R.I.P. Freddie

Freddie Mercury was cruelly taken from this world 15 years ago today.

Rock on, Freddie, we still love you.

Categorized as Music

Barthelme for CS 2.1

After working on it on and off for a while it is finally (I think) ready for release.

There probably will be issues as its only been tested on my own blog. The CSS definitely has some extraneous stuff which I will be working to be rid of for the next release. I would appreciate feedback or, even better, fixes.

Originally created by Scott Allan Wallick for WordPress.

Released under the GNU GPL.

Barthelme for CS2.1

Jeff Buckley – Dido and Aeneas

Possessed of an extraordinarily beautiful voice, a powerful love for music and an overwhelming desire to give everything of himself to the Muse, the Muse whispering in his ear. That is what I think of Jeff Buckley.

Presenting Jeff singing Dido’s Lament off Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.

Forget your fate? Do not ask the impossible Jeff, and happy 40th.

Categorized as Music

Blue Man Group – I Feel Love

Ah, the Blue Man Group, they of the blue body paint and outrageous stage performances, and recently designers of a Swatch series. What many may not realise through all that extraneous stuff is that they really are great musicians. This is their cover of I Feel Love, a great update that does the original justice.

Annette just looks so cute in that dress, I think I Feel Love.

Titbit: Vanessa Mae covered this song too. It is…rather unpleasant to listen to, and the video is hilariously bad.

Categorized as Music

Amazon Swag: November 2006

My Amazon order arrived late last week. I am a happy and contented man.

Clockwise from top left, a pair of Ayreon albums, “Into the Electric Castle” and “Actual Fantasy Revisited”, Frameshift “An Absence of Empathy”, “Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence After the Long Goodbye” and the pièce de résistance, “The Absolute Sandman, Volume 1”.

No Fear, They Come In Peace!

Oh noes!

Duh Magnet
No fear, they come in peace!

The sheer stupidity of a planet-locked race trying to fend off aliens capable of superluminal flight is probably the dumbest shit I’ve ever come across.

Hey, didn’t you watch Independence Day? We just need some of that American chutzpah and gung-ho.

Duh Magnet
And a Mac.

OR yodeling records.

Community Server 2.1 MetaBlog API Update

The Telligent crew back ported the Blog File Drop feature slated for CS 3.0 into 2.1. What it means is that I can upload more than one picture per post via the MetaWeblogAPI. This is fantastic news. It simply means I no longer have to futz around with the Photo Gallery should I need more than one picture in a post. This is also the first post I am doing with Windows Live Writer, which is really nice.

Get it.