of turned out that way, so the features only really get added when enough people ask me.
PPS. Time to change the address on the site banner Nordin!
As a little experiment I've signed up to Blog Flux
. The reason? Well their MapStats
feature looks like it might be quite interesting. It tracks visitors locations and plots them on a "Google Maps
" map of the world, so not only can I see who is using the site but where they are in the world as well. I've tracked site usage on LL from nearly the begining of the site, but I really like the tie-in with Google Maps on this - it makes the experience very visual and interactive. Since I've started to notice site visitors from more and more unusual places, I'm hoping the map should make interesting viewing. Anyway we'll see how it goes. I'm going to leave the tracker on this post for now as an experiment - if I like it, it'll become a permenent site feature.
. While I'm on a techie note I thought I'd mention that I've finally fixed the problem with my space bar
- thanks to Tara for pointing out the obvious to me. Take the key off and blow under it. Fixed the problem instantly! If only I'd done that earlier...
: I'm really liking the mapstats - they're now a permenent feature! The link is at the bottom of every page.
OK, OK, Okay... I know I'm being a bit slack in posting anything this week, but I have a life you know (you wouldn't believe it would you?) and I've barely been home for more than five minutes at a time which makes things tricky. Even as I type I'm not at my PC so I only have access to my webmail, which means I don't have access to all your great game link suggestions, I only have my last 100 mails or so, which are pretty much all requests for copies of submachine
(nice work murtaugh
However I do have a link to Candy
, an excellent, if a little pre-emptive, flash movie for Halloween, from the same people that brought you Forgotten
. Cute but a little skary
[subbed by Flooor
. If you're looking for games in the meantime try raiding the lazylaces archives (links at the bottom of the page).
Brilliant. I love it when I find something thru working on lazylaces that I end using all the time. Filezilla
all spring to mind. Latest on the list is Last FM
- a nice little plugin to most media players that compiles an on-line chart of what music you're listening to. No more guess work for me when I do "I have mostly been listening to..." on lazylaces musical Fridays. And what's more you can check out what I'm listening to
too. The down side is that you can see that I have one Britney Spears track (which I obviously downloaded accidently, and which then plays unintentionally when I have 'random play' set. Honest.). Anyway thanks to Yann for putting me on to this.
In need of some light relief? I know I most definately (that was for you Hazel
) am, close to 12 hours at work today, followed by some hard arg-ing have left me exhausted. Fortunately Gem Sweater
makes me laugh more every time I watch it - mainly because I remember more and more women I have known/met who have worn the garment in question. Sing-a-long now....*Gemmmmmmmm Sweateeeeeeer*. [subbed by leah
Hot out of my in-basket is this from eb:
- go to www.google.com
- type in "failure" without the quotes
- press the I'm feeling lucky button (instead of the google search one)
- REPOST, SEND IT, FWD, SHARE IT
- DO IT!!!!
I hadn't seen this before, obviously it's topical now, but apparently it's a classic googlebomb. It also works with "miserable failure" (drop the quotes again).
: I'm not normally around at this time (7.30am my time), the joys of being off work, so a quick update on what I'm up to right now
That's it, if you're around, what are you up to?
In this point'n'click
your name is Manev
and you are stuck in a vast sea of custard and you must escape by finding all of the chocolate sprinkles. Oh hang on. That's "Manev : Stuck In The Dessert
". Let me resort to the site description that's bound to be more useful:
Online "point and click" adventure where Manev comes from the party where he was real drunk and his car stops in the middle of the desert. Now it's up to you to fix the car and drive back home. Good luck!!!
[subbed by tia, eb, linda & lynn]
OK, so contrary to my normal laziness I've been a busy little bee and made a few improvements to the cozy little world that is lazylaces
, some of which you may have seen, and some of which you probably won't have. Here they are in full:
- You can now use <spoiler> and <hint> tags in comments for all your game walkthroughs and the like. As tafkam points out though this will probably also lead to a new feature of comment threads devoted to arguing about "you should have used spoiler tags", etc. Enjoy.
- As well as the long standing site rss newsfeed, there are now new rss comment feeds for the site gossip (all comments), and one for each comment thread (if you really want the latest hints on cwot, or whatever, delivered to your desktop - there's one for each of all the 1400+ articles!). If you don' t know what rss is and are interested in how to 'get it', try microsoft's simple guide, or this one from the bbc. My personal advice is to use the 'web clips' section of Google Desktop (a joy to use), or the in-built rss subscription features in FireFox or Opera (Internet Explorer 7 is also, heavily, rumoured to have rss support).
- The stylesheet selection for the PSP web browser (yes I got the v2.00 upgrade) has now been corrected. I'll be doing a lot more work on this in the future to get a better "screen fit" on the PSP if a flash player is released for the PSP (drop me a line if you know anything about this). For now it's fairly academic since you can't play half, well most all of, if I'm honest, the things I link to using a PSP. Incidently if you have your own web site and want to do something special for the PSP browser I got details of the user agent here.
- The stylesheet selection for Opera 8x has now been corrected so you don't have to be a wimp and impersonate MSIE or Mozilla (as an Opera user I'm ashamed how long it took me to do this - my solution up until now was to stick with version 7x on my main computer).
