Q: Who started the Pedant’s Revolt?
A: Which Tyler.
Told by Jofus.
Wondering why, when Screen Sharing with the Eee using vnc4server, I’m shown a default-looking Desktop, with none of my running apps visible.« »
Jodi Marsh is reading excerpts from biographies to Portillo, Abbot, Neil and Charles Kennedy on This Week. Such a bonkers programme.« »
Wondering if I’ll get away with describing Joseph as Mary’s babydaddy in the paper (WRT Dosso Dossi’s trippy ‘The Holy Family’, c. 1527)?« »
Steve Bell is on fantastic form today. "Kick the beggar!"« »
Using a mouse for the first time in years (the Eee’s trackpad is tiny) and finding it incredibly difficult to get used to.« »
Realising that I’ll have to leave for Dundee at 7am tomorrow. Ugh. The whole point of not having a proper job is not having to get up early!« »
Rather enjoying the total meltdown of Simon on The Apprentice.« »
My office today: Kelvingrove Park. Eee PC and mobile broadband FTW!« »
Watching ‘Interview With A Poltergeist’, about the Enfield Poltergeist. Janet Hodgson was a bloody good ventriloquist, no?« »
Embarking on the critics tour of the Gi festival: 30-odd shows in one day. Blimey.« »
Note to web forums, online shops, &c.: sending birthday emails is not cute, it’s fucking annoying.« »
Reviewing the work of people you know is not entirely pleasant.« »
Buying myself a birthday sweatshirt. 13oz cotton loopwheeled on 1920s shuttle looms. (Yeah, I’m a loom geek, what of it?)« »
BT have capped my download speed to 384 Kbps without warning, for too much Bittorrenting. (All six series of Oz to blame, I suspect.)« »
Should I renew my Monocle subscription? ‘Ooh, how fascinating! Beautiful design!’, vs. ‘Insufferable jetset wank! Aspirational twerpery!’« »
Listening to Radio 4, wanting to smash Pam Ayres’ face in with a hammer. Again.« »
Realising that I just ate a tenner’s worth of cheese. Damn you Ian Mellis!« »
closing my accounts on Facebook and Myspace (and long-dormant ones on Friendster, Orkut and Linkedin).« »
Where does Dopplr get its location data? Off the beaten track, it only knows about the little places near the big places.« »
At the time of writing, I’m the only person ever to have used the term Glasgasian on the web. (It refers to the accent lots of Glaswegian people of Asian descent have. I thought it was a fairly well known and used term, but now I’m wondering if I invented it!)« »
If you look down, you’ll see that you can now browse the Tumble archives. Well, you always could, but until now it involved typing URLs into the address bar of your browser. Links are so much more modern and convenient, don’t you think? Can you believe it took me more than two years to add
<ul><?php wp_get_archives(); ?></ul> to the template file?!
TumbLrd points out that, like an idiot, I forgot to include ‘previous’ and ‘next’ links on Tumble’s pages. That glaring error is now fixed: on a post page click on the little arrows that appear after the list of tags to navigate back and forwards in time. I’ll add a way to browse the archives soon, too.« »
I subscribe to the A Word A Day mailing list, which more often than not deals in familiar words. Every so often it throws up a beautiful and useless gem, though: Bissextile–of or pertaining to the leap year or the extra day in the leap year.« »
Posting of pretty pictures, lovely links and, er, quote-worthy quotes will resume tomorrow.
Fixing the tag cloud might take a little longer (but you can still view tags by clicking on them under the posts).
Here is the punchline to an as yet untold joke concerning an owl so attractive that to know him is to love him: To wit, to woo.« »
Hey, here’s a thought for Innocent Smoothies: much as I love your fruit-packed concoctions and whimsical marketing strategy, if your Blackberries & Blueberries drink has half a fucking mashed banana in it why the cocking fuck don’t you call it a Blackberries & Blueberries & Bananas drink instead of sneaking the information into the ingredients list? You bastards. (I really don’t like bananas.)« »
Since a fair few folk have mailed to ask: Tumbletumble isn’t powered by a slick new Rails app, it’s just ‘good’ old Movable Type with the Tags and Markdown plugins, swift and easy posting enabled by a slightly tweaked posting bookmarklet. The templates, all three of them, are about ten lines long – once they’re finalised and tidied up, Ill post them here. I hope this doesn’t get me banished from the tumblelogging community – I party like it’s
1999 0.9! (Update, 27th July 2006: Tumble is now WordPress-powered.)