Due to the fact I didn’t Roast anything last week, today it is going to have stuff from the past couple of weeks. Do I care if this makes me look slow off the mark? No. I don’t care. So there 😛
Enough with the sillyness – on with the show:
I’m starting to get a bit bored with my theme at the moment. It’s definitely time I upgraded both my WP and K2 to the latest (I’m still running WP 1.5 *blush*) – one of the things that has been bugging me is how my archives are handled. Archives are part of what makes blogging a joy, but it’s currently a hassle to browse through them. Then, of course, the beautiful Kristin steps in with her archives page template and all my troubles are sorted (or will be when I get around to that upgrade).
As if the madness wasn’t enough, they’re talking of making the prequel to Da Vinci Code. *Beats head against desk* Of all the wonderful books out there to make into movies, they choose Angels and Demons. I’d like to rant about how bad the first film was, but I haven’t seen it yet, so I can’t. Just take all the things I’ve said previously about how Dan Brown couldn’t write his way out of a paper bag, and take it as read I think the film is/is going to be just as bad. And that I don’t think Angels and Demons is any better.
Ever been a bit befuddled about where to start with all this CSS stuff? Scrivs to the rescue! He has a great resource on learning CSS.
I had something pithy to say about this BBC article about the semantic web, but I can’t remember what it was. I am mildly bemused at their choice of picture to illustrate the article (a beach?!) but then BBC Online can always be relied upon to have some truly bizarre image choices. I’ve got a feeling I was going to go off on a rant about the semantic web, but as I have the memory retention of a brain injured goldfish, you’re saved. That, and I can’t really bad mouth the work of Dr Hall and the other Southampton chaps. Home department and all that 😀
Let me get one thing straight – I do NOT watch Big Brother. I never have, and heaven forfend, I never will. At the same time, it can make conversation in the office a bit dull:
The Boss: “Did you watch BB last night?”
The Boss: “Oh…”
*Silence descends on the office*
So it’s lucky that the BBC can be relied upon to have at least one article a day on the show. My favourite bit of news so far was when one of the contestants quit because he didn’t want the fame. You do have to ask yourself why he went in the house in the first place…
I do so love it when someone else does a rant for me. Saves me the effort of having to write it. Christian Montoya is remarkably eloquent on some of the more annoying things webdesigners inflict on us.
I was never a big boy-band fan: if you’d told me that Take That were coming to my school, I’d probably have said I had band practice that lunchtime or something. If it had been Jason Donovon on the other hand… *swoon* Anyway, just because they didn’t float my boat, doesn’t mean that some people won’t be very happy at the news East 17 are to reunite for a comeback gig.
Apparently, the U.S. Justice Department wants companies to keep web usage records. My spidy-senses are all a tingle over this one. It’s just very hard to get the idea of 1984 out of my head.
Another rant I don’t have to write: hideous mistakes people make in their sidebar. Remember people, less is more!
It’s nice when a site you’ve been reading for a while gets the appreciation it deserves – Christian Montoya got selected for 9rules as well. I see the caliber of the other sites that have been selected along with Bright Meadow, and I start to get an inferiority complex. Why me?! I’m just not in the same league!
It’s not often a book review will make me want to read a book. I much prefer the ‘walk through the bookshop/library picking books at random’ technique to find me new things to read. Or recommendations from friends. But after this review I find myself wanting to read “American Movie Critics: an anthology from the silents until now”.
And on that note, I am off to see what ingredients I need to make cheesecake. I should be going to the gym, but I don’t want to. I want to make cheesecake.