This is a little coffee “Hut” on wheels thing that sits outside the Tube station here in East Finchley. They make a surprisingly good latte.
Ok — This blog is not going to be predominantly political, because there are plenty of other blogs out there doing this (such as the highly recommended Shrillblog.) I will, however, say that I am really hoping we can kick this jack-ass out of the Whitehouse. Why? Because he has made the world a more [...]
Good BBC News article today, capturing some of the American expat experience during the election.
With all the political partisanship in the air, it was refreshing to see this release from Amnesty International, admonishing both presidential candidates to condemn torture and abuse of human rights. We (the U.S.) are just not doing a good job here, as you can seem from Amnesty’s more detailed report, condemning the U.S. for all [...]
So a friend of mine from the States was surprised to hear that they have Ikea here in London. My sister is in St. Petersburg (Russia) this year getting her Master’s – and she reports that there is an Ikea there too. Ikea is like a state unto itself. I think they own whole south-pacific [...]
Yes! This blog is now XHTML and CSS compliant. I find it doubly ironic that in order to do what I wanted to do (align images to the right in the posts) in this new “easier” way to publish on the Web, I had to go back and learn CSS and XHTML syntax. All images [...]
So I’m fiddling around with the Blogger template, adding links and such, and I think to myself: “I wonder if this thing produces HTML that is at all accessible?” (As in conforms to the W3C’s accessibility guidelines.) So I test it against a W3C HTML checker for starters. Bzzzt! Thanks for playing! Actually, it’s got [...]
There is nothing like a good hot cup of Joe. And this freeze-dried stuff I’m drinking is nothing like a good hot cup of Joe. What I wouldn’t give for a good old cup of American-style drip coffee.
So tonight — apart from starting this blog — I am taking care of “the kids” while my wife goes out to a friend’s shower (at a Pub — this is London, remember). The 3-year-old (Alex) is no problem — he’s asleep upstairs. The 4-month-old (Emily) is another story. She’s asleep right now in her [...]
Doesn’t anyone have “home pages” any more? Whatever happened to “home pages?” Whatever happened to finger files, for that matter? You know — time was that you could find out about anyone on the internet by typing (yes typing) a command like “finger email@example.com” and it would come back with some useful information. I say [...]