Archive for July, 2003

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Tuesday, July 29th, 2003


I’ve just reported the problem to Blogger, as soon as I get a response I’ll post the information here in case it’s of any use to you.

As for dvd. What can I say?

Missing the comments? Mail me!

How about

Monday, July 28th, 2003

a bit of motivation?


Are the A Team out

Monday, July 28th, 2003

Are the A Team out there?

John over at the enetation forum tells us that we need to fix summat in Blogger but I don’t know what to do *blows nose* and *wailing* I hate it when comments are broken ‘cos *sniff* it’s the only thing that keeps me going and *another hankie* the poor dogs are started to look really worried ‘cos my face is getting all red and puffy *sob* ‘cos I don’t know whaaaaaaaaaat to doooooooo.

Updated to say: I’m even more of a plonker that I thought… you can’t leave a comment telling me um, how to fix my comments so *sigh* you could email me? She says, hopefully…?

From the inbox

Monday, July 28th, 2003

One day in the future, George W. Bush has a heart attack and dies. He immediately goes to hell, where the Devil is waiting for him.

“I don’t know what to do here”, says the Devil. “You are on my list, but I have no room for you. You definitely have to stay here, so I’ll tell you what I’m going to do. I’ve got a couple folks here who weren’t quite as bad as you. I’ll let one of them go, but you have to take their place. I’ll even let YOU decide who leaves.”

Bush thought that sounded pretty good, so the Devil opened the first room. In it was Richard Nixon and a large pool of water. He kept diving in and surfacing empty handed. Over and over and over. Such was his fate in hell. “No”, George said. “I don’t think so. I’m not a good swimmer and I don’t think I could do that all day long.”

The Devil led him to the next room. In it was Newt Gingrich with a sledgehammer and a room full of rocks. All he did was swing that hammer, time after time after time. “No, I’ve got this problem with my shoulder. I would be in constant agony if all I could do was break rocks all day”, commented George.

The devil opened a third door. In it, Bush saw Bill Clinton, lying on the floor with his arms staked over his head, and his legs staked in a spread-eagle pose. Bent over him was Monica Lewinsky, doing what she does best. Bush took a look around in disbelief and finally said, “Yeah, I can handle this.”

The Devil smiled sardonically and said…

“OK, Monica, you’re free to go.”

Another quickie

Sunday, July 27th, 2003

… to note that Karan over at flummel hasn’t been able to update for a few days (hosting problems) but will be back soon. In the meantime you could go and enjoy her TypePad beta blog.

She also put me on to a good explanation of RSS which I’ve been ignoring until now because to be honest I thought RSS (and trackback) was “something for the big boys” but I’m starting to understand that it’s useful for the pond life too…

And now back to work.

Quick links

Sunday, July 27th, 2003

While stalking the enetation forum for news of the database transfer (and when comments will be fixed for the other blog), I came across big n juicy (must go back and read more) and from there graham lester‘s limerick a day. Enjoy.

An adventurous fellow from Lawrence
Took a flight on a plane to see Florence
But the trip was a pain
For it pelted with rain
And she met him with downright abhorrence

Something You Should Know

Saturday, July 26th, 2003

If you have some time this weekend, go listen to Friday’s Afternoon play, “Something You Should Know” by Trevor Lock and Sem Devillart.

“Max would rather hide from the real world than live in it. Then he has a close encounter with a flying pig.”

Lasts around 45 minutes. Very entertaining.


Friday, July 25th, 2003

I haven’t stopped sneezing for the past hour, my bones are aching, even my fingernails hurt, so a few quick links and then off to bed.

First up is toasty critter heads and then I wonder if this is taking proofreading a little too far?

Then there are some pictures of the part of Wales I grew up in – Ystradfellte and Pen-y-fan, Corn Ddu & Cribyn.

I’ve been looking for some online language learning sites for my father and came across Unforgettable Languages“the simple Linkword¬© learning method developed by Dr. Michael Gruneberg to lock words into your memory in a matter of seconds”.

Lock a word in your memory in 10 seconds!
The Portuguese word for Bed is Cama
Imagine a Camel lying in your Bed.

Why does he suddenly want to learn Portuguese? A family has just moved into the house next door and although the husband speaks perfect English (he has lived in Wales for about four years), his wife and two children don’t yet speak any English. He’s been struggling with a Teach Yourself Portuguese book from the library but they don’t have any tapes there so I’m looking for a site that also has audio.

That’s it, I’m done. Bed. Boa noite

Blogging community

Friday, July 25th, 2003

Huge thanks to Karan for tipping me off that the dotted boxes I use for quoted text are overlaying the right hand column.

Not only that, she explained in detail why it was happening and how I could fix it. *Big Smile*. So I’ve changed the width from 400px to 250px, could y’all let me know if anything’s amiss? Should I go down a little more even, to 200px?

This means that the box is 150 (the cell size) + 5 + 5 (these are the padding spaces) + 1 (this is the border) pixels wide? for a total of 411 pixels in a column that seems to be about 250 pixels wide. The only place for the excess amount to go is into the territory designated as the right column.

And while we’re on the subject of referrals

Friday, July 25th, 2003

I’m going to make a couple of you (no names, no pack drill) green with envy when I reveal how many searches involving the delectable Fiona Bruce end up here…

There’s Fiona Bruce smoking and Fiona Bruce fan site and even Fiona Bruce legs for starters. I’ll skip lightly over the more sordid episodes ‘cos you’re a nice innocent bunch of folks and I’d hate to show you a side of the internet you’re unaware of… ;-))

Heh, I must admit I’d miss the googling if when I move to TP…

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