Ah well the boss is still away, says he may not even be back by Friday - bonus ball!
Spent most of last night trying to fix the Quake virus - bloody nightmare! Mind you if i wasn't such a cheap skate I'd by proper malware protection instead of winging it with Microsofts oblivious Defender (Beta) also 2 of the fish are suffering.
One has dropsy (Neon Rainbowfish) and the other is on the bottom looking a bit on her last fins (Blue Gourami). So checked water stats - all spot on! Dammit why are there particular breeds so bleedin' hard to keep? Lost more of these than anything else. All the rest of them are happy as Larry including the baby black neon.
Endorse-It tickets arrived this morning as did a present for Z. Still not bought the laptop she wants for her birthday - still hunting the cheapest deal. Looks unlikely what with the new car (Mitsubishi Colt) well smart with ambient night lighting that we'll be able to book the tipi now!
Which reminds me must order moonlights for fish off ebay - oh and a dress and big wig from around the French revolution - for Endorse-It Ladies Day and the Beautiful Days Ball.
right better do the two German magazines, see if a Beautiful Days site map is up (posted meet details - bet they move the bar.) everytime i arrange a meet the site has changed so the tent isn't there!
Oh and forget chav the new phrase is OMGy - heh heh innit, you get me, yeah?
I've today removed the 'member mugshots' feature that's been part of this website since 2002.
It was originally included as a way for members to put up their photo, but since this feature was added to the forums at some later point, the 'member mugshots' section had near enough become redundant ... and it hadn't worked for a while as well for uploading new photos, due to its integration with the forums membership and the fact that the forums had changed how it encrypted users passwords - I could have fixed it, but there didn't seem to be much point.
If you want to put your photo in your forum profile, you can do from the 'My Controls' option at the top right of the forums pages.
My first attempt at a blog so my initial entries will no doubt be ultra dull but what the hell i'll give it a go.
Going on how often i post on the forums you can expect a blog update every few years or so, in fact my next entry may very well read "today i retired from work" followed by "died of old age today"
Welcome to my first efests blog, let me make up a poem right now for you.
In the greenest tree
where the antelopes sleep
is the fattest bee
looking for a sheep
The bee is only happy
when it finds a sheep
to give a good slappy
until it is rendered to sleep
So here is my first ever errr blog. No idea what I'm doing but at least I've finished my WOMAD review and can concentrate on my daughter's birthday organising, possibly even buying her a present. and whether we can afford the tipi at Endorse It.
Well with this agreed
it's gonna be fairly sparse innit.
Well, title says it all really.
So, I've set myself up with another blogging cum space thingiemajob.
Lets see if I can keep 3 of these things going.
Oh, bit of news for you, Im off to cardiff for about 2 weeks so I shant have an Internet connection for awhile.
Erm, thats about it,
To help people get started, there's some step-by-step instructions on how to set-up your own blog here:-
Well, the install of the blog software all went smoothly ... the difficulty came with sussing out a few bits and pieces of the configuration, and I had to ask for a quick bit of support from the makers to get a few things sorted out.
They were on the ball with getting the bits fixed, but what they haven't said is what exactly they've done - I don't much like that, as I have no real idea if things have been properly fixed forever, or if the same problems might surface after an upgrade of any one of the three extra components now attached of the forums, or the forums themselves.
And it appears that I might have found a bug that the makers are looking into, and don't have a fix for at the moment. Where it has "Forums Blogs Help Search Members Calendar" at the top right of the Blogs pages, it should also have 'Gallery', as the gallery component is installed. (And it should also have 'Flashchat' too, but that's something I'll need to add in myself, as the Flashchat chatroom isn't made by the same people).
Anyway, that's enough for now.
My first proper blog entry ... I'm going to use this blog to detail a little of things going on at eFestivals towers that aren't directly related to festivals. It might be of interest to you, or it might not.