Archive for the ‘The Never Ending Story/Other FLB Events’ Category


Posted on March 2nd, 2008 in Lacking a Category, The Never Ending Story/Other FLB Events | 5 Comments »

Here’s just a small celebratory note about the blog…we’re page rank 5 now!
There was a PR update a few days back and we got moved up in the rankings 🙂
So, thanks to all the readers out there, we hope to continue providing you guys with random tidbits of news.
G’day 🙂

Site Reconstruction

Posted on January 22nd, 2008 in The Never Ending Story/Other FLB Events | 4 Comments »

Please bear with us while we redo the site from the bottom up. The blog may have drastically different layouts and colors for the next few days as we get the kinks out 😉

Happy New Years

Posted on December 31st, 2007 in The Never Ending Story/Other FLB Events, Time Wasters | Comments Off on Happy New Years

^ at the title. 🙂

Hopes to become more active on this blog, as indicated before, and also because…my firefox window has faaaar too many tabs waiting to be blogged.
Cya next year 😉

New Layout and Fur Elise

Posted on November 27th, 2007 in Computer software/hardware, Dumb Things That Happen, Site of the Day, Tech News, The Never Ending Story/Other FLB Events, Time Wasters | 1 Comment »

As we have returned from our hiatus, our layout shall be changed. This current one may be the one we choose, but whichever one we decide on will still need much revisions. Some of our pages may not work, our RSS icons have disappeared. Please excuse us as we prepare for our final exams :P. Afterwards, you can expect a lot more activity on the site.

On a slightly random note…
Ad from Microsoft:
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Your Computer is Playing Classical Music Randomly

Posted on September 12th, 2007 in Dumb Things That Happen, The Never Ending Story/Other FLB Events | Comments Off on …

Flashladybug has now officially undergone sabbatical and will be returning at a future date after all of its authors figure out what is going on with their lives. Our apologies for not further allowing you to waste time reading random technology or news articles.

Apologies for the downtime

Posted on August 29th, 2007 in The Never Ending Story/Other FLB Events | Comments Off on Apologies for the downtime

Our apologies for the downtime….we had some um, issues with certain people and spam…
It got sooooo bad, that wordpress was using so many cycles that our host was shutting it down everytime it ran. We will be resuming posting soon, after I get my act together and find us a better theme 😛

Cya *wave

Posted on June 3rd, 2007 in The Never Ending Story/Other FLB Events | Comments Off on Cya *wave

Right, so, I’m off to a short trip overseas. Mainly…4 weeks. I’ll be back in july. Until then, i may post a bit while on the road, but, not guaranteed. Until now till then…good luck mark 🙂


Random Post of the Day

Posted on May 15th, 2007 in Lacking a Category, The Never Ending Story/Other FLB Events | Comments Off on Random Post of the Day

/start depressing post

Right, so, due to some random/wierd events that happened, I feel a review of some laws necessary.
First: Murphy’s Law:

Anything that can go wrong, will.

This is quite simple to see in real life…happens all the time.

Second: Finagle’s Law:

Anything that can go wrong, will—at the worst possible moment.

This is also quite easy to see in real life, you can probably think of a few examples right off the bat.

Third: The Blin Law:

Anything that can go wrong, will—at the worst possible moment….WHOOOOOPEEE.

Fourth: The Combined Joe/Blin Law:

Anything that can go wrong, will—at the worst possible moment….WHOOOOOPEEE……Yes, Your Life Does Suck.

Your FLB homework: Think of these laws, and see how horrifyingly true it is in your life, get depressed, and realize that, hey…your alive, you’ll die, screw it all!

Disclaimer: Remember, this is simple conjecture, it should not be taken seriously at all, its sardonic and dripping with wry humor. Yay. /End depressing post

13 Things that make us happy

Posted on April 23rd, 2007 in Dumb Things That Happen, Site of the Day, The Never Ending Story/Other FLB Events, Time Wasters | Comments Off on 13 Things that make us happy

Yes, someone made a list….of things that make geeks happy. And funnily….all of these make me happy.

1) My gmail notifier lights up. It could be a friend asking if I want
to meet up for a drink later or a nigerian prince who has a financial
proposition I simply can’t refuse. Either way those few moments before
I actually read the message always fill me with a bit of euphoria.

2) API’s – I know that it is fun to screen scape websites and collect
information that you can manipulate yourself, but it is a lot better
when they give you the information legally and you can write more
productive code. Ex: Flickr, Facebook, USPS, etc. (get the hint ESPN)

3) Someone submits something I wrote to digg. Sometimes it makes the
digg homepage, sometimes it doesn’t. Either way it’s flattering to have
something I wrote submitted by someone else who thought it was

4) A new referrer pops up in bSuite. Whatever analytics you use on your
website, it’s always nice to see someone spreading the link love.

5) Seeing something in the real world that correlates to something in
the geek world. Ever have a total ring up as 404 or 13.37 and enjoy a
bit of silent amusement? Yeah, me too.

6) When the shipping status changes to “on truck for delivery.” I buy a
lot of stuff online, this is the final step before my package arrives
and it pretty much makes me feel like I’m windsurfing on a sea of
spectacular. Is work frustrating today? Did my upstairs neighbor keep
me up all night by making noises that sounded like they were giving
birth to an elephant? No worries, I’ve got some awesome shit coming in
the mail – all is forgiven.

7) Someone posts a real comment on one of my blog entries. Hell yeah, I
blogged and someone responded without trying to sell me ringtones.

8) That little green icon in the lower left of my browser indicating
that my page validates. W3C all up in this biznatch – oh how I love
that green icon. I wish you were a nightlight beside my bed.

9) My code works perfectly on the first try. It’s rare, but it happens.
Usually I’ll triple-check to make sure it’s actually working.

10) Seeing binary code written on a shirt and knowing what it says,
laughing to yourself and then laughing out loud because only another
geek would understand.

11) Hearing a co-worker say “for the win” or “for the loss” in basic conversations. That’s it…no other reasons

12) Having an idea about a project that you want to work on and then
someone else launches the exact idea but right around the same time
that you thought of it. For most people, that would be upsetting, but
it just means that you get all of the functionality and can work on
another project. It makes me happy.

13) Technorati and Alexa Ranking that increases each week. I like to
see my numbers jump greatly over time which supports my theory that
people actually read my blog.

Yup….all of those make me happy…specially the change from processing to shipping to out for delivery. Thats just awesome to get in email 😛
How bout you? Thank you ArmenianEagle

We’re Green!

Posted on April 22nd, 2007 in Computer software/hardware, The Never Ending Story/Other FLB Events | Comments Off on We’re Green!

Flashladybug is hosted by Dreamhost. Dreamhost has become green. Ergo, Flashladybug is green!
Or, as Dreamhost puts it:

We’re so green! Carbon neutral, to be exact!

And YOU host with us! So YOU’RE green too! Q.E.D.

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