Insane. I’d never heard of that before this weekend when Corvo showed us the entire Portal game. I log on to my gmail this morning and the first thing I see is “The cake is a lie”.
They’re after us!
It’s weekend, well really my ‘big’ vacation of the year seeing as our little adventure in the US cost me the rest of my vacation days. This weekend will be spent relaxing, being a translator during my wife’s language exam, going to the beach if the weather permits, working on my big idea for my second site and relaunching that, and rehashing the company’s website as they didn’t like the design and are thinking more along the lines of blinking lights. Yay. Yahtzee reviews Soul Calibur IV and yet I still want to play it, looking for a good feed aggregator I discovered Gregarius finally got an update after 2 years and I remembered I still had it installed on the site somewhere and someone else has apparently been using it all this time. I miss my music so I might have to hook me old server up this weekend seeing as that holds a backup of everything. I’m still liking this theme but I might make a new header, I want a new logo, a new t-shirt design, and a haircut. Where did all the funky new ajax webscripts go? Seems they all disappeared in the 2.0 bubble, they’re all startups instead of something we can run ourselves. Speaking of which, must not forget that I wanted to test Woopra for the new site. Should I wait to see if Google picks up on the proper gallery titles or should I implement this now? Must remember to log on to work before Zzz to reboot the Small Business Server. It’s quirky in that it fails to reboot on schedule. I need coffee.
So the official WordPress Theme Directory is finally reopened. Yay.
Now it would be nice if the demo / live preview blog showcased all the features that WordPress offers so we can actually see whether the themes support it.
I want to see subpages (and hell, more than 2 pages), I want to see gallery posts, posts with images left, center and right aligned. I want to see comments, gravatars, block quotes, code blocks, everything!
Another candidate for the ‘some day someone will make something useful with java but not today’ award; wordle.net. Enter an url and it’ll parse all the words, filter out a bunch and present you with an image of word ‘art’, which you can then have endless useless fun with, playing around with the settings and mucking about.
I wish it would parse a bit more then just the recent few entries, as is quite obvious from how big the word Drobo ended up.
Today I discovered the joy of Dell customer support for printers. Never again. No, I will not go through a standard 20 minute questionnaire when your own frikkin’ engineer who was here knows what the problem was but he couldn’t get it registered because no one at Dell was answering the phone.
Apparently their printer support is the worst. My account manager, who I called in a very pissed off mood saying she either takes care of the problem or that’s the last time I buy anything there, tried to reassure me that their server and ‘normal’ support wasn’t that bad. But hey, come on, clean your own shit.
So after escalating the matter I ended up being called by an english speaking lady with an Indian name who didn’t give a shit either but was in charge of printer support, who then told me she’d spend me the parts of what they thought was wrong with the thing, but I didn’t get it fixed with that I’d have to go through the 20 minute questionnaire next time.
No more Dell for me. So… what’s HP business tech support like?
Looking outside I think this is going to be an indoor weekend. It’s raining quite badly.
I’m looking forward to some chill time, messing with Yichi‘s gorgeous V5 theme which I hope to adapt as my own, and update with templates for the new WordPress gallery code. Next to that maybe look at some Beijing Olympics stuff in the background on tv.
It’s been one hell of a week. Rather meh busy at work. We finally did get the Armani prizes from the design contest, definitely the highlight of the week seeing as we had pretty much given up hope on ever getting them.
Oh yeah, and I still need to make an entry or two for the banner competition on the forum.