In terms of future developments my only firm plan is to provide a version of hot gossip
for mobile devices so I can browse the latest site comments from my mobile phone
when I'm away from a computer. If you have any suggestions though I'd be interested to hear them in the comments
A collection of Viz
top tips to tickle your funny bone (it's quite a long list so remember to scroll down the page to view the other posts!). Some of them are a bit adult so skip this post if you're easily offended, an innocent child, or at work. Some of them are also a bit British, so if you're from further afield that this rainy island then you might not get them all. Anyway, top tips:
DON'T waste money on expensive ipods. Simply think of your favourite tune and hum it. If you want to "switch tracks", simply think of another song you like and hum that instead.
CINEMA goers. Please have consideration for pirate DVD viewers by having a pi$$ before the film starts.
RAPPERS. Avoid having to say 'know what I'm sayin' all the time by actually speaking clearly in the first place.
DON'T waste money on expensive paper shredders to avoid having your identity stolen. Simply place a few dog turds in the bin bags along with your old bank statements.
WORRIED that your teeth will be stained after a heavy night drinking red wine? Simply drink a bottle of white wine before going to bed to remove the stains
SOLDIERS Invest in a digital camera to avoid all that court martial tomfoolery after a trip to Trueprint.
MURDERERS Need to dispose of a body? Simply parcel it up and post it to yourself via DHL. You will never see it again.
BURGLARS. When fleeing from the police, run with your right arm sticking out at 90?, wrapped in a baby mattress in case they set one of their dogs on you.
EMPLOYERS Avoid hiring unlucky people by immediately tossing half the CVs into the bin.
MEN When listening to your favourite CD, simply turn up the sound to the volume you desire; then turn it down three notches. This will save your wife from having to do it.
GAMBLERS. For a new gambling opportunity, try sending £50 to yourself by Royal Mail.
BANGING two pistachio nutshells together gives the impression that a very small horse is approaching.
BLIND PEOPLE Give yourself at least a chance of seeing something by not wearing heavy dark glasses all the time.
ALCOHOL makes an ideal substitute for happiness.
DRIVERS. If a car breaks down or stalls in front of you, beep your horn and wave your arms frantically. This should help the car start and send them on their way.
PREVENT burglars stealing everything in the house by simply moving everything in the house into your bedroom when you go to bed. In the morning, simply move it all back again.
CAR thieves Don't be discouraged when nothing is on view. All the valuables may be hidden in the glove box or under a seat.
DEPRESSED people Instead of attempting suicide as a 'cry for help', simply shout 'Help!' thus saving money on paracetamol, etc.
MOTORISTS Avoid getting prosecuted for using your phone whilst driving. Simply pop your mobile inside a large shell and the police will think you are listening to the sea.
JEREMY Beadle When selling DVDs on your TV advert, hold the disks in your bigger hand so that they do not appear to be the size of laser disks.
SHOES last twice as long if only worn every other day.
SINGLE men Convince people that you have a girlfriend by standing outside Etam with several bags of shopping, looking at your watch and occasionally glancing inside.
BOIL an egg to perfection without costly egg timers by popping the egg into boiling water and driving away from your home at exactly 60 mph. After 3 miles, phone your wife and tell her to take the egg out the pan.
ALCOHOLICS don't worry where the next drink is coming from. Go to the pub, where a large selection is available at retail prices.
McDONALD'S Make your brown carrier bags green in colour so they blend in with the countryside after they've been thrown out of car windows.
EMPLOYEES - Have all your shits at work. Not only will you save money on toilet paper, but you'll also be getting paid for it.
LADIES - An empty aluminum cigar tube filled with angry wasps makes an inexpensive vibrator.
SCROOGES - Save money at Christmas by returning last year's cards to the sender, with the simple inscription "Same to you".
GENTLEMAN - Gauge the outside temperature using a 'plumometer'. Open your flies and dangling your plums in front of an open letterbox. If they shrink it is cold outside, if they go baggy it is warm, and if they remain the same size it is the same temperature outside as it is in the house.
PLUMBERS - Farts stored in a washing up liquid bottle can be ignited and used as an underwater welding torch for those tricky but essential emergency plug chain repairs.
MICRA DRIVERS - Attach a lighted sparkler to the roof of your car before starting a long journey. You drive the things like sodding dodgem cars anyway, so it may as well look like one.
ADVENTUROUS LOVERS - Sprinkle talcum powder on each other's rings, then lie on the floor and fart up in the air to send each other sexy 'bum-smoke signals' across the bedroom.
ANGLERS - Attach a helium balloon to your line and bait the hook with an acorn. Then sit under a tree and 'fish' for squirrels. An upturned laundry basket would make an ideal keep net, but don't forget to throw the squirrels back into the tree at the end of the day
SINGLE men. Get a glimpse of married life by taping Woman's Hour on Radio 4, then playing it back at a higher volume than the TV whilst trying to watch something on Discovery Wings.
ENJOY indoor snorkling by filling a bath with water, then removing the plug quickly putting your mouth over it and breathing through the overflow.
TIGHT- arsed blokes. At this time of year, only date girls called Natalie, Carol, Holly or Eve. Chances are their birthday is around Christmas and you won't have to shell out for a present until then, by which time they will probably have packed you in.
CONSTIPATED driving instructors. Alleviate your discomfort by disconnecting the dual controls on the car when instructing a new pupil. If a stronger laxative effect is required, do the same thing but with a female learner.
[subbed by hazel]