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Wednesday 30 April 2003

Buy me a Daily Mail

Many years ago, before I had children of my own, I remember reading about a crusade by one of our national papers (probably the Daily Mail - it's their sort of thing) to ban a line of young girl's underwear...

Civilised Times

I'm going straight from home to meet with a client today because the client's only a few miles from my house. The client arranged the meeting for 10am so I had a massive lie in (for a weekday anyway) until...

Tuesday 29 April 2003

Here's Freddy!

On Saturday Sharon and I went to a party for a good friend's birthday. Whilst there, we met an old friend whom we hadn't seen for several months and his current girlfriend. They'd been dating now for a couple of...

We really must catch up....

Have you ever noticed, when you get together with an old friend whom you haven't seen for months, you have less to talk about than you have with the people you see everyday? Despite the fact that more has occurred...

Monday 28 April 2003

Literate Woot!

Terry Pratchett's next book is out shortly. Just in time for me to take on holiday. What judicious timing....

Sunday 27 April 2003

0 - booked in 5 hours

I love the internet. Over a phone call on Friday lunchtime, Sharon and I decided we wanted to go on holiday. We decided we would join her Mum & Family in Ibiza for a week in May. By the end...

Saturday 26 April 2003

Advice

Check out Michael Kelly's The Lost Art of Seduction in which he divulges the product of his experience with women. I particularly liked his guide to foreplay based no his experience of stroking his cat: Poke her repeatedly in the...

Saturday Scruples

It's been a while since I've done a meme, so here's a Saturday one. Found via Globe of Blogs - Saturday Scruples! A patient calls late Friday to inquire about a test result. You're only a lab technician and can't...

Friday 25 April 2003

Personal Message

Sharon, I love you loads. P. No particular reason. No major dramas. Just wanted to say it....

Boys from Mars....

Just a quick thought this morning: Ash (original line up) + Record Company PR Guy = Busted (Probably just a Brit reference. Even then, only if you're of a certain age. Everyone else may continue about his or her business....

Thursday 24 April 2003

Are Google results affected by "freshness"?

So, Saturday night I make a post about a site that has a library of the monthly centrefold from a well known girlie mag. By Wednesday morning, I'm Google's search result number 3 for the phrase "p l a y...

Wednesday 23 April 2003

Searching, looking for love.....

OK. Perhaps the title of this entry was a touch ill-advised. Despite not even having a page-rank from Google yet, by 7am this morning I had received 10 hits from Google searches looking for monthly nudie pictures. For some reason...

Tuesday 22 April 2003

From Blogger to MT Pt 4

We're getting close now. The next chapter in this unfortunately sporadic series includes setting up the weblog directory, altering permissions and running MT's own check program. After completing this, you should be ready make a test post....

Monday 21 April 2003

Blogshares and (b)linking..

Michael over at Britcoal read my entry on Blogshares and it got him questioning the value of links as a measure of worth for a blog. (I'd link it but his archives aren't working - see April 17). Crucially he...

Saturday 19 April 2003

Playmate of the month....

Want to see the Playboy playmate of the month for the month you were born? Or how about the month you lost your virginity? Or how about a brief reminder of the day when your mate found his dad's stash...

Ow, my head!

I've been a little slack here for the last couple of days, but I do have an excuse (well 2 occurances of the same excuse). Sharon & I had friends over on Thursday night and Friday night and consequently have...

Thursday 17 April 2003

Blogshares as a force for good...

The (still Beta) Blogshares site seems at first glance to be an amusing and mildly distracting game. If we were to take it a little more seriously, it could subtly change the whole blogosphere....

From Blogger to MT Pt 3

Part 3 is short, but time consuming. Basically you're going to upload all the files to the host server. I'm assuming here that you have some knowledge of using an FTP program to upload files to a server....

Tuesday 15 April 2003

From Blogger to MT pt 2

To keep it nice and simple, I'm breaking all of the configuration activities into separate steps....

Monday 14 April 2003

Gotaway

A very good friend of mine lent me his copy of The Getaway for the PS2. I've had a quick play tonight. I don't think I'll be getting much acheived around the house this week. ;-)...

From Blogger to MT Pt. 1

I promised a couple of people I'd describe how to make the move to MT. I was hoping to sit down and write it out as one "How to...." guide. Unfortunately it looks unlikely that I'll get the chance. So,...

Sunday 13 April 2003

A present for me?

Sharon and I are feeding next doors 3 cats whilst they are on holiday this week. This afternon, when I walked through the door I thought I'd discovered the remains of an over exhuberent pillow fight....

Saturday 12 April 2003

Want one

I'm really, really, really tempted to get one of these:...

Must get a life.....

Don't you think it's ironic that the only part of a washing machine that gets really mucky is the part were all the cleaning powder goes in?...

Look what I did.....

We're having a naming ceremony for Connor on 1 June 2003. Neither Sharon nor I are particularly religious so we couldn't go with a christening but we still wanted to have the opportunity to gather a family and friends together...

MT, MT, MT

OK. I know I've been a little obsessed of late and not posted anything much other than the trials of setting up a new site. But lets face it, what with the war dominating every TV channel and most of...

Friday 11 April 2003

Signs

Sharon and I just watched Signs on DVD. Excellent film although a little hard to get into at first. Itís definitely not a film to watch on your own in a dark house....

