Seek something else and Ye shall find wardi.

I'm intrigued by the search words that lead people here... I think my favourites, of the lot below, are picture of person vibrating, nudist dex and spitting on the street is disgusting in seattle

Have a happy weekend!

I want to see the weather in seychelles tomorow (google.sc)
spitting on the street is disgusting in seattle (google.com)
colour+sexy food (Yahoo!search.com)
"Jaat Kahan Ho" Surshri Kesar Bai Kerkar (google.de)
kangaroo dk furniture (google.com)
the value of the speed of light in 2004 (Yahoo!search.com)
people who chew gum statistics (Yahoo!search.com)
kesar bai kerkar (uk.Yahoo!search.com)
picture of person vibrating (Yahoo!search.com)
Pictures of Mrs. Orzabal (aolsearch.aol.com)
"ikea houses" (google.co.uk)
Forn Siðr (google.com)
The Catherine tate show Does my face look bothered (google.com)
kuan p'ing-hu "flowing streams" (google.ch)
"catherine tate""bothered" (google.co.uk)
wardie square pictures (google.co.uk)
Fritz-Hansen Company China (google.dk)
sex=pizza with anchovies (Yahoo!search.com)
ex-girlfriend +underwear +pic (google.co.uk)
"colour of underwear" (google.co.uk)
sushi salt&pepper shakers (aolsearch.aol.com)
colour meanings underwear (au.search.yahoo.com)
nudist dex (google.ca)
shoe sizes conversion u.s. u.k. (google.com)
amsterdam red lamp district (google)
"Please, don´t tickle me" (google.sk)
sexy colour (search.yahoo.com)

Saturday, April 30, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 10:48 AM




The Force Wired

Ep. III being almost upon is, I thought it fitting to give you a few links to some Lucas goodiness. All from the lovely Wired.

Life After Darth. George Lucas was born to make underground films. Then a little movie called Star Wars lured him to the dark side. Can the father of the blockbuster really rediscover his avant-garde soul?

The New Heart of the Empire. Inside the brand-new gaming/effects factory where Lucas & Co. are creating the future.
And some parts of it are open to the public. You could be rubbing shoulders with the Great Flannelled One himself!

Q&A with Lucas on Star Wars, history lessons, and Fahrenheit 9/11

Still gritting my teeth at the reluctance of the blog code to submit to my will - HOW DARES IT??

Friday, April 29, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 1:28 PM




Bah!

Yeah, so the new design is up and it starts out so well and then it's all fucking down hill! The latest post looks all neat and pretty, but the rest of them are fucking up the design. As it's almost 1AM, I really can't be bothered figuring out why it's fucking up - if ever! Goddamn annoying!

If anybody can tell me why, I'll be ever so grateful.

Anyway, I had a lovely birthday, T was here and it was all good. Of course, now he's gone back to England and that sucks, but hopefully we wont be apart for too much longer. Fingers crossed!

Thursday, April 28, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 11:42 PM




Call me...Foxy!

I'm still working on the new design, which, sadly, I probabably wont get done before T gets here. Tomorrow!

Frustrating, cause I really wanted to get it together, so I'm not constantly thinking about it (ok, that's an exaggeration!).

I suppose I could throw a new design together, but since there are some issues that I want to deal with in this new design, that's not gonna happen. Cause those are things that I've not previously worked with. Although I've been aware of their existence, as it were. For example relative units for text size, sufficient colour contrast (specifically that links aren't differentiated from normal text by colour alone), the site should work well in different browser window sizes, and different browsers, too.

But some of these things I've not worked with before, and that makes this a learning process as well. Which means that I probably wont be completely happy with the design, and will be pining for "version 2", where, hopefully, I can apply the things, I learn now, more freely.

One of the things that are really dawning upon me, is EXACTLY how different browsers really are! And also that the Internet Explorer that so many people use is NOT THE BEST BROWSER! At all!

I've had Opera installed for quite a while, but I never really got into it.. I kept reverting back to IE. Then, a while ago, I installed Firefox, and boy, is that FOXY!?
There are so many things about it that are just so much better than IE. It complies better with web standards, it has tabbed (and "normal" window" browsing, you can browse sites as text only (very handy for the development of sites that need to be accessible!), it blocks most pop-ups, it has a Google search field in the toolbar.. what more can you want?!

If you want one thing that will help make your web-experience a 100 times better, get Firefox!

Friday, April 22, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 3:54 PM




Change the vote

If I were to vote in the upcoming election in the UK, who should I vote for?

