Archive for January, 2006


Monday, January 23rd, 2006

It appears that the South Park episode “Trapped In The Closet” which features Tom ‘nutjob’ Cruise has been pulled from the UK schedules.

Fortunately, like the AOL advert says, the internet is the place where freedom of speech truly exists, so visit and in particular this page (safe for work unless you’re not allowed to watch cartoons at work).

Not their best episode, but it’s got some pretty funny bits in it.

Recipe Search

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

I find myself searching for recipes on the web a fair bit, and it’s true that there’s a lot of good recipes out there. But I’ve also got a ton of cookery books lying around the flat. The problem is that I tend to browse the cookery books and use the web when I’m searching for something specific. What I need is a system that searches the web but also gives me a list of books that I own that also contain a matching recipe (with pages or sections ideally). It shouldn’t be that hard …

More links added.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

Well I’ve finally persuaded WordPress to import my BlogLines links into the links page. So you can now check out all the stuff that distracts me from work. Yes, I know some of them are a bit odd.

I might get round to splitting them into more categories and restyling the links page, or I might not — I kinda like the braindump-esque format.

Now to see if the RSS feeds pick up this post …

Feeds are borked

Friday, January 13th, 2006

For some reason Bloglines isn’t picking up changes on any of the RSS feeds for the site, which is weird. Something else for the to do list I guess.


Thursday, January 12th, 2006

So my fridge/freeze broke over Christmas while I was away visiting the folks. So I lived without a fridge or freezer for ten days and adapted without much trouble. Sure I suddenly appreciated living in a city and being able to nip into a shop on my way home from work. I also discovered that, prevented from my normal habit of bunging all the extra in the freezer, I did a lot more with the food I did buy. I’m adaptable, I thought, excellent. The feeling didn’t last …



Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Proving that I can’t leave anything alone I’ve been tweaking the site a bit. The header images have been redone and split into separate bits. This means that I can use the old animations of Brian at some point. It also means there were various points where the headers floated around the site in odd places.

Also added in a links page that badly needs restyled, more links and a status page are in the works.

Let’s go …

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Well, may as well take down the holding pages and make this live …

It actually looks not bad, I expect I’ll be doing more tweaking and tinkering over the next few months. I’ll leave the Alice post up, I was using it to test the layout, I’ve always preferred it to that Lorem Ipsum stuff. You can read the rest of Alice in Wonderland here thanks to the poeple at Project Gutenberg.


Sunday, January 8th, 2006

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, `and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice `without pictures or conversation?’So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, `Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!’ (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoatpocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.