Bugger this

Blogger is playing up. Again. Such is the price for using an American based service it seems, every morning is the same. Come 4pm GMT the site zips along like nobodies business, leading me to one of two conclusions. 1. Our American friends are finally ‘getting’ with the whole Kyoto thing and switching off lights at night. Unfortunately someone is mistaking the light switch for the switch that controls the Blogger servers. 2. Google are running backup procedures, and such like, overnight (overnight their time that is) and that’s causing problems. There may be another solution but that’s all I can muster at this time in the morning. WordPress is looking better and better (even if I’d only have two …

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Mad busy

I’m far too busy to even considering posting something, let alone spend the time thinking up something coherent. Admittedly it would make a nice change for me to actually THINK before posting, but hey, why change the habit of the last four or so years? So yes, very busy, working. Lots of working and business busy-ness. Which means I don’t have the time to post anything. I’ve said that already haven’t I? Repeating myself, the eleventh sign of madness. Can you name the other 10?

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Composed

To be sung to a classic four bar blues riff – think “Bad to the Bone” from Terminator 2, each line interspersed with a DA NAH NAH NAAH NA style, chugging guitar: Woke at two thirty,The house was hot,Got up outta bed,So see what’s what, Was the heating busted?Or was it still on?Temperature readingTWENTY ONE! Bashed a few buttons,To turn it back down,Set it to thir-teen,My job was done, Then I woke up this morning,To a cold cold house,The wife she was angry,I felt like a louse … And so on. I really should learn how to operate that new fangled control unit thing we got installed.

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Insert Foot

You may, or may not, recall that I found a certain recent advert quite funny (the rest of this post won’t make sense if you haven’t read it). In a moment of perfect timing, I was just laughing my head off about it, sharing the story with some colleagues and wondering why one of them wasn’t laughing all that hard. As she walked off someone told me she’d just split up with her boyfriend and had just been talking about spending Christmas on her own again. Well, how was I supposed to know!

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Faith restored

Fuck me. Just got off the phone. Seems like I left my wallet on the train. Thankfully someone handed it in so I can pick it up later on. Jesus that’s scary! I wonder if it was that annoying bint who plonked herself down next to me and proceeded to nudge me every 10 seconds whilst she put on her war paint? Hang on. How did they get my mobile number? Hmmm must have it written in my wallet somewhere… on my donor card probably. PHEW!

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Alfie?

What makes a good blog? That is a very good question, and I’m going to attempt an answer. No, not now, later. Once I’ve had time to think about it and you’ve had time, yes YOU dear reader, to give me your thoughts on the topic. Between us I’m sure we can answer this fundamental question. And yes I know it’s been asked and answered before, but I’m looking for a few more personal reasons. What do YOU think makes a good blog? Why do YOU visit the blogs that you visit?

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Count

How many hits does your website get*, on average, do you get a day? And don’t say you don’t know, we all do it ya know! And what service do you use to count them? * amended to stop anymore smart arse answers. Blame Vaughan

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Pleasuring my orbital frontal cortex

Whilst Galaxy chocolate is considered, by some, to be superior to Cadburys (only just mind you), I have to admit that I’d prefer a Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut to a Galaxy Fruit & Hazelnut (see what they did there) any day of the week. Alas our vending machine only stocks the inferior Galaxy version. So I had one of those instead. Can you tell I’m bored?

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Just browsing

Finally got around to updating the post for Firefox which is now reaching epic proportions. I think I’ll have to split it up soon and offer it elsewhere on the site. One part as a “Why should I bother?” response, and the other listing the useful extensions I, and others, have stumbled across. For now, though, it’s all in the same place.

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