You should vote: Green

The Green Party, which is of course strong on environmental issues, takes a strong position on welfare issues, but was firmly against the war in Iraq. Other key concerns are cannabis, where the party takes a liberal line, and foxhunting, which unsurprisingly the Greens are firmly against.


Can't say that I disagree with that.

In other news: There's an REM concert in a town not so far from me, this summer and I wasn't going. Cause I didnt't have the money for the tickets at the time they went on sale and they get sold in like 5 minutes, so that was a major bummer. But this morning they said on the radio that there were an extra 1,500 seats on sale, and you know what?! I got tickets! I'm going to see REM again this year! How bloody happy am I right now?? :-D

Thursday, April 21, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 10:35 AM




I drew a pig!

Draw a Pig Personality test piggy
Toward the middle, you are a realist.
Facing left, you believe in tradition, are friendly, and remember dates (birthdays, etc.)
With few details, you are emotional and naive, they care little for details and are a risk-taker.
With 4 legs showing, they are secure, stubborn, and stick to their ideals.
The size of the ears indicates how good a listener you are.
The bigger the better. You drew large ears, you are a great listener!
The length of the tail indicates the quality of your sex life.
And again more is better! You drew large tail, WOW!

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 9:35 PM




Habemvs papam

Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum;
habemus Papam:

Eminentissimum ac Reverendissimum Dominum,
Dominum Josephum
Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae Cardinalem Ratzinger
qui sibi nomen imposuit Benedictum XVI*


The Catholics have a new pope - after what has probably been the shortest conclave ever! And apparently someone who will follow the lead of JPII. And considering his age, a transitional pope as well. Makes you wonder; will the pope after Benedict XVI be a more modern pope?

Well, you've probably already seen him on telly (this election of the new pope has seemed more like [insert country of choice] Idol and not like an ancient ritual!), so I'll spare you the boredom of posting a picture. Instead, here's a picture I took in St. Peter's Square in January of 1998. I love Rome, people!

Piazza San Pietro, Roma. January 1998.

*Anyone else who understands this? ;-)

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 10:23 PM




Geek news...and links

You may have heard that Adobe and Macromedia are to become one. You may not care about this, and even if you do, but didn't know, now you do. And that didn't make any sense whatsoever, and I apologise. Anyway, I think this is interesting news. Whether it's good or bad, only time can tell. And it hasn't happened yet, as such. They have to run it by their stockholders and governement rules for such acquisitions. {Here you can read the press release}

I'm getting stuck into some accessibility issues as that is something I really want to implement in the new design. This probably wont affect what you see here, unless you are one of those for whom designing with accessibility in mind has..erm.. effect.


Poke the penguin. It is well worth it to poke the penguin more than once... If you like that sorta thing.

YaGoohoo!gle. Two-in-one!

Star Wars Chicks. Because I am one! (No, this is not a site with pictures of scantily clad female characters from SW, sorry, boys).

Etymologically Speaking. Oh I can't even begin to tell you how fascinating I find the origin of words. Especially words you use every day and which seem not to have any logic to them at all! For example:
Barbarian
From the Greek "barbaroi," meaning "babblers," used to mean non-Greeks, i.e., people who didn't speak Greek; from the sound that the Greeks thought they were making: "bar bar bar bar..."


HogafflaHage Horse Choir. Click on the horses and they will sing. But they wont stop again.

Mung. Lots of little animated films. I particularly like the ones about Space Boy. Oha nd the one about E.T.!

The Forbidden Library. Exactly what it says on the cover (haha, really bad pun intended!).

byokal. An interactive toy that's like a kaleidoscope. And it just dawned upon me what kaleidoscope actually means. Look, beautiful!

dtoy vs byokal. Like above, but more advanced.

This is no ordinary ping pong game. In fact, it's the oddest one I've ever seen.

bo logh. Don't say I don't cater to all you trekkies!

Communication skills. Or how to give your emails a WHOLE NEW meaning. We can all learn from this. Oh and, doesn't that guy remind you of Jim Carey?

Eric conveys an emotion. This has been around for positively ages, but hey, it's so funny it's worth mentioning again!

Jpg 2 Asc. Turn any jpg image into ASCII! Nifty!

Gum Blondes. If you like blondes (and gum) this is for you. Fascinating and gross all at the same time.

What's that stuff? Ever wondered about what's really in hair coloring, Silly Putty, Cheese Wiz, artificial snow, or self-tanners? C&EN presents a collection of articles that gives you a look at the chemistry behind a wide variety of everyday products.

