March 30, 2006

Quickie before bed

I don’t think any­one knew it exist­ed, but I used to have a site called Eldalambë.com. Rough­ly trans­lat­ed it means “Elvish lan­guage”. Pre­dictably, it was a site built to host LOTR and Quenya-relat­ed teng­war writ­ings, although after the site was fin­ished I only ever made two post­ings on it. I liked the design sim­ply because I did­n’t have a clue what I was doing with absolute positioning.

Nev­er­the­less, I’ve put the con­tents back online: Eldalam­bë. You will need Teng­war fonts. There’s a link for them giv­en at the bot­tom of that page. Please also note the descrip­tion of Inter­net Explor­er as a POS. This has not changed since, and will not change with the release of IE7.

I’ll fix that hor­ren­dous exam­ple of code bug­gery soon.


Anoth­er quick tan­gen­tial thought from my ear­li­er post about dis­trib­u­tors lying about their movies: Code 46. What fol­lows is a gen­er­al warn­ing. I watched the trail­er for this over a year ago and lunged at the shelf when I saw it on DVD. I wish I had­n’t. Any­one wish­ing to see this film should watch the trail­er imme­di­ate­ly after­ward for pos­si­bly the biggest con­trivance ever. Fast-paced sci­ence-fic­tion thriller, my arse. When Michael starts tak­ing pot­shots at char­ac­ters dur­ing the film you know it’s not good. This movie’s trail­er was a com­plete lie.

PS. Do not watch Straight Jack­et, ever. If it means a per­ma­nent loss of func­tion, so be it.


posted by Andrew