kea's pliny test
Posted May 7, 2012
Maria posted some links that are brunel links but open to the h2g2 error page in pliny
A few tests then...
Latest reply: May 7, 2012
a not particularly ethical dilemma
Posted Jan 6, 2012
Baked beans on toast, even though I don't have any cheese in the house, and I get to watch Coro on TV. Eating within 15mins
Nachos and vege takeaway, plus I'll pick up a nice bottle of red on the way home. Will have to watch Coro later online. Eating within 40 mins.
I'm very hungry.
Latest reply: Jan 6, 2012
my roles on h2g2
Posted Nov 13, 2011
I'm going to post about what I've been doing here this year, and beyond.
Latest reply: Nov 13, 2011
JoMo 3: why I want h2g2 to remain a mostly text-based site
Posted Nov 3, 2011
On my morning walk yesterday I passed the innersole again. It's been lying in the middle of road for a week, its position changing slightly each day, a sign of either ambition or traffic. It's very large, white and grubby. Mostly I try and ignore it, but yesterday was day two of interNaJoPoMo, and things to write about were popping up at me all over the place.
I looked at it and immediately thought: I could take a photo and post around that. Then I remembered we can't post photos (), which got me thinking about if that was a good thing or not. I think it's a good thing. If a picture is worth a thousand words, and I take a photo to journal with, doesn't that lessen my writing? On a writers' website?
There are many writers for whom journalling around a photo would extend their writing. But what about writers for whom that is not true, especially ones who are learning or need to extend their writing skills or lazy ones like me. In a multi-media worldwideweb, shouldn't we be encouraging written words not just with our attitude and intent but with the very structure of our site?
There's something there to say about how the Luddites were right, and how invisible loss can be in the face of the shiny new. I'm fairly sure there was at least one easy pun to be made about the innersole. But I'm heading out the door….
Latest reply: Nov 3, 2011
InterNaJoPoMo2: Damn and blast them all to hell
Posted Nov 2, 2011
It's 7.17 am. I've got a Very Important Meeting at 11am, much preparation to do before then, and I'm sitting on h2g2 starting threads about reverse smileys because I find a bit of early morning procrastination useful on days that are destined to be crazy.
Now I find that Ed has started a Very Interesting Thread on swearing within the community and I don't quite have enough time to do that justice. And not only is it a VIT, it's one that's not going to be stressful to read and partake of. Which is a change. It's h2g2 getting back into its groove and no doubt there will be some serious backlog by the time I get to read again later today.
The VIM is with a woman from the government department who pays my income. She is an Actual Good Person, but works in one of the most dysfunctional systems I've come across. Unfortunately what the means for me is that I spend a massively disproportionate amount of time on unnecessary bureaucratic processes, and very necessary fixes to unnecessary bureaucratic processes.
Damn and blast them all to hell is the phrase I use when really you just have to damn and blast them all to hell. Not sure who Them is exactly, but I'm sure They're responsible in someway for the state of the world and my life today.
(Heavy white cat was outside the bedroom window again this morning, and it wasn't raining. Something will have to be done).
Latest reply: Nov 2, 2011