Speaking of ASCII, check out these ASCII animations. Some people just have way too much time on their hands!

Squashed Philosophers. The books which defined the way The West thinks now.
Condensed and abridged to keep the substance, the style and the quotes, but ditching all that irritating verbiage
.

Celluloid Skyline. We all think we know what New York is like...don't we?

Why McDonald's Fries Taste So Good. Or not.

Monday, April 18, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 7:11 AM




I'm excited!

I'm cooking up a new design for the site and the blog, and it's going to be pretty fly if you ask me! Hopefully, I'll be able to finish it for May 1st, so I can participate in the CSS Reboot. Of course that means I've pretty much only got the next week to do it, as T gets here on the 23rd. And I'm so not going to spend any substantial amount of time playing with the computer while he's here. (Mainly because he wont let me..!) ;-)

Anyway, this is now YOUR chance to have a say in what goes on this blog! Although I do this mainly for myself, I do appreciate every single person who drops by (and I totally love the ones who leave comments!), and if there's something you'd like to see here - within the bounds of reason, naturally - I'd be happy to go almost out of my way to cater to your every wish!

Happy weekend!

Friday, April 15, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 10:42 PM




Decisions.

Today I had to make a hard one. But as it turned out, it was actually quite easy, and I feel relieved. Funny thing, that.

Thursday, April 14, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 9:08 PM




Because I want you to have as many useless sites to click through as I do!

Man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything. And it's pretty too.

Where IKEA gets the names. Now that is truely fascinating!

HumanDescent. Cute in a disturbing way... Puppy duck!

Rustboy. Nice conceptual art and the character is just adorable!

TimeTicker. Not completely sure what to use this for... Presumably most people know what time is. And the ticking is annoying to say the least.

Global Issues That Affect Everyone. Our world is so small, we really should take better care of it and its inhabitants.

Crazy labels. They are fun and they look..well crazy!

Snowdays. Make your own snowflake! It's actually quite a bit of fun.

Bookcrossing. I just love this idea! Unfortunately there aren't any bookcrossing action around here, so I'll have to wait in joining the fun till I move to England.. bookcrossing n. the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise.

The Secret Lives Of Numbers. The relative popularity of every integer between 0 and one million. A very odd thing is.. Some people, it would seem, just don't have a life!

FindSounds - Search the Web for Sounds. Meep!

BadCorp.org.

The dysfunctional family letter generator. I find the funniest results are when you do it at randoma nd don't look at the options...

Blogbinders. Yeah, that's what the world needs, every blogging writer-wannabe to get published on actual paper!

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 11:49 AM




I, reader.

For a number of years I've been neglecting the library. Which is a pity, really, cause libraries are great! I love the smell of books...the smell of..knowledge!

I used to work at a library. Which, for me, was about as close to heaven as I could imagine at that point in my life! You see, I loved going to the library and just go through rows and rows of books for something interesting to read. This was in the days before everything became electronic, so you had to go to the actual shelf and read on the back of the book what it was about.

And I'd haul a stack of books home every week, and replace them the next. I was probably one of the most regular "customers" at my local library, which was at the local school. It was only open 2 nights every week, and pretty much every Thursday I could be found there..for atleast an hour... More often than not sitting on the floor with a pile of books next to me.

But I've been neglecting the library for some years now. I think it's because of the Internet... Before, if I needed to know about something, I'd go to the library and take home some books about it. Now, more than likely, I'll just fucking google it.

As for fiction, I've not been doing a whole lot of reading of that either. And what I have read, has usually been books I already own.

Recently, however, I have been to the library quite a lot, and although the books I've taken home have not been fiction, they have been books that I have read for my own enterinfotainment. And it's reminded me how much I used to love going to the library and taking home interesting and exciting books. I think, in fact, that I had forgotten the excitement of reading! For shame!

And this entry was actually only intended to mention that I had taken this book home from the library: Ogilvy On Advertising, by David Ogilvy. And it's incredibly interesting and the most fascinating thing about it almost is that it was written 20 years ago, and most of its contents still holds true.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 10:43 PM




Flippity flop!

It's starting to feel like spring now, if nothing else because the days are getting longer and that's fantastic. And spring means that soon it will be warm enough to wear flip flops outside! I swear, flip flops are the next best thing to bare feet!

