http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/west_midlands/7560392.stm Birmingham + skyline.
http://adweek.blogs.com/adfreak/2008/07/then-well-grab.html I have always been rather skeptical about online translation tools. This is a great illustration of what can go wrong for those who don't have any understanding at all of the target language.
The best Hillary impression I have seen. Someone at Saturday Night Live needs to employ this woman.
Update: Video no longer available.
http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/ Good source of commentary, with snippets and links on the Presidential Primaries. An Obama supporter.
Yes, this site is rather ugly at the moment. That should change soon.
http://harpers.org/media/slideshow/annot/2008-03/index.html There is an great feature in this month's Harper's Magazine on Google's Data Centre plans for a small community on the banks of the Columbia River in Oregon. I think its really easy to see technology as something invisible: after all, thats why Google searches, Gmail and YouTube are so popular. But this technology is not really invisible. It needs power. The brain power is more apparent: Google is actively expanding and a huge number of "star engineers" have joined its ranks. The less apparent, oft-neglected power is electricity. While it may be out-of-sight (and off-site) for most of...
This blog is currently undergoing transformation. Change colours.
I do realise I spend more time blogging about blogging, than actually blogging. I spent a couple hours moving away from WordPress, which was the blogging software this site has used since its inception a couple years ago. I moved to Chyrp, a new lightweight blogging engine written in PHP. Admittedly, some of this is the thrill of the new. I do like to be current. And some of this was procrastination from other tasks at hand. I had become frustrated with WordPress. That's not to say its not very powerful, nor that I wouldn't still recommend it to clients...
http://www.americans-away-from-home.com/ A website written by an American expat following the course of the U.S. Presidential Primaries.
Do we have a winner?
I am using <a href="http://www.red-sweater.com/marsedit/">MarsEdit</a>. Perhaps this will make it easier for me to publish when I feel that sudden writing impulse.
I have a constant stream of ideas, but I do have to admit to finding it hard to finish things. My lack of content on this blog is rather indicative of some of the difficulties, not with picking up the (metaphorical) pen, but with laying it to rest, adding a full stop, and closing the paragraph. While I've liked the idea of having a blog, its not something I have really put to use. A blog, it seems, is something is pretty much expected for those making their living in the technology industry. In my case though I am told...
I am in Paris, France. More soon.
I have set up a separate site and blog for work-related interests. Find it at alexcolesportfolio.com/blog (update: content now merged back into alexbcoles.com).
Once in a very occasional while a visitor stumbles across this excuse-for-a-blog. And when they do, they feel inclined to chastise me for lack of content. So, I thought I'd let any occassional visitors know what I am up to. After completing university last year, I came over to the US for the summer. After completing most of a couple freelance jobs, I stopped in New York. I hadn't planned to stay, but somehow I ended up doing so... after several weeks of trying half-heartedly to look for work, then a couple weeks of serious "I'm broke I better get...
Somehow I managed to delete the blog, and its postings. But it is up again, once more. I lost my last posting, but it wasn't anything prolific (unlike most of what I have to say ;) )
This site is being worked on! My project over the holidays is to get my Portfolio online. I looked around on the web and there isn't any software out there to handle creating a portfolio, so I'm working on creating something from scratch.
I received a friendly reminder to update my blog the other day. I still haven't got the hang of it. It's partly because I don't really think I lead an eventful enough life to talk about it in great detail, and it's partly that I am not sure a blog deserves a great deal of my time. I could (and may still) start commenting on issues of "current importance", but that would be very time consuming. I am in the midst of writing essays. I have 8 or 9 essays to write in the next 6 weeks, and then that...
Quick test message to test ecto, the new blog editing software I am trying out.
Microsoft have rebranded the next version of MSN Messenger as Windows Live Messenger. Information is at Windows Live Ideas. Much like with the birth of Google's GMail, download is currently by invitation only. I have a few invitations to spare, so if you're interested, leave a message on this blog.
For the first two posts on this blog I used the WordPress editor through my browser. Despite following certain Internet trends closely, I am not at all au fait with blogging. I did remember though that there were some external editors available. Trying them out might encourage me to blog more often. A couple months ago I downloaded Flock. I had read a couple articles about it, and I wanted to see what all the hype was about. My first impression was that I liked the look and feel a lot, but because I didn't feel any need for the...
I'm always on the look out for ways to waste time online. KLM make up for their mediocre in-flight service by providing a wonderful public service that plots where you've been in the world. Use to boast to your friends how well travelled you are! I suppose this also helps me prioritise where I want to go next. For various reasons I spend most of my time between London and the States, but I really want to spend more time in S. America. Brazil and Argentina have to be top of my list. I wish I had the money, but...
After various failed attempts at blogging (including two when I was a Sabbatical Officer at UCL Union), I'll now try again. I am not sure I'll say too much about myself, as I don't really think I'm that interesting! But I'll link to things that are interesting when I find them. Blogging is another great distraction in life... something that'll lead me down the road to a third-class degree.