film on a utterly insignificant little blue green planet far out in the backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy.
Many thanks to the kind person (you know who you are) who invited me on to the Gmail Beta test programme. I've only been tinkering with it for a little while but already I'm impressed. The way e-mail conversations get displayed is simple and really very effective, and obviously the search capability is excellent (although I've only used a tiny drop of the 1Gb of space, so there's not much to search yet). The only disappointing aspect so far is the lack of Opera support, but hey it works with Firefox so it's not too bad. My most desired feature, not yet in place, is the ability to pick up mail from POP accounts so I can use the same search functionality with them; the rumour is that's this is going to happen so I look forward to that. I'll probably post some more on Gmail when I've tinkered a bit more, but the initial reaction is a big thumbs up.
The 10 best Internet fads - a look back at what made the internet worth surfing. Some classics I'm sure you'll remember, don't click on the hampster dance link or you'll be singing it for weeks again, I can't believe all your base only made number 3, but all in all a nice little trip down memory lane.
Readers of old will know of my un-natural love for my Mini Coop (well not that un-natural, you with the filthy mind) so a big shout out of thanks to op-pop for not one, but two, Mini links just for me. First a most excellent comic strip from pvp, which is even more excellent for the subtle Ferris Bueller (apologies if this qualifies me as a movie slut, but this still ranks as my favourite film ever) reference. Second up an on-line review of the upcoming Cooper and Cooper S convertibles which really tug at my purse strings but I really can't. I'm having trouble justifying why I even need my current car given that I get the train virtually everywhere, but it would be nice. Very nice.
I'm working out of the office tomorrow, down near the coast, which given the weather forecast should be lovely. What's really tickling my fancy though is that I'm going back to college, not to learn, but as an Intranet consultant (*yawn*), so I'm going to be in a building packed full of 18 year girls. I'm walking around the flat saying out loud, in my best 13th Duke of Wybourne voice, "Me? Consulting with 18 year old girls? With my reputation?".
Euro 2004 Badgers.
Due to my lazy posting over the last month or so I missed mentioning the official opening of the Swiss Re Tower, aka The Erotic Gerkin, at the time, but this icon of The City is now open for business. My office is just south of the river, you get a great view of the Gerkin up the Borough High Street though, but most of the business I do is in The City directly around the Gerkin so I see it all the time. I love working in The City but this is one of my absolute favourite sights during the working day. It's not often a building can brighten up your day.
blockbuster to rent a film and I wait until films are out on NTL front row, but I've got to see Napoleon Dynamite. Geeky cool.