Tag: twitter (page 1 of 2)

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-31

  • Time for Sunday dinner. Note to self: Backup Macbook when I get home. #
  • VidZone for the PS3, interesting. Hope it has a nice selection of videos on offer. We shall see. #
  • My Time Machine Hard Drive is full, it’s now deleting old backups. I’m in dire need of more storage space. #
  • Job hunting online at 3am. Fun! #
  • Finally updating Safari to version 4. Annoying tabs ahoy? #
  • Listening to all four parts of Planisphère by Justice. Love it. #
  • Not sure which @woothemes to pick, I can choose any one for free due to their T-Shirt giveaway: http://is.gd/F8SA Decisions, decisions… #
  • Watching @dabookerman doing some 3D work for @gamebrit. Nifty. #
  • Just got feedback from some Uni work. Higher mark than I was expecting. It will do. #
  • RT @gamebrit New GTA IV DLC announced: The Ballad of Gay Tony, also coming to retail: http://is.gd/FCKH #
  • Just gave inFamous a go, need to give it some more time later, seems fun so far. #
  • RT @TheNextWeb The most geeky tattoo, ever. – The Next Web http://bit.ly/h7yq9 (via @tweetmeme) #
  • Listening to the Jaguar Skills Gaming Mix: http://is.gd/I6Da #
  • And I’m already impressed, Justice and Daft Punk. #
  • Is it just me who has troubles with Safari and the WordPress backend? #
  • Nice hypothetical Olympic 2012 posters: http://is.gd/Ibb9 Love how he hasn’t used the official logo! (via @mikekus) #
  • Checking out the Google Wave video: http://wave.google.com/ #
  • RT @dysonism Toy Story 3 trailer! Wooo 😀 http://bit.ly/9io2F #
  • RT @abduzeedo #fridaygiveaway: Got a Pixelmator license http://bit.ly/J5uZi to give away, just RT this to participate! #
  • After a few days using Safari, I am back on Firefox. #
  • RT @gamebrit Want to know when the big three press conferences are on this year at E3? UK times (GMT) can be found here: http://is.gd/JT9h #
  • The weather is lovely again today. Sitting down in the sun preparing some stuff for @gamebrit’s E3 coverage. #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-24

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-10

  • The Apple Store is down, interesting. #
  • RT @gamebrit Hey folks, another new #thegreatindoors comic is up for your viewing pleasure on Gamebrit: http://is.gd/wpIm #
  • I wish Lincoln had a Pret a Manger. #
  • Checking out some pictures from #FOWD on Flickr. #
  • Handy little trick to get super quick access to recently used application in your dock: http://is.gd/wEKt #
  • Just made a tasty Lasagne, yum. Now Uni work looms. #
  • RT @tweetmeme Apple To Buy Twitter? | Twitter Bulletin http://bit.ly/HOxSQ #
  • My business cards came today. I will be sure to blog about it soon enough. #
  • Working on my last ever assignment for University. #
  • Checking out what 1 vs. 100 on Xbox Live is going to be like, I want to play! http://is.gd/xf5H #
  • My Internet is going frustratingly slow. #
  • This is cheeky: http://bit.ly/wc8eM
    Boo Xbox Live! #
  • Having troubles trying to get a footer to stick to the bottom of a page. #
  • Duke Nukem For-Never, an article I wrote for @TheLinc on how the Duke may never be seen again: http://is.gd/y1m7 #
  • Just found out Keifer Sutherland is facing assault charges for allegedly headbutting some guy, and season 8 filming begins next month. #
  • Putting a music playlist together with @elizabethfish for a party later. #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-03

