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November 28, 2007

Hello Archie

At 12.06 lunchtime today, my son was born. Ladies and Gennelmen, this is Archie Robert Jones:

We know a song about that!

Anyway: 5 lbs 9 oz, healthy as is mum - home birth despite our plans for a hospital birth (he's awkward like his mum), labour under 6 hours.

I'm off now: can't talk - gazin'.

Posted by Jonah at 8:17 PM | Comments (3)

November 23, 2007

Missing Benefits Data

I think the most worrying aspect of this incident, brought to light in the email exchange, is that someone in the highest levels of the Civil Service sends their email in Comic Sans. I think that's indicative of the level of premiere league muppetry we've seen here all right.

Posted by Jonah at 10:02 AM | Comments (4)

November 14, 2007

Missing: Tobias Minski

(Probably not of interest to the handful of you who read this outside the Hud)

Huddersfield student Tobias Minski is missing: have you seen him?

Posted by Jonah at 12:02 PM

November 12, 2007

CSS Animation

So, I hear via Daring Fireball that the WebKit Open Source project are talking about creating a way to specify animation effects in CSS.

Would it be curmudgeonly of me to grumble about how the <blink> and <marquee> tags looked horrible in 1995 and their 2008 equivalents will look no better?

Yes, I suppose it would.

Posted by Jonah at 3:22 PM

November 7, 2007

Widdecombe of the week

Don't know how long it'll work for but it's here. (Screengrab)

Post title comes from the late lamented NTK (Falco!)

Posted by Jonah at 5:59 PM

November 6, 2007

Ask a Republican

Comedy:

Posted by Jonah at 3:52 PM

November 3, 2007

This was a triumph

So, yesterday I finished Portal, and then I went back and replayed the final boss level six times on the trot so that I could hear the absolutely fantastic song it plays to you at the end.

Then, by one of those quirks of synchronicity, when I went for a shufty at Internet Jesus today he had a youtube embed of it as his latest entry.

It makes sense to learn that it's by Jonathan Coulton of Code Monkey and Re: Your Brains fame. The man appears to be some kind of songwriting genius.

Posted by Jonah at 9:50 PM

November 1, 2007

Dear Sainsburys ...

... On 31st October, the contents of your "Seasonal" aisle should relate to Halloween, not FUCKING CHRISTMAS.

Posted by Jonah at 1:45 PM

Duck Butter

It's aparently what Michael Jackson called spangle/population paste/jitler when he was plying the kids with Jesus Juice. We know a song about that!

Posted by Jonah at 10:43 AM