Fuzzy - not just a name, a way of life

Sunday, February 26, 2006

That fluke of 3 years ago long forgotten

It was a fluke at the time, and the English are scurying back across Hadrian's Wall tonight with memories of the world cup long forgotten. Those bonnie lads of Caledonia have spanked the hides of the pups from the south, to the tune of 18 to 12!

The Corries tune rings out tonight

"O Flower of Scotland,
When will we see
Your like again,
That fought and died for,
Your wee bit Hill and Glen,
And stood against him,
Proud Edward's Army,
And sent him homeward,
Tae think again"

Run home, English whelps ... no place for you amongst the world's best tonight, nor for a long time to come. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Google's Masterpiece! Nose Smile 1 through 12!

If you're using google mail and chat, you'll know that it's a) great, b) great, and c) pisses off the network admins because it takes more than a Microsoft point-n-click to block it.

But did you know that it includes the pinnacle of Google development!? None other than ... Nose Smile 1, 2, 3, and so on through to twelve! WTF, I hear you say. It's the smiley replacement that google uses for the good old :-) emoticon. It looks like this when idle, and simple js mouse-over scripting lets it rotate through to this . Yeah, yeah, you've probably all noticed this before ... but I've only just seen it.

Small things amusing small minds, and all that. But it's the little touches that are so cool. And remember, this probably kept some of their 5000 PhDs busy for days

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Jelly Nailed! What's next

I ruminated about Nailing Jelly to the Ceiling previously, and in a predictable turn of events, I've just finished a stint in NZ where I did exactly that ... or rather, achieved the massive transfer rates the client needed from their migration effort.

It was fun, in a twisted, duct-tape-the-universe-together kind of way. I rediscovered my hate of long-term coding (after only a few thousand lines), and my enjoyment of breaking the brains of project managers who can't think outside the box (and I quote "That's not a risk! THIS is a risk!").

Time to find more jelly ... and more nails.