Weekly Desktop Part 30

Cartoon man with big nose surfing black waves with orange sky

I‘ve just been reminded buy Made in England reader, that it’s been sometime since I last posted a desktop, just checked and it’s been nearly 2 months… Not quite keeping to my weekly target :( Anyhow’s thanks for the reminder Tess, this one’s for you – Surf’s Up! Download the desktop here »

In case you weren’t aware, you can see all of the desktops I’ve made here.

Update: The colours are starting to annoy now that it’s sitting on my desktop. I’ve done a new version you can see below. Download it here »

Cartoon fish, surfer and waves

Fluid – Site Specific Browser

Fluid - Site Specific Browsers

This is unbelievably awesome, Fluid is a tool that let’s you create separate desktop applications for your favourite websites. It basically just runs a separate browser specific to the site you choose. Could be a life saver sometimes when you’re regular browser crashes. I just think that it’s amazing that I now have a Made in England by Gentlemen application on my computer!

If you want to make your own Made in England app, here’s some application icons you could use:



Cheers for the link Knotty.

Why men don’t write advice columns

Joke from my inbox this morning:

Dear Walter,

I hope you can help me here. The other day I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching the TV as usual. I hadn’t gone more than a mile down the road when my engine conked out and the car shuddered to a halt. I walked back home to get my husband’s help. When I got home I couldn’t believe my eyes. He was in the bedroom with a neighbour lady making mad passionate love to her. I am 32, my husband is 34 and we have been married for twelve years. When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted that he’d been having an affair for the past six months.

I told him to stop or I would leave him. He was let go from his job six months ago and he says he has been feeling increasingly depressed and worthless. I love him very much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum he has become increasingly distant. I don’t feel I can get through to him anymore.
Can you please help?

Sincerely, Mrs Sheila Usk

Dear Sheila,

A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults with the engine. Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line. If it is clear, check the jubilee clips holding the vacuum pipes onto the inlet manifold. If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the carburetor float chamber.

I hope this helps. Walter

Australia Day ClubPub

Australia Day ClubPub

Australia Day ClubPub this Wednesday, 30th Jan. Ok so we’re going to be a bit late, Australia Day is on the 26th, but better late than never! Poke’s always had a good amount of Australian employees so were celebrating the founding of their land down under :) We’re moving slightly away from Shoreditch for this one to the Pleasure Unit on Bethnal Green Road – Map. Not been before, but apparently it’s a bit retro and psychadelic, also they’re about to re-fit the place so it doesn’t matter if we trash it. It used to be a gay pub called the Cock & Comfort, what a class name! Get yourself into your tightest shorts & cork hat and head on down, should a good night.

Also I think we’re bringing back by popular demand the GIF Jockey 2.0, so if anyone has an amusing animated GIFs send them my way!

Please buy me!

a coolection of stuff I have for sale on ebay

As I’ve mentioned before I’m off on a 6 month hike in a few months, there’s a couple of things I need to do before I go; save some money & get a someone in my room to pay my rent. What this equals is saying good bye to some of the stuff I’ve been hoarding over the years. Hopefully this should raise a reasonable amount of cash and ease the burden removals and storage.

So over the next few weeks I’m going to become a part time ebay seller, you can check out all stuff I’ve listed so far here. Everyone knows how addictive buying stuff on ebay can be, it often surprises me that more people haven’t got into selling, it can just as addictive! Especially when you get a load of money for something that you were just about to throw in the bin. But it can be a bit of a chore carrying everything down to the post office, so that’s why I’m going to do it all in little chunks.

I think I’ll have a few interesting things up for grabs, first up this week I have Vintage Leica IIIF, an old first aid tin, a pair of 70’s headphones, a couple of petrol powered remote control cars, a zombie fancy dress outfit, an original painting by me and a couple of rucksacks.

Go on have a bid!