Thursday 10 April 2003

Importing an RSS feed

Ukoln has an excellent JavaScript generator that will produce script to add RSS feeds to your website. See my front page for an example....

Wednesday 9 April 2003

Beer and Totty

An unusual name for a website, but a novel interpretation of the old matching pairs game. Not work safe....

Lost Guide

Just in time for me to have missed it, Caveat Lector hasa guide to amending templates in MT. Good Timing! But also a good guide....

Layout Problems

If you click on the date stamp at the bottom of this entry you'll get taken to the individual archive for this entry. The layout is basically a reproduction of this one, complete with both side bars. If you click...

Budget Day

It's Budget Day today. The day that the British Chancellor of the Exchequer announces all the major changes to the countries financial system and makes wildly inaccurate forecasts about how much tax will be raised and spent over the next...

Tuesday 8 April 2003

How weird is he?

One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh, no," I said, "Disneyland burned down." He cried and...

Absorbtion

When I get into a project that interests me, I tend to let other things slide. Over the weekend I had to force myself to take time to do the paperwork for my business. Today Sharon has gone to bed...

Yey me!

Fixed it. Now I've just got a problem with the size of the comments entry box on the "individual entries" page. Like when you click for a permanent link or "read more". I wonder if I can make the size...

Damn

Everything looked fine at home. Not a problem. Here at work, where I'm running NT and IE 5.5 on a max resolution of 800 x 600 it all falls apart. Specifically, on the main page the Calendar on the right...

Monday 7 April 2003

Comment

Someone do me a favour and leave me a comment so I can check that it works? Thank you....

Secondary

A second entry because I need to pad the thing out a touch so I can check the layout. It was James' birthday today. God knows how but he reached the grand old age of 4. The first birthday he...

Ouch

Ouch I'm ready to start trying to apply the template I've created to the MT weblog. To do so I've taken a very quick look at the default template to see what's required. Soooooooo complicated. There's JavaScripts in there that...

Sunday 6 April 2003

Primary

The very first entry posted to arseburgers.co.uk. Done just to test that it works....

Saturday 5 April 2003

New Layout

This evening's project has been the layout for the new weblog. It has gone far better than I could have hoped for, thanks primarily to the discovery of an excellent template at CSS Colouring Book. Wanna take a peek? OK....

Have your say

So the new domain is working and there's a holding page up. The image is nothing particularly relevant just something I got from typing "Burgers" into Google. Movable Type is running. My first decision is what to call the new...

Part 1

Well that's the first leg of the journey achieved. I've got Movable Type running. And I've got all of the optional packages running to except Image::Magik. I'll see whether I need it later once I've started using it. It was...

Friday 4 April 2003

Oops!

I didn't close the <center> tag on my last entry. So this blog spent the night with its entire contents centre justified. Oh well....

Thursday 3 April 2003

Still not up.

Still not up....

In your neighbourhood

Blogstreet is another blog index. This one seems to use information Blogroll and other information to build a map of blogs. For any listed weblog it'll show you who's blogrolling it, reviews and details of any RSS feed. The best...

Meta blog

Meta blog - Blizg is a new blog resource that focuses on Metadata. You can include metadata in your blog in many ways but the most common, and perhaps the easiest, is through metatags in the HTML. Check out the...

Bugger!

Why is it only after the fact that someone points out the problems with something you've just committed yourself to. Like the fact that http://www.arseburgers.co.uk/ sounds vaguely like a gay porn site. Ho-hum....

OK

I've got the files uploaded. I think I've got the permissions set properly and edited the .cfg file correctly. I got my host to create a MySQL database and I think I've used the correct method to upload the various...

Aaargh!

I have no experience of Perl, MySQL, CGI or anything else that isn't HTML or CSS and I'm trying to install Movable Type. It's driving me nuts! I think its more my ignorance than any problems with the installation to...

Pardon?

I had the afternoon off today to take Connor to the see an ear, nose & throat specialist. He's been referred because he has had quite a few ear infections. Connor was an ideal child and didn't fidget or scream...

Wednesday 2 April 2003

Deja-Vu?

Deja-Vu? A nation with an oppressive regime that slaughters its own citizens. A nation that continues to develop weapons of mass destruction despite the presence of UN weapons inspectors. Members of the UN ignore the continued development of such weapons....

First Step

Well, I've done it. I've started down the road toward a hosted weblog. I've paid for the hosting and I've registered the domain name. What's the name I hear you ask? (You did ask didn't you?) What else but http://www.arseburgers.co.uk/?...

Tuesday 1 April 2003

Boogle, coogle, doogle, etc, etc...

There are 1001 uses for Google and those with API keys can write programs to automate many of those uses. Google Hacks collects a few of them together. I'm particularly fond of the Goopoetry. Type in a search term and...

Note to self

No, not a comedy one. A genuine reminder 'cus I do tend to use this blog as a favourites list at times. I'm considering moving this blog to some proper hosting, with a proper URL. I'm tending to think that...

Seeing red, or not

A good friend of mine is colour-blind. Not a disabling condition but one that I have difficulty relating to because I can't imagine what the world looks like to him. When he helps out on the discos that I do,...

Totally Worthless

It's official, I'm a penny share! I have so few incoming links that my blog is valued at a paltry $51. Don't know what I'm talking about? You should take a quick look over at Blogshares.com. You can buy and...

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