Almost a crash in Ellesmere Port, caught on dashcam

Ever since someone reversed into me in a car-park and claimed I went into him I’ve used a dashcam in my car. Since then I’ve never had an accident, or cause to use the footage for insurance purposes – but I’ve had the odd near miss.

Last weekend was another near miss on the roundabout by Sainsbury’s and Cheshire Oaks, in Ellesmere Port. Some people just don’t know how to use a roundabout.



Recreating a photo from 1986

I recently found an old photo of me from circa 1986 and thought it would be fun to recreate it. I’ve seen a few people do this online of late and thought I’d have a go.

This did, of course, mean I needed to buy a few of the Transformers missing from my collection – namely Beachcomber and Top-Spin. No hardship, I’m sure you’ll agree.

The more observant among you will notice that Continue reading

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13:  Logos for the microblogging site Twitter, displayed on the internet on September 13, 2013 in London, England. Twitter has announced plans to float on the stockmarket. (Photo by Mary Turner/Getty Images)

Teenagers and their misuse of Twitter


Twitter’s great isn’t it? It’s that place where you can say what you want, no matter how offensive or racist, and nobody cares. It’s all anonymous and nobody ever gets into trouble for anything. Even if you did go too far, if that were even possible, you can always delete your tweet and then the problem goes away.

No, wait. Hang on. That’s not right at all is it?

No, when you post something online, like Vegas, it stays online… forever. As for the not getting into trouble, that’s Continue reading


Carphone Warehouse Manager calls me a tosser

Regular readers of this website may remember when I caught out an employee of Carphone Warehouse lying on the blog. They pretended to be a customer of theirs, yet used their work email address (pretty stupid, I know) and the resulting blog from this lie caused even more idiocy in the comments.

Well, now another member of Carphone Warehouse (one of their store managers) has decided to wade in to the abuse, calling me an ‘absolute tosser’. His full comment is below, with his grammar unedited.

Is this really the standard of employee that Carphone Warehouse attracts? If ever my decision to avoid that company like the plague needed reaffirming, this has done it. Thanks ‘Andy’.


I appreciate this may be well overdue, and you may not even check this pathetic excuse for a website.

But you sir, are an absolute tosser.

Instead of having a “little bitch fit” on your own little pathetic website, why not try and sort the problem.

Yes CPW has changed over the years, and I pray that you have changed also.

CPW is filled with consultants and managers who want to help YOU, the customer, but this is not always pretty and straightforward when issues arise that have a strict policy to follow.

It is also not pretty and straightforward when we follow warranties, policies, regulations etc.

Unfortunately there are a few customers who don’t understand this and feel that the world owes them something and “just because they dropped their phone their entitled to another for free”. (for one little example)

I am a Manager at CPW, I can whole-heartedly say, with honesty in my words I do the very best for my customers but will not bend over backwards for arrogant, self righteous people such as yourself and break polices that good hardworking customers abide by.

So, just to recap, you sir, are an absolute tosser.

Good day

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Adelie Posing

P-P-Pick up a Penguin Penalty in Google

Are you looking for a way to destroy your website’s rankings in Google? Have you heard about this ‘Google Penguin’ thing and thought to yourself ‘I need that to hit my website too’?

You have? You’re in luck; Paolo Lorenzo Milardi has just what you’re looking for. He emailed me today and offered some paid links using keyword anchor text. His offer is great – completely screw up your website in Google for a small fee.

He says he already does this for other SEO agencies… so some lucky clients out there are Continue reading


Another list of spammy web directories

A quick rant, as I’m tired and bored.

A big part of doing what I do these days is removing links to clients’ websites and, while it’s not too difficult, it is bloody annoying – especially when you uncover a client who has had SEO before from someone else and their link profile is a web (if you pardon the pun) of spam and rubbish.

All of the following domains are on the same IP address,, and they’re all the same dodgy-arse crap directories. Whoever owns these damn sites (Ashwani Kumar, I checked) could you please wipe these stains off the Internet so I Continue reading

Craig Schwartz threatens me with legal action if I don’t remove links to his website

I have just received an email from the legal department of some sex aid related website threatening me with legal action if I don’t remove links from one of my sites. I can’t believe the bare faced cheek of some people.

Naturally I’m not doing it, and I’m publishing the legal threat too. Enjoy.

From: []
Sent: 11 April 2014 13:07
To: ***@*******.net
Subject: Removal of disclaimer links from the


My name is Craig Schwartz and I am duly authorized to Continue reading

Link building from

As I run a number of websites I often get emails from SEO companies looking to build links for their clients – a practice which has died out among reputable companies, but some of the older, ineffective agencies still do this. I have just received one such link request for TheTransformers.Net which was so irrelevant I felt honour bound to share it.

Someone from the company sent me the following request to Continue reading

So much anger, so little time

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