BB 5

What the feck’s going on? Could there be a more vain, vile and vacuous group than we saw on the new Big Brother? First there was the annoying queen, then the token asylum seeker (ex), then the weegie ned with the thong. Oh dear. Other highlights were the glamour queen who liked porn, the gay guy who only did straight men, the more man than woman transvestite and the off-the-peg socialist – it was as if she’d shopped at Harrods for the latest left wing tag to add to her hate list.

Worse was her entrance, with Divina (looking fine by the way) turning all Derren Brown and predicting that she would turn back and that she was looking for her girlfriend before it even happened. That was sooooo staged (that has to be said in annoying queen accent while clapping like a 5 year old at the same time).

But I’ll watch it tonight to see who doesn’t get their suitcase and no doubt I’ll catch some highlight programs over the next week. By that time I’ll be hooked…..what a saddo.

Wordpress

After upgrading to Movable Type 3, and seeing the reaction elsewhere to the new licensing deals from Six Apart I felt relatively secure in that the deals didn’t affect me, I could still use a free version of Movable Type and I’d spent ages getting the look of my site ‘just so’ – no way was I moving.

That was until I looked at WordPress.

It has everything a blog writer could need, is php based and so incredibly easy to modify and is really easy to set-up. Within an hour I had a site set-up and all my posts from the old blog imported. I’ve never used an easier online tool. In the last hour I’ve added a plugin to switch styles and an Amazon Media Manager. Fantastic.

This is just night and day compared to Movable Type – just shows you what you can miss when you get complacent.

XBox 2004

Halo 2 released on Nov 9th, EA games coming to live which will mean Fifa, Madden and Battlefield all featuring live support (Burnout 3 also) and video conferencing from the xbox, which to me means video within games – superb. Confirms xbox as strongest console in my book. Just need to win lottery, build house and retire to life of luxury…finding someone to share all this with would also be required but the lottery win would make that a tad easier.

Windows 98......sigh

Mental note no 43 – setting up a pc with Windows 98 is now officially difficult and will induce a migraine that keeps you in bed for a few hours more than normal. Fact. After fixing a machine a few weeks ago the only thing left after the virus had done it’s stuff was a sick soundcard. I reckoned it would be best to start from scratch and re-install everything.

Everything went well until the last bit of hardware, the webcam. What a bugger. It works in one bit of the creative software but not in an other. Then Autocad wouldn’t install, Office 97 was screwed, Photoshop Album wouldn’t run etc etc etc. Nightmare.

I now officially have ‘The FEAR’ when re-installing old operating systems. The driver support for new hardware is shockingly bad, although it should be noted that it’s a Creative card and their support is not the best.

The good news is that I’ve finally met someone with almost the same sense of humour/banter that I have – it got very surreal when we could predict each others responses. Class!