  • Dam punk kids…. #
  • My business cards have been dispatched, yay! Hope they show up for Wednesday. #
  • My MacBook is going super slow today, not cool. #
  • RT @thelinc: Leaked correspondence shows that SU was interested in hosting Carnage in Lincoln. More at http://ow.ly/463p #
  • RT @TheNextWeb This is BIG. Facebook officially opens up the news stream. – The Next Web http://bit.ly/4OoZM (via @tweetmeme) #
  • A backlash to today’s Facebook news is pretty much guaranteed I think. Watch this space. #
  • RT @gamebrit Feature by @RobBurgess detailing the upcoming OnLive service: http://is.gd/uWQ5 #
  • News just in, train fares are expensive. More at 11. #
  • Really need to pack for #FOWD in the morning. #
  • I am going to sleep well tonight. Here I come dream land. #
  • Please don’t run out of ink Mr. Printer. #
  • Handed in my dissertation. Yes! #
  • Finally home, time to chill. #
  • It’s Apprentice time! #
  • Need to get to sleep, up early for a train to London tomorrow for #FOWD. #
  • On the train down to London, using the onboard Wi-Fi. #FOWD #
  • Typical, UPS just updated with ‘Out For Delivery, Lincoln’. #
  • Just got to #FOWD. @higoodbarry is kitting me out with some Kimono. Later I eat cake. #
  • #FOWD just started, I’m sat in the fourth row. #
  • “We’re in this field, because we have short attention spans. There’s something new out there everyday.” – Jim Coudal #fowd (via @utku) #
  • Listening to Meagan Fisher talking mobile web design. #FOWD #
  • Swine flu at #FOWD http://twitpic.com/49ivy (via @yaili) #
  • Just tried Microsoft Surface, really impressive. #
  • Mark Boulton “Typography’s not on the web, it IS the web” #fowd http://twitpic.com/49kr1 (via @yaili) #
  • “I dont think comic sans is completely bad. Its all about context” #fowd (via @simonmcmanus) #
  • fascinating watching a blind user navigate the BBC site with a screen reader. Total eye opener #fowd (via @aarmitage) #
  • Microsoft are on stage explaining Watchmen via Surface….yeah. #FOWD #
  • Some pics of Microsoft showing off Surface: http://twitpic.com/49twa http://twitpic.com/49twb (via @vladgeorgescu) #FOWD #
  • Everyone is looking pretty bored. We get it, you can move pictures around on Surface. #FOWD #
  • I’m not clapping this. Yeah, rebel! #FOWD. #
  • I guess you have to look back, before you can look forward. #FOWD #
  • But yeah come on, make with the ‘Future’ already. #FOWD #
  • That picked up at the end. 🙂 #FOWD #
  • This is far more engaging. #FOWD #
  • Something ugly happened with #ie8 – compatibility mode – @mollydotcom #FOWD so true. (via @aarmitage) #
  • Spot the rouge tweet in my FOWD feed: http://is.gd/vE5A I’m looking at you @permanenttemps, lol. #
  • Don’t worry twitter followers my FOWD tweets are over for today. #
  • Heading into central london to meet @dabookerman and @permanenttemps. #
  • Just about to catch the train back to Lincoln after a fun few days in London. Just got some Wi-Fi, 158 emails, boo. #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-04-26

  • In the library with @ElNacho, it’s so dam hot in here. #
  • 24 time. #
  • Ah no time for 24, heading out to the Lincoln SU Media Awards. #
  • Good luck to all those nominated at tonights SU Media Awards, especially @elizabethfish and the @thelinc! #
  • Jai Ho just came on at this award ceremony. Yes! #
  • Congrats to @thelinc for winning best reporting of the year. #
  • RT @tweetmeme Win a Tweetie License | Twitter Bulletin http://bit.ly/14DebL #
  • Two pieces of junk mail today, Virgin Media, I’m not in a cable area so stop trying, and really, a lawn care service? I live in a flat. #
  • In the library, work, work, work. #
  • Just got done watching this week’s Apprentice, enjoyed it tonight, fun creative task. #
  • Just renewed my Flickr Pro account for another year. #
  • RT @jonwheatley Yahoo just pulled the plug on Geocities. It’s the end of an era. 🙁 http://is.gd/u7TP #
  • Just ordered some business cards, hope they turn up before FOWD London next week. #
  • RT @TheNextWeb Blogs aren’t dead. They are maturing! – The Next Web http://bit.ly/13nqVY (via @tweetmeme) #
  • Listening to Biffy Clyro now. I am a mountain, I am the sea! #
  • I joined twitter 490 days ago – http://whendidyoujointwitter.com ? #
  • Just sat in the office and then out of silence I hear a Dixie Horn from a passing car outside. Burnout anyone? #
  • The Apple Mighty Mouse is far from mighty, in fact its god awful. #
  • Finally booked the hotel for London next week. #

Future Of Web Design London 2009

I haven’t posted in a while so I figured I ought to make an update just to let you all know I’m still on this planet!