I was at my local shop today and for the first time in a few months, the tomatos were actually worth buying. Perhaps another sign of spring? Cause these were Danish tomatos, and all through winter they are from Italy or Israel or whatever!

A fun thing (?) I really noticed today is the light in supermarkets. You know they don't just use any old lightbulb, oh no, they use ones that make the things look very appetizing to the customer! And I really noticed that today, cause the tomatoes look SO red! Of course as soon as I took them out of the spot they were in, they just looked like normal tomatos... and not so crimson! They are lovely nonetheless, though!

Oh and here's what's got to be the coolest April fool's joke this year!. {via The Report Card}

Monday, April 11, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 9:02 PM




Pickle.

I'm watching series 1 of the brilliant tv series Spaced for the umpteenth time and it's still excellent. In fact, it only gets better each time I watch it!

Glory, thanks for making me discover this fantastic series!

Sunday, April 10, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 8:29 PM




Google browser??

Look at the image below; it shows the browser stats for my website as of five minutes ago. Apparently a browser called Google makes up 1% of the browsers.

Now, I know that Google has bought the domain name, www.gbrowser.com*, last year (on my birthday, actually! But I digress..), and that has made more than one person outthere speculate on a future browser from Google.

I guess it makes sense. Considering all the other things you can do with Google, or applications owned by Google: Gmail, Picasa, Blogger, the toolbar etc etc, so why not just make one handy application that can do it all!

And it would be pretty cool if you had a tabbed browser where you could also have tabs for your email programme, your image editor etc. Yeah, of course there's the thing about would it be free? It probably would, with some kind of ads like on the google search results.. but would that be so bad if the application worked? I dunno.

Of course if it did work, if it turned out to be all you could ever need, then there's the risk of of it becoming a monopoly - Google already is as far as search engines are concerned - like Microsoft is in some areas... (And if that makes you think, "yeah, they're like the rulers of the OS", then perhaps Google's got that covered too...)

Monopoly is usually a bad thing, but if it works..maybe it isn't so bad after all. At the moment, Google seems very approachable, because it simply looks, well, simple. And it's still a fairly new company (compared to the likes of Microsoft and Yahoo! etc.), so people see it as less corporate! Plus there's no super-rich übergeek pulling the strings, atleast there's no focus on such a person. For example, can you tell me who the inventors of Google is? Most people can't.

I guess what I'm trying to say, is that people would be more likely to trust Google, and its applications, with more things if they're able to keep this friendly image. And if they're capable of keeping the users happy (most people don't understand why Microsoft have to send out pathces all the time, for example, "why can't they just make it work in the first place?") and continually developing the things the users need and want. Because the bigger the company gets, the greater is the risk that the decision making becomes slower and the inventiveness becomes more limited (because they need to keep the stockholders happy).

We'll see. Although there are so many rumours about all these things, Google might surprise people, like they did with Gmail.

wardi.dk April 9 2005 browser stats

*Clicking on it will do you no good, it only leads to a "the server could not be found" page.

Saturday, April 09, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 8:02 AM




Links aplenty.

A remake of Rocky.

Use the Force, it takes on a whole new meaning...

Simply Latin (and a bit of Greek). Cause you know I can't get enough of the stuff!

Subway Life. This is cool for the intro ALONE! Positioning the mouse in the square in the middle will make cool stuff happen! But the rest of the site is pretty awesome as well.

The Daily Wav. Exactly what it says on the tin.

Anti-telemarketing counterscript. Haven't you always needed something like this?? I'm sure it'll come in handy sometime.

Prison Bitch Name.

The ASCII Generator. Oh this is bloody brilliant!

The Simpsons Archive. D'oh!

Cat and mouse...can describe the same thing, apparently!

Escher for Real. Neat.

How to Sell Your Book, CD, or DVD on Amazon. This is for all you aspiring writers or musicians outthere!

The advancement of translating Google into other languages. If you speak any of the lesser known languages, I'm sure Google would love to hear from you!

Star Wars Window Blinds!
And custom Star Wars M&Ms! Sadly these are only available to fans in the US. :-(

Face Transformer Image Upload. That's very interesting.

Friday, April 08, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 6:09 PM




w00t!

I've got a job interview! At a place where I applied for another job, which I didn't get (obviously). They keep the old applications for future job openings, so I got lucky! It's at a major Danish clothing label, so, hello! how badly do you think I want this job?! ;-)

So, please, on April 15th, please keep your fingers crossed for me at noon CET!

