Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cluevoid of the Week Award

This morning I posted about an article on Labour List where some random non-techie called Tom Miller said that Tories just don't get the Internet and are out of touch on technology matters. Tom has a blog which is so poorly coded it asked for a Twitter API login - nice blocky table layout too.

No doubt he will edit the page shortly and add the word "beta" to justify his newly appointed "Cluevoid of the Week" award. Also rather amusing that this man who says Labour "get" the Internet would have a Twitter profile that blocks anyone from following him. How webliciously 2.0!


UPDATE: Bless his cotton socks, Tom Miller, has posted a "rebuttal" to the post about Google searches. He notes that if a web user takes the time to click the "pages from the UK" button on Google UK Labour List is top. Problem is, most people don't do that initially.

Meanwhile Derek Draper, who doesn't care about what bloggers might think because he's building a site for 60 million people don't you know, has posted this Twitter update.

Let's just remind ourselves of what Derek said on Saturday night when he was drunk and leaving comments on this site.
Don't any of you realise that I don't care what you think? Why would I? Why should I?
In the words of Jim Royle. Don't care my arse!

Update II: Another rebuttal from Miller, amusingly noting that Twitter updates for Draper are automatic but he is the editor. That would be the man in charge of editorial control who says he doesn't care about what people say but then approves the post anyway. Heh! Now I must go to my basement.

14 comments:

Dungeekin said...

Interestingly, Dizzy, did you see that Mr Draper has posted a rebuttal to you on LieBoreList?

He even name-checked you on Twitter

D

nought.point.zero said...

re. the above post, I thought Derek thought that blogosphere-type irrelevents like Dizzy weren't worth lowering himself to? No? Oh well...

Miller 2.0 said...

Christ dizzy, how many time do I have to tell you that I'm not a techie.

My blogger template is a standard Denim template that I've mucked around with a bit as I've struggled my way through understanding html (the table on the top right was my very first, all very cute).

I've also just started twittering, my profile has been up for about a week, as I'm currently pondering who I want to be able to see stuff. I've been sceptical about it for a long time, so I'm just giving it a whizz.

Noticed that you grabbed a screenshot before the blog had actually loaded by the way. Cheap.

Do you do anything apart from bigging up the merits of your own IT skills?

I think you should be writing Tory press releases!

dizzy said...

Noticed that you grabbed a screenshot before the blog had actually loaded by the way. Cheap.

Not cheap at all because it fails to fully load the page as the alert from Twitter's API is blocking the final loading part. I see you've fixed the problem now as well. Go you!

Do you do anything apart from bigging up the merits of your own IT skills?

Yes, I browse pr0n, play Quake, and then pop to the toilet.

dizzy said...

P.S. Why on earth would I want to work in politics? The pay is crap.

nbc said...

Yes, I browse pr0n, play Quake, and then pop to the toilet.

Sounds like you need a thunderbox

Bill d'Sarse said...

dizzy said...
P.S. ......The pay is crap.

... but the perks are fantastic. Apparently.

Anonymous said...

Come on Dizzy, go easy on Tommy. According to his biography he got his degree from the "University of Manchster" - they're none too bright in Manchster.

Miller 2.0 said...

I'm sure you could do them on the side. It's only couple of minutes...

(note: captha for this is 'mingin'.

Miller 2.0 said...

To the anon who's pulling me up for typos, have you seen the url of this post?

Liz said...

Dizzy said.... "P.S. Why on earth would I want to work in politics? The pay is crap."

You need to talk to Derek Conway and his Tory chums about that one.

Lord Snooty said...

Jesus wept. Give it a rest Dizzy. You are managing to couple the two most boring things together - blogging about other bloggers plus techie shit - into one gigantic pile of tedium. Please stop, for the love of god.

northern bastard said...

anon said

"they're none too bright in Manchster" - don't you mean 'Manchester', thicko? Sorry, you're probably 'dyslexic' like Dizzy.

Irfan Ahmed said...

" play Quake"

Thats what I do, LOL!