Wednesday, 12 May 2004

Student debt
Long gone are the days when students are mocked for their 'easy life', as student debts become an ever-increasing millstone around their bank | higher news | 'Students face �2,000 extra debt'

See this film
Went to the flicks last night with Becx, saw Eternal Sunshine, a brilliant film, well written, to make you think, well cast, with Winslet and Carey very believable and memorable characters, and beautifully put together by Michel Gondry, subtle camera and special effects give this film its edge. Essentially a love story, there should be something in it for most people to associate with...Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) @ imdb uk

For those of us who have to mediate between different groups of clients when designing websites. There are no defined rules, within the boundaries of web creation, anything is technically possible, its finding the balance between what the customer wants, and what you as the designer thinks is the best route to the ultimate site goal...This article discusses this in greater detail...Web Designers On A Fence

Friday, 7 May 2004

Bad news for music junkies with a physical music collection worth treasuring!...Wired News: CDs, DVDs: Human After All: "Part of the problem is that most people believe that it's the clear underside of the CD that is fragile, when in fact it's the side with the label."

Cricket: The Zimbabwe issue
It's a mess, whether England or anyone should be touring Zimbabwe.
It's time everyone stopped squabbling, and came to some sort of consensus, that basically, all the big guns in this saga are passing the buck.
The ECB are left with no choice but to agree to tour under threat of financial ruin, the ICC are at fault for doing nothing and for foolishly clinging to the false hope that sport will not be infiltrated by politics. Well, it's time to wake up and smell the coffee, because it is, and always has been. And now is the time to act.
The current situation in Zimbabwean cricket is dire, not as bad as it is for the people of the country, but that's another story.
The cricket board is blatantly obviously under the control of the ruling Zanu-PF political machine, whatever they claim, and it is affecting the team and the consciences of the players.
And the only decent cricketers they have left, (all the really good one's have been steadily lefleaving t over the past few years) have tried to open up the hidden world of political tyranny, but unfortunately the arcane toothless ICC don't have the courage for actually doing anything positive for the game.
All the political bluffing from British politicians is helping no one, will somebody make a decision?!
The politicians say its up to the cricket boards, the cricket boards say they will carry on unless ordered not to do so by the politicians.
Shame on the great game, pity Zimbabwe.

Thinking of redesigning a website? Working on a decent sized project now? Then here's a few tips. Whilst I'm at the brink of helping to renovate into becoming, by Monday 10th May 2004 (fingers crossed) this sort of forward thinking attitude has made the workload a lot smoother...Digital Web Magazine - Features: This Old Website: Web Renovations

Monday, 3 May 2004

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