September 28, 2003

Opera 7.20

The new version of Opera, 7.20, is out. (Yeah yeah, I'm almost a week late... I haven't looked at the site for a bit. Shush.) From the changelog it looks like I'll enjoy it a lot. Going to install it right now, I'll talk about the features when I've played with it for a bit :)

[EDIT] Ok, forget playing with the browser right now... I'm a bit too sleepy. One thing I definitely like, though - the addition to the Window menu of a Closed submenu listing the last 100 windows you have closed. I know I close windows by mistake often enough... that new menu is a godsend, means I don't have to go dig in history. Yay.

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September 27, 2003

Just because I'm happy

I splurged and bought myself a new bracelet today. My mom and I were at a jewellers' to buy a bracelet as a gift for a cousin of mine who graduated yesterday, and among the bracelets we saw was this one that was just gold threads braided together... so I bought it. My first major impulse buy, and the most expensive piece of jewelry I've ever bought (and the most expensive I own, I think). Was €175 originally (you do the conversion...) but it came down to €150 because they gave us a discount on the total (both the one I bought and the one we bought for my cousin). It's really pretty, I'll try and get a photo of it tomorrow (but it's difficult because it's shiny and detailed). It's basically very fine gold threads woven (or braided... they're so fine I can't see the details of the weave) to make three flat cords, which are then braided to form the bracelet. It's flat and it's about 4mm wide and I love it :D

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September 20, 2003

Now listening to...

click here for the image

Another way to display whichever song you are listening to on your website / on forums / whatever is Of course, it's less elegant than the way I'm doing it, but it's a good solution if you don't have MT installed / can't be bothered to mess around with includes / can't do includes / whatever. It's just an image file, so you can display it pretty much everywhere. I'd found it ages ago, but they weren't taking signups at the time so I found my alternate way... now they're taking signups again so I've signed up for an account. It might be useful, you never know.

(Yes, I'm aware the text on the image is difficult to make out. It's black text on a transparent background. You have no way to customize two different copies of the image to use on two different sites, and I will use this, if I do use it, on places with light backgrounds.)

[EDIT] The image is now linked rather than embedded. I don't like my layouts stretched whenever I'm listening to classical music :P

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September 19, 2003

Mix this with that...

The Potion Maker
sailoreaglesium is an opaque, oily beige liquid pulled from the eyeballs of an owl.
Mix with sailoreagle! Username:
Yet another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern

(Note... please don't go and post the potion code in the comments if you try and mix, mmkay? Just post the name of your element and the result, if you want. :)

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September 17, 2003

*prods ISP and mutters*

My primary internet connection is screwed up. Some SNAFU at the ISP, it appears. It's been down since 10am this morning, and I don't know if it'll be fixed anytime soon (but if by tomorrow it's not fixed, I'm picking up the phone and shouting at them, phone-phobia be damned). Until it starts working again, I'm stuck on slow-as-an-army-of-snails pay-an-arm-and-a-leg-per-minute dialup. So if I'm not around much for a bit, that's why.


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September 15, 2003


Large felines picture gallery. Awww, I want one of these. Except if you tried to cuddle them they'd probably gnaw your arm off...

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September 12, 2003

Europe and Italy

Since the link I had posted when I first found this has since turned into a 404, and I just refound the movie... Europe and Italy. So, so true.

(Also check out all the other movies linked at the bottom of the page. Hee.)

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September 11, 2003

Yes yes, I've not been posting much...

Nothing eventful has been happening, nothing worth posting about. Well, except a certain meeting with a certain cybernetic fish on Tuesday ;) was very nice. Except I wish I hadn't been quite so nervous and shy, I was quiet most of the time ^^; But I enjoyed it very much anyway.

Apart from that, nothing much. I've been playing NationStates and Dragon Court, as usual (in DC now I'm strong enough to quest in the goblin warrens, clever enough to answer gryphons' riddles correctly and strong enough to whack them if I'm wrong, woohoo). Also been on IRC every day, of course... so much for being an IRCop being "an abysmal job", it's really quite fun. :p Of course, maybe I'm just a masochist or something... but it's enjoyable. (Obviously, or I would stop doing it.)

Heh, BloggerPro is going away and the features will be incorporated in normal Blogger. That's cool. Except I switched to MT ages ago... but meh, mom will be happy, she uses Blogger to keep the news page of her school updated, and she'll welcome the new features.

So yeah. Idle life. Which isn't bad at all...

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September 06, 2003

Color me amused...

Get your soul rated at We Want Your Soul. I tried, and it said...

Your soul is worth 59885. For your peace of mind, 4 percent of people have a purer soul than you.

(That's about €85323 or $94,767, according to an online currency converter. Not bad, not bad...)

Could be purer, but oh well, where's the fun in purity? :p

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Holiday photos

Yes, yes, at last. Took me ages to put the gallery up, I know... there was a computer reformat and reinstall between when I came back from my holidays and now.
The gallery is here. :)

[EDIT] And while I'm at it, let me plug SnapGallery. It's a tiny program which makes it really really easy to create a gallery of images. (It's Windows-only, though, sorry to those of you who use other OSes.)

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