Saturday, April 22, 2006

Dr Aristophanes and Dr Dido

It seems that congratulations are in order for the furry philosophers who, according to their minder, seem to do an awful lot of her writing.

After years of helping with her research, it appears that they were even smuggled into the Viva to defend their Thesis. They must have communicated enough of the subtleties of their conclusions (through the bag they were hiding in) to their guardian to convince the authorities that she really did know all about Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Monty Python and other important works from the past few decades.

Congratulations as well to their minder, who gave them the audience and recognition they might have been, so unfairly, denied! So well done! Congratulations!

A Doctorate for a few years of reading science fiction and fantasy, and watching Monty Python. How cool is that ;-)

This is not my garden

My mother wanted some pictures of her flowers while I was down over Easter. Unfortunately there were only a couple of minutes of battery life left in the camera, so these were a bit rushed. Still, I like the colours.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Categorical denial

They said there were no categories on Blogger... (and they were right). So I had a wee think about it, and now there are! Sort of, anyway!

I thought about writing special index pages of my own, neatly categorised. I wasn't sure where I'd host them though. Then I had a better idea - why not add categories to the main page by messing with the template? I could use css styles (like "display:none") to hide the "irrelevant" articles from the categories that are not required, and JavaScript to change the styles around when the blog mode changes.

So I messed a bit with the template, and now you can pick the category of blog you wished I'd write, and ignore all the rubbish I write on other subjects. I've even used cookies to remember from one visit to the next what you want to see, and what you'd rather ignore.

Assigning a category to a new article is still manual, but I'm thinking about that too...

For now, if you want to know how it works, RTFS (read the source, Luke).

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

April Fool

This passed me by completely. Fortunately, a visiting (and very evil) friend of mine also forgot about it, so I escaped. So far. Of course, now that I've written this, I expect I'll be made to suffer ;-)

I may have forgotten, but lots of other people remembered!