Looking forward

4 weeks to Christmas. That’s all, and after that, new year and then 2011. Where has this year gone?

People start asking you ‘Are you ready for Christmas?’ around now (and before), like it is some kind of thing you have to brace yourself against. Some kind of attack that’s on the way.

In some ways I can understand that kind of thinking. I already feel under pressure from constant Christmas advertising. I wish there was a little more joy in Christmas. A little more peace on earth and good will to all men.

The next 4 weeks will be busy no doubt, but I’m hoping to keep the ‘peace on earth, goodwill to all men’ in mind as far as I can.

Stalin Ate My Homework

My latest audiobook listen is Alexei Sayle’s “Stalin Ate My Homework“.

When I bought it I didn’t know what to expect except that I’ve always enjoyed his sense of humour. So far it is a great listen. He’s reading it himself and as it is about his life it is full of feeling. It is funny and sad and very unusual. I’m only about 3 hours into it and it is 8 hours long, but I’m enjoying every minute of it,

100 Years

If my Grandfather were alive today he would be 100 years old today. I miss him. He was an amazing man. A tinkerer and maker. A wizard with electronics and always creating amazing little gadgets.

When I was little he made me a toy police car made out of old tin cans and bits of tape machines. It was amazing and I played with it for years.

So today I remember my wonderful Grandpa and think of all the good time we had together. Oh, and you might wonder what the picture is? Well, it was his pencil tin, where he kept technical drawing pencils and a set of compasses and the like. It reminds me of him.

Annoyed by iWeb

When Apple recently updated their iLife software suite they decided not to update iWeb. I was really annoyed about that. What a huge missed opportunity in my opinion.

Here’s what I think they should’ve done with it:

  1. Create a free iPhone app that allows you to update iWeb blogs.
  2. Make iWeb sites mobile friendly so that they play nicely with mobile safari and other mobile browsers.
  3. Update the software so you can do more straightforward things like add little forums and stuff to your iWeb sites.
  4. General updates etc

My guess is that Apple will eventually get rid of iWeb, which is a big mistake in my view. I hope I’m wrong.

So I’m on the look out for another iWeb type bit of software. Any thoughts?