I’ve been reading Scott Adams ‘The Dilbert Blog‘ recently. He’s a great writer and observer. I’ve never been too keen on his Dilbert comic strips, but his writing on his blog is so entertaining… and often right on the money!Blogs, Dilbert, Dilbert Blog, Scott Adams
I got a free three month trial membership to Lovefilm just before christmas, so I’ve been using it to the full over the last three months. Basically, I can have two films at home at any time and as soon as I send them back, two more off my list are dispatched to me.
Anyway, here is a list of what I have watched over the last three months…
The Chronicles Of Narnia – The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
I liked the first quarter or maybe half of this film, which ties in with the book. I always get bored at about the point that Aslan gets involved and the film was no exception. This was made worse by the fact that Aslan is played by Liam Neeson who is just about the worse voice over actor going… [IMDb]
This was enjoyable, nothing remarkable but a worthwhile watch all the same. Tells the true-ish story of Coach Carter as he struggles to turn a bunch of no hope basketball players into a winning team. Samuel L Jackson puts in a great performance and makes the film. [IMDb]
This was just a joy. The story wasn’t great but the animation style is lovely and the Jack Johnson soundtrack so complements the laid back nature of the film. [IMDb]
A woman moves into a “haunted” apartment with her child. The film was ok, Jennifer Connelly is very good in it. [IMDb]
The Chronicles Of Narnia, Liam Neeson, Coach Carter, Samuel L Jackson, Curious George, Jack Johnson, Jennifer Connelly, Stephen King, Damian Lewis
Just added some code to my links page that creates a preview of the page you are linking to, allowing you to see where you are going to by just hovering over the link and not actually going there. It’s powered by Snap which is a search engine. At the moment I kind of like it but have only added it to my links page as to not overpower my site… I’m not sure if I would want it on my main blog pages…Snap, Web, Search Engine
I installed Microsoft IE7 Beta 2 preview on my machine yesterday. So far I like what I see and although I don’t really think it will get back the people who have already deserted to other browsers like Firefox, I think it may stop others leaving the ship. Personally I’ve never been a fan of FF as it doesn’t offer me anything that I want; I have no need for RSS in the browser or TABS, and generally I found it much slower than IE.
Anyway, after a day or more using IE7 there are a few things I noticed;
after trying to use the TAB functionality I have ditched it. I really don’t want TABBED browsing, I don’t see what all the fuss was about. In my opinion Microsoft made the correct decision when it started dropping the MDI from it’s software.
Having set up the RSS feeds, I really don’t want to read my feeds in a browser, it just don’t feel right, and there is no notification when new feeds update, so I will go back to my seperate Feed Reader Application. It is good that the browser detects the feeds and allows easy subscription, and I just hope that either in XP or under Vista other feed readers will use the underlying RSS model so that I can subscribe while in IE but read in another app. Alternatively Microsoft, please add RSS Feeds to outlook, and while you’re at it, add newsgroups as well!
Other than that I like the look and feel, and the lightweight interface and some of the other little changes… so it’s a goer for me!
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!!!!Adsense, Google, Advertising