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Sunday, May 21st, 2006

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Saturday, May 20th, 2006

A poem

Friday, May 19th, 2006

I lay upon a grassy bank
my hands were all a quiver
I slowly removed her suspender belt
and her leg fell in the river

A poem by Sir Paul McCartney

Links for 2006-05-19

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Ain’t no such thing as a free lunch

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Well, I don’t think that’s technically true but a recent post of Gordon‘s reminded me that Amazon have a lovely little (searchable) section of free downloads.

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This is why I loves me the interweb

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

The Jam: Going Underground

Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene guitarist Steve Craddock. Beautiful.

The Specials: A Message to you, Rudy

And then I go and spoil it all by clicking on Kelly Marie singing Feels like I’m in love and guess which tune I can’t get out of my head?

Prepping for the weekend

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

We have the granddaughters staying this weekend (hooray!) so I’m on the lookout for some more online games to keep the computer addicted pair happy.

A quick hop over to Lazy Laces and there’s nothing specifically for 3 and 6 year olds but as always, plenty to keep us older kids happy.

How about creating a talking squirrel animation? Talking flowers or tomatoes? Or maybe some ninja text? Then there’s the movie clapperboard generator.

Movie clapperboard for 'Constipation, the movie'
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Links for 2006-05-18

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Quote of the day, #35

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

For those times when you’re feeling incompetent, ill at ease and generally mal dans sa peau, remember Henry Van Dyke‘s words:

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

And for Nick. I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve lost the final battle in such a long and brave fight against cancer.

Time Is

Time is …
Too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love,
Time is Eternity.

– Henry van Dyke

The one with the update to the rant

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

If you read this post, here’s an update.

Trawling through the multitudinous spammer comments for willy wotsits and all sorts of pharmaceuticals that would sound dodgy even if the “author” didn’t go by the name of Righteous P. Turbitude III, I nearly fell of my chair at seeing Andy Budd’s name nestled amongst them.

Many thanks to comments from Andy Budd and Chris Mills (author and publisher respectively) for pointing out that:

Thank you both for providing the new information (and apologies for the uncharacteristic rant). It was uncharacteristic, no? Please tell me I’m not a whingebag?

I’ve been dipping into CSS Mastery in preparation for the Wise Women css study group kicking off this Friday and it is excellent. Really, really excellent.

Starting off with a review of basic css that *cough* we all know and need to frantically revise love, the rest of the book takes you through ever more advanced techniques to produce sites such as this and this.

I’ll write more when I’ve read more but I suspect it will be sitting alongside Rachel Andrew’s CSS Anthology as a book that is always to hand and frequently referred to.

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