The Ketchup Is Strong With This One

This may be the greatest toy in the known universe…

State of The Blog

As it turns out, the last entry gets to live!

Okay, so, new server, new, shiny version of MovableType, and a migration to a MySQL database. I'm sure you're all giddy at the prospect at the fun times ahead!


Things that don't work: Hobart Paving hasn't been imported into the database yet, so there's that to do. It's my excuse for not updating it in ages - I didn't have the space for uploading any more artwork. And now I don't have that excuse. Hmm. Okay, perhaps I might write something on the next couple of weeks, once I get it imported (which won't happen until I'm back from Manchester).

The Avatar code isn't working, and I can't work out why at the moment, so that may take a week or so. Everything else, though, should be peachy keen. Tell me if it's not.

currently playing: New Order – Procession

We'll Meet Again…Quite Soon In Fact

Okay, this site will hopefully be moving in the next 24 hours, which means: this entry, and all the comments attached to it will disappear when the site moves to a different server. So go crazy! This is your chance for MAD COMMENT FUN!

(Going from 50MB to 2.4Gb hosting. Should ease a few of my worries…)

currently playing: Bloc Party – Helicopter

Eeek! My Childhood!

Just finished watching the Time Shift documentary of Russell T. Davies, and I’ve discovered that he’s responsible for even more of my childhood viewing than I originally thought. Besides the peerless Dark Season serial (which I loved so much that my first submission to the BBC’s drama department stole one character completely outright. Because you can never have enough blond-haired, evil guys in sunglasses. I was saving the lesbian dominatrixes for the second series, though), he also wrote for On The Waterfront (yes, he did the redubbed scripts for The Flashing Blade), Breakfast Serials, and something that I’ve suspected for years: he changed Why Don’t You from a dull, Blue Peter-lite format into a show where children defeated the evil supercomputer in the basement using the power of Shake’n’Vac.

(Sometimes, I think I’m the only person who remembers that, so it was nice to see footage so I can prove it really happened)

(Plus! Queer as Folk! Which I suppose I should watch someday…)

And now, he’s writing Doctor Who! And! IS THAT A UNIT STORY I SEE COMING OUR WAY?


currently playing: Taja Seville — Love Is Contagious

I'll Show You Maps

Google Maps is fun!

The Golden Gate Bridge!

Area 51 (helpfully blanked out so we can’t SEE THE SECRET STUFF!)

Washington Monument

UNC-Chapel Hill!

currently playing: Tindersticks — Can We Start Again?

My World Has Fallen Apart


currently playing: New Order — State of The Nation

Reasons To Love The Internet, Part #346

I was watching Commedy Connections and lamenting the fact that you can’t get A Bit of Fry & Laurie on DVD. However, a quick perusal of the Internet uncovered a selection of torrent files, covering all four series. Hurrah for the Internet!

(I have the script book for the first series, and can get access to the other scripts, but there’s something about seeing the delivery - which I intend to do this weekend!)

currently playing: Alison Wonder – Once More With Feeling

Franklin Street on Monday Night


And I thought Halloween was crowded...

Oooh! Exciting (Perhaps)

A General Election has been called, much to nobody’s surprise. Oddly, I’m having the hardest time working up any enthusiasm for it. Tony Blair is an opportunistic, autocratic leader who has a whole raft of plans to give us the illusion of being safe while costing us a fortune and not helping us very much at all, while Michael Howard has yet to see a wagon that he doesn’t want to bungee-jump onto (Plus, sorry, I just couldn’t bring myself to vote Tory). Charles Kennedy is nice enough, but the best that the Lib Dems can hope for is a hung Parliament, and somehow, I still don’t see that happening. Ho hum. Perhaps it was just the juxtaposition between him and Bush, but at least in the US Election, Kerry seemed like the option of sanity and a return to justice (stop laughing at the back). And I suppose I feel a little helpless as I’m living in a safe Conservative seat that will not change hands short of tricking the voters with a game of cricket and a nice cream tea.

Is it wrong not to really want a victory on either side, instead hoping for a greatly reduced Labour majority?

currently playing: Mint Royale – Singing In The Rain (FuzzyGroove Mix)

A City of Links

It’s Rupert Murdock’s Wonderful Life!

Hipster Bingo!

Find out how all those SNES games ended.

Build yourself a city! To say it happened!

currently playing: Nouvelle Vague – I Melt With You