Nice lazy Caturday

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I’m in serious need of a lazy caturday! Vim has been taking up all my brain energy all week, and i’ve had several late nights this week. Now i need a day to relax and just do as little as possible.

It’s a lovely sunny day, i’ve done a bit of spring cleaning, and will probably do some more! I plan to go into town for a bit of shopping later on.

Have a nice weekend, everybody! :)

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The day before Caturday

Tomorrow we travel to Belgium, so tonight is my last chance to connect to the Internet, unless my trusty netbook can happen upon somebody’s unsecured wireless when we’re away. In a fishing cottage on the north coast of Belgium, i should say chances will be slim.

We’ve had a great time here in Germany. We visited a friend in Cologne yesterday and had a good look at the Christmas market there. Today we made some delicious mince pies.

MyChores is missing all its user-uploaded pictures and there is nothing i can do about it until i get back home. This makes me sad. HostingRails are being supremely unhelpful and i am regretting entering a 2-year arrangement with them. I think they were the best at the time, but a lot has changed this year, and i am sure that when the time is up there will be lots of better options for me to pursue.

Somebody is translating one of my CouchDB articles into Portuguese for Brazil. I feel honoured! :)

Since FireStats tells me that most people come to my blog searching for Caturday, have a cat for tomorrow! :)

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Happy solstice, Chanukah, Christmas and new year.

Y GIT IZ BETTR THAN X

LOLCATZ IN UR GITHUBZ!

There is really no need for this: lol.whygitisbetterthanx.com but it is so funny!

GIT WILL ALLOW U 2 HAS MULTIPLE LOCAL BRANCHEZ DAT CAN BE ENTIRELY INDEPENDENT OV EACH OTHR AN TEH CREASHUN, MERGIN AN DELESHUN OV DOSE LINEZ OV DEVELOPMENT TAEK SECONDZ.

Aimee’s law of LOLCATS: Anything you push to GitHub will, in time, become translated into LOLCAT. This is inevitable.

P.S. I’ve just had a look on GitHub, and the page has now been translated into 11 languages. :) Sed ankoraŭ neniu estas tradukinta ĝin en Esperanton. Mi pensas, ke Esperanto devus esti la sekvontan tradukon. “Kial Git estas pli bona ol X” :)

CUCUMBER IS TEH AWSUM!

Remember my LOLCAT Cucumber post?

Guess who came along and found it? Aslak Hellesøy who actually wrote Cucumber! As a result, Cucumber now speaks LOLCAT!

I never thought it would make it into the official repository! I only did it for the lolz! :)

By the way, i have now started actually testing MyChores with Cucumber. Here is my first feature test, which is surprisingly similar to the LOLCAT one, only in English, heh!

LOLKATOJ ESPERANTAJ

For Kapitano:

LOLKATOJ

Kapitano, vi estas prava: ni ne povas havi lolkatojn esperante. Tio ne funkciias ĉar esperanto estas tro simpla por malparoli! Do la lolkato perdas lian humoron.

LOLCATS will never work in Esperanto. Firstly the spelling is entirely phonetic, so you can’t mis-spell things or use homophones. There are no double letters so no chance of a spelling mistake by dropping a letter. Also, you can’t use humorously wrong verb forms because all verbs are perfectly regular. If you tried to get it wrong you’d be saying a different word. There is no humour in it.

Better just enjoy the original then! :)

IN UR APPLICASHUN TESTIN UR SOFTWAREZ

The following was knocked up when i was ill in bed, possibly feeling a tiny bit hysterical! The supposition is that, since Cucumber is multilingual, it would be trivial to make it understand LOLCAT. I quite like the fantasy of employing a team of cats to test MyChores for me! :) Whether i actually go on to test in this way is actually doubtful. It’s so hard to remember how i mis-spelled things!

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Thanks to Frédérique in NZ for the source photo.

OH HAI: I CAN HAS LOGIN PLZ
  AS NICE FRENDLEE KITTEH
  I CAN PLZ HAS LOGIN ON TEH MYCHORES
  SO DAT I CAN HAS HUGS TIEM AN PLAY TIEM AN SLEEP TIEM AN NOM TIEM

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♥♥ Kitty love! ♥♥

Thanks Lola for this gorgeous picture!!

Lola’s cats are the most delightful loving creatures … totally adorable! Here Ivan is licking Katrina, who is snuggling up all luvvie and gorgeous!

I can’t embed it directly into my blog because it’s all rights reserved … but go have a look! It’s worth it!

Lazy Caturday

Today’s Caturday cat came from icanhascheezburger, but could just have easily have appeared on Mighty Optical Illusions – i follow both sites through Bloglines and wasn’t sure at first which site had posted it! :)

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I’m not quite sure how they did that!

I am taking things very easily today, pottering around doing a few chores, and i made a couple of updates to MyChores. It’s nice – i have been so busy the last 3 weekends i haven’t really had time to relax. In a moment i’ll go out into town where i am meeting some friends later on. We’ll look at the Christmas market and the ice rink. Perhaps i ought to buy some Christmas presents. My brain has so far been refusing to think seriously about Christmas but i can feel it creeping up on me!

My run was nice this morning, although it was raining heavily. I just went down one straight road for a mile and a half, before turning round and running back again. It was the road that i wanted to run down last week but it was too dark. I have now completed two weeks of the Couch-to-5K programme. On Monday i can start week three which includes periods of running for 3 minutes at a time. I think i can do it. My legs are getting used to the feeling of running now; i think i might learn to really enjoy it!

Waking up slowly

Happy Caturday! :) I am eating hot porridge oats and a cup of coffee … what a nice way to wake up.

The last two weekends i have been stuck in front of my computer, programming. Whilst that is very satisfying for me, it has taken its toll since i tend to spend every day at work also in front of a computer! My shoulders feel tense and i feel tired and in need of a rest. So this weekend is going to be different. I am going to Southampton today, to see a friend and watch Harry Potter. We saw Prisoner of Azkaban recently, and well watch Goblet of Fire today. Unknown to my friend, i have also bought Order of the Phoenix DVD, so we may well end up watching that too! :)

Tomorrow i am going to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. We went nearly a year ago with my partners parents, but we didnt see much. The tickets last a year, so we are going to take my grandparents tomorrow … well … to be more accurate, they are taking us, since they have the car! Well see the Mary Rose and the HMS Warrior, plus the museums. Should be fun! :)

I am currently trying to make up my mind about a certain punctuation character – the apostrophe. Here are two websites:
The Apostrophe Protection Society
Kill The Apostrophe

I have to say, having read them both, im more inclined to go with the latter. Its not that im against proper punctuation; i have long been a fan of the semi-colon, as many people know! ;) But the semi-colon is useful; the apostrophe is not. You can read almost anything without apostrophes and the meaning is not lost at all. To me, leaving out the apostrophe is far better than using it where it shouldnt be (as in greengrocers apostrophes)!

I think a blog is a very good place to experiment with grammar and punctuation. So im going to be leaving out apostrophes for a while and see if it annoys anyone!


killtheapostrophe.com

Lets discard the apostrophe. Its pointless.

Oh yes, and as i said, its Caturday! Well hey, this is the last apostrophe youll get from me for a while:

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