First Day at School

It was that day that we all face, the first day at school for my daughter today. She started her afternoon visits before starting full time in September. Did it faze her? Of course not! In she trotted as if she had been there for years.

But it’s with a tiny churning in your stomach as you see them disappear into the classroom for the first time. They’re growing up and they’re moving out of the toddler stage and there’s nothing you can do about it…

Site Developments

Made some changes to the gallery. Thumbnails are now generated on the fly using phpThumb a very useful little script. The clarity of the thumbnails and medium images is greatly increased as the browser no longer does the resizing. Also made the category navigation clearer and indicated when the latest images were posted.

The ‘Beer’ post is an example post using the mobile blog. Using my mobile phone I can take a picture and update my blog remotely! Cool!

Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis

Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis, the debut next-generation title from the creators of the Grand Theft Auto and The Midnight Club franchises.

Developed by Rockstar San Diego, Table Tennis harnesses the incredible power of Xbox 360™ through an advanced game engine designed specifically for next-gen console technology.  Utilizing the full capabilities of the hardware, Table Tennis is visually stunning, the physics are fluid and natural, and when coupled with the intuitive gameplay, the competition and ferocity found in a live table tennis match is authentically recreated.

Well I was really looking forward to this but now it seems it might not have online play after all which removes virtually all the point of owning the game. Sigh.


Canvey Island here we come

Oxford 2 Leyton Orient 3

It was very exciting with a great atmosphere. They could have done it with only an injury time winner when Oxford were pushing forward giving Orient the win. But to be honest Oxford were basically clueless in front of goal, it’s no wonder they have the worst goals for record in the entire league. So our 44 year stay in the football league has come to an end, non-league football awaits us. We have to bounce back next season or it may just be too late.

 

Golden Ticket

OUFC ticket

This is it, the most important ticket in the history of OUFC. I queued up at 9am yesterday to get this and now all 12,500 tickets are sold out. Unbelievably on the last day of the season any one of seven teams in league two could lose their league status. Any win would mean Oxford stay up, anything else and they are doomed. Leyton Orient want to win to secure automatic promotion, Oxford want to win to keep league football. Who is the hungriest? Who wants it more? Are we doomed through fate with Accrington Stanley getting promoted into the league, the team we replaced in 1962.

It’s going to be as nervewracking as hell, I wonder why I’m putting myself through it. I’ve grown my nails especially…


Galleries

Well I’ve been pulling apart the Expression Engine gallery module to fit my needs. I’ve got the basic plan in my head and the layout is coming along. Hopefully I’ll get it all sorted by the weekend.