Sunday, September 24, 2006

What's Your Victory Tune?

I'm busy looking forward to next week so I can get on with some work towards a website project I have lined up and remove a Gorthuar* shaped monkey off my back and write a story or two.

Until that time I am fully loaded with study and work deadlines that need meeting.

I'm very much in favour of celebrating milestones whenever appropriate. And today I hit one of them by getting a piece of JavaScript to work.

No word of a lie, I hit the table and stirred the pot to the Monster Mash. Anyone else have a victory tune?


*Gorthuar is the avatar of a person at my forum who has threatened to reveal my not so secret identity. I can't remember which one that is but think it is best to keep him quiet all the same and have someone able to poke me in the ribs when I'm overdue on a non-monetary obligation.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Natural Enthusiasm

"Natural enthusiasm, the greatest thing in the world"

By a man who knew a fair bit about hard work. Bill Shankly. Who also said, if he could, he would lock up people whose job is in the public domain and are paid good money but didn't work hard.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Slow Blogging Week, Time for a Meme!

If you stop reading, you won't learn nothing.

Gacked from my gacking uncle since sleep isn't going to happen this hour.
If you think that sentence barely makes sense now, imagine what it would have sounded like 5 years ago...

ABC of me.

A - Accent: Have been mistaken for Australian and South African on occasion. But to those without something in their ear it's thorough Hampshire.

B - Breakfast Item: Branflakes.

C - Chore you hate: In a fiercely fought competition, I'd have to say the litter box would be the winner.

D - Dad's Name: Vincent Garth

E - Essential everyday item: Going to have to say an underwear. Sorts the flying aqua badgers from the regular kind.

F - Flavour ice cream: cookie dough

G - Gold or Silver?: Gold. Aim high ladies and gents.

H - Hometown: Andover

I - Insomnia: Check the time this baby publishes and if you got here I'm going to imagine you read the first line.

J - Job Title: Online & Pricing Analyst. Need one?

K - Kids: Not today.

L - Living arrangements: Top floor 'gallery' flat. I'll scan a Mind Map if you want to see me arty.

M - Mum's birthplace: Winchester, Hampshire

N - Number of significant others you've had: 1 (no insignificants, not my style)

O - Overnight hospital stays: Family stories have it that I was quite the stubborn git and refused to take in air when I first had the opportunity. So those 1 or 2 days nearly 24 years ago.

P - Phobia: Fearing.

Q - Queer: Strange quirks, known to mince without dancing, but not a homosexual.

R - Religious Affiliation: None to any organised religion. Death will not be the end of me.

S - Siblings: 1 younger brother (who's off to Exeter to read maths like his brother should have five years ago). Now I'm Open University the aim is to graduate together in 2009!

T - Time you wake up: around 5:15 - 5:30 a.m Sunday to Friday.

U - Unnatural hair colours you've had: I'm all natural

V - Vegetable you refuse to eat: Vegetables are fine, it's the dodgy fruits that catch me out.

W - Worst habit: Irregular blogging. If you want to know whether I scratch my balls then sniff my fingers then I don't want to tell you...

X - X-rays you've had: I get to see my skull at the dentist. Other than that, they kindly tell me I have to break something first, or lie about breaking something. Not really a fan of either and I have no more desire to see inside of me than you do.

Y - Yummy: Too easy. (Oh, I'm not thinking of food)

Z - Zodiac sign: A well balanced Libra. Equal bouts of manic and calm.

Thoughts of a temporary insomniac.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

God or Not: Be Productive

Michael Sampson has written an inspirational post on what God thinks of productive work.

Whatever power you believe in, these thoughts are gold.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Chris Brogan's Micro Manifesto

Recently Chris Brogan has been talking a lot about small boxes. It started around this time last month with Smaller Things Vs Bigger Things.

I thought he was on to something (lets face it, it's Chris) but what he was saying just didn't compute at the start.

Now, thanks to his latest post Micro Manifesto, I think I'm getting it. 3 x 5 cards. Makes me think back to my early adolescence. My Mum and Dad had loads of them lying around in storage boxes. Considering the square eyes I'm getting from staring at monitors all day it would be great to make use of an unobtrusive offline filing system.

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Monday, September 04, 2006

Thank You Steve Irwin

I'd just like to take up this small amount of space on the Google servers to say thank you to Steve Irwin for being a walking talking purple cow.

The world has stood up and taken notice and is grateful for his contribution.

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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Second Life - If Users are left to themselves

I don't have a paid account to Second Life. One big reason: item 2.6 of the terms of service says that Linden Labs can shut down your account, on a whim, owing you nothing. I'll pass on that opportunity, thanks.

However, it turns out that you can clearly violate the terms in the Second Life TOS that are there to protect fellow denizens and have nothing happen.

Quite frankly, I'm not bothered what the SLLA get up to in Second Life. They actually raise a decent point about rights (however unappealing the tactics are).

Since the 'government' (Linden Labs) can take your money at their sole discretion and the 'government' lets the mob operate freely why would you want to do business in that environment?

Links ahoy!
FIR 168 discussion
Chris Clarke
Karl Long
Neville Hobson

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