All entries for September 2005

September 30, 2005

Leaping on bandwagons with gay abandon

Follow-up to Oo!...No…Lost it… from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

For you less cultured bloggers: that's as in "happy".

Anyway, I remembered what it is I was going to blog about:

Everyone seems to be doing this and I've never been one to ignore a runaway bandwagon, so:

"The randomness of tomorrow, today!" is the slogan/motto/thing of my website, richardwinskill.co.uk.

In answer to the next logical question, it's the slogan/motto/thing of my websie because it's a play on the, now cliched, advertising slogan format of "The something of tomorrow, today!" suggesting a futuristic product or a breakthrough in the field, and it's "randomness" because my website is fairly random.


Oo!...No…Lost it…

I thought of something to blog about, but I can't remember what it was…

It took them long enough…

Writing about web page http://dailykos.com/story/2005/9/8/13924/40887

Breaking news from Sky…

http://dailykos.com/story/2005/9/8/13924/40887


September 29, 2005

You had £32,000…

Follow-up to Internet Explorer of Firefox from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

Here are the results of the poll so far, assuming I counted correctly. I’ll keep updating them if I receive more comments:

Last updated: 09:42pm 29th September 2005

IE
9%
1
Graph BarGraph Filler
Firefox
91%
10
Graph BarGraph Filler

Internet Explorer of Firefox

A Firefox

B Internet Explorer

Answers on a postcard…


Inventions that changed the world

Follow-up to Bicycle Puncture II: The Revenge! from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

Can you get run–flat tyres for bikes? You should be able to; they'd solve all my problems…

September 28, 2005

Bicycle Puncture II: The Revenge!

When we were doing–up my bike the last time, we found tyres that were more resistant to punctures (toughened, or something) and inner tubes that were supposed to plug–up punctures using the slime they have inside.
On Monday night I got a puncture, and on Tuesday morning I had a flat tyre…
This was made more annoying by the fact I had my first lecture of the term at 9 o'clock the next morning. I think it was probably because it was a metal screw; large and not particularly supple, and apparently too much for the tyre.
So I walked in on Tuesday morning, and got a taxi home Tuesday evening (I'm lazy). This morning I decided to have a look at the tyre in the hour I'd set aside for walking to my lecture; it's a 45 minute walk or a 15 minute cycle. As it turns out, the slime seems to have worked; I managed to inflate the tyre long enough to get to campus. There's still a slow bubbling (because of the slime) through a small hole but I'm hoping that the air pressure and centripetal force will help to plug it up…

September 19, 2005

Home from home

Back in Coventry and all settled in, but with no Internet yet though…

September 15, 2005

Moon Landing

I was bored so I've just been looking at pretty pictures on Encarta, and I decided to look for a video of the moon landing (I'd never managed to find one) but it didn't have it.
However I managed, this time, to find a nice high–quality video online (here if you want to see). I, personally, believe the moon landing was real; I can think of too many ways to pooh–pooh the Against arguments.
Anyway, watching it I found probably the most conclusive evidence for the landing; when he steps out of the pod thing, he says:

That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind

He was supposed to say (and this is also the most logical thing to say):

That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind

If billions of dollars were being spent to fake the moon landing, then they'd have damn well made sure the actors got their lines right…

Update: Here is an MP3 I recorded from the video I downloaded with "for man" repeated 9 times after the first to give you a chance to listen carefully to see that there is no "a".


September 08, 2005

Ah ha!

Follow-up to I'm confused… from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

I've just figured out what happened, because I've just done it again, but realised in time to correct it:

When I was doing the real entry (either creating or editing) I must have gone to edit the old entry, and then done the later entry, which overwrote the old entry because it was the last entry accessed.

I know this, as I say, because I've just done it again. My entry from a moment ago contains "richardwinskill.co.uk". I knew I'd already used it in an earlier entry, so when I came to the point where I wanted to enter it, I went to edit for the old one and copied the html. I then switched back to the window with the new entry in and pasted it, and finished the entry. When I published it, the entry wasn't there.
I searched, and found it had replaced the older entry. Fortunately, I could go to "Work offline" and use the cached edit page to restore the correct content.

So, mystery solved. Just a shame I can't recover the other entry in the same way; too long ago…


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