Month: August 2000


Tomorrow, tomorrow, … yeuch I hate that damn kid!

ANYWAY – I’m on holiday tomorrow, and Friday. Heading up to Inverness to try and see some dolphins.

Friday I’m hoping to get some time to finish of the redesign (i.e. the WHOLE of Friday if past efforts are anything to go by…).

Saturday/Sunday in Edinburgh… wander round IKEA pretending we’re going to buy lots of expensive things, maybe head into Edinburgh city centre and try and catch a few festival ‘things’. Then… damn better phone Sal…

OK Sal, 3:04 and you weren’t in. Dropped you an email, will phone again later.

Negative Progress

8pm, fire up PC. Open DreamWeaver. Play about for a bit. Close DreamWeaver. Open HomeSite. Open new site design project. Open Paint Shop Pro. Browse screenshots of various sites (used for ideas). Close Paint Shop Pro. Sketch out (again) proposed design. Navigation elements already decided and listed. Throw together a rough frameset or three. 11:52pm. Close HomeSite.

Progress = -10%.



Still really tired.. permanently – mind you I’ve got Thursday, Friday off work this week. Heading up to Inverness (for a suprise for Louise), and we might be heading through to Edinburgh at some point over the weekend.. hear that Sal? (BTW – how do you spell her name again?)

Had a good weekend. Bought a NEW car (brand new – 19 miles on clock), got TPM on video as well as The Third Man, Ben-Hur, and Brazil (at last). Now just have to find time to watch them. Also got Pearl Jam’s recent album, pretty good, bit samey though, although I don’t think I was in the right mood to listen to it.

Ohh and re-design hell continues. Maybe I should just concentrate on tweaking the current design. Hey it worked for Zeldman. Question: why does no-one call him Jeffrey?

Ohhh and have a look here, more (maybe) later.

White Rabbit

I think I’m ill. Not sure really, no energy, permanently tired. Yeah… I’m ill.

I don’t have time to be ill.


Started to say something, now it’s gone. Back to the flittering thoughts, worrisome but I can cope with it.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Nature commands your respect, especially when you are standing directly under a large thunderstorm. An afternoon stroll quickly turned into a drenching, accompanied by a strong wind, hail, huge drops of rain, fork and sheet lightning, thunder so loud it made you jump, and enough static electricity in the air to make strands of Louise’s sodden hair stand up. Awesome. Cold but awesome, and so unexpected that all we could do was laugh.

Absolutely top weekend, quality time with my angel.

Oh and we got new mobile phones, I just need to get a flowing black leather coat, and clip-on sunglasses… and Carrie Ann Moss… mmmmmmm.


X-Men. See it.

Saturday night, Guinness, and a productive day behind us. Good day, in some respects, same old crap day in others. I wish life would let you have a day where it doesn’t have to remind you and kick you. Another quiet day in prospect tomorrow, then back to work. Same old, same old. Hassles still there, not fully resolved. God I wish it was 6 months from now, at present every time we begin to see daylight, someone dumps another pile of crap on us.

Double X

Tomorrow – 7pm, Odeon Springfield Quay. X-Men. I hope it lives up to the hype, mind you there hasn’t been THAT much hype, more a simmering desire.

I’m behind. No, not behind you, behind in my schedule… I need to start on Project X. Need to have another discussion with C about it first. Then I’ll need to plan it properly, then… sigh… add a few more hours to the day… hmmm it might need to go on hold until I get things sorted. That’s the thing about interesting discussions, they are always the first thing to start moving down the priority list.

Project X? Hell, I had to call it something.

Sugar and spice

Still to book cinema tickets, tried to phone S – will try again soon. And I’m too nice. And it’s going to stop.

Double S

Current state of mind: not too bad considering! S emailed us – moaning about how it was struggling to reach 13 degrees in Melbourne – bummer, it sometimes doesn’t reach 13 degrees here either – in the summer! She also asked if we had been to see S in Edinburgh, and no we haven’t, yes we feel guilty, and yes I will be phoning her tomorrow!

Ohhh and must book X-Men tickets for the preview on Thursday night (and better make sure A and S are available, don’t think A would be too happy if we went without him – he’s a proper fan, I only got into to it when I saw the animated cartoon on telly, but don’t tell anyone else that…).

I’m currently looking for an easy way to transfer a lot files between two PCs, I don’t want to have to setup a network or anything, just whack a cable between them – if you know how please drop me a line. I’m reasonably technical so don’t be too scared.