Okay this is one of those circular e-mail things that I'm sure you've all got by now, but because I can't be bothered to forward my replies onto a gazillion firends I'm going to write all my answers here and I'll let you do yours in the comments
or e-mail them to me if you're all prissy and private. The idea is you take the questions and post your personal responses to a bunch of people (you can know
your friends too). Anyway here they are with my replies:
What time did you get up this morning?
Alarm got me up at 04.55, a couple of snoozes later I got up at 5.30.
Diamonds or pearls?
Diamonds (bit of a girly one this I thought, my jewellery actually consists of a steel watch and that's it).
What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
I really can't remember, it's been far too long since I went to the cinema. The last film I watched was School Of Rock which I highly recommend.
What is your favourite TV show?
At the moment it would be Spooks or West Wing.
What did you have for breakfast?
Black coffee, no sugar. Multiplied by 3.
What is your middle name?
Fascinating fact #1 - I have no middle name.
What is your favourite cuisine?
Pizza. Domino's to be precise. You might not think they are cuisine. I know they deliver. I win.
What food do you dislike?
Brie. Don't ask. It sends shivers down my spine just looking at the stuff.
What is your favourite crisp flavour?
Golden Wonder sausage and tomato. They're damn hard to track down though.
What is your favourite CD?
Big Calm by Morcheeba is an all time favourite. I'm currently listening to Jamie Cullum, Snow Patrol and The White Stripes though.
What kind of car do you drive?
In men/women what characteristic do you look for?
Just that I like/get on with them. Most people would agree I don't have a 'type'. Especially at the moment when I'm a sad singleton.
On a friday/weekend/bad day it would have to be bacon (hot). Any other day of the week Pret chicken caesar.
Favourite item of clothing?
G Star jeans that are 5 years old if they're a day.
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go?
Cape Town. When I was in South Africa everyone insisted I had to go there but I never did.
Where would you retire to?
The Somerset countryside just outside Bristol. Great memories.
Favourite time of the day?
Early summer morning in London by the Thames. Sometimes it can take a long time to walk to work.
What was your most memorable birthday?
21st - also the most unmemorable - you know what I'm saying.
Favourite sport to watch?
Sunday village green cricket. As long as there's a village pub.
Who do you least expect to send this back to you?
Any relation of mine.
Person you expect to send it back first?
Daisy - except I think she might have posted something similar a while back.
What fabric detergent do you use?
If you could choose any animal as a pet what would it be?
I'm not to be trusted with pets.
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
A little bit of both, but I definately get more work done in the morning.
Favourite alcoholic beverage?
Laurent Perrier or a Mojito if I'm feeling flash, a London Pride otherwise.
Do you have any pets?
1 fake cat. It's quite realistic.
Any new and exciting news you would like to share with your friends?
A project I did most of the development work for has been nominated for an award.
What did you want to be when you were little?
A train driver if I remember rightly. You wouldn't believe how much I hate trains now I commute every day though.
What are you meant to be doing today?
Working about 11 hours on 3 different projects. I have a week off starting on Friday though.
Can you torque the talk with tork
? Breaking with tradition (ha ha) I'm posting a point'n'click
game I haven't completed yet, or even understood ;o) This is sooo cute though and the idea seems great. Try and understand the aliens' languages to escape the planet. People cleverer than me (ie most of you) post helpful hints in the comments
, people denser than me (anyone?) ask for help - I'll be joining you when I get time to play [ta tabby
It's time for that tricky Compy 386 to Lappy 486
Ok guys, listen up! Today we're going to be learning all four basic strokes of badminton...you may think this quicktime movie
is a little dull if you quit out of it within the first 1min 20sec, but if you persist you'll see it for the work of genius it is [at olde english
Create your own miracle by making your face appear in a grilled cheese sandwich with this handy on-line tool
. Next week potatoes shaped like your head. Or more likely your head is shaped like a potato. I've had a hard day at work. Can you tell?
In an unprecedently quick turn around from idea to delivery I've now completed the lazylaces RSS newsfeed
after mentioning it
less than a week ago. It turned out to be very quick and easy to code (ie. really
simple syndication), and the only real changes I made to the 4 guys code
was to convert it from VBScript to JScript. Let me know if there are any problems with it, but it all seemed to be working fine during my testing today.
With 11 of 13 installments currently available there are plenty of point'n'click
investigations to be done over at 11 Somerset
to keep you out of trouble on a Friday, well unless you get in trouble because you should be working rather than playing, of course. I warn you now that all I've had time for is to complete most of part XI (logically I started with the last one), but I'm sure some of you folks have completed the lot and written extensive walkthru guides by now so expect help, derision, and banter in the comments
as usual [thanks to everyone who sent this in
Especially for incog neato
this Friday's musical link features the internet phenomenon that is tunak tunak tan
. I'm not totally sure how I hadn't heard this before, it seems to have done the rounds, you were all too busy sending me more
point and click game links weren't you? Anyway now I'm up to speed, as well as the real audio
performance, I've found this surreal flash
version, and a colourful
Sorry, I'm in a mood to reminisce, but this is the last of the repeats
, and how can you not love jamez bond
? You'll try to sing-a-long, even though it's nigh on impossible, and you'll still find yourself humming along to it a month from now. It's been 2 years since this first
entered my life and I still revisit it at least every couple of months.
Well it's taken until post 1006
, but we have ourselves the first lazylaces repeat
, it's all well worth it though as this is one of my most favourite internet things ever (and that really is about the most accurate description for this you can hope for). Ladies and Gentlemen I ask you to be silent in a kind of hushed awe, and bow down before, the wonder that is hatt baby
. An animation that transcends the earthly constraints of such questions as "what?", "why?", and "huh?".
Update: Damn it! This has reminded me of another classic that I have to see again (see above) - but this is the last of the repeats until just after post 2000 I promise.
A very samorost
-esque (which is a very good thing) music video
from the same design team - the only bad thing is you can't interact with it, even though you really
want to. Please let there be a Samorost II soon, please [thanks LD
OK, I'm very late for Diwali
, but what can I say? I've been kind of busy and it took me over a week to come down from the sugar rush induced by stuffing myself with Indian sweets. I can't pretend I grasp anything beyond the basic concept of Diwali
, but that's still pretty good going for a white English guy, and I do know the sweets are fantastic, this e-card
has a very cool firework lighting thing and gets huge bonus points for the most eclectic choice of languages I've seen (English, Hindi and Tamil, among others), and most importantly I wish all my Indian friends, and friends with Indian roots, well at this festive time. Happy Diwali.