Oxford, buffets, work, Easter, IE, Mother’s Day…

Yesterday (back when we were sensibly using GMT instead of this BST nonsense – have to change blog settings again) I went on a little recce to Oxford partly to see what it was like, and also to meet up with Josie and Lucy (who was Alton Towersing (see comments) last Saturday). The funny thing was that I found it a bit small and towny – even more so than Cambridge – while they found it large and peopley Oh, and I broke McDonald’s.

Incidentally, someone in the train station said ‘boofet’ over the PA system. And when Birmingham and London people both agree it’s ‘buffet’ with a silent t you know there’s been a linguistic error. Which was confirmed by linguistic parents today. Hurrah.

I think Cambridge wins out over Oxford for me, so far. But that assumes I can get in. Hence the slightly reduced blog posts recently as I rush around doing homework and coursework and work of any nature whatsoever

It’s only one week till the Easter holidays though! And hopefully, as well as getting Maths and ICT coursework done, and as well as revising hard for, ur, everything else, I will have the time to implement some planned tweaks to this site. Stay tuned!

Oh and I need to make a ‘browser compatibility statement’ so here goes: I only plan to design for the very latest non-beta versions of Firefox and Opera. Of course with Internet Explorer it’s slightly harder. At the moment I will try to ensure that everything works in IE6 (I don’t go lower than IE6, sorry!) and IE7 even when IE7 goes final – but IE7 has so many rendering improvements that I do strongly encourage all readers to upgrade when it goes final sometime this year. In the meantime I have a bit of a problem as I can’t check the site in IE6 so easily, so if you spot any glaring errors, lemme know!

And finally – Happy Mother’s Day! In Oxford we saw rather too many cards saying ‘For my wife on Mother’s Day’ which I thought was soliciting the crime of incest and therefore rather dodgy. No one outside of the Self clan will get this (inside joke!), but I might as well link to what passes for a card from me Tis the thought! (Which reminds me, am I the only one counts my mother as a – sadly non-RSS – blog reader?)

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13 Comments on :
Oxford, buffets, work, Easter, IE, Mother’s Day…

  1. mum says:

    As a ‘linguistic’ parent (don’t all parents speak at least one languague?), may I suggest the verb ‘Towering’ rather than ‘Towersing’? Still on language, you broke McDonald’s what?

  2. Alex Newman says:

    Is it really mothers day? I feel bad now

  3. Alex Newman says:

    Oh, good

  4. Rob says:

    I can say that I cant spot any "problems" using IE6
    Usually a firefox user, of course

  5. Jake says:

    Whaaat? It’s Mothers Day??? I’ve forgotten, well not really i nearly forgot and i had no money so i wrote my mum a poem…

    She cried it was soo lovely!

  6. Jake says:

    I shall not be pasting the poem onto here as people might save it in a word document and use it for next year

    Only Rob knows it, feel free to contact him if you wanna read it although dont copy

  7. Lucy says:

    You broke McDonald’s, and it was highly amusing.

  8. Red Dalek says:

    Language dear, not languague

    Towering I will give you (it is Mother’s Day after all) but McDonald’s no… McDonald’s is the official name of the company. (Evidence – http://www.mcdonalds.com/corp/about.html)

    So there

  9. Red Dalek says:

    Don’t panic! It’s different in different countries


  10. The Max Factor says:

    I didn’t get my mother anything today, should i feel bad?…

  11. Sir Pingu of Englandshire says:

    I’ll be interested to see some browser usage stats once IE7’s gone final.

    I think when it’s at something like ~30% I’ll stop catering for it.

  12. Jake says:

    Dominic Regan Self you are soo FUSSY with the your and you’re!

  13. moose says:

    testing my gravatar or whatever the hell that stupid picture is

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