Too Many Ideas - Archive for August, 2006

Characters on the Couch (Part 7)

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

The Regular Guy/Gal Archetype This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 6). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). "All men and women are equal." Regular Guys and Gals have a strong need to belong. They are realistic, practical and empathetic. They are good at making connections […]

Fairy Tale Moving Along Nicely

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

I originally expected my modern fairy tale to come in around the 15K word mark but it’s suffering from an attack of the Too many Ideas. Some bits of it that were very short have unexpectedly grown and so now I’m somewhere around the half way point in the plot and it’s about 14K word […]

University of Liverpool Creating Fictional Worlds

Monday, August 21st, 2006

Got the new prospectus for Liverpool University’s Continuing Education Department over the weekend. Despite it being the worst course I’ve ever attended they are offering Creating Fictional Worlds again. I was going to have a good rant about them but I’m not going to spend more time on it than to link to my earlier […]

United Utilities to English Dictionary

Monday, August 21st, 2006

After doing some work in the street outside my home last week United Utilities and their subcontractors have yet to succeed in properly restoring a full supply. To mark the occasion I thought a little low quality satire wouldn’t go amiss. United Utilities Speak English 24 hour emergency number Our only number Please wait all […]

Wet Spong Rolling Away

Monday, August 21st, 2006

I almost feel human again šŸ™‚ Thanks to Kim and Steve for the nice comments.

Beware the Giant Wet Sponges of August

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

I feel like I’ve been rolled over by a slow moving, giant, wet sponge. I have a cold in August. It’s just a nasty cold. Not the flu. I may not post for the next few days as I’m not feeling particularly coherent.

Characters on the Couch (Part 6)

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

No one can be isolated or an Island The Jester Archetype This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 5). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). “If I can’t dance I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” Jesters joyfully live for the moment. They don’t […]


Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

I was just reading the BBC article about the three "new" planets in the solar system. I can’t write fanfic to save my life but there would be a great West Wing episode in this somewhere. Something like the episode "Galileo" which by coincidence I watched last night on DVD.

Vue Landscapes

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

I’ve just added three new landscapes made with Vue to my site’s gallery.

Bored to tears by Python DOM

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Following on from yesterdays boredom I’m now even more bored. Another hour using Python’s DOM functions to read in data. Yesterday I was learning some new Python stuff getting to grips first with Python’s SAX handlers and then DOM once I decided to use that instead. Today was just repetitive use of a few commands […]

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