Archive for October, 2003

It’s Hallowe’en…

31 October 2003

…so time for some Extreme Pumpkins.

Off to London for a long weekend, cheerio…


qwghlm slightly revamped

31 October 2003

I’ve updated some of the code here and there, visibly there’s not a lot of change, but I’ve been busy making the documents fully XHTML-Strict compliant. I’ve done away with tables completely and now use divisions which are positioned via CSS. This represents a further divorce of content and style, which has become a interest of mine of late (the philosophy of separating the two, allowing users to dictate presentation, making data more portable and easier to process automatically, is quite cool, and gives online media enormous potential), although there is still some style dictated inside the markup, especially the blog, but I’ll be making improvements to those later.

To test the new markup, I’ve also added in a few extra stylesheets, which experiment with different layouts and colours, and now show how configurable the site has become. You can change the style with the drop-down on the left (and the site should remember your choice as well…). Apologies to NTK for my ‘homage’. Let me know what you think of them, and of any new bugs you see.

[Update: Sorry, I've just re-read that first paragraph and it veers dangerously close to talking bollocks...]


“Did you threaten to overrule him? Did you threaten to overrule him? Did you threaten to overrule him? Did you threaten to overrule him?”

30 October 2003

Given that Michael Howard is set to become new leader of the Tory Party, it’s perhaps appropriate at this point to remind ourselves of the infamous 1997 interview where Jeremy Paxman asked him the same question 14 times over, without getting a straight answer. [RealVideo stream, the funny bit is about 4 minutes in]

As a footnote, Paxo spookily goes on to ask Howard about his then bid for leadership of the party…


Draft Johnson!

29 October 2003

With Iain Duncan Smith’s leadership looking like it’s over, there is only one man who can save the Tories now. Step forward, Boris Johnson.


Just an excuse to link to some naked people

27 October 2003

New York artist Spencer Tunick has done his latest installation – 450 naked women at New York’s Grand Central station. It looks kinda cool, all those bodies radiating out in a geometric fashion, perhaps like something out of The Matrix. Only more naked.

Only someone immensely puerile would try to come up with captions for these pictures. So I have. Though I’m not feeling very inspired today, the best I could come up with was “What does it take to get a ticket round here?” and “Steven Norris named new railways supremo”.


I want this. I *really* want this.

25 October 2003

Who wouldn’t?


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