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I live to write. It's not wise to get in my way.
August 2011: the earlier posts in this blog are a mess, the result of me changing the format some time ago. I'm working to edit the entire blog from the beginning, but with over 4K posts and sodall time for such luxuries it's going to take a while... [02/09/16 - Now reached 09/10/2004][20/03/2019 - giving up. I don't have enough time to update the blog atm, let alone edit old entries!]
If you come across any words you don't recognise in this blog, take a look at the Taylorspeke Glossary in the left-hand infopane, you'll usually find a definition there.
First, a recommendation. Dive over to The Jonathan Day Fiction Site and try some of the stories. I love this author's writing - it's funny, bitingly witty, dryly incisive, chilling, and deliciously subversive by turns. Absolutely well worth a look!
Sunday, March 19, 2006
[boggled] I started off the day looking for a way to code Jenni's requested pay-for-download pages. I ended it by having a reasonable grasp of SMIL, XLS (I already know XML, mostly, I'm just too lazy to use it. Here, anyway.), how to code PHP (sort of. I'll need to look further into them all if I'm to use them) and considering whether installing an RSS feed on Jenni's page might be a good idea (which I think it is. I could install it here too, except I don't think it would get much use. I'd find it handy for myself, though: I have far too many blogs to read every day...)
The meme Lutra's referring to came from Kitchen Witch, and here's my version.
What was I doing ten years ago?
Looking forward to the 14 month hurdle when I planned to stop breast-feeding Kai, as by that time [wince] he had teeth. Why 14 months? Because received wisdom at the time was that breast-feeding up until 13 months helped prevent the child developing asthma (as well as being best for baby, of course!).
What was I doing one year ago?
I can't remember. Hang on...
Five snacks I couldn't live without
Hm. I'm not sure there are any I really couldn't live without. There are some I turn to time and time again - like cheese, especially Jarlsberg or Leerdammer, and sushi, and ramen (when I have it in) - but I can live without them if I have to. I'd find it difficult giving up diet coke though.
Five songs to which you know all the lyrics
I know the lyrics to all my favourite songs. But my favourites to sing are the Scott Walker version of Jacques Brel's If You Go Away (which is my song for Ken), Bowie's Wild is the Wind (Ken's song for me), Shania Twain's That Don't Impress Me Much, Judy Small's The IPD, and Kaiser Chiefs' Oh My God.
Five things I'd do if I was a millionaire
Like Lutra, my first thought was - just a millionaire, or a multi-millionaire?
Five things I like doing
Writing. Swimming. Flying. Riding (horses, that is). Dancing. Unfortunately I don't do the last two at all any more, can't afford to fly, and rarely get to swim. But that's OK, I like writing best anyway...
Five things I'd never wear again
My first wedding ring (can't anyway - I sold it). Slave collar. (Oh wait, sorry - it says again. Forget that one then...) Dresses (unless forced at gunpoint). Skirts (ditto). Stiletto-heeled shoes. A multi-coloured crocheted poncho ([wince] But I was very young, and I had made it myself...).
Five favourite toys
Kood (my mp3 player), my digicam, and the last three are too personal to list here.I'm tired, and I have another busy day tomorrow, and I've done none of my own writing for four bloody days - no wonder I'm growling! Aiming for an early night I think.
And no, I still haven't managed to sort out the pay-for-download. (The cheapest e-commerce software package I found was £199 and I'm not forking out for it!) I think I am a little closer to a solution though.