Jul. 23rd, 2011

So, it's summer, which means us school employed non-teacher types get time off. And, unexpectedly, this li'l stepdad found out yesterday that stepdaughter is at Dad's all next week so I have a completely free week with no plans (and very little money).

So I'm tidying, and have even managed to clear the office desk to plug the lovely little netbook into the big flatscreen monitor and decent keyboard. This is a Good Thing. Except, I've got very very used to the netbook over 18 months. It's got a 1024*600 display, and I'm used to seeing everything, including webpages, on a screen that size.

From Blogpostpics
This monitor? 1280*1024. That doesn't sound massive, and it's dwarfed by, say, my father's iMac, but I'm so used to small it seem huge to me now. Here's a screenshot of my browser window resized to netbook size within it. See what I mean? Size matters not? Whoever told you that was your enemy ;-)

Anyway, now I've got the desk setup, I want to try and get more work done, more writing done, and hopefully some coding work on DW, this means I'll likely be spending more time procratinating and linking to cool stuff. I know, I've said that before, but, y'know, stranger things have happened. Now, as you probably know, I redid the Delicious Glue linkposter awhileback to make the whole process easy (and therefore likely I'll do it). I can set it to appear at any time whatsoever GMT. [personal profile] andrewducker has his set for 11am GMT, [personal profile] miss_s_b has hers for 9am, mine's currently set for 9pm but I'm not sure that's the best time. Basically, when it runs, it takes all the links I've posted for 24 hours and puts them here as a digest. What time of day suits you best if you like to read them? I ask because some like stuff to amuse when they're supposed to be working, some when they're on a break, some when they're eating breakfast/travelling, others just before they turn in, and I, frankly, don't care.
Poll #7581 Linkspam posts
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 12


Posts with multiple links and a bit of comment on them (ie Delicious style posts)

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Are a great source of interesting things
11 (91.7%)

Can be interesting and show more of the person linking
9 (75.0%)

Are normally dull and I skip past them
0 (0.0%)

Are really annoying and I'd like the to die (but will be happy if Mat shows me how to hide them from display)
0 (0.0%)

Cats
5 (41.7%)

Linkspams please me when I see them

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First thing in the morning (ie before 9am)
3 (25.0%)

At some point in the morning so I can read them for 11ses
4 (33.3%)

At lunchtime
4 (33.3%)

Mid afternoon (for the end of the working day)
6 (50.0%)

Early evening to digest after work
5 (41.7%)

Late evening for nighttime entertainment
7 (58.3%)

Ponies
6 (50.0%)


Hey, look, tickboxes for everything. Yup, you're allowed more than one opinion on the same topic, aren't I a good little liberal ;-)

More stuff to follow, likely, unless I got play Goldeneye for a bit. Actually, breakfast would make some sense. I'll go do that.
Collected links from around the webAutomatically posted from Delicious using [personal profile] matgbs updated Delicious Glue script.
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British Liberal, house husband, school play leader and stepdad. Campaigner, atheistic feminist, amateur baker. Male.

Known to post items of interest on occasions. More likely to link to interesting stuff. Sometimes talks about stuff he's done. Occasionally posts recipes for good food. Planning to get married, at some point. Enjoying life in Yorkshire.

Likes comments. Especially likes links. Loves to know where people came from and what they were looking for. Mostly posts everything publicly. Sometimes doesn't. Hi.

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