Random Blog Ideas

Echoing Neil’s post, I popped over to BlogIdeas and picked a few random topics to post on:

Who would you want to be tied to for 24 hours?

Elisha Cuthbert or Lucy Pinder. Close call. ๐Ÿ™‚

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

3. Shoes for work/going out, runners and a pair of trainers I wear to football on Fridays.

Breakfast: Yes or No?

Always have breakfast. Can never leave the house without having it.

What should we do with stupid people?

Lump them on one island in the middle of nowhere and watch the unfolding disaster.

Crazy Frog ‘heading for top spot’

BBC Online is carrying a story about how the Crazy Frog – AxelF remix single is headed for number one this weekend. It’s selling faster than Coldplay’s “Speed of Sound” but, to be honest, I don’t know anyone who buys singles anymore. Maybe it’s because most of my friends are tech savvy and know where to find them online but haven’t single sales been diminishing for years? If you sell a few thousand copies then you can get to “Number 1” these days, but is that really a chart topper in the purest sense? I don’t think so. Apparently the charts are now taking into account sales made on sites like iTunes but I don’t think that makes a difference as a lot of people will just use P2P to grab a track.

.1 Calibre

I upgraded the site this morning to WordPress 1.5.1. There have been some code fixes and such along with general tidying etc and it seems to be working fine so far. I had to go slower than I would have due to the fact that I had a few files in the wp-admin directory which are to do with a few of the plugins I run. Kitten’s Spaminator was the only fatality of the upgrade as it choked when someone tried to comment. Since she’s no longer updating or supporting it, I’ve moved to SpamKarma2 which looks very comprehensive. I’ve suffered two comment spam attacks in the past week so hopefully SpamKarma will be just as good as Spaminator was at handling the load.

SFX loses Chris Messina

For those who don’t know of SpreadFirefox.com, it’s a site dedicated to spreading news about the open source browser and has been very popular. This week they have lost one of their admins, Chris Messina, who has decided to move on from the project as he believes they should be passing on the message and raising up open source as a movement. I agree with him in that Firefox has been the first app accepted and adopted by “Joe Public” and it should be used to let people know about other great open source apps. Anyhow, Chris has made his decision so best of luck to him in his future endeavors.