Archive for January, 2004

Availability

Friday, January 23rd, 2004

Apologies if this website keeps disappearing – its been logged with my hosting company (who I won’t mention to save their blushes – they say its a known problem and hope to have it resolved soon. So try again 30 mins later if you find the website unavailable.

Fitness starts here….

Friday, January 23rd, 2004

As it most certainly does not end here! Yesterday I went to Aldi and purchased their cross trainer.(Cross 7) At £150 It is not the cheapest thing that Aldi sells but it is cheaper than the two of us joining the local gym at offpeak rates. After 2 hours of building the thing I was ready to switch on and give it a go. 5 minutes later the first cycle had finished and then there was a 1 minute cool down period whilst it measured your pulse rate. Whilst exercising my pulse was not more than 110 yet during the rest period it went up to 135 before going back down to about 120.It then gave me my fitness level on a scale of 1 to 6 with 6 being the worst. guess what mine was 😉

Kissing

Friday, January 23rd, 2004

And a very funny article/book review on the art of kissing. Once you have read that first entry read up the blog for the next two.

Create RSS easily

Friday, January 23rd, 2004

Super Simple RSS looks like a good utility to turn notepad type text into rss feeds. Perfect for putting on the companies website without a full blown MT type installation.

pubsub

Friday, January 23rd, 2004

I discovered pubsub yesterday which sends an rss feed of search results to you, a bit like feedster does. Unfortunately feedster still insists on including my website when I search for absoblogginlutely but pubsub gave me 29 new results this morning, not one of them containing the word absoblogginlutely and most of them waffling on about new specs for RSS formats! Pubsub has gone from my aggregator.

Anyone seen my elephant?

Friday, January 23rd, 2004

Sounds rude 🙂
Apparently an elephant escaped “with simplicity – it just walked through something”. (nice quote from that inspector!). Also in weird news, apparently the guy who worked two weeks solid, wasn’t working but was dead. If they thought he was working, I guess Taxmen don’t do much…..

The Plug

Friday, January 23rd, 2004

A funny site called The Plug gave me some good reads this morning. Looks like its been written by several students. Well worth a perusal. The drive-thru betting was interesting – I wonder what McDonalds would do over here if you tried it?

Blacklist 1.63 is out

Friday, January 23rd, 2004

MT-Blacklist/Comment Spam Clearinghouse: MT-Blacklist v1.63 beta is out and installed on this box which does include the throttling features (and a few more features too).

the Bat! memory corruption

Thursday, January 22nd, 2004

Apparently the Bat! (my email client at home) has a memory corruption problem although my latest, christmas, edition is apparently not vulnerable.

How to change the file:// protocol application

Thursday, January 22nd, 2004

Anyone have any ideas on how to change the application that is launched when the pointer is something like file://c:\temp\fred.html ? One of the desktops at work has Firebird installed as their browser and when we use teamcalendar in outlook, the web page opens in Firebird (which won’t work due to ocx problems). I need to open it in Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer HAS been set as the default web browser, and http:// web pages come up in ie ok. file ones insist on launching in firebird. the file types option in Explorer doesn’t seem to handle the file:// option so I can’t work out what I need to change.