Archive for July, 2005

All hail the new car

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005 | Life

So today has been a long and reasonably interesting day. We drove up to a place never Sunderland this morning stroke afternoon to pick up the new car then I had to drive the old one back. It was cool though. I passed people, they should be ashamed of their speed ;).

So anyway once we got it home and sitting in the drive I decided to take a few photos with the old digital camera (it’s only figuratly old as I don’t have a new one as such, it’s just a phrase but anyway on with the story).
Nissan X-Trail, took us a while to get (13 weeks to be exact) as it’s an import. They are all thumbnailed, I think they go bigger.

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Also for old time sake I took a picture of the old car (well old old now as currently we have three but we are getting rid of this one).

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Installing new memory

Sunday, July 17th, 2005 | Life, Tech

Unpack the RAM (random access memory) and check with the motherboard’s manual to work out which is the first slot (slot 0). When you insert the memory you want to fill it up numerically: 0, 1, 2, and so on.

To insert the memory push the white clips at the end outwards then simply slot in the memory sticks into the slots. The clips will automatically lock back into place when you have pushed the memory stick far enough into the slot.

Objects arrive on Blair Space

Saturday, July 9th, 2005 | Life

Fantabulous news! Well ok, moderately cool news. Objects have arrived on Blair Space. And yes before you ask, I will be explaining what I am talking about. You see until now Blair Space has been pretty much like Rawice, a content portal with channels, no pages for specific movies or games.

Well now that has changed. Thanks to objects. Basically when Celeb Storm came along we needed a celebs table. However as it was working off Rawice which had six channels and each one needed different data we had a problem. The solution was to create an objects system where each channel had its own data table.

This could then be accessed by various sites. For instance Celeb Storm used the celebs table and then took its main features (such as celeb news for Lindsay Lohan on the Lindsay Lohan page) using the information from that object. A similar system is used with a new music site based around Audio Senate.

Now these are accessible on the six Blair Space channels (well there are a lot more but the ones it shares with Rawice which are the main articles, features, news, reviews, et channels). If you go to movies, music, TV, tech, games or celebs, you can now find a link on the left menu saying browse movies or browse TV or whatever.

At the moment this just displays a simple list of all the objects though this will be improved over time. You can then visit the page for that object which will search the news and articles database for relevant content, search the pictures and wallpaper database for images that have been attached to the object (objects have actually been used for a while for the galleries and wallpaper channel to sort the various images into the various topics) as well as picking out individual content from that channel’s database table using the data definitions defined in the database.

Pretty cool huh? Hopefully this should bring in more traffic to the site as you can now find relevant information easily. If you want Kylie news or to find out what is going on with Cheaper by the Dozen 2, you just go the relevant object page (I liked those examples to the right pages) to find all the news on the subject.

The Fonze t-shirt

Tuesday, July 5th, 2005 | Video

Here is a video that has been sitting around for a while. A few months back a made rather interesting order off CafePress which I like to call "The Fonze" t-shirt. Basically it’s a t-shirt with Fonz’s head on.

Anyway we filmed it (as you have to do when you spend that much money on a gag) and while I was routing round I came accross the footage on one of my old tapes. So where else would I dump it but here :P?

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What D&D character are you?

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005 | Life

I ran the what D&D character are you test over at, here lol. Anyway so my results were as follows: Lawful Evil Human Mage Fighter, Follower Of Velsharoon.


Lawful Evil
characters believe that a nice, orderly system of life is perfect for them to abuse for their own advancement. They will work within ‘the system’ to get the best that they can for themselves.


are the ‘average’ race. They have the shortest life spans, and because of this, they tend to avoid the racial prejudices that other races are known for. They are also very curious and tend to live ‘for the moment’.

Primary Class:
Mages harness the magical energies for their own use. Spells, spell books, and long hours in the library are their loves. While often not physically strong, their mental talents can make up for this.

Secondary Class:
Fighters are the warriors. They use weapons to accomplish their goals. This isn’t to say that they aren’t intelligent, but that they do, in fact, believe that violence is frequently the answer.

Velsharoon is the Neutral Evil god of necromancy, liches, and undeath. He is also known as the Vaunted, the Archmage of Necromancy, and the Lord of the Forgotten Crypt. His followers practice the necromantic arts, and raise the dead to do their bidding. His symbol is a crowned skull.