I'm off to the 2006 Real Ale Society Beer Festival in Cardiff Uni tomorrow. I've been going for the past few years and is probably the best in the area. Whilst it doesn't have as many beers as the Welsh Beer Festival it's a much better atmosphere. Expect some pictures on Flickr. If you're in the area pop in for a pint.
Good news! Eating chocolate may help reduce blood pressure. Whilst it's too early to conclude it was chocolate that led to better health in tests that were conducted, there's a possibility that it did help. Of course, eating too much chocolate will make you fat, so don't go gorging on that 200g bar of Dairy Milk just yet.
Windows Local Live (formerly Virtual Earth) will soon allow you to 'drive' around two US cities. Windows Live Local: StreetSide Edition will initially cover Seattle and San Francisco but should be expanded in the future to includ other US cities.
Is there any point in pinging Technorati. No matter how many times I send a ping from A Welsh View, Techonrati still thinks that my blog was updated 139 days ago. And I know it's been a while since I last updated my Crimelog blog, but I didn't think it was as long as 104 years ago!
I had an email from a visitor earlier today who said that I hadn't had an update on the business so here's the latest on Ozum.
We are still setting things up but are now in a position where we can start to look for work. We thought setting up a company was hard but drumming up business is the really hard part.
Above is the logo that we're going with, which is basically a font. We decided that picking a font that we liked was better than trying to think of a fancy logo that didn't really mean anything. The colours are also the ones that we are going to use on the web site, business cards and stationery.
We are still working on the site and at the moment www.ozum.co.uk just has a holding page. It is also on a temporary server (my old PC) which has a crap upload speed (about 12KB/s) so that's the reason for it loading slowly. Until we are ready to host other sites we thought it would be cheaper to use an old PC as a server.
That's about it for now, look out for another update soon.
Update: Apologies for those who have tried to go to the site. The server was switched off last night which made the site unavailable.
I had a go at Crimelog back in July 2005 and found it difficult to maintain it alongside A Welsh View but since I've been able to manage running AWV as well as Peculiarosities I thought I would give it another go. If you are a big fan of crime (like me) then you'll find all sorts of crime covered including tech crime, weird crime, sex crime and funny crime.
IHOP may be giving away free pancakes on Pancake Day but they are nowhere near as nice as British-style pancakes (probably not unique to Britain). I'm not sure if American's have this style of pancake but out of the times that I've had pancakes in America they have been like the ones you get at IHOP.
Prince Philip (the Queen's husband) is right up there with George W. Bush when it comes to saying the wrong thing. Ever since the Queen's coronation in 1953, Prince Philip has been reeling off humourous and unintentionally insulting quotes such as...
"Do you know they have eating dogs for the anorexic now?" - Said to a blind woman with a guide dog.
"Do you still throw spears at each other?" - To an Aboriginal man on Australia's Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.
"If it has four legs and is not a chair, has wings and is not an aeroplane, or swims and is not a submarine the Cantonese will eat it." - Said at a World Wildlife Fund meeting.
Read the rest here.