Yearly Archives: 2005

busy, busy, busy

My apologies for not giving you any interesting things these last few weeks. I have been most busy with a new job, a weekend in Berlin and my honeymoon in Norway.. most of which I will have some super photies for the gallery to show you. I’ll get busy with it this week and write some interesting stuff for y’all.
In the mean-time hope you stuffed yourselves silly during the festive season of good eating and drinking and that all your lurvely presents were just what you ever wanted (i know my new black video ipod went down a treat!).
speak soon
da mule

Dutch mourn bird killed in domino shooting

Monday 14 November a sparrow knocked down 23,000 dominos during the setup of ‘ domino D-Day’ and an ateempt at the world record.
We watched a repeat of the domino toppling on TV, it was most amusing.On the train from Rotterdam we we’re taking about the newspaper article, and people around us were joining in the laughter at the thought of some supersharp shooter taking out sparrow among 4 million dominoes.
anywho if you heard about this, here’s the dead sparrows website (which is also reportedly being hacked) and carries a book of condolence, should you wish to pay your respects.
and here’s a news article
a tree sparrow yesterday
and here’s a tree sparrow yesterday

Jerry Anderson was a Genius?

thunderbird 2 could ferry helpers 200 at a time
There’s a nice little rant from buddy Dave aka Ronnie in Ronnieland.
OK we do have the International Rescue Committee but they don’t have those nice spaceships like Thunderbird 2, (guys in labs coats and glasses can only count for so much)
I guess it’s not all a bad idea in whole, but my thoughts are usually cynical and the idea that there would be a bunch of ‘elite’ stormtrooper guys n gals, throwing their ‘we’re international rescue’ weight around and trying to get everything done in the 25 minute time slot before scooby doo starts.
Who will control these elite rescue professionals? will they be free from government sanctions and embagos, so if N.Korea or Cuba had an earthquake or mad weather they would be allowed access and not be treated as spies. How will all that fishing wire stop from getting tangled up?.. I mean how many people do you need to pull the strings on half a dozen puppets once a week?… now image that times a couple of hundred?! 7 days a week 365 days a year…. hmmmmmm you seee?!!!!!! is valid

OK, so some of you trainspotters may have noticed the new W3C HTML 4.01 tick logo here on the homepage.
I basically spendt the last 2 days getting the site up to scratch, trying to reduce the 404 erros, hits to moved/old gallery photos which either no longer exsist or have been moved, and hopefully make a ‘useable’ experience. (plus it looks better on my CV)
So whats happened?…. not much really.. tidying a few tags up, replacing spans with divs, making sure my images have alt text and that hyperlinks also have friendly alt text. I took about 20 or so reloads and edits to get the errors down from about 100 to 0…. well worth the time and I got loads of new knowledge for producing future sites, or updating this page. I have even been dabbling into the MySQL databases, moving, coping fields, adding new tables.. woOt!
All in all; not much of a change so far as look and feel, but hopefully you’ll at least find the experience less challenging on the browser, which ever one you use.
W3C Validate this page
da mule