Gareth: Once your health has recovered, and my health has recovered, I’d like to take you out for a meal just to say “Well done!”
Jane: Aw! That’s lovely!
Reuben (one of our 15 day old twins): AARRRRGGGHHH!!!!
What perfect comedy timing! It was like he was saying: NOOOO!!! DON’T LEAVE US!
Conversation about content management systems on instant messenger. We were talking about Plone:
Colleague #1: BTW Why did [the University] abandon Plone?
Colleague #2: In Plone you can’t mirror content.
Me: In Plone no one can hear you scream!
Actually, to be fair we’re still using Plone for some intranet work.
Still, it made me laugh.
Fancy starting a new campaign with me? It’s a campaign of collusion for Web designers and it’s really pretty simple, I can’t believe that we’ve not thought of it sooner.
Here’s how it goes: we all agree to completely ignore the existence of Internet Explorer!
That’s it! As simple as that.
It will, of course, lead to conversations like this:
Client: That new site you’ve just designed, it doesn’t work in Internet Explorer
Web designer: Inter.. what?
Client: Internet Explorer. My web browser. Internet Explorer 7. IE7?
Web designer: IE7? Never heard of it.
Client: You must have heard of it. Internet Explorer! It comes installed on every Windows PC.
Web designer: It’s not on mine. Seriously? It’s called IE7? … nope! Really doesn’t ring a bell, I’m afraid. It must be one of those really tiny, unpopular browsers. We don’t support those, there’s no point.
That’s my dream anyway, and has absolutely nothing to do with my spending a week debugging some code in IE6 and IE7 … whatever they are.
It can be embarrassing when you’re so tired you can’t quite find the right words. From the other night:
Gareth: My feet look so dry, I’ll have to … erm … liquidize them.
Jane: Do you mean moisturise?
Gareth: MOISTURISE! That’s the word.
I don’t recommend that you liquidize your feet. Unless you want to appear on an episode of CSI or Crimewatch UK.
Jane’s just told me that CSI isn’t real. I have no idea what she’s talking about.