Appendix

Re-design a go-go… well not really, but I’m gonna start from scratch – again! Have started writing again as well, sort of… in my head I have a few ideas, will jot them down and flesh them out if I can. I’ve also started design of ANOTHER website for my professional side. I have loads of documents, links, files etc which I’ve always meant to put somewhere useful – this way I don’t need to worry about losing something from my PC. Working title – Appendix. Whaddya think?

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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%. Again.

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Megane

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 …

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Futurehead

Interesting discussion the other night, we’ll see what comes of it. Interesting discussion this morning, we’ll see what comes of it. To clear a couple of things up – Alec Guinness had 8 characters, the re-design is still going, sleep patterns matter (although I’ve been ignoring them), and I HAVE been writing stuff for this site, they will be posted once the re-design has been done.

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Boycott the Pump

Well we’ve done our bit for the petrol boycott – have you? Tonight, tonight (Smashing Pumpkins, WAY before Phil Collins (or was it Genesis)) I will continue the oft mentioned re-design. Although as I didn’t get to sleep until 1 a.m. it might be a bit of a struggle…

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Tell me why

Wouldn’t it be better not to discuss a forthcoming re-design and just do it (tm I think…?) a la http://www.kottke.org. Also – why do I think my site needs to be ‘cool’ and ‘design-ey’. Hmmmm. It’s Monday, I could tell when I woke up and the hassles at work only confirmed it for me…oh and it rained.

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Organic design

Dammit, dammit, dammit. Stop start re-design… to the extent where I started to wonder if I could build that in as a feature… a kind of organic website, constantly under design. Then I realised I’m too lazy. There is something comforting about Sundays, the church bell chiming the hour is a nice touch, hopefully when we buy somewhere we will still be close enough to hear it. I also like the fact that we can sit about semi-dressed all day, watching telly, chilling out, kinda like a mini-holiday. Ohhh and hats off to Zeldman, made me realise how lucky and blessed I am. Our thoughts are with Joan (and Bathead).

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Ally

McBeal appeal. Just finished watching it, I still don’t know why it hits home, every week there is something that jars me and I think “Damn that’s right!”. They are beginning to inspire me to write some stuff (after a healthy absence). Oh, still trying to get my re-direct changed, and the re-design is still on – it will be a pretty radical departure from the current, white, grey and blue, but you’ll have to wait and see (as will I as I haven’t decided what to do with it yet!).

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Bleuch

That’s it, I’m gonna stop surfing (the web, not the water…not that I have ever tried surfing (on water, I do surf the web)). I’m trying to redesign this site – ignoring the fact that I haven’t written anything for it in over a month (I don’t count this stuff, hopefully neither do you) – and I keep getting great ideas, but I still look at my site and go… BLEUCH. Is it just me? Does everyone rate their own sites the same way? Is every other website better?

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