I spent the weekend up in the Midlands visiting my extended family. I had a fantastic time. It was great to catch up with everybody again, I've not seen any of them since last Christmas. We went for a massive family meal at a hotel, and were right next door to a wedding reception.The hotel had one main bar next to the reception, which both parties shared. The wedding celebrations came to an end and they began to leave in small groups about mid way through our meal.I went to the bar with my aunt as the bride walked by, looking slightly upset and worried. We congratulated her - as you do - and we were replied to with a grunt. That seemed a bit rude, but we dismissed it and went back to our tables. Our meal finished and the family split into groups to head home. My uncles managed to sneak away to a nearby pub and catch the football, returning home quite amused that some lads had been shouted at by an angry bridesmaid from the wedding reception. It turns out that I had seen the bride looking so upset because her new husband, the best man and the usher had made their way to that pub to watch the football without telling anyone.Nice way to start married life.
I wonder how many people felt the need to turn their invite into a megaphone
I think this blog theme even works in IE. Shocking.
I need to do some tweaks to my Tumblr theme soon. The jump to Disqus 3.0 has created a huge gap in the middle of any Social Media Reactions, which is probably my fault as I've done a few tweaks to the Tumblr CSS. I really want to explore the new custom CSS options for Disqus, has anyone experimented and produced a good write up?
In other news, JournoTwit has tag clouds which you can click through to see the tweets behind the tags, effectively letting you drill down into your columns and searches. I was speaking to Spode earlier, and this is (for me at least) the most powerful and praise-worthy feature yet. Please give it a try as we're desperate for any feedback, especially about the user experience. There are more details on the ChangeBlog
In the craziest morning ever, I grabbed the hardbound copy of my dissertation from the printing shop, drove to uni, snapped this photo in the car park and then submitted it at reception. I just found the shot on my phone.