And now for soemthing completely different...
I was watching telly earlier today and a commercial for a product against cellulite came on, and I thought that it was rather odd that the speak was done by a man since the product was clearly aimed at women. Why on Earth would that make sense??


Can you believe I actually typed w00t..? :-|

Wednesday, April 06, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 9:08 PM




You suck!

I think sponge is one of the greatest words in the English language. Just let it roll around in your mouth... From the tip of your tongue to the back of your mouth..
sponnnnnnnnnnnge!

And sponges suck! That's their purpose! That's so great!


For anyone who participated in the H.C. Andersen project, the finished result will be there in a few days, I promise. And that's only like a week late! ;-)
Thank youf ro participating and for your patience!

Tuesday, April 05, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 9:04 PM




Ok, Dex, just for you then...

The following was stolen from Dex who stole if from Aly who apparently lives up the world. ;-)

1. WHAT IS YOUR FULL NAME?
My name is Carina Envoldsen and I'm a person!

2. WHAT COLOR PANTS ARE YOU WEARING?
As in... trouser-pants or underwear-pants?

3. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Ha! I'm not listening to music, I'm watching telly.

4. THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Some chocolate

5. DO YOU WISH ON STARS?
I do, yesh. Cause you never know!

6. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Eh, I can't pick one, I love them all!

7. HOW IS THE WEATHER RIGHT NOW?
Pretty god, I suppose, for the time of day and time of year... I dunno, am I the weather man perhaps??

8. WHO IS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED ON THE PHONE?
T

9. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT YOU THIS?
Well, technically I stole it! But I do like Dexy.

10. HOW OLD ARE YOU TODAY?
Older than yesterday, but younger than I will be tomorrow...

11. FAVORITE DRINK?
Umm.. orange juice.. and chocolate milk.

12. HAIR COLOR?
DIY red.

13. M&M's OR REESE'S PIECES?
M&M's. I have no idea what the other stuff is.

14. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
I used to, but then I got new glasses and I love them so much I stopped wearing the contacts!

15. SIBLINGS?
Sissssster...

16 FAVORITE MONTH?
Maybe April..

17. FAVORITE FOOD?
Eh, don't know... pizza..homemade that is..

18. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Doggone it, I don't remember, it's been too long! Maybe The Incredibles.

19. FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR?
Any day that I spend with T is a great day in my book.

20. WHAT DO YOU DO TO VENT ANGER?
Not very good at that.. and usually take it out on someone who doesn't deserve it.
I'm sorry.

21. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD?
LEGOS! And my stuffed lion, Mr. Lion. I still have it!

22. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Spring. Ha!

23. HUGS OR KISSES?
Both, please.

24. CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA?
There's a choice?? Chocolate of course!!

25. DO YOU WANT YOUR FRIENDS TO DO THIS QUIZ AS WELL?
Sure. If they wanna..

26. WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO TAKE THIS?
I dunno. Chris? C'mon, kalos, you know you want to!

27. WHO IS LEAST LIKELY TO?
Umm...that..guy...

28. LIVING ARRANGEMENTS?
Disarray.

29. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
I don't remember.

30. WHAT IS UNDER YOUR BED?
A big blue box with floppy disks and cds. I really need to sort through that..

31. WHO IS THE FRIEND YOU HAVE HAD THE LONGEST?
The girls from "high school"...

32. WHAT DID YOU DO LAST NIGHT?
I went to bed early.

33. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Chocolate...

34. WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Opening my eyes and seeing the world around me.

35. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?
Heights. Water. Clowns. Urgh.

36. PLAIN, BUTTERED OR SALTED POPCORN?
Plainly salted..

37. FAVORITE CAR?
Mercedes...

38. FAVORITE FLOWER?
Like 'em all!

39. NUMBER OF KEYS ON YOUR KEY RING?
5-10, I haven't counted them... And I've got a LEGO Yoda in my key ring!

40. CAN YOU JUGGLE?
No.

41. FAVORITE DAY OF THE WEEK?
Any day where I don't have to get up early.

42. WHAT DID YOU DO ON YOUR LAST BIRTHDAY?
I was in Edinburgh with T.

43. HOW MANY STATES HAVE YOU LIVED IN?
Well, I've only lived in Denmark, and that's more like a country than a state, as it were..

44. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Denmark

45. WHAT'S WITH YOUR SCREENNAME?
What's wrong with it??

Monday, April 04, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 8:31 PM




silence

Karol Wojtyla, Requiescat In Pace.

Saturday, April 02, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 8:37 PM