Myth?

Well I know where I WON’T be going for a holiday any time soon, and they can put their Olympics where the sun don’t shine.. (OK, OK, France didn’t deserve to win. There. I said it).

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Muffin

OK, last word about last night’s game. Portugal had a shot that was cleared off (or behind?) the line last night. Funnily enough I don’t see any mention of it, and we didn’t see it on reply after the game. Just saying… Headers – no not the physical type. I mean the web type… the bit above here. I spent sometime yesterday doing a little research as I’m looking to change mine for my ‘coming soon’ redesign, but I can’t figure out which way to go. There is the plain, sans-serif font look. The script/hand written font look, or the big graphical banner, logo and site title look. I really like the first two, simple and effective, but I do …

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Halftime Extra Time FULL TIME

Flippin’ ‘eck! THEY might even win! UPDATE: EXTRA TIME. Unlucky Sol Campbell though, didn’t see much wrong with that. UPDATE: It’s all over. Lost on penalties. Again. Oopsy. Well I said I was supporting Portugal as they were the host nation, but I have to admit that England were unlucky. No way Campbell’s goal should have been disallowed. In saying that, Portugal probably ‘deserved’ the win, but sometimes you get the luck, sometimes you don’t.

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Pride

Bit of a dodgy topic this one, so stick with me. Tonight, whilst watching the football (yes yes I KNOW!) I’ll be… wait for it… supporting Portugal. In as much a way anyone of ‘neutral observer’ can support a team that is. Now, this is NOT because they are playing England. No. It is because they are the host nation and I think it keeps the excitement going a bit if they win. I’ve said before, and I’ll say again that France are my team, have been since I was 14 (vague memories of Platini, Tigana and Papin…). Anyway, this leads on nicely to a bit of a bug-bear, and I know I’m not alone in this. England. No not …

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Rain, rain

Well all this precipitation is ruining my plans. I mean what’s the point in having a few days off work it you have to spend them stuck indoors playing computer games and watching crap on TV?? Ahem. Anyway, how are you?

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Good Sales

[The names have been changed to protect the innocent] One thing I bought Louise for her birthday was a gold necklace. It was from John MacIntyre’s in Glasgow, and if that name means nothing to you (and I’m guessing for most of you, it won’t) then suffice to say that it is a jewellers which is very proud of it’s old style customer service, and it’s swanky fashionable interior. The following is a recap of my first experience buying jewellery there. The store is located in a lane between two streets in Glasgow (Mitchell Lane) and is situated next to several fashionable pubs. You walk into an old fashioned tenement entrance and get in the lift on the ground floor. …

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Time off

First of three days off and it’s chucking it down, bang go the planned tasks for the garden. Instead I’m finding that Bloggerheads has called it a day (you really MUST watch his parting shot), and that I should’ve read some Isaac Asimov. I’ve no idea why I didn’t to be honest. Right, I’m off to veg in front of the TV watching daytime telly… but not before I answer a burning question: Should I get dressed or spend the day in my dressing gown?

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Etiquette

Ladies. Is it acceptable for a strange man, er.. a stranger who is a man that is, to tell you that you’ve left the labels stuck to the soles of your shoes? Not that I’ve a shoe fetish or anything…

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Considering

That bloke Sevitz sent on a link to the following article: The Dangers of Judging Web Designs Superficially. It’s an interesting article which I’d recommend you all read. It’s as much a look at how we react to visual stimuli as it is about web design… or maybe not, but that’s what I took from it.. And that gives me two topics to think about:1. Prejudice – how we react to “something different”.2. Information Design – hitting the “sweet spot” of content and design. I have a simple theory about prejudice. Everyone is prejudice. It’s natural. We ALL judge a book by it’s cover, we can’t help it, human nature has had thousands of years of experience of this (“whoa, …

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