Site Theme Upgrade

Until a few minutes ago, my site was redirecting to this message:

bananas on toast is down for a few hours while it gets taken to the beautician. No, it’s not another redesign, I am just upgrading to Kubrick 2 and the latest WordPress and tweaking the design a little. Please check back in a couple of hours!

– Mitch

This is because bananas on toast has just upgraded to Kubrick 2! This will make the site a little more seemless and give me greater (and easier) control over content. I’ve also included a new “Asides” subheader on the left, which will serv as a bunch of links to external websites that I don’t really wish to write an entire entry about.

If there are any bugs please comment on this entry, although I’ve worked my hardest to iron out the creases. If anyone has any idea why it’s screwing up in IE (not that I am extremely concerned) please let me know.

Comments and criticism is welcome as I am trying to get the design looking really tidy, so please feel free to comment. A few things from the old design have been taken out, so if you want them back, please let me know.

Maps, Chat, Search, Mail and more? Oh dear!

When search engines were first invented there were so many to choose from and none did it right. Google began Google Search and instantly hit the jackpot. Why? Because it wasn’t filled with a bunch of shit you don’t need and had everything you did need. You didn’t need complex search strings, you just needed a few keywords and you’d find the page you were looking for. A perfect example is the fact that if you put in “mitch malone” into google, you instantly find my 3 main websites – this is since I am most likely the only Mitch Malone with a large web presence – and it’s followed closely by an ocean drilling researcher by the same name.

Now Google Inc have managed to further their Internet Empire™ eveb further by launching Google Talk! Google Talk is based on Jabber (which is a good thing) and can be used in a lot of different jabber clients (such as Psi). Why is this so good? Jabber is a very stable chat platform and with Googles backing, can only get better.

I’ve long been a big supporter of Jabber for several reasons. It’s stable, it’s cross platform and web-browser friendly, and most of all in most cases it’s completely free of advertising. In saying that, it’s always annoyed me because majority of the public servers tend to have major problems staying online when traffic gets hot. In particular, their gateways (a.k.a. transports) can barely stay online and I always end up back with using MSN, ICQ, Yahoo! Messenger, AOL and a bunch of other crap that should have been eliminated.

So if you have a Gmail account, give the new Google Talk a try! If you don’t have a Gmail account, comment here and I promise to give you one. If you would like to add me to your contact list I can also provide you with my address, but I’d rather not do it here so again leave a comment. Sign up, get using it and soon we’ll be living in a marvelous world that is free of evil empires like MSN and ICQ! C’mon kids!

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I finally made a cool flickr badge like all the other flickr geeks! It’s kind of like when people put those lame Oakley stickers on the back of their cars to look cool. Yeah, just like that.

Make Yours and upload it to flickr!!!

Side note: I notice that as soon as I am obnoxious that everyone starts to comment, do I need to start picking on Delta Goodrum for having cancer or maybe flame Michael Jackson to get some if you to comment? 😉

Big Brother Over, Thank God!

It’s no secret how much I hate Big Brother and other such reality television shows. The sad part is that they get so much airtime and attention that I actually know what is going on without even watching the show. Since I had to put up with the wanky twats for months, I will take a moment to bitch them off a little. No tears guys, okay?

Greg – One of the twins, possibly the only cool people in the house, but still a knob because he kissed Christie.
Angela – Boring.
Christie – Dead set loser. So hyperactive it’s beyond a joke and her jumping around dance made me want to be sick. I think Greg will one day realize that it was a bad judgement call to go getting into her pants.
Constance – Lied about being single to stay in the house. I think Big Brother only believed it because she is clearly not the catch of the century.
David – Similar to Greg, but no shockers with the ladies. Had the balls to tell it straight.
Dean – Head up his own ass, and sadly, seems to like the smell.
Geneva – Spent entirely too much time complaining about her appearance and, with a gym at her disposal, entirely too little time doing anything about it.
Gianna – Did nothing but talk shit about herself and her accomplishments. Three words sums it up; full of shit.
Glenn – Tried to get a root on national television and failed. Verdict: bonehead.
Heath – How long did he last? 24 hours or some shit? Yeah, what a twat, expericially since Rita outlasted him.
Hotdogs – At least he started some shit now and then, but still a bit up himself.
Kate – I won’t say anything bad about her, because the poor lass had to spend weeks and weeks being chased by old chicken lips himself, Tim.
Melanie – Hot.
Michael – The guy just looked like a told, what else can be said? Loved getting his wang out, which was probably bigger than mine so I won’t kid myself, but it was pretty un-f**king-necessary.
Michelle – Almost knbbed Glenn, but not quite. Prick tease.
Nelson – Hahaha, this tool got busted lying and then tried to act tough by saying he was “only in it for the goodies.” What happened? Evicted! Knob.
Rachael – Hot and at least she got the norks out. Pretty sad when she was singing all by herself in the hot tub, she should have got the ladies out again.
Rita – She’d have been the best in there if she was bound and gagged.
Tim – Just an all-round dickhead. Tried for way too long at scoring Kate, who is sub-par at best. How he made it to second last I just don’t know.
Vesna – Voice like a siren, complained more than any human should and gained weight at an alarming rate from entering to leaving.

I don’t want to work today, Mr. Roboto

So I’ve got the day off from work and boy am I loving it! I woke up around 10am (mega sleep in from my usual 7am start) and threw my hand onto my desk and after a few clicks of the mouse I was watching The Simpsons. ‘Ahh, this is the life for me,’ I thought to myself as I went to the kitchen for a nutritious breakfast of donuts and coffee.

One of the things about making a truly great day off is that you need to decide what kind of day off you need most. There are two kinds of days off, the kind where you get all that stuff done you’ve been meaning to get done for ages, or the kind where you barely even take off your pajamas. I am happy to say that it is now 12:22pm and I am still sitting here in a pair of grandpa pants and an old shirt and only five minutes ago realized that I really should get into the shower.

I have tomorrow off also, so I guess it would be kind of bad if I seriously got nothing done, but right now I am content to sit here and enjoy relaxing like I haven’t done in such a long time. I think I am going to do some web surfing and hopefully some writing with the rest of my day and hopefully tidy my disgusting room. Laterz!