Carsonified are a UK based company who design and create websites, apps and also host industry events for like minded individuals, like you and me! There next event is the ‘Future of Web Apps’ and it is going down in Miami, Florida next week (23rd-24th), but for those of you here in the UK, Carsonified will be hosting the ‘Future of Web Design‘ in London on the 30th of April. The event brings together web designers, developers, marketing types and more all to learn, share and discuss. This year the speaker list includes: 

  • Ryan Carson
  • Elliot Jay Stocks
  • Meagan Fisher
  • Mike Kus
The full list of speakers can be seen here. But what’s most important is that yours truly, me, shall be attending. In addition to talks many workshops will also be on offer. Be sure to drop me a comment if your going, or get the conversation going on Twitter. Tickets can be bought here.

Year In Review – 2008

2008 was an interesting year. ChrisBrandrick.com had somewhat of a rollercoaster year, some months having more posts than others and at times my blog experience lots of traffic to nearly none. This is my ‘Year In Review – 2008’.


In January of 2008 I made a total of 18 blog posts, covering such topics as promoting your RSS feed for free, adding a favicon to your site, and of course my goals for the year (which I will review in an upcoming post). The site received over 1,300 unique visitors from a ;

Gamebrit Update

I have mentioned Gamebrit on several occasions during the life of my blog, and for those of you who keep track I last posted about it all the way back in July. Since then the site has gone on to launch and is currently in it’s third month, more details about it’s early development can be found in this March blog posting.

During the development of the site I had a number of people asking me which content management system the site was running, and I can now reveal that the site is running on the relatively unknown CMS ‘Adapt CMS‘. The Adapt CMS website explains the system as so:

AdaptCMS is a PHP CMS that is made for complete control of your website, easiness of use and easily adaptable to any type of website. It’s made easy with advanced custom fields, a very simple but powerful template system and much more.

The system is far from perfect but it is really simple to use, easy to customize, and get to grips with and the support is superb, friendly and personal, so it’s a CMS worth checking out.

As for the sites success, I mentioned back in my January ‘Goals for 2008‘ post that launching the site and making a success of it was one of my many aspirations for the year. The post details that I wanted the site to be reaching a target audience of around 15k uniques per month before the year is out, and thankfully the site is well on the way to reaching that target, with a growing popularity month on month, with it currently averaging around 8,000 uniques. I will revisit my 2008 goals, once the year is over, so be sure to check that to see if I make a success of it.

Finally, if your into gaming, then be sure to check Gamebrit out, join the forum community,  oh and please do follow the site, and it’s two owners (myself and Leo Worsdale) on twitter!

Goodbye Twitter Mobile.

Twitter today announced that users in the UK will no longer be able to receive text based updates from those that they follow; although twitter did ensure that it was clear that users will still be able to update to twitter from their mobile devices using the same old Twitter UK number. So you can update, you just can’t receive while on the move.

The disappointing yet understandable move comes due to the problems in forming a deal with UK mobile networks and due to the rising costs involved in sending the messages, all coming from twitter’s own pocket (up to $1000 per year, per user).

It’s the rising popularity of the service which keeps effecting the micro-blogging site, for example the ;


As some of you who follow me on Twitter or have me added on Facebook may have realised I am now back in the UK, after my holiday away to Turkey. I had a really nice break away, and you can now check out the pictures of my trip on my Flickr page, I also have some on my Facebook too.

Now I’m back I would also like to announce that Kufu (as previously blogged) is now officially open for business, and we are on the look out for new clients. So drop us an email!

In addition to working for Kufu, the rest of my summer will involve finally getting Gamebrit off the ground, which has been ridiculously delayed for several reasons, it’s amazing to think I have had the domain for nearly a year now! But yeah keep an eye out for updates on that one.

But in the mean time, keep it on ChrisBrandrick.com! Subscribe to my RSS feed, or even add me as a Technorati fave.