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I feel like a salmon…

by Andy on August 24, 2006

… because I always seem to be flaking on you!

There’s no (real) post tonight or tomorrow because I’m heading down to the Midlands for a wedding tomorrow and I’ve got to be up early tomorrow for the 170 mile drive.

But I promise I will have an absolute doozy of a hoodie for you on Monday, and there should be a hands-on review next week, and possibly even an interview, so whilst the weekend may be starting early at HYA, next week should be awesome.


The pain! The pain!

by Andy on August 10, 2006

I had to write the title twice for two reasons:

1. I’ve got a migraine so I’m going to skip the usual recommendation for the day, and give you a link so that your visit wasn’t a waste (my pain, your gain!).

2. The pain suffered by small independent designers all around thw world when big corporates rip-off their designs (though for legal reasons I should probably say that the designers are only very, very, very similar). Check out the Urban Counterfeiters blog for a load of examples of disappointing business practice, and it ain’t just Urban Outfitters being named and shamed.

*Just noticed that that blog hasn’t been updated since late March, so the author has probably given up, but it’s still an interesting read*


And the idiot strikes again

by Andy on August 2, 2006

Hello RSS readers, if you read the post about Oddica earlier, I’ve changed it because my comments were inaccurate and misrepresentative of Oddica. I’d really appreciate it if you take a look back one post (my feed reader doesn’t notify me of updates to posts so I thought that this would be the best way to make it clear to subscribers) so that I can feel a bit less guilty for hurting some people that work really hard at a good company.


Oddica were on the Deck

by Andy on August 2, 2006

*I understand that if you hadn’t read the earlier version of this post, the following will be a bit confusing, so just bear with me*

Ok, last time I change this, really. I was wrong about Oddica, let’s just pretend all I wrote about was the $7 off coupon code.

Oh, and if you want to get $7 off your next order from the land of Odd, then use the coupon code ‘tell’, one use per person, and they want you to ‘tell’ your friends about it too, and made a little form to help facilitate that process, see?

And just so that this post isn’t completely devoid of sleeve related talk, Oddica will be releasing a selection of hoodies soon.


Get the water from the source

by Andy on June 23, 2006

My internet is being very slow and silly today (where’ve all the images on the internet gone?), but I couldn’t bear to think of you all going without advice from your preacher of hoods, so check out my for a load of fresh links that I’ll be using over the next few weeks.


PSA the HYA way: Server change complete

by Andy on June 10, 2006

I think that after about 10 hours of trying, retrying, deleting, being impatient and drinking I’ve managed to move HYA to a new server, and it should all be working the same as this morning, except possibly faster and more reliably.

Thanks for being patient, maybe now things can get focused back on the stuff that matters. hoodies, track jackets and onesies!


So So Sorry

by Andy on May 24, 2006

For someone that finds themselves pretty net literate I’ve made a bit of a howler…

I just activated the Akismet anti-spam software for this blog after testing it out on another blog of mine, and it said I had a load of spam comments to filter. Which I thought was odd, because this blog hadn’t got a single comment for a couple of months (I just thought you guys were real quiet). Upon looking at the list of spam it was pretty much 50/50 real comments vs. spam comments. So I must apologise for not replying to all the comments that people have left, but I simply didn’t know that they existed. One guy even put a link to the elusive Aiko hoodie! And Teees has been giving fairly regular comment upon my choices too.

Sorry again guys, hopefully it won’t happen again in the future.


Filed under S for Stupid

by Andy on May 8, 2006

I accidentally deleted the links page, including all those affiliate links that everyone loves (they’re good stores, I swear!).

I’ve re-written it from memory as best I can, but I’ve got a feeling that I’ve missed off some of the selected stores. If you think you were on there (or you want to be on there) could you please drop me an e-mail and I’ll try and get things back on track.


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