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Friday August 9 2002
Into site-building - or even just silly?
I'm even irritating myself.
Posted at 5:03 am by Jim Woods
Thursday August 8 2002
Given the state of the weather here in Oxford this summer I've been thinking an ark wouldn't be such a bad idea. This is a website dedicated to finding the original one on Ararat. The jury is still out on whether it's going to be very seaworthy at this point though.
Posted at 9:15 pm by Jim Woods
I like crows. Not sure why, but there you are. Here's one making a hook out of a bit of wire in order to get at some food. Pretty sharp for a crow, when you think about it.
Wonder if I could teach one to fix my car?
Posted at 9:13 pm by Jim Woods
Wednesday August 7 2002
Promised France links
Okay, yesterday I said that I was going to put up some stuff on Southern France. Well - there's plenty of it, so I've narrowed it down a bit to Languedoc-Roussillon which is my favourite region of all. This area has a wonderful sunny climate and encompasses vineyards, historic castles - castles is good, beaches, alpine meadows, swimming lakes, skiing, part of the Pyrenees, part of the Massif Central, many Roman remains and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Carcassonne. And a lot more besides. In fact I'm going to stop going on about it before it becomes an all-day event and present you with the links...
Vertigo - le portail du Languedoc Roussillon As yet the English version appears dysfunctional - but hey, learn French :)
These sites (and links from them) should tell the whole story. Bon voyage.
Posted at 5:16 pm by Jim Woods
Tuesday August 6 2002
My old site (or one of them)
Dear old AOL. Cancelled my membership months ago but they still have my site here. Of course I can't update it as the ftp access was nobbled immediately on cancellation, but it still works. I don't know if this is a good thing or not really. The web is full of redundant crap due to this kind of sloppy server management, but it does mean I get a little more exposure for my rantings - and that has to be a good thing.
Posted at 1:04 pm by Jim Woods
Just finished restyling entire site (ooh - it's so big, not) and during this process have been reminded of what a pig's breakfast it is in terms of the various pieces of software I used to write the pages. I think from now on I shall do my simple HTML coding in a text editor, because you'd be amazed at the state of the code some of these purpose-built packages produce. Puts me in mind of the old adage that "the nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from".
And again I must say that Blog is a dream for rapid content generation. I think the links pages and electronica list may have to take on blog format soon simply because it's so much easier to do things that way - and of course this will mean more frequent updating. Then you'll be back more often and I can sell advertising space on the basis of the hits and retire to the South of France.
Hmm - time for some S of F links though I reckon, once I've got back from repairing my leprous Micra...
Posted at 12:54 pm by Jim Woods
If you do or don't like the new layout enough to put finger to key then let me know!
Posted at 10:37 am by Jim Woods
Here's a handy link for UK media
You can find almost all if not all UK media with online content at the rather appropriately entitled British Media Online
Posted at 8:52 am by Jim Woods
This is a wonderful art resource with a wealth of high-quality photographs of the works and a decent level of biographical and historical background! If you hurry over before the end of August they still have Paul Klee's work online...
Posted at 7:58 am by Jim Woods
Virtual New York
newyorkexitnewyork is a fun virtual representation of the city which combines photographs and movies to let you fly around in three dimensions. This is really rather good - coming up from under the traffic particularly!
Posted at 7:27 am by Jim Woods
Monday August 5 2002
What's going on
Well, I still have nerve damage from the extraction of my wisdom tooth :( No real money either, and I've been trying to get some writing and recording done for "my album" while touting myself pro-actively as a bassist and guitarist to local bands in the hope of garnering some gigs and making some money...
What I haven't been doing is getting much internet surfing in, and in line with my "editorial policy" I'm resisting the temptation to post a load of stuff here just for the sake of it. So when I find some neat stuff I'll be putting it up. Sorry for delays - I really do have a lot to try and sort out at the moment before re-concentrating on this blog.
Posted at 5:25 am by Jim Woods