Month: December 2004

gift

Dr Santa has been extremely generous this Christmas and filled my stocking with: The Time Out guide to walks around London. Listing, among other things, a rota of the Saturday Walking Group, with the chosen walks for the book and

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links for 2004-12-31

iRiver H300 Series This is what I got for Christmas from a very generous Dr Santa. (categories: iriver mp3 photo player video) Converting video to play on a iRiver H320 How to install codecs (Xvid and Radium MP3) and VirtualDub

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burp

Trying to recover from:

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links for 2004-12-28

SnowDays – It’s always snowing somewhere Create your own snowflake, write a message and post it (categories: flash fun web winter)

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bang

As I approached the Royal Vauxhall Tavern today for a Holiday Monday show and saw it cordoned off, with police searching the stretch behind it, it was obvious something was the matter. A policeman who politely explained that there had

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links for 2004-12-27

What the Hell is the Fibonacci Series? Small nice and clean Flash movie to illustrate a series of numbers where each figure is the sum of the two preceding (categories: fibonacci figures maths numbers) Free Online Photography Course Section one

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shop

Oxford Street, today at half past three, with Saturday-strong crowds rushing to the sales. It’s Boxing day, for goodness’ sake! One is supposed to be at home, like, boxing or whatever it is one does on this day. Come to

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walk

There is no public transport whatsoever in London on Christmas day. So, if one needs to go to a friend’s for Christmas lunch, one packs wine, champagne, Kath & Kim DVDs and panettone (Italian Christmas cake – not Dr B.’s

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links for 2004-12-26

The Trouble With EM ‘n EN (and Other Shady Characters): A List Apart The definitive truth about hyphens, dashes and valid character encoding (categories: character coding dash hyphen internet web)

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links for 2004-12-25

101 things you can do in Mozilla but not IE, by Neil Deakin (2002) #101 (giant lizards are much more exciting than a blue e) is especially good (categories: browser explorer internet mozilla web)

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yule

All the best. Mister Bitful and Dr B. x x x

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bake

I suppose there are certain things one only does at Christmas. Like waking up at 6 on Christmas Eve to pre-heat the oven and bake pepper cookies before rushing off to work. Well, let me tell you: it was well

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sing

Yesterday I learnt something new at work – the hard way. Having one of my colleagues switch on Capital FM (which has gone all Christmassy and only plays seasonal melodies) in the morning of December 23rd to make the whole

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links for 2004-12-24

Recipe for Scandinavian Glogg A classic Scandinavian hot spiced wine punch served with raisins and almonds (categories: christmas cooking glogg recipe scandinavia) Name the @ sign Italians call it ‘chiocciola’ (= ‘snail’). Because it looks like one. (categories: @ email

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java10

Almost two months from the conclusion of my survey of Central London coffee shops, I can certainly say things have changed. It must have been some sort of aversion therapy, like when they ask you to smoke cigarette after cigarette,

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links for 2004-12-23

Activity Calorie Calculator Enter your weight in lbs, the time spent and get the calories burnt during 72 activities (categories: calories diet sports weight) Google Suggest As you type your search, Google offers keyword suggestions in real time (categories: internet

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links for 2004-12-22

Box Lessons CSS box designs for dealing with the misinterpretations of current browsers (categories: browser css design development internet web) Fontifier Your own handwriting on your computer (categories: computer design font graphic web writing) Greg’s Digital Retouching Portfolio Sample image

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guru

A little under two years ago, some time around my thirty-sixth birthday, I braided together three sets of twelve lengths each of red sewing thread. I secured both ends with knots, then wrapped the resulting bracelet once around my left

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links for 2004-12-21

How to create an HTML table in PHP without pear What to do if your host doesn’t have the table libraries of pear installed – how to write the table yourself (categories: database development html mysql opensource php table web)

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chav

Picture of spoof Chavopoly playing board sent to me by my boss. My boss who lives in Essex. And owns Burberry’s stuff. And was given “How to be a Chav” from his office Secret Santa (and probably failed to spot

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wisp

So the sexiest men I know are growing beards these days. Lovely landscaped luscious frames to their handsome faces. My latest attempt only confirms that I shall never be your daddy because… …this is me from the left: and this

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cook

I’ve been asked for a repeat of last year’s Christmas meal. Thank goodness for blogging to remind oneself of what was consumed. And for Google to retrieve the original main recipe again.

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fuzz

I have bought my first nose and ear hair trimmer (a steal at £2.99 at Superdrug – battery not included). Old age is just round the corner.

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grin

Bumped into Cherie Blair on the stairs at work this afternoon. Yes her mouth is that wide. The woman’s got rhythm though – go see for yourselves at Cherie ‘Disco’ Blair.

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fang

So today I paid a huge black man to stick his hot tool into my cavity. Yes, my dentist is from Nigeria (no queues around the block to register at his South London surgery) and seeing him is always quite

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book

Inspiration: DG‘s collaborative work (four four-letter word per person to write a collective book). Personal touch: these are the titles of all the posts on this website (many of which are four-letter words – in fact all of them since

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view

This is the village where I am the only gayer – or perhaps not, judging from the two camp peroxyde blondes at a restaurant the other day, who could not take their eyes off me and my brother and mother

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host

34SP.com Festive gift ——————— To mark the festive time of the year we are upgrading all shared hosting accounts for free. […] Present storage: 30MB New storage limit: 50MB How can you not love my host? I can’t recommend it

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only

Off to the land of my ancestors for the weekend, where I’ll go back to being… …the only gayer in the village!

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