Tuesday, April 25, 2006

New Layout!!!

Well after about 3 hours coding I have finally finished my new layout.

I use a template that I got from Blogskins.com by Photokicho! There are a few funny quirks to it but I'm hoping that it's not too hard to navigate through it.

If there is too much of a problem with it, I'll just have to re-do it with a new template or something. We'll see how it goes.

Hope you like it and have fun!!!!

Buh Bye!!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Top 20 Sci-Fi of all time

1 Frank Herbert: Dune
2 Orson Scott Card: Ender's Game
3 Isaac Asimov: Foundation
4 William Gibson: Neuromancer
5 Robert A Heinlein: Stranger in a Strange Land
6 Ursula K Le Guin: The Left Hand of Darkness
7 Larry Niven: Ringworld
8 Robert A Heinlein: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
9 George Orwell: Nineteen Eighty-Four
10 Dan Simmons: Hyperion
11 Douglas Adams: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
12 Joe Haldeman: The Forever War
13 Frederik Pohl: Gateway
14 Ursula K Le Guin: The Dispossessed
15 David Brin: Startide Rising
16 Walter M Miller: A Canticle for Leibowitiz
17 Harlan Ellison [ed]: Dangerous Visions
18 Ray Bradbury: The Martian Chronicles
19 Alfred Bester: The Stars My Destination
20 Arthur C Clark: Childhood's End

Taken from Newsline Spring 2004 Issue

Well I'm not sure that I can agree with that list entirely. There is no mention of Andre Norton, the definitions used are not listed so I would have to say that it's not really definitive. I would have a few different authors in my top ten list.

Also, although not having read many of the ones listed, I have read enough of some of the authors listed, more specifically Frank Herbert, Isaac Asimov, Robert A Heinlein, Arthur C Clark, & Ray Bradbury, and cannot honestly say that I enjoyed their work in anyway. There was a lack of believable female characters or none at all. Some times the females were in such a oppressed/subservient role that I couldn't even finish the books.

Now I'm not saying that in women's writing things are any different for the men, for example Daughters of a Coral Dawn by Katherine V. Forrest, that they were often written for a select audience and not "commercial" in any form. Mind you Daughters is a classic example of lesbian pulp fiction so I think that would say it all!!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

You know lifes little bumps has hit you when....

you have nothing better to do with your time than to google your name and those of your family and friends.


Oh God I'm bored!!! LOL

The Earth is not safe enough!!!

My work mates and I have been in hysterics over an article that I read today.

Apparently there is a company in... wait for it... America! That has the ultimate data backup storage idea, yep you guessed it, on the moon!!!

I mean, how ridiculous can you get? What is going to happen to the Earth in the next ten years that is going require storing data off planet?

As they say... only in America!

Monday, April 17, 2006


It must be my sense of humour but I laughed when I saw the title of this blog. All about a bloke who knits! not too bad, now we just have to get him posting a little more of his fascinating stuff!!!!!


Signs - Sources not verified but damn they're hilarious anyway!!!

Friends don't let friends take home ugly men
Women's restroom
Starboard, Dewey Beach, DE

Beauty is only a light switch away.
Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, NC

If life is a waste of time,
and time is a waste of life,
then let's all get wasted together
and have the time of our lives.
Armand's Pizza, Washington, DC

Remember, it's not, "How high are you?"
it's "Hi, how are you?"
Rest stop off Route 81, West Virginia

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
The Bayou, Baton Rouge, LO

At the feast of ego everyone leaves hungry.
Bentley's House of Coffee and Tea, Tucson, AZ

It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.
Written in the dust on the back of a bus,
Wickenburg, AZ

Make love, not war.
-Hell, do both GET MARRIED!
Women's restroom
The Filling Station, Bozeman, MT

If voting could really change things, it would be illegal.
Revolution Books
New York, New York.

If pro is opposite of con,then what is the opposite of progress? Congress!
Men's restroom House of Representatives,
Washington, DC

Express Lane: Five beers or less
Sign over one of the urinals
Ed Debevic's, Phoenix, AZ

You're too good for him.
Sign over mirror in Women's restroom
Ed Debevic's, Beverly Hills,CA.

No wonder you always go home alone.
Sign over mirror in Men's restroom,
Ed Debevic's, Beverly Hills,CA

A Woman's Rule of Thumb: If it has tires or testicles, you're going to have trouble with it.
Women's restroom

Carrot, Egg or Coffee? - Yea olde inspirational email

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes, she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see."

"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft.

The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg.

Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.

The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?"

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity - boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.

The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.

The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water instead of the water changing them.

"Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?"