New design on it’s way

For a while I’ve not been happy with the very basic theme I have on this blog. So last week I started work on a new one, something much more exciting to look at and much more me. I wanted something professional but personal, something slick but not too Web 2.0 and something which would stand out. I don’t think I’m too far off!

To make this I have used nothing but the magnificent program that is the Gimp and the Kubuntu text editor Kate. All open and all I need.

It should be finished in the next two weeks but for now here’s a little sneak preview.
Feedback very welcome!

A quick screenshot of work in progress on my new site design.

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.

Linux sucks… or rather it doesn't: please think before you speak

I’ve just found a fantastic article by Walter V. Koenning tackling the “issues” so many long-term Windows user have with Linux. Walter is utterly spot on with everything he says. I’m so tired of reading comments posted by utterly ignorant Windows users (you know, they call drug addicts users.. what’s that saying about us geeky types?) who, despite knowing nothing/very little about their OS of choice, feel free to attack Linux users with unfounded accusations and often pointlessly vulgar language.

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Linux sucks… or rather it doesn’t: please think before you speak

I’ve just found a fantastic article by Walter V. Koenning tackling the “issues” so many long-term Windows user have with Linux. Walter is utterly spot on with everything he says. I’m so tired of reading comments posted by utterly ignorant Windows users (you know, they call drug addicts users.. what’s that saying about us geeky types?) who, despite knowing nothing/very little about their OS of choice, feel free to attack Linux users with unfounded accusations and often pointlessly vulgar language.

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It's all iphone, iphone, bloody iphone

Good god if I hear anything more about this damn phone I’m going to scream! I’m sure it’s lovely to use and packed so full of features you’ll never find half of them; but I’m just sick and tired of hearing about it or the latest gadgets available.

Perhaps I’m just being churlish here since I don’t have one (and have no plans to change that fact) but it just seems to be everywhere at the minute. I’m signed up to several of sitepoint.com’s (usually) great newsletters but I received one today that consisted entirely of iphone information and links to archived iphone articles.

I don’t care about the bloody iphone!

They are quite expensive as phones go, surely I’m not alone in not having it? Come on sitepoint, there are far more interesting, audience-including, topics to cover – so tell us about them – not a phone!

Rant over.

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It’s all iphone, iphone, bloody iphone

Good god if I hear anything more about this damn phone I’m going to scream! I’m sure it’s lovely to use and packed so full of features you’ll never find half of them; but I’m just sick and tired of hearing about it or the latest gadgets available.

Perhaps I’m just being churlish here since I don’t have one (and have no plans to change that fact) but it just seems to be everywhere at the minute. I’m signed up to several of sitepoint.com’s (usually) great newsletters but I received one today that consisted entirely of iphone information and links to archived iphone articles.

I don’t care about the bloody iphone!

They are quite expensive as phones go, surely I’m not alone in not having it? Come on sitepoint, there are far more interesting, audience-including, topics to cover – so tell us about them – not a phone!

Rant over.

Normal service will be resumed shortly…