For closet stalkers everywhere..

..because nothing says ‘I love you’, ‘I buy love’, ‘Now you can be online FOR ME ALL THE EVERY DAY’, ‘my heart, soul and brain have been eaten by consumerism’ and ‘If you ever ever leave me I will hunt you down whilst sniffing articles of your clothing and post CDs with me singing every breath you take (naked) on through your door’ like a wifi enabled (crap) laptop with optional webcam..

Bedfordshire county council plots demise of western europe

  Yes. You heard it here first.  Bedfordshire county council’s landfill waste reduction scheme is secretly a cover for a dastardly plan to spread the Black Death and thereby wipe out one third of western europe. Or maybe even more.  It’s a particular shock as one always attributed such underhanded scheming to those leftie liberals with their radical eco-notions. WHAT to DO?

Upgrading from 2.x to 2.6.1

I admit it, I am a bad person. I am a foolish person. I let my wordpress install lag behind on leekworld. I encountered a bit of a bug all of a sudden with advanced-cache, and decided to upgrade rather than work around it – I was on WordPress 2.2. Utter disaster.  I tried all sorts, but the upgrades just wouldn’t take.  I reconfigured my wp-config file to have all the post 2.5 stuff but it just wasn’t having it. I’ve lost the Qwilm! theme as well. I loved that theme. I had tinkered with it and it made me happy.  I think I may have to make a new one just like it. This one’s just plain vanilla right…

BIY, it’s great, innit?

or.. Why To Buy A Fecking BarrattBox And Not A Manky Old Victorian Cottage. thinks – I know, I will finally fix those steps, get a key on the weird melamine backing bits and paint the stair backs. Then I’ll just need to sand the treads a bit. Easy job. No bother. Fix two steps. Feel impressed with self. Think – ha, that didn’t take so long did it? Wash down stairs. Scrub weird bits of glue and tape off stair backs. Try and remember the proper term for the back of a stair step. Sand melamine bits to get a key. Remove more staples, wondering how there could be more staples in the world than the amount originally removed…

Spotlight on Beijing 2008..

I’m signing every petition I can that calls on the Chinese government to respect human rights in Tibet and open dialogue with the Dalai Lama whilst they’re in the olympic spotlight.. After decades of repression, the Tibetans are sending out a global cry for change. Unrest is spreading across Tibet and neighbouring regions, and the Chinese regime is right now making a crucial choice between escalating repression or dialogue. President Hu Jintao needs to hear that “Made in China” exports and the upcoming Olympics in Beijing will have the support of the world’s people only if he chooses dialogue. But it will take an avalanche of global people power to get his attention. Click below to sign the petition–in just…

painting websites

I’m really liking the whole mixed media thang at the moment. Created a couple of watercolour headers that display based on GMT sunrise and sunset. Never realised PHP had sunrise/sunset functions, you larn a new thing every day, huh? Still very much WIP, but I’m loving the paint. I’ve gone all painty.  I painted the cats and the landscapes separately, so I can move ’em about. Taking photos of the paintings with a K850i is perhaps less than ideal however – I think I need to get a scanner working..

dojo master regexp your arse, glasshoppa!

Dojo Toolkit and Regexp monster child runs amok. Citizens terrified. Where will it stop?? I want to put ‘>=2 ‘ in a combobox. Dojo master say no. In fact, it seems to be escaping any even vaguely ‘dodgy’ characters. I can’t put < in, fair enough. I can’t put & in. I tried ‘<‘ even. It converts that to & lt; but it won’t resolve anything with an ampersand in either. This bug, and yes I say it IS a bug, is bugging the arse off me. bloody wordpress is at it too! Leave me the hell alone! What is wrong with you people?!?!