by Garethin Art & Design, Music2 commentstags: design, El Canto Del Loco, Media, Motorsport, pere tutusaus, Technology, wordpress
It’s been a busy couple of days with me overhauling and relaunching a couple of my “pet project” sites. I won’t call them “hobbies” as they’re too important to me, and I felt that given the other rebuilds I’d done recently it’d be a great opportunity to carry on learning about WordPress and PHP and CSS geekery by giving both sites a complete makeover and moving them from Blogger to my own domains and building them from the ground up with revised designs. Here’s how the new El Canto Del Loco website looks… And this is how I’ve reworked the new Pere Tutusaus website, although I’ve left the branding more or less intact on this one, compared to the hefty redesign of the whole styling that I’ve done with the ECDL site… I’ve also been working on a very cool idea that I’ve come up with which will also be a WP project; although it’s huge by comparison, and also very secret squirrel, so I’ve got to try and stay excited about it for months yet while I mess around at refining and developing the idea and figuring out if there’s any money in it!Stay tuned…And stay patient…
by Garethin Politics0 commentstags: europe, iraq, Media, Politics, tony blair
I must admit to still being close to incandescent with rage at the idea that Blair might be some kind of shoe-in as EU president. I’m certainly outraged at Glenys Kinnock proclaiming him “the UK’s choice” (I sure as fuck didn’t vote for him… did I miss something?) but on the bright side I’m confident of the IQs of our friends on the continent that they wouldn’t possibly stand for it.Although I would like it if they had a bit of fun by voting for him, got him over there and then ran him straight off to the Hague for trial… Steve Bell, as usual, gets it spot on.
by Garethin General, Media, Politics1 commentstags: fun, Media, news quiz, Politics, radio 4
Great news – the smug, self-satisfied Now Show steps aside and in its place Radio 4’s “News Quiz” returns tonight; Friday May 1st at 6.30pm (repeated Saturday at 12.30pm) – its superbly skewed weekly take on the world returning for an almost unbelievable *68th* series…Sandi Toksvig chairs, and panellists include Andy Hamilton, Fred MacAulay and Jeremy Hardy.There should be plenty to poke fun at…If you don’t catch it on the radio, then don’t forget you can subscribe to it as a podcast on iTunes.
by Garethin Environment, Media0 commentstags: Environment, Media, stuff, werner herzog
“Life on this planet has been a constant chain of cataclysms and extinctions. It is obvious that we are going to be next.”Legend Werner Herzog keeping things rosy in this excellent little piece in the New Statesman magazine, promoting his new film, Encounters at the End of the World, which opens in the UK today.
by Garethin General1 commentstags: alien, Media, patrick moore, star trek, stuff, vulcan
(*I know which one I’d rather be stuck in a lift with…) Although I’m not anything approaching a ‘Trekkie’ or whatever the term is, there’s no doubt I’m a bit of a geek. And to be honest I’m kind of looking forward to the new Star Trek film.Hanging off the edge of its release are many articles and bits of feature writing – like this quite good one in the Indy about Vulcans, and how they are a superior species to us. Although of course they’re not superior, since they don’t actually exist; something which surely has to be considered as a drawback in any species really…It also discusses the concept of creating fictional races in sci-fi, and how they can be very human-like, or utterly horrifying (although they fail to mention how Jar-Jar Bloody Binks strangely manages to fit into both categories…)It’s also worth the read, if only for Patrick Moore’s priceless quote: “There isn’t a planet Vulcan, of course, otherwise I would have observed it.”