Apparently a cabbie heckled the London Mayor Boris Johnson. To which he responded, ‘Fuck off and die’. That is, assuming the newspapers can be believed. (tough call)
Not sure who the paper is trying to shame here, the mayor or the cabbie. Given that Boris was on a bike he could justifiably feel threatened by a vehicle owner giving him shit. At 12.20am.
The Daily Mail’s write-up mentions a witness who said:
‘I didn’t expect Boris to use such select words – maybe if he is going to be the next Prime Minister he should calm things down a bit.’
Not sure why he should, he was given shit, he gave it back. As a private citizen at night on his own non-polluting vehicle, why should be be any different than anyone else, and be allowed to give as good as he got?
Going to work on a new WP theme over the next few days, something that I can use here and on my freelance site (The English Guy Web Design). I know I’ve been a bit lax for the past few years as I’ve been concentrating on the day job and other bits and pieces.
Poor old Greece.
It spent what it could then the crash happened and now it bears the full force of nations wanting their money back. Is this the end for them? Is the Greek Euro finally over with? Can they go back to the drachma?
Seems a bit silly to me that it needs bailout funds in order to repay loans. Umm, isn’t that a circle that is only going to get tighter? Why would the ECB want Greece out? If they’re in it all together like the EU is supposed to be, why would they go to such drastic measures, only to have to kick them out and then (probably) not get the money back anyway?
After finally taking the plunge I’ve moved my domains from the US host (Dreamhost) to my UK host (Ninjahosts).
Thank you for your patience if you’ve been looking for WP themes or work on my TheEnglishGuy site. I’ll be back up and running tonight hopefully.
So a few days ago I decided to do what a friend of mine did a few years back, separated my personal from my business twitter accounts. The one I’ve had for years, @theenglishguy is going to remain solely for business and work (html5/css3/jquery/php/cms/seo and so on) and @rrd1973 is going to be my personal account.
A year or so ago I built a stock control system for GRS, using HTML/CSS/PHP/MySQL/jQuery – it was a work of love and art. I loved doing it, and it was artistic in that I was picky.
Now I’ve decided to have a look at doing a slightly different version of it using AngularJS, seeing if things can be a bit quicker, maybe a bit easier to manage code-wise.
If I manage to finish it this summer, it will be commercially released, testing has been successful so far on this current version so if the Angular version is clearer it will probably be the commercial release.
… you learn yet more!
After working with html/css for so many years, I thought that I had it licked. Did I hell as like! Finding myself with the day to tweak the GRS website, I had a great site do some auto-testing and it came back with a lot of things to change, such as:
- reducing image size, instead of relying on css to scale it for you, means viewers don’t have to waste lots of bandwidth downloading the larger image, when you’re not displaying it at that size!
- specifying image width/height in the tag instead of css;
So as you may have seen, I’ve been not blogging for some time now. In fact, I decided to forgo the previous client, and start a new one on the new host.
Why? Because it’s easier than moving things, and this is just a personal blog, just for testing really. And of course, I use twitter more than anything these days (business: @theenglishguy personal: @rrd1973), please add them if you want to follow me!