Apologies to all regulars for the rather indimidating “403 - FORBIDDEN!!!” sign which has recently been greeting them on their attempts to visit VP. Of course, what I should really be apologising for is a) the abysmal lack of action hereon recently, and b) the fact that one of the aforementioned regulars actually had to bring the outage to my attention before I (or rather, of course, TM) did anything about it. The culprit, if you’re interested, was our hosting company, who are amusingly named “asmallorange”: “aridiculouslystupidjauntynameredolentofthefirstwaveofthedotcom boomwhichmakesyouwonderhowonearththey’restillinbusiness” more like.
Truth is, there’s not an awful lot going on down here just at the moment - but I’m afraid that’s not going to stop me posting a fairly exhaustive precis of my table-tennis season so far in the near future. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with TM’s very amusing appraisal of the new Apple iTab, or whatever it’s called, which was launched by Steve “Big” Jobs earlier today. (I’m sure I’d find it even more amusing if I weren’t far too old to have any idea how the iPad works or what it’s supposed to do.)
“I think it looks like a massive iPhone and that comments like “… it just feeeels right to hold the internet in your hands” make me want to vomit. I’m sure millions of Cult of Apple members of rushing out to buy one to then circle jerk with their friends about how great it is / how better Apple is that Microsoft / and how great / cool they are by virtue of ownership. Well done. You had $499. Now you’ve spent it. So yes, that makes you immeasurably better than me and everyone else who doesn’t have an iPad.”