14 entries posted in January 2010

The New Design!

Sunday, 31 January 2010 10:38 pm
tags: coding design

The new design has finally arrived. And it took longer to implement than I thought it would. I will update this message tomorrow when I'm thinking more clearly. There are a few things I'd like to introduce about the new version. There are a few bugs I need to iron out, so if you catch one - please give me a shout (leave a comment). Thank you!

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The Sleep Challenge (week 1)

Sunday, 31 January 2010 6:16 pm
tags: challenge

After a positive start, I admit I have been slacking a little. However, overall my sleep pattern has improved. As more of a night person I'm finding it difficult to persuade my body it's time to sleep at a time that - to me - seems too early (not to mention the ever present number of distractions available). Mornings aren't much better; it's all about motivation (or lack of). And that is something I am hoping to improve in week 2. Without further ado, here all the results of week 1:

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The Verdict: Imogen Heap was murdered

Thursday, 28 January 2010 5:46 pm
tags: music

No where near as sinister as it sounds. I'm talking about Jason Derulo's chart topping number 'Whatcha Say'. I'm not as behind the times as this statement suggests. In fact I have just taken this long to decide my true feelings. I love Hide & Seek by Imogen Heap, I think it's a brilliantly unique song. Now usually I try to avoid the mindset that a remix or sample taken of a good song must be bad. But in this case, I must agree.

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An interesting grammar debate about commas in lists

Wednesday, 27 January 2010 10:42 pm
tags: debate grammar

I've just read an article on the Internet off someone's blog regarding the use of commas in a list. Now I've always been a little fanatical about grammar, or more the lack of it in todays society. Modern technology (Internet, social networking, mobile phones, etc.) are to blame, but that's a blog entry for another day. This particular article struck home as I can clearly remember the moment when the "correct" method for writing a list was taught to me. Or so I thought.

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Misleading yet suitabily effective advertising

Tuesday, 26 January 2010 10:30 pm
tags: adverts internet

Opening up my preferred bit torrent website for some routine TV programme downloading, I was presented with a rather provacative advert. Now this isn't the first time I've seen this particular ad, and it caught me attention the first time I saw it too. What I found amusing about it (following a thorough inspection) was what it was advertising. And hey, I'm not judging: if it works it works!

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The Sleep Challenge

Saturday, 23 January 2010 3:51 pm
tags: challenge

Currently I'm stuck in the most relentless and annoying sleep pattern. A combination of unemployment, sheer laziness and post-adolescent nocternal altertness (OK I just made that up) has caused me to get stuck in the annoying late-to-bed-late-to-wake repetition loop. But this will change; and this post marks this change.

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Facebook: The Idiots breeding ground

Wednesday, 20 January 2010 5:12 pm
tags: facebook rant

Apologies for this rant, but it's something I'd like to share. Something that has come about fairly recently on Facebook (correct me if I'm wrong) is fan pages. Now as I understand, these are for celebrities, musicians, actors, etc. - anyone who has "fans". However it seems the intellectually-challenged sector of Facebook has managed to confuse and misuse this feature.

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The disappearance of my favourite sweets

Sunday, 17 January 2010 11:26 pm
tags: food

It's something I've feared for a while now, and as of today I have given up hope. It seems Bassetts Fruit Allsorts no longer exist. I just need a minute...

The daringly delicious alternative to Liquorice Allsorts seems to have vanished from the face of the Earth. I can only assume this is due to lack of popularity, as the general concencus online seems to be negative. I find this hard to believe, and I stand alone when I say I love loved Fruit Allsorts.

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The hottest riff in the World today

Saturday, 16 January 2010 6:41 pm
tags: guitar music planb

Well, perhaps a bit of an exaggeration. But I always get a little overexited whenever I hear this. The song is Plan B - Stay Too Long, which, as a whole package is an alright song. But the verse riff stands out for me as something special.

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Getting songs back off your iPod

Friday, 15 January 2010 4:35 pm
tags: apple ipod itunes

Apple make it easy-peasy to put your tunes onto your iPod or iPhone, via iTunes. But they go out of there way to stop you going in the opposite direction. If you've ever enabled your iPod for disk use and opened it up on your desktop, you'll see the way Apple has confuzzled it up enough to stop you cherry-picking songs from an iPod. Fair enough, you can grab the whole lot, but if you want just a couple, there are easier ways to do it.

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