24
Nov 06

Another great FT milestone: 100,000 spam

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About the same time we passed 5000 comments*, so 20 out of 21 comments are spam**. Nice. Many many thanks to akismet.com and the “Worst Offenders” plugin.

Free fun FT fact: we are now mobile phone friendly (looks like this)

(*RIP the comments lost in the great haloscan massacre)

(**The real proportion is even worse because the 100,000 is comments since we went WP in, er July??, and comments have been accumulating on Popular for some time prior to that, using Blogger comments)

28
Oct 06

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Strange statues around the world
77 of the oddest civic sculptures scavenged from the net. Some might be considered NSFW, but well worth the risk.

5
Oct 06

FT Archive Resurrection – C90 Go!

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C90 Go! – a series of seven long essays about mixtapes sent through time or space.

(Thanks to Tim Hopko for his archival striving here)

26
Sep 06

Popular ’69

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Back in the Summer of 69. And the Spring, Autumn and other bits too. A missing Popular year poll for you to keep your spirits up while Tom regroups. Tom’s standing orders are:

I give a mark out of 10 to every single featured on Popular. This is your chance to indicate which YOU would have given 6 or more to, by whatever standard you wish to impose. And if you have any ‘closing remarks’ on the year to make, the comments box is your place!

Which of the Number Ones of 1969 Would You Have Given 6 Or More To?

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18
Sep 06

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Jolly Roger National Talk Like A Pirate Day
The Internet’s own version of April Fool’s – but on September 19th. How long can we manage to keep our Pirate Filter in place…

1
Sep 06

Popular ’68

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I AM THE GOD OF POLL-FIRE AND I BRING YOU… tickboxes. 44-year-old tickboxes. Mid-August 68 and the TODALLY bonkers world of Art Brown was here, soon giving way to a string of killer Bs, Beach Boys, Bee Gees and The Beatles Band. The latter clearly warming up their newly-minted Olympic theme song.

So, here’s Tom’s standing orders:

I give a mark out of 10 to every single featured on Popular. This is your chance to indicate which YOU would have given 6 or more to, by whatever standard you wish to impose. And if you have any ‘closing remarks’ on the year to make, the comments box is your place!

Which of the Number Ones of 1968 Would You Have Given 6 Or More To?

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Poll closes: No Expiry

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4
Aug 06

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List of Fictional Curse Words
A cleaner, geekier, telefantasy-biased, version of Rogers Profanisaurus. You fracking knuckleheaded McSpazzmatron.

2
Aug 06

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ft graph Websites as Graphs
Pretty java graphical representation of a website. The process of drawing is prettier than the result. Wish it told you more about what the nodes represent.

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Jul 06

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Single reckidSong 2 in 1 minute on accordion
Martin White’s 60 seconds on Radio 4′s “28 Acts in 28 Minutes” more on his site

12
Jul 06

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Come and Get It – Rachel Stevens
Mysteriously unsuccessful album of the year 2005
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