For some reason I was under the impression that this week had been a light week with regard Roast-able material, then I open up the folder have my usual 20+ tabs. Bugger, just when I was wanting a short one because my wrist and RSI are playing up again. Ah well, since your wish is my command and y’all seem to enjoy the Roast, I will just suck up the pain and get on with it.
A while back I pondered why I had Antarctica listed in my server stats as a place people could possibly visit my blog from – I mean, Antarctica. Just a lot of penguins, right? A few months later I was proven wrong and had a merry time looking through lots of blogs written by people having fun in the snow with the penguins. One of the blogs I keep reading is that of Phil Jacobsen. He has a wonderful sense of humour and a great writing style that is always interesting, even when he is talking about stock inventory.
I recommend to you his post on outsourcing jobs in Antarctica as an example that you never know where being a humble dishwasher will take you.
Well done to Rebecca Holdcroft for speaking up over discrimination about her tattoos. I can see both sides of the story here – a company has a right to institute a dress policy and that level of tattooing can seem intimidating, but on the other hand she isn’t dealing with members of the public and appearances really shouldn’t be that important compared to how well you do your job.
Part of the problem I was having with comments last week came when I was playing around trying to get trackbacks to display differently. If only Paul had written his how-to on showing text for trackbacks a few days earlier! I’ve yet to institute this, but I will be playing today – be prepared for the entire site to die again!
Top of the Pops has ended! This is sad, sad news indeed. Not that I watch it any more – if music and TV are combined it’s normally TMF here at Meadow Towers (the videos are just so preeeetty!) – but it’s always been a big thing for a band to appear on TOTP. At least in this country. As I said, a sad day 🙁
I don’t care if it is true or not, this story about how knitters are making jumpers for Little Penguins caught in oil-slicks is just too brilliant for words.
I haven’t tried to boot Windows on my Mac in a good six months – I just don’t have to any more. When I did, I had to use Virtual Desktop which always made my poor PowerBook seem on the verge of falling over and dying. New IntelMac owners though, can experience the joys of Parallels for Mac OSX which lets you run Windows in a window, like any other app. How great is that?!
Every so often I come across a story I just don’t have a pithy come-back too. This is one of them. A Theatre critic calls for performances attended by disabled people to be flagged so he can avoid them.
I remember the last time Moose went to London and came back to tell me the front of St. Paul’s had looked a little odd as she crossed the Millennium Bridge. As she got closer she realised this was due to the front being swathed in fabric to cover scaffolding – on the fabric they had drawn the bit of the building that was obscured! I never did get a chance to see what the frell she was talking about, so I’m glad I stumbled on this photo yesterday. Not only is it an amazingly pretty picture, it is pretty much the exact same view that Moose got that fateful day.
Time breakdown of modern web design. LOL. In fact, maybe even a RAOTFLMAO
David Cameron wants to scrap the Human Rights Act (and replace it with something else). Bad Conservatives, bad!
Shoppers want longer Sunday opening hours. Yes, yes I do. I rarely go shopping on a Sunday, but I would like the option to. It always threw me whenever I was in the States or Canada, that shops were open all day on Sunday, and nobody thought anything of it.