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So, I've gone back to Manila, or my take on Manila.
One day I'll put all these sites or rather all my postings from many, many sites together in one site. One day
What do you mean Steve?
Well, most of the civil servants are ex pen pushers, ink and quill pens! And not very computer literate. Having someone in the building who could come down and help has helped. Telephoning someone to try and explain the problem so they can figure out what the problem is before they can offer a solution is going to be... problematical.
Initially, just 2,000 lines in
London and Strathclyde, and these will be limited to employees only.
The rest of the UK, and only those close enough to an exchange, will
have to wait till the 2nd half of 2005, which means probably
I'm on Telewest, 4Mb. They could up that to 8Mb in a blink of an eye, and will surely top BT for marketing reasons. So, that'll be good. Also, good that broadband is becoming so ubiquitous.
But, they've added a customisation section, I've deleted sport, since this isn't news in my book and added a blog section. That is, I can now do searches in news papers the world over for references to the word 'blog.'
This reminds me of Netscapes RSS news page back in '98 or was that '99? Where you could add feeds from those who had RSS feeds, which wasn't many then. It's also like my searches with PubSub in my aggregators.
[Update:] I've added some more panels, some of which I use in PubSub and other aggregator searches, like Blogdigger. As Google news is only searching newspapers, these aren't bringing in much that's current. Now, if they add in blogs to their reach, this will be a killer. Really!
Now I have a neat-o video camera I'd like to add more videos to my blog postings, but all I'm getting from MPEG4s of the first screen are black screen grabs, so looks like I need to convert them to MPEG2s first, which rather defeats the point. Humph.
Worse, if you haven't the correct codecs installed for MPEG4 then you'll not be able to see it.
It's not much, just a pan around my snow covered back garden. Nothing exciting. But it shows the quality, I guess.
It's over looking the Cathedral down Colmore Row.
A short morning that seemed to drag on for hours and hours. I miss all the pretty women to be seen in cities but all the hussle and bustle and parking 'issues.' Glad I'm not a commuter that is for sure.
And a great time was had by all. Bradley was a little scared of the nasty fairy, kept saying, "tell me when this bit is finished, Dad!" And hiding is face in the back of the seat. Them pulling it back to peep through under his arm.
We went with some friends of Amanda' sister, Amanda was to go but had to drop at the last minute, so as a stand in I was very pleased. Even if the main 'Buttons' character was quite camp and some of the jokes fairly risque. On the weekends apparently they are�for the parents. In the weekdays for the schools he's... well I can only guess.
Shudder! Yip, I've suffered from f-f-float drop. It's a bastard. Where it comes from, how to get rid of it? It can make an afternoon disappear into the late, late nights. I hope, if I print this article and say all the magic words I'll save myself weeks, and bloody weeks.