I’m currently having my new MT templates made for me by www.stylegeek.net. This means that the layout of my site will change slightly.
At present my MT templates have been altered to make MT look like my site but this means if I want to change the layout of my site I have to change the files outside of MT and the one’s inside MT as well. Once my new templates have been installed, my whole site will be configured from within MT and will cut down on administration time.
During the change over some parts of my site might vanish for a while but once things have settled down, my site should return to normal.
I have a nasty sore throat, hot & cold flushed, dizzyness, can’t concentrate and I went to work rather than going home to bed.
An Irishman’s been drinking at a pub all night. The bartender finally says that the bar is closing. So the Irishman stands up to leave and falls flat on his face. He tries to stand one more time, same result. He figures he’ll crawl outside and get some fresh air and maybe that will sober him up. Once outside he stands up and falls flat on his face. So he decides to crawl the
4 blocks to his home and when he arrives at the door, he stands up and falls flat on his face. He crawls through the door into his bedroom. When he reaches his bed, he tries one more time to stand up. This time he manages to pull himself upright but he quickly falls right into bed and is sound asleep as soon as his head hits the pillow. He awakens the next morning to his wife standing over him shouting loudly. “So, you’ve been out drinking again!!”
“What makes you say that?” He asks as he puts on an innocent look. “The pub called, you left your wheelchair there again you thick twat!!”
Last night I had great pleasure in meeting Blue Witch & Mr Blue Witch at one of their outdoor gatherings.
I must admit I was a little nervous at first but after chatting to BW and guests from “blog land”, I started to feel at home and was totally amazed at BW’s Coven which is very cosy.
We had a fab evening trying to find items in BW’s garden for the quiz, even with my bad spelling I managed to name a few object and yes, “near green house” is a perfectly good answer for N :o).
While BW’s I had a nice little supprise, a little four legged person who BW looked after turned up, I thought he was lovely, really friend little chap and i never knew a little four legged person would like cheese :o).
Thank you BW & Mr BW for a lovely evening, I hope we can do it again soon.
Over the past few months I have noticed that there are a few of you out there who ready my site using either a PDA or a WAP browser on your mobile phone, i’ve tried to do the same myself and have discovered that either the pages don’t load properly or there are too many images or banners to load the page at all due to the cache on pda or mobile becoming full.
In order to make my blog/journal more accessable to mobile readers I have created a template purely for readers using PDA’s or Mobiles the page is a plain text version of my blog/journal so it should load quckly.
The new PDA/Mobile page can be accessed at http://www.puerilis.co.uk/pda.html.
I would like some feed back on the page so if you can email with some details like, type of device, did the page load, was the page readable, i will try to fix any bugs that might pop up.
On a lighter note, someone Buy me a DVD please.
Japanese scientists have unveiled the most human-looking robot yet devised – a “female” android called Repliee Q1.
She has flexible silicone for skin rather than hard plastic, and a number of sensors and motors to allow her to turn and react in a human-like manner.
She can flutter her eyelids and move her hands like a human. She even appears to breathe.
Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University says one day robots could fool us into believing they are human.
Repliee Q1 is not like any robot you will have seen before, at least outside of science-fiction movies.
She is designed to look human and although she can only sit at present, she has 31 actuators in her upper body, powered by a nearby air compressor, programmed to allow her to move like a human.
“I have developed many robots before,” Repliee Q1’s designer, Professor Ishiguro, told the BBC News website, “but I soon realised the importance of its appearance. A human-like appearance gives a robot a strong feeling of presence.”
Designed to look human
Before Repliee Q1, Professor Ishiguro developed Repliee R1 which had the appearance of a five-year-old Japanese girl.
Its head could move in nine directions and it could gesture with its arm. Four high-sensitivity tactile sensors were placed under the skin of its left arm that made the android react differently to differing pressures.
The follow-up has the appearance of a Japanese woman. To program her motion, a computer analysed the motions of a human and used them as a template for the way Repliee Q1 moves.
She can be designed to follow the movement of a human wearing motion sensors or to act independently.
“Repliee Q1 can interact with people. It can respond to people touching it. It’s very satisfying, although we obviously have a long way to go yet.”
Professor Ishiguro believes that it may prove possible to build an android that could pass for a human, if only for a brief period.
“An android could get away with it for a short time, 5-10 seconds. However, if we carefully select the situation, we could extend that, to perhaps 10 minutes,” he said.
“More importantly, we have found that people forget she is an android while interacting with her. Consciously, it is easy to see that she is an android, but unconsciously, we react to the android as if she were a woman.”
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BBC NEWS | UK | Police chief ‘sorry’ over death
My personal view :
I’m sorry this guy died but after last weeks bombs you don’t do anything to cause suspition, the guy vaults (either jumps or smashes through) the automatic ticket barriers and heads for the platforms,
he then ran down an escalator after being approached by up to 20 plain-clothed police officers and tried to board a train, he apparently refuses to obey police instructions and after running onto a northbound Northern line train,
If all the above is true, what else could the police do?
For those with no children this is hysterical.
For those who have children past this age this is hilarious.
For those that have children nearing this age this is not funny.
For those who do not yet have children this is a form of birth control.
“Things I’ve Learnt From My Children”
1. A king-size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 3 bedroom house 4 ins deep.
2. A 3 yr olds voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.
3. If you hook a dog lead over a ceiling fan the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 lb boy wearing Batman underwear & a Superman cape. It is strong enough however if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all 4 walls of a large room.
4. When you hear the toilet flush & the words “uh oh”, it’s already too late.
5. Brake fluid mixed with bleach makes smoke, lots of it.
6. A 6yr old can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36yr old man says they can only do it in the movies.
7. Certain parts of Lego will pass through the digestive tract of a 4yr old.
8. Playdough & microwave should not be used in the same sentence.
9. Super Glue is forever.
10. No matter how much jelly you put in the swimming pool you still can’t walk on water.
11. Pool filters do not like jelly.
12. VCR’s do not eject toasted sandwiches.
13. Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.
14. Marbles in petrol tanks make lots of noise when driving & are very expensive to remove.
15. You probably do not really want to know what that smell is.
16. Always look in the oven before you turn it on, plastic toys do not like ovens.
17. The average response time for the fire brigade is 20mins.
18. The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.
19. It will however make the cat dizzy.
20. Cats throw up half their body weight when dizzy.
21. The mind of a 6yr old is a wonderful & amazing thing.
60% of men who read this will try mixing brake fluid & bleach.
Yes i’m back from yet another holiday in Sitges. For those of you who have missed me, you’ll be glad to know that this year there weren’t any drama’s to screw up the holiday, nothing got lost, nothing got broken, no one got ill..(apart from the odd hang over).
I haven’t taken any new photo’s of Sitges this year as after you’ve been to a place two or three times you get bored of photographing things that you photographed last year.
While on holiday i didn’t buy much apart from a large mug and two keyrings, they are both bad taste bears and I bought the “vic(fuckoff)keyring” and the bernie keyring.
I’ll probably be very busy at work for the next few days but i’m sure i’ll find something funny to post.