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Well, today was the day of the first official Transport Tycoon Forums meet, in Birmingham. It was a bit of a struggle for me to get there, due to the car deciding it didn’t want to start, but I eventually got there, an hour late and £15 out of pocket. Anyway, much fun was had by all – there were a good 14 or so of us there, I believe, and it was an enjoyable affair. Pictures to follow later (they’re already up on Facebook – I nicked the one you can see tagged with this article from DominionSpy), and video to follow in the next few days likely enough, once I’ve edited it all together. 🙂
I was looking through my web site statistics today, and was interested to find that the most common phrase people entered into search engines to find my site was “0118 999 881 999 119 7253”, for which I appear to appear first on Google. 13.9% of people who arrived here from a search engine arrived here searching for that! It is a rather funny sketch though – I’ve been rewatching The IT Crowd in anticipation of the second series, which is due to be broadcast in the autumn. And if you, visitor, are looking for that particular sketch, it’s here. 😉
Other results on the list:
- when i was young life was so wonderful
- lotr funny
- random stuff (rather a generic term, I would have thought!)
- passing out parade
Also got people searching for everything from Advanced Higher French, to the University of St Andrews, to photos of Budapest, to “ash nazg durbatulûk ash nazg gimbatul ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul” (which used to be in my signature on tt-forums). So, if you’re a random visitor looking for something unusual, do say hello. 😛
As for my real life at the moment, not much going on. Still looking for employment. Went up to St Andrews on Thursday for Rachel’s party, which was good fun, and we’ve got the first perhaps-annual official TT-Forums meet in Birmingham on Saturday, which will hopefully be an enjoyable affair. Weather’s been awful. And that’s pretty much it!
Well, if you visited the blog yesterday, you’ll have seen the new look, which has now been rolled out to the rest of owenrudge.net! (Except the guestbook, which I intend to bring back from the dead soon, and the photo gallery, which I’m working on). The new look is a lot cleaner and generally more pleasant than the old site, in my opinion, and people I’ve talked to seem to like it. Feel free to leave a comment saying what you think! While going through and updating the code (the site is entirely XHTML 1.0 Transitional valid), I also updated a load of the content – the Age of Empires section is no more, for instance, as it effectively consisted of one page! (You can still find that page here should you want to download the campaign.) I also updated other pages such as the About Me page, some of the GEM pages, and various things hither and thither.
Well, if you’ve visited my site before, you’ll notice that the blog has been totally redesigned! The new design is all very fancy and XHTML compliant (well, except for one little thing on the blog that needs fixing) and suchlike, and will be adapted to all of owenrudge.net soon (tomorrow, likely enough). I also upgraded WordPress to the latest version, which I’d been meaning to do for ages. What do you think of it? Let me know 🙂
EDIT: Before you start commenting about the validity (Sacro :P), this page does give 102 warnings. That’s because of the one flaw in the design, which is more a problem with WordPress kind of (related to a <ul> being inside an <h5>, which obviously shouldn’t be there), however, there are many posts on this page, so it replicates itself and causes other problems. Try validating, say, this page, instead. 😉 Also, not all of the blog entries are necessarily compliant, I can’t be bothered to go back and correct them all. From now on, though, they should be! The actual web site is 100% XHTML 1.0 Transitional compliant.