Boring Techy Stuff

The idea from the photolog came from this helpful site. It's not completely finished yet, as some of the styling on the individual entries isn't quite right, but I think it's okay for the moment. It's currently set up to display a maximum of seven photos on the main page before shuffling the last one off to parts unknown (there will be a proper index page for all the photos eventually). I'm using a mix of AppleScript and string for publishing; select the picture in iPhoto, then click on the script in NetNewsWire. The AppleScript sends the picture and the thumbnail to the server and constructs the basic HTML for the new blog entry. Exciting stuff.

Oh, and if you're using a fancy newsreader to read this, you can subscribe to the photolog's individual feed (RSS 2.0 at the moment).

I would promise less boring stuff tomorrow, but I'm heading off to London for the STAND meeting, so there's a good chance tomorrow will be full of talk of identity cards. You might get some new pictures, though.

Hmm. Have a song as recompense for making it this far (contains Wilco).

currently playing: Yo La Tengo — Night Falls On Hoboken

Let us go then, you and I

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always?
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.

This book is only seven years old, yet half the pages are loose and it looks as if it will fall apart completely if you give it a harsh stare. And the inside is covered with pencil notes, describing all the different meanings of "I will show you fear in a handful of dust." One careful owner?

Emily, Get Out of The Way!

This is everywhere at the moment, but I feel that it should be seen by as many people as possible, so by posting it here, I'll add, oooh, one or two to that total.

(do you like my new photolog thingy?)

currently playing: Neu! — After 8

Magic Lantern

Magic Lantern! It looks even better when lit, but I’m not to be trusted around matches.

Bonnie At Rest

Bonnie, working hard, fighting crime, and pausing between yelling at the TV.

All Along The Chain of Command

This isn't going away.

No, really, it isn't.

currently playing: Massive Attack — Teardrop

Et In Arcadia Ego

It's Novelty Song Day today. Okay, I may have made that up, I just needed an excuse to put this song up:

Scala On The RocksCreep

Because every song sounds better when it's covered by choir-girls, especially when it has swearing for juvenile giggles. Although you do run the risk of ending up with a song that sounds like St. Winifred's School Choir singing "Grandma" (for all Americans - it's exactly as sickly-sweet as it sounds). However, this cover manages to sound rather menacing in parts, so I thought I'd share it with you.

Roy VedasFragments of Life (Latin Version)

Ah, the vocoder. Who knew that one day it would breathe new life into Cher's career? We can thank Homer Dudley for that, although it also helped to encrypt phone calls between FDR and Churchill during WWII, so I suppose "Believe" was an acceptable sacrifice for the defeat of Nazi Germany. Mostly. Anyway, from 1998! The world of yesteryear and the world of tomorrow combine to create a sonic masterpiece that troubled the chart for all of one week!

Next week! Obscure tracks from an album that never existed, trapped in a world it never made!

currently playing: The Delays — Wanderlust

My First McDonald's

http://www.guardian.co.uk/food/Story/0,2763,1214696,00.html

currently playing: Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over The Sea

There's No Chance of Error!

Boys don't cry. Or they'd better not, considering it messes with the iris scanners.

But technology is never wrong!

currently playing: Manitoba — Crayon

I'm The Man Who Links You

The Bush Pyramid: How to elect a President via Amway.

Music Globalisation? (it's not an article I agree with, but it is thought-provoking)

London's hidden Underground

NOOOOO! NOT GEORGE! *sob*

More comics should have cigar-smoking dolphins

currently playing: Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Patio Song