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Thursday, 5 May 2005 01:14
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I've been so good with not buying stuff recently. Mostly, it's true, this is because I have been to depressed to drag myself in town and when I did go, I just went to the job centre or wherever I needed to be and then came straight home. But today I was feeling all happy for no apparent reason. So I went for a wonder around, and found the Back To The Future trilogy for £17. So I had to get it. Then I wondered some more, got me a Ghostbusters poster (Yay! Been after one for ages!) and another website design book. I don't really need most of the stuff in it, but it had a section on improving the layout of sites, making them not look awful. And that's my main problem, I think. So I got it. But it's not like I've been spending that much all the time, this is the first time in a while. And it was only about £30. Oddly though, I completely forgot to go to the comic shop!

Hmm, election tomorrow. Oh, and my Spanish class. Must do the pointless homework before I go.

Time wasting!

Monday, 14 March 2005 01:26
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I was going to get so much done today. I had plans, like tidying my room up enough so it's fit for human habitation, getting on with the story I started the other day, but mostly just playing around with C++ all day. I've been trying to learn it. Mostly it seems to work, but that's probably because I've been at it less than a week. But in the end, I did nothing. I watched TV all day.

I got through four episodes of Voyager that were randomly on telly, three of Due South, one of Traders, then the stuff that's on at night anyway, so Joey, 24 and Nip/Tuck. Then to finish it all off, they were showing millions of episodes of My Family on UK Gold, so I watched them too. And oddly, I don't feel as though I wasted the day. I don't feel like I actually *accomplished* anything, but it was a pretty enjoyable day! How lazy am I?! Tomorrow though, I do something!
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I have found the worst website in the world! It's hilarious! Have a look: Kingston Recruitment. After you wait an ice age for the page to load, you then have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to find links to navigate to other parts of the site, and wait for them to load because someone thought it would look pretty to use javascript. Now, I've got nothing against javascript, but in this case it is so pointless you’ve just got to laugh! I am half tempted to mail them and tell them how much it sucks! Maybe I should offer to do it for them! But no, because they have made it using Microsoft FrontPage, and they probably use that to update it and would have no idea what to do if they couldn't! Hahahahahaha! See, this is exactly what I was talking about the other day. I bet it was done by some random person who works in the office there and has never even been on a website before!

Watching TV...

Tuesday, 1 March 2005 01:43
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Well, it seems that the maximum number of episodes of Due South I can watch in a day while my sister is in the house is 7. Pathetic. I've watched more than that during the evening when she's out. Well, next time I get the house to myself for a few days, I'm going to watch random TV all day. Well, no. I probably won't. Whenever I get the house to myself I usually spend all my time online...

So, watched the last ep of season 2 of Traders, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] perian! It was so good! Well, okay I was completely lost at first. But I had a vague idea or what was going on because I read the episode guide. I picked up the story fast enough though, but I'm sure there was plenty of stuff I didn't really understand. I'll be watching it a lot more times though, so hopefully I'll pick it all up eventually. There was the funniest thing though that Grant said. He was talking about a computer program that he hates. He says something about it being too easy, you just click the buttons, if you do something wrong it puts it right... It made me laugh though, because I was saying almost exactly the same thing the other day about those programs to help you build websites.

They just really annoy me. Frontpage and all those, I mean. I like to build my websites in html. Okay sometimes I get javascript code from other sites, but apart from that I do it myself. These pagebuilder sites, all you do is point and click, drag and drop, and there you've got a website that looks as good as one you built yourself. Only you didn't, you just planned it and suddenly it was made. This means that any eight year old who doesn't even know what html *is* can build a website that looks better than one of mine. Or at least as good as. And yeah, I know I'm not that good at it. All I've done it picked up a few basics off the internet and tried them out in different ways. And I've been told by my brother that I have no idea of style or what colours go with what (although that effect was actually what I was going for) but I have done it myself. When something goes wrong, I go through and check what I forgot, or what tag I didn't close or whatever, and fix it.
I have used these drag and drop programs. I used the one on Geocities back when I made my first site. And then I looked at the html and it was a complete mess! There was stuff all over the place that wasn't supposed to be there. It looked awful. And all the mess was making the pages load weirdly too. So I went through most of it and redid it myself. Which was a lot more fun than drag and drop anyway!

Sorry, totally didn't mean to rant!
I should go to bed...
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Well, the other one seemed a bit mad and too many colours for me. I could have altered them, but I had already spent an hour doing that. This one is simpler. I'll keep it like this for now.
So, I finally updated Weloveteachers, maybe I'll even put up the christmas decorations. On the front page. I'm not doing the whole site again. Takes too long. I was considering redoing it with frames, since it would be so much easier to make updates. I know some people still hate them, which is why I resisted for so long, but if I used frames, I could add decorations to the navigation frame or the title at the top and hey presto, every page is decorated! But it might be a lot of faffing to get it all done and get it decorated before christmas. Maybe next year. Of course, by then no one will be visiting the site because no one will be interested in Teachers anymore. Unless it gets a 5th series, and I find myself really hoping that that doesn't happen.
Anyway, I've got to check my latest chapter of The Weapon, then I'm going to post it, and I need to think up a name for my new fic, once I finish it, that doesn't give the end away.

29 hours...

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