Gone but not for long

Please bear with me, I’d hoped the transition between my old host and my new one would be smoother than this but due to unforeseen circumstances some aspects have taken longer than they ought to have done. Bendavis.me will be back on soon.

In addition, my apologies for the lack of posts lately. Amongst other things I’ve really not been well, a recent bout with kidney stones has laid me low but I feel it’s time now to get back on top… so to speak. I have new toys too (laptop and phone), time I did something with them! Soon as I get Ubuntu set up of course. It spent last night defragging that pesky NTFS partition so today I can resize and free some hard drive space. I’m biting my nails when it comes to graphics support (I’ve always used nvidia in the past, this laptop has a Radeon 3450) but I’m sure it will handle things immaculately.

One thing this HP Laptop has impressed me with so far (I only got it yesterday) is being able to run Bloodbowl at it’s native resolution of 1440 x 900. But not just run – run smoothly with some effects and filters turned on – I’m very impressed! Note to anybody reading this who has a copy of the game – get in touch. I’d love to test the online multiplayer on this game.

That’s all for now, you should see this site return to it’s former state over the next few days. In the mean time I apologise for missing links – sorry!

EDIT

Ok, so I’ve finished moving bendavis.me to my new domain manager and host so the site is back! All I need to do is change the theme. It’s not autumn any more… time for a new look. Expect my style’s to be in flux for a while as I jangle about in the back (metaphorically) trying to plug the Christmas lights in.

Channel 4 goes 3D :: get those sexy specs out

Coming this November – old school 3D on Channel 4.

3dspecs

If you’ve not yet seen the adverts Channel 4 will be featuring 3d specific programs; the highlight of which is set to be Derren Brown’s 3D Spectacular.

In addition programs a “whole heap of 3D films” will be broadcast too.

Also, C4 are after your 3D films and video clips! Even if you don’t have a 3D camera (can’t remember ever putting one on my christmas list..) there’s a really helpful video showing you how to make a 3d video. If you want to see the creations of other buddy movie-makers add this string to a youtube search to show you only 3d clips: yt3d:enable=true

If you’re interested more in just watching 3D you can pick up the needed glasses in participating Sainsburys shops sometime soon. For more information, check out the links below at the C4 website.

Channel 4 – Programs – 3D week
Autumn 2009 Press and Publicity.

Bendavis.me : My personal blog/portfolio/thinking space

It’s not exactly new but I’ve finally got around to moving onto my new myfirehost.com servers and freshened it up with a new theme. I’m still working on it but I’d love to get some feedback anyway.

I’m still not sure about a few things, and feel the theme needs more to tie it together. Is the header font right, does it fit?

What do people think?

I invite all criticism, but please be nice 😉

The end for wordpress coders?

I’ve recently (just now in fact) been made aware of an adobe Photoshop plugin for wordpress theme creation straight from a psd design.

Looking through the Divine Project website and reading more about it seems to uncover a few pertinant points.

The site itself answers my initial question in its F.A.Q

What is Divine plug-in?

Divine is the program developed for those who know a bit about Photoshop and sites creation but don’t want to waste their time making up a valid website on basis of popular CMS manually. Using this program you are able to easily make up a professional website and upload it promptly to the server through the embedded FTP-client.

Waste time making a valid website? Are they insinuating that valid code is unimportant? Can’t say I agree with that if that is what they mean. The plugin goes so far as to manage the entire themes’ upload and management as well.

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New Biffy Single "Cloud of Stink"

New Biffy single, presumably last one now before Only Revolutions is released – cannot wait!

Until then, enjoy “Cloud of Stink”: good and heavy like Biffy should be, and the rest of Zane low’s set last night. I have to say Simon’s voice is a little weird at the beginning of the track but it’s only a minor annoyance really.

New Biffy Single “Cloud of Stink”

New Biffy single, presumably last one now before Only Revolutions is released – cannot wait!

Until then, enjoy “Cloud of Stink”: good and heavy like Biffy should be, and the rest of Zane low’s set last night. I have to say Simon’s voice is a little weird at the beginning of the track but it’s only a minor annoyance really.

Moved webhost and nearly finished new theme.

Last night / this morning I finally moved host over to MyFireHost. My previous provider was so slow and subject to so many problems with mysql that I just couldn’t take anymore! I finally finished moving everything over this morning and have activated my work in progress new design. It’s not quite finished yet but it should give you some idea of where I am going with it.

Autumn is the best time of year!

I’m also starting a little project with my brother; the fruits of which should be a slew of new and sexy wordpress themes.

Watch this space.. and another one soon!

Keep in sync with Xmarks

xmarks

While I’m putting together my final review of Moon OS I thought I’d talk a little about a plugin I use a lot these days. Xmarks started initially as foxmarks, a Firefox plugin for backing up your bookmarks and actually syncing them each time you add/remove links. Adding a plugin to firefox is such an easy and, importantly, quick procedure that it meant you could share your bookmarks between two places effortlessly.

That functionality continues today with Xmarks but has been improved and expanded to include other browsers.

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