Supermarkets have done a pretty good job with all the variations of milk. You can usually identify the different ‘strengths’ with little effort. As a general rule being colourblind I’m against colour coding of any kind, but milk bottle tops doesn’t cause me a problem. Ok, some of the supermarkets use different colours, so you need to be careful which shop you bought your milk from but not really an issue. It’s a little like in ‘t old days when most people colour coded salt and vinegar crips in blue and cheese and onion in green, but one crisp maker did it the other way…
Anyway, my real beef is with Organic milk – what happened to colour coding? They all appear to have white tops… at home we have Full Fat milk for the kids, Semi Skimmed for me, and water (skimmed) for Victoria. Now when I open the fridge I just see a sea of white bottle tops and I have to read the label… jeesh! Ok, I can live with accidently using Full Fat but I might accidently pour water on my Shreddies…
Sticker on the lid to the rescue!See Also: best multimeter
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Ok, I know that Google offer a lot of good services; they are my search engine of choice, things powered by Google Map like Fraprr.com. But I’m getting fed up with their Adsense stuff. I’m not sure who’s problem it is, Google or the person using them, but I am fed up with
them popping up in the most inappropriate places. Look, I’m never going to click on it – out of principal it will never happen! Do’t take up all the top of your page with Ads by Google an leave your content at the bottom – I will never get to your content because I will have left your site! As a rule I can cope with the sky scrapers at the side of the page as they are usually non obtrusive, but not in your content!!!!
Mario Smash Football
Well today has ended on a real downer! Over 5 years ago Fergus McNeill and I designed a game Happy Soccer Boss – it’s a football game with a difference. There are a number of special things about it that I don’t want to go into here, mainly because they are still “secret” and the other is that we have a patent pending on part of it. However, a big premis of the game still revolves around football, and a particular way the football is played. It has a lot to do with powerups, 5 aside, special moves, cute characters, and much much more…
Over the last 5 years we’ve hawked it around to pretty much everyone who is anyone in the games industry, and everyone has loved it… just not enough to sign us to develop it. And because we can’t afford to just develop it ourselves, it’s been one of theose projects sitting on the sides waiting for us to get the chance to do it.
Tonight I saw an advert for Super Mario Smash Football on the TV… and it’s pretty much Happy Soccer Boss; a quick search online for some pictures, and the confirmation looks like it’s there… Smash Football looks to me like Happy Soccer Boss – I’m gutted!
This is not the first time this has happened to me, but it is definatley the most annoying!
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Everyone seems to go on nowadays about the current degeneration of this generation…. ASBOs everywhere… we all know that it’s the previous generations fault, and because the problem is actually due to a lack of discipline and direction from the parents, then that means that the problem started many generations ago and all those Old cronies stood gaggling about the “Youth of today” wearing their hoodies and standing about on street corners… can rinse their hair safe in the knowledge that it is all their fault.
Anyway, more importantly than all this is the fact that I think the problem has manifested itself in cats.
We have a number of cats around our house, and when we moved in 4 years ago we inherited a cat with the house. I know that sounds odd, but the cat had been bought when the owners moved in to a brand new house 18 years prior and they were now moving to Australia and coudn’t take the cat with them. So it seemed such a shame to us that the poor thing would get put down after such a good innings, that we decided to keep the cat. It lived another year before croaking it with age related internal problems. To be honest, the only thing the cat was good for was keeping the garden free of other cats. I guess their is some irony in there somewhere!
Now, to tie all this information together; when I was a lad cats used to shit in the soil and cover it over. Cats were considered a clean pet unlike a dog that will drop its load anywhere. But it seems that the hoody wearing feline of today is quite content to shit wherever it feels like and leave it for someone else to clean up. Sound familiar? Yes yes I know it’s only cat poo, but its actually a problem when you have little kids and worse still for babies and pregnant women. Cat poo is a carrier of Toxoplasmosis. Not to mention the more important issue of your kids trailing cat shit around the house!!!!!
So is this a problem that has managed to jump species or are we looking at a more serious evolutionary problem? How long before we are giving ASBOS to cats?