Archives for the month of: July, 2006

So, lack of posts recently. I’ve been wondering why I’ve got this website.

It all started out with ‘wow the randomtask.co.uk domain is free, how cool’ closely followed by ‘can I do it?’

After proving that I could do it, to an extent, blogging occured for the joy of it. Then it became a way of keeping in contact with my friends (still an important raison d’etre for the site).

Then came the photos, and now the quandry. I like putting my photos on the interweb, and I’d like it if I knew that people enjoyed them. The main problem is that in it’s current state, the photos on this website are too hard to find for the average surfer (opinions are made with 1 second of visiting a site, or something like that). So that naturally leads to the need to design the site.

This is where the problem lies. Not having any natural skill with visual design, and the fact that it would take me a lot of learning to implement any design that I may or may not have, has led quite naturally to procrastination.
Unfortunately this procrastination has extended beyond design and into any kind of web activity. Much to the disapointment of my regular readers (I’m sure).

Plus my curiosity has wandered off into some funky direct 3D code visualisation tool that will take me a long, long time to write.

Personally I find that rss feeds that don’t give you the whole post content highly irritating. It means that from my feeder reader (I happen to use opera) I have to click a link, go to the offending authors homepage and then decide if it’s worth reading. It totally puts me off reading other peoples blogs.
It’s esspecially annoying if they post often and I build up a backlog of posts to read.

People of the world I implore you, check your feed setup, make sure you publish the full text. Other wise you run the risk of loosing another reader!!

I think weekends should be three days long… it would suit me better.
At work (as I am now) I don’t have to type in my password to write posts. I think it has something to do with ‘cookies’ – chocolate chip I’m hoping. Unfortunately for my loyal readers *waves hello* no-one has used this fact to post interesting or humerous posts under my name. Which would in part explain the two week absence of Anything New ™.

Googling your own name can be fun, unless you come across a story about you being killed by a killer. Damn goths. Although there are plenty of other Robs in the world, any my webpage – this, here, now – does not seem to come up when I search for my name…. disappointing.

I had a very good weekend, was the end of an era, with two housemates moving onto other things. We had a final London night out to end with a bang, and it went very very well, best night out I’ve had in London for quite some time. Which is good!

I want to post more often, really I do. Hopefully I will.

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