Best of the weblog

On this page are a few of my favourite weblog entries. They're a fairly representative sample of the sort of things I write about.

Hacking the credit card system (6 Apr 2005)
The phrase “rate tart” is being used more and more nowadays. But if you don't have debts, interest-free credit card offers are of little benefit. Here's a scheme that provides not interest-free, but free interest. I'm embarrassed to admit that I hadn't thought of this sooner. (375 words)

My top 100 songs (16 Jan 2005)
I like lists. I also like music. I have a smart playlist set up in iTunes, which contains the songs I have played most often. Here it is, completely unedited. (699 words)

Improve your company's web site (19 Nov 2004)
An open letter to all companies who want better results from their web site. Originally written as an email to one of my clients as a critique of their web site, I republish it here for your benefit. (1049 words)

To Do items (24 Oct 2004)
1,000 words sum it up. (3 words)

Congratulations are due to my sister (27 May 2004)
Today my sister reached her 18th birthday without suffering serious injury at the hands of either of her elder brothers. It wasn't my fault she broke her arm that time, okay? (480 words)

My computing prowess (10 Sep 2003)
An elementary schoolboy mistake. (195 words)

I did not meet the woman of my dreams (20 Jun 2003)
Better luck next time. (140 words)

I am having the wrong conversation (28 May 2003)
Do I look like I don't know how to pack shopping into bags? (276 words)

You've got to admire the arrive from Malbranque there, Clive (6 Jan 2003)
A supporter's guide to clapping at football matches. (329 words)

Spoiling everything (25 Nov 2002)
Since the Two Towers trailer is showing a huge spoiler (which I won't repeat here, for those of you who don't know G… erm, never mind) I thought I'd get in on the act. (135 words)

The war on terror continues (16 Sep 2002)
Wake up, Mr Bush. (593 words)

That's out of stock, I'm afraid (24 Aug 2002)
So there I was, in HMV, minding my own business, looking for the new Mr Scruff album. Then this guy says to me, “Do you work here?” (260 words)

So there you have it. If you enjoyed reading those, there's plenty more where that came from, in my weblog archives.