Hello all, I’d just like to assure you that I haven’t crumbled under the pressure of the impending Reboot and gone to live in a monastic retreat in the wilds of the Wicklow Mountains.
Well I did visit, but the lure of the web is strong in this one.
I’ve been holiday you see, to the lovely Emerald Isle – Dublin and Wicklow to be exact. I was planning to post from our modern 4* hotel in Dublin (we got it cheap) to let you know I wouldn’t be around, alas their “plug-and-play complimentary broadband” plugged but didn’t play. Neither did the lobby wireless network. And no amount of pretending to know what to do with ipconfig seemed to help! And I refused to pay 10 Euro for access through the telly, no matter how funky the remote was… (more on that later…)
Anyway I apologise for my tardiness whole heartedly. A fantastic break was had by all, and I hope to
bore you with share with you some photos in the not too distant future.
Before going away I also took a week off from my proper job to work on my Reboot design. I’ve 80% nailed the jelly to the wall – in the draft stage at least. I’m liking the way it’s progressing, I’ve reworked ideas umpteen times, and even done several location shoots to get some of the final detail.
Now to turn the pretty pictures into valid, accessible code…
A few things while I’ve been away:
- We went to see The Stands at a funny JD Set at the Liverpool Barfly – funny because it kicked off at 1:30pm on a Sunday, funny because they were supported by a scouse country band called tramp Attack (who were good, and funny), and funny because we watched them with all four members of the Stands standing next to us…
- Speaking of funny we also went to see Ross Noble at the Liverpool Empire (a busy day!). This man is a genius – it’s as simple as that. This was the 6th time we’ve seen him and despite a incredibly gobby audience it was probably the funniest show yet. You laugh until you hurt. If you haven’t seen him (shame on you) check out his DVD’s, CD’s and Radio Shows!
- the Xbox360 has been confirmed for a 2nd December delivery (nicely on a Friday…)
- Nintendo’s secretive Revolution controller has been unveiled – its a remote! Well OK, it’s a bit more interesting, with tilt and motion sensors and stuff, but still…