By a man called…

Thursday 1317hrs

Go Diesel!
With some help from a #Webdev friend, the elusive google search Photos by a man called Denyer now points (almost) to its rightful home. How was this done? One hyperlink. Does this expose a potentially dangerous flaw in Google’s searching methods? Yes and no. It seems that if you are able to identify a “hole” in the market for a given search phrase, then its quite possible with the minimum of effort to plug that hole and have your website rise out on top. Of course ‘Photos by a man named denyer’ was a very small hole, so it was possible to fix it with a very small plug, but that’s not to say that this has slightly greater implications. We wouldn’t, afterall, want the beloved Google to become a miserable failure

Category Lists Ahoy!

Wednesday 2025hrs

After a suggestion from Shadow (#Webdev), the Category Listing page is now complete. It should, if all is well, be listing the latest 150 posts in a categorised view. I’m not too sure yet about the “latest” 150, I have a feeling it’s not sorting that out correctly, but we’ll see.
(You can find the category links page link in the right hand menu, in the “Page Links” section.)

This Week’s CD

Tuesday 1243hrs

This week, I have been mostly listening to: Harvey Mandel: Baby Batter, a classic 70’s funk sound with some really instrumental percussion.


If you’re determined, give it a listen ๐Ÿ˜‰


Monday 1626hrs

When something like this crops up, I find myself wondering whether the new charges / taxes / levies / fees / payments will ever actually lead to a reduction of charges elsewhere. Will they ever? Probably not. Why, as a government, let go of a good thing if people have adapted to accomodate it ?

One thing few people realise is that apparently, looking back through the history of public taxation and suchlike, taxes were brought in as a short-term measure and levied against only those who had money spare to pay them. But, after a while, why would any sane government tick let go of such a juicy blood vessel?


Monday 1348hrs

This from the BBC today made me think about how I used to get angry or depressed about stats like this. “Innocent” teenagers shagging like rabbits, getting pissed daily and smoking pot, etc.. Really used to get to me. Now? Well now I’m old enough (And the people closest to me are no longer involved) to step back and go “Screw that lot”. If they want to kill themselves, why should we care? Well there’s one reason and that’s the NHS budget over the next 20 years, and the impact that the diseases and health problems will have on the benefit system. Solution? Scrap benefits and public healthcare? Maybe, but that hasn’t helped the US (Just in case you were wondering, I’m uneomployed and refuse to claim dole handouts.). What is the solution? Education, education, education (TM) ? Doesn’t seem to help either, as how can you tell people not to have “fun” ?

Either way, why should I care afterall, with my squeeky clean track record I’m going to reach 100…
…and be paying through the nose in NI and tax to keep the drugged out, syphillis infected idiots alive on the NHS and disability benefits. ..


Needs more Jiggawatts!

Sunday 1704hrs

Or at least, needs a little more refinement. Over the last week I’ve been trying to make my site a little more google friendly and for the most part, it’s working. Searching for M Denyer Photography, Denyerec, Denyerec’s Rants and Denyerec Gallery now all link to me!

However, Photos By A Man Called Denyer is still a long way off the mark.

Hurrah! Before they were pulling up random links and suchlike, but now they’re heading home. Hopefully with a bit of audience expansion, some news aggregation, some external links and 10 million dollarsร‚ยฉ I can get somewhere other than here. For whatever reason.

Thanks to Dies for the help with google!

More input. Neeeeed more input.

Category based listing to come. Thanks Shadow for the suggestion. Again. I love you really ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thought for the day

Friday 1729hrs

I should make a thought for the day / random quote section. I should also make a categories summary list, as suggested by someone in #WebDev ShadowXJ5 from #WebDev ๐Ÿ˜‰ . I should also fix up some kind of link/sponsor thing to get this site about a bit.

Where was I? Oh yes…

“There is hardly anything in the world that some men cannot make a little bit worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey.” (John Ruskin)

Lovely blockquoting there ๐Ÿ˜‰

Just a couple of links for the morning, the first being an article on DansData, perhaps my favorite website on the ‘net. Here’s the article, it’s not as in-depth as some photography tutorial/explaination pages, but it’s humourous and down to earth enough for pretty much everyone.

The second thing that poked me in the eye this morning was something on the BBC. I don’t smoke, nor do I drink or do anything vice-y on a regular basis, or any basis for that matter, so why do I care? Much as I’d like to see smoking in public banned outright across the nation, (Lets face is, if I decided to piss on you in public and make you stink, you’d complain. So why are people allowed to stand next to you and smoke, and make you stink? Of course, if you LIKE being pissed on do it in your own time, where the only person getting pissed on is you. Point made? I’ll move on…) I really don’t think it’s going to happen. Why not? Well lets take a look-see… Ecstacy and cannabis are supposed to be illegal and are not available in high street stores, yet millions and millions of people guzzle that stuff every week. Some success by the government law enforcement systems on that issue. So they’d like to try and ban something that a) people have grown up and lived with all their lives and 2) is widely available to the public in every country in the world. Fat chance. Oh, I forgot one thing, c) that is generates over 9 billion pounds for the UK government anually. Banning smoking would be like banning road tax. Yeah right.