Well everybody else is doing it.
And yes if everybody else jumped off a cliff, or put their hand in the fire, I’d probably do that too…
The following lists need not necessarily contain things that were new in 2005. They will however contain things that I have enjoyed over the past 12 months or so.
If I‘m painfully slow at catching up with the Kerazy Kids of today well that’s my problem – but it’s my website and I can be uncool if I want too!
Good Stuff that’s happened.
Getting engaged – need I say more?
Moving into our new flat – and it’s very nice, even with bastards living above us
CSS Reboot – why this site looks so nice
Xbox 360 on launch day – a long time ambition fulfilled
Football Manager 2005 – not new, but for a few periods this game has swallowed a lot of my life again this year
Trackmania Sunrise – One that slipped under the popular radar, try it, you won’t disappointed
Project Gotham Racing 3 – great game, great online, and gobsmackingly gorgeous
Tiger Woods 2005 and 2006 – 2005 has been my main PC game for the last 5 months, it’s now residing very nicely on my 360 looking fantastic
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 – I haven’t actually got this yet, but it just is OK!
Kaiser Chiefs – First heard them on a one to watch show on Radio 1 this time last year – they haven’t disappointed
Franz Ferdinand – No disappointment here either, love the new album even if it’s not cool to like them any more
Arcade Fire– awesome, beautiful music, full of absolutely belting builders.
Mylo – I put this off for ages thinking I’d hate it. I can’t fault it at all. I was very pleasantly surprised.
The Stands – The sadly now defunct Liverpool band. Horse fabulous is a cracking album. But they were awesomer live
DJ Format – Crazy beats, crazy horns, and with more energy than a bag full of ants… with ants in their pants.
Fave Webby Things
Sage Firefox Plugin – works lovely, couldn’t do without it
Last.fm – simple ideas, wonderfully developed, great community, perfectly executed
Digg – see above, except the community are a bit twatty
Why’s Try Ruby in your Browser – I think I’d like Ruby, especially after seeing this and Why’s poignant guide…
The Scribbler – just good fun
Xbox Live Gamercards – Would be perfect if you didn’t have to use natty scripts to avoid MS iFrame implementation.
And Things to do…