Wasting time as usual I spotted a reference to http://30daysofbiking.com/ and being a sucker for registering on yet-another site decided to give it a go … well five days a week is easy, that’s just commuting, the hard bit will be finding time, nay, making time, on the weekends and over the Easter break to go out for a ride..
Now how am I going to do this? Probably just twitter updates, and maybe a photo or two into the Flickr group.
Indirectly, via Kevin Marks, irresistable!
The first article title on the Wikipedia Random Articles page is the name of your band. The last four words of the very last quotation on the Random Quotations page is the title of your album. The third picture in Flickr’s Interesting Photos From The Last 7 Days will be your album cover. Use your graphics programme of choice to throw them together, and post the result.
Adding to the meme, and courtesy of the ABC news, by way of the AFP, a list of the Most ridiculous British laws. I’m wary of these, how many times have we heard so called “laws” that turn out to be apocryphal? Anyway, here they are together with the percentage of surveyed people who thought it was the most ridiculous:
Most ridiculous British laws
It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament (27 per cent) It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down (7 per cent) In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless except as a clerk in a tropical fish store (6 per cent) Mince pies cannot be eaten on Christmas Day (5 per cent) In Scotland, if someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter (3 per cent) A pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman’s helmet (4 per cent) The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the king, and the tail belongs to the queen (3.
Meme via norman.walsh.name: From The Best Australian Stories 1999 by Peter Craven (editor): “I was grateful I had a Saturday lunch to go to.
Instructions: Grab the nearest book, open it to page 23, find the 5th sentence, and post its text along with these instructions. Point back to where you got the idea so that we can follow the threads.
Hmmm, fun to participate in I guess. Not sure how accurate it was though, there’s a row of about ten books sitting next to me — I’ve no idea which one really is the closest one.
I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.
Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried php, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on emacs org-mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is org-mode and hugo.