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Friday August 9 2002

Into site-building - or even just silly?

More Javascript gizmos than you'd credit, available free at The Javascript Source. The annoying cursor currently deployed on my site is just one example of what YOU TOO could DO!

I'm even irritating myself.

Posted at 5:03 am by Jim Woods

Thursday August 8 2002

Noah's Ark

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

Clever crow

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...

SunFrance tourism portal

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

New layout

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

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