Thursday 30 October 2008

RIP Bonita

06/06/1971 – 28/10/2008

BonitaOne of the most amazing people I have ever met, and will always be glad I was able to call her a friend. We shared some fantastic memories, and I will forever be grateful that we got to spend time together.

I love you Bonita, I will miss you dearly.


“Dude… I totally just ripped that.”
– An in-joke that Bonita and I shared back in July 2005.

Thursday 23 October 2008

Movable Type 4.21

I am attempting to upgrade my blog to MTOS 4.21, but I am have real trouble with the comments so I have had to disable them for now.

Hopefully I will be able to work out exactly what’s going wrong and I can re-enable them.

Thursday 16 October 2008

Flash 10 (And sIFR 2)

Adobe have just released Flash Player 10.
Update your Flash Player now to get all the fancy new features!

At the time of writing the version number of Flash is 10.0.12.36, and Shockwave is 11.0r465.
You can check what versions you have here.

I discovered after upgrading my Flash to 10 that the sIFR I use on this site (to style my dates), and on a few others was no longer working. This was because the older version of sIFR I was using only detected single digit versions of Flash, so I had to upgrade to 2.0.6 to get it to work again.

2.0.7 is the latest version, which includes support for Flash CS3 and CS4, and it also fixes transparency problems with Safari. Transparency on Google Chrome 1.0 works ok, but doesn’t on 2.0 (yet).

Saturday 11 October 2008

Amanda Palmer @ KOKO

Amanda Palmer with Jason Webley, Zoe Keating and The Danger Ensemble played KOKO in Camden last night. I’ve seen her so many times this year I feel like a stalker… first at the ICA, then at the football game in Shepherd’s Bush, then at the Leeds United video shoot, then at Brighton, then London and in November I’ll be in Toronto.

I had managed to leave my ticket at home so I had to leave work early and drive home to get it, instead of going straight from work to the station, which would’ve gotten me to Camden a lot earlier. I was a bit stressed most of the day, until I actually got to Camden and through the doors.

So as I posted on The ShadowBox:

After a hurried drive all the way home from work, then changed quicker

than Superman, and back out to grab a train, I managed to get to the

gig about 7:15. Not exactly when I wanted to arrive in Camden but at

least I made it!

About the show itself? What can I possibly say?
NEIL FUCKING GAIMAN! ON TAMBOURINE! SINGING BACKING VOCALS WITH JASON FUCKING WEBLEY! ON OASIS!!

Although

I was quite a way back from the stage, I still managed to be in the

middle of the show, as Amanda brushed past me on her way to the stage

with her veil, and Mark from the Danger Ensemble was stood right next

to me holding a laptop all the way through Blake Says. Pretty cool!

So

apart from the stress of forgetting my ticket and the rush home, it was

one of the best gigs I have ever been to. And to finish… BRING ON

TORONTO IN NOVEMBER! So cannot wait to do it all again, with my

girlfriend by my side.

I’ll upload some photos from KOKO to my Flickr later.

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