â€¦ for my lateness, but there are sometimes reasonsâ€¦ not least a trip to Portsmouth and then Brighton for leap-year parties and then a stag do for a very very good friend of mine. I did not return to Southampton until well past Sunday Roast time, then events took over me on Monday and Tuesday.
That and despite 2. 3 degrees I am a technological cretin and have not retained the knowledge of how to log in to Bright Meadow and upload this lovely effort. Which also means I have had to write it in a text editor, and revisit my third year computing course (which I have just realised was six years ago!!!!! Six years!!! WOW) to remember basic html tags, then wait till Cas got back to S’oton after a visit to the homestead so she can upload it for me, so sorry if it isnâ€™t all pretty and several days overdue!
What I did remember/ find time to do was collect linkage to share with you allâ€¦ and your beloved host, (who will return soon and save you from me I promise!) sent me some tooâ€¦
I know that a lot of geeks read this blog, and I include myself in that. Iâ€™m guessing therefore that most of you already know about the passing of Gary Gygaxâ€¦ (for those not in the know, he co-wrote Dungeons and Dragons (the game, NOT the awful movie!!)). Iâ€™m not a huge D &D fan myself, but as the first roleplaying game it spawned the genre of hobby that is responsible for almost all of my non university/ school based friendships. Iâ€™m proud to be part of a community of worldwide geeks who produce witty and sweet tributes to their heroeslike these.
Fulnic found this: Cuddly Toy Web Hacker Taunts Met Police and posted it on his facebook, so Iâ€™m shamelessly stealing it for the
roast waffles, including his comment- â€˜love the part that says “badly-spelled message” – they obviously can’t read haxxor-speak. Noobs.â€™ Indeed.
No wonder I feel like a lump when I consider the women lots of my male friends drool over- not the unrealistic women in magazines, but the even less realistic women in comics! Why all female superheroes look the same
Yet more with the geekery Iâ€™m afraid, though this time found by a friend who does not (yet) frequent the meadowâ€¦ Re: your brains is a very silly song, that a lot of very silly geeks have been making videos toâ€¦ the WoW video is funny in itâ€™s own right but you really have to listen to the words 😉
Random House are doing the right thing , about DRM as far as me, Cas and Cory Doctorow are concerned.. Iâ€™m going to watch this space and see if any of the other big players go the same way.
Iâ€™m with Randall- f@~k grapefruit. They are evil, and this particular web comic made me GLAN (giggle like a nutcase) in the PhD office at uni for ages, so much so that everyone looked at me like I was being even crazier than normal!
Cas has found Freakangels a webcomic by the truly gifted Mr Warren Ellis, who also has a great blog. Iâ€™m now addicted, I challenge you all not to beâ€¦
I think Taylor Kitsch is a bit too pretty to play Gambit – I mean, he should be a drawling rugged charmer from the bayou, right? Josh Holloway would have hit the spot just about right (Sawyer from Lost)â€¦
The NYT has an article that warms my heart and confirms something Iâ€™ve felt to be true for a while- the internet is not just for boys. Lets hear it for the geeky girls!
Why 9rules is a nice place to be : memes like this.
And finally, just for Abi so she has some trailers to watch:
The Visitor – Perhaps a little â€˜feel goodâ€™ and with a bit of a message for America, but looks like a good one to go and watch with the girlsâ€¦