2 weeks ago went to Avoriaz with Brumski. That was cool. Much drinking, definitely feel boarding took a back seat. The weather wasn’t great, but that’s no excuse. Amazingly had a couple of powder days. Not surprisingly had a couple of days of rain, but didn’t seem to affect the snow that much, which was a relief. Much comedy fancy dress, which is documented on the photos page mentioned in the previous post. Highlights were the meal on the mountain as always – we were thrown out for having food fights, being turned away from a bar en masse, some ppl nearly being thrown out of resort by the police, shredding the gnar under beautiful sunshine, discovering awesome kebabs in a mountain restaurant and generally screwing Ed over in ring of fire.
Came home from that and immediately went out in Chelt for Laura’s birthday. Argh. Body was wrecked in time for my Monday return to work, but then to make things better (obviously) went down to London on Tues & Weds for a night out with some Whistler peeps. Met Tiff in the day both days (and Bruno & Rena), went for afternoon tea in the Waldorf, like one does when one is in London, visited the London eye, a Dali exhibition and wandered round lovely Covent Garden. Saw a squirrel in a glass. Witnessed a bit of a pikey fracar, learnt & forgot things, then headed home late Weds for work on Thurs & Fri.
Back down to London on the weekend for a reunion with old uni crew via Al’s on Friday to watch the surreal comedy, “the Green Wing” – quite random. Out in Angel, drinks then dinner at a Mediterranean restaurant which I specified in jest, on to the Ruby lounge nr Bond Street for mental cocktails and to drop a shitload of cash, then back to Angel to be confronted with a massive queue for Elbow Rooms which duly got sacked off. Ended up in some other dodge bar which was rammed, full of smoke, and expensive :) by this time though I was completely off my face, so whatever. Mother of a hangover on Sunday but spent all day in’t pub watching footie and arsing about. Neglected at the train station for half an hour on my return but got to hang out with some ASBOs, then collapsed in bed for work Mon & Tues.
Thank the stars I’m done from now ’til next Weds, which gives me some time to prep for the carnage that’s bound to take place this weekend in Edinburgh. I’m using the time to search for my new job, although I’m presented with somewhat of a dilemma… That’s another post in the making. Will probably be working from home a little bit too. Anyway, that’s boring stuff. I consider this up to speed(ish).
Mother of god. If I’d known it’d take me this long to try to organise the pics on my PC, work out a way of batch resizing & compressing them to an export folder, set up a drag & drop photo album and finally let everyone know about it, I’m not sure I would have started! Perhaps I should refrain from taking my camera out with me to social events, thereby solving the problem by prevention – the best way, right? :) that way I wouldn’t feel compelled, or even that it’s my responsibility, to share my handiwork with all and sundry. But then what fun would that be..
The reason I felt the need to do this is that I don’t want to spam my flickr photostream with social photos that have a very limited shelf life. The way I see it is that most people will take one quick look through and then that’ll be it. Validity expired.
My existing plogger page works nicely, but you have to import every photo into the database before it’ll show up. An extra step that I can do without. Also, the sub-categorization of albums isn’t really relevant for my catalogue of goings out! (Poet and not aware.)
Starting on a new install late last night was patently a bad idea, as I am incapable of putting something down ’til all problems, however small, have been ironed out, and the CSS in particular has been hacked to pieces. Once it got to around 12.40am this morning though, I thought “f*** it I’m too tired”, reverted back to the default theme (ish) and left it alone. Someone really needs to knock up a wordpress/zenphoto integration plugin so that creating a page with an embedded gallery is simply a matter of whacking a put_my_gallery_here() in the template code. Plogger does have that…but it’s not as swish and AJAXy. Basically, flickr pwnz. Good job guys.
All this said, I present to you nights out & social gatherings – which will suffice until one or all of the issues I mention have been tended to :)
Just uploaded a bunch of photos from my recent escapades here, however the upload tool orders the photos by upload date rather than EXIF data.. Anyone know if a Flickr photostream can be re-ordered by date taken without putting all the pictures in sets? Hope that makes sense – I’m kinda tired. Sorry for those looking for going out photos – have decided spontaneously that I’m going to locate them in my Plogger section rather than on Flickr (ah don’t you love the ‘r’ suffixesr), except I haven’t uploaded those yet!
Promise I’ll update the site soon, if anyone cares :)
UPDATE: ok so i found how to re-order the photos in the photostream, but it requires editing each posted date individually, which is buried at least a few clicks deep… it’ll probably continue to bother me until i fix it tho, so perhaps i’ll do that tomorrow ;) hey ho.