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Insomnia
post Jun 6 2009, 10:49 PM
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I wanted to create a topic to post my thoughts, activities, and things like that. I'm not yet on Facebook, but I'm considering it as another way to keep in touch. It would let you all know what I'm doing, and why I may not be posting updates as quick sometimes, as other times.


Today's Roundup:

It may be nice to do a Babylon Zoo fan meetup (UK). I'd send notification to every forum member and mailinglist member to get as many fans from across the country as possible. Here's the problem:

I'm not very good at running functions, and I'm not located in a central area. It leaves me with limited knowledge of cities that would be better candidates for such a thing. I'm hoping someone here might be interested in organizing such an event?

I'm also wanting to get around to adding interviews to the site, some article scans, and one or two extra photos. I do really want to get this done. The project at work has gone quite far over the deadline, and it has consumed my evenings doing research.

But I was also asked to help someone with a personal project, and I felt I couldn't say no. It took up all of Saturday writing/testing the code. Things have been busy, but I'm still here, and I'm checking every day.


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post Jun 7 2009, 04:57 PM
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I watched the French Open Final today. It was good to see Roger Federer finally winning the Grand Slam that has managed to elude him all this time. More work on the personal project previously mentioned.


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post Jun 8 2009, 08:49 PM
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Yes, the site was down for a bit. It's back. No, it's not going anywhere.


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post Jun 9 2009, 10:16 PM
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QUOTE(Insomnia @ Jun 8 2009, 09:49 PM)

Yes, the site was down for a bit. It's back. No, it's not going anywhere.

its good the sites finally making progress
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post Jun 10 2009, 08:00 PM
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Finally nearing the end of a major work project! It's been draining, and no doubt the next major project is just around the corner. Looking to add content again to the site soon including:

New article scans, a few photos, adding the interview posted on the forum to an actual page on the site, and adding the Mariachi Static songs for download.


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post Jun 11 2009, 09:10 PM
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I'm missing the old days of Babylon Zoo, and to an extent the memories of my teenage years I connect with the music. I joined Facebook too, if anyone would prefer this as a way to keep in touch smile.gif


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post Jun 11 2009, 10:21 PM
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QUOTE(Insomnia @ Jun 11 2009, 10:10 PM)

I'm missing the old days of Babylon Zoo, and to an extent the memories of my teenage years I connect with the music. I joined Facebook too, if anyone would prefer this as a way to keep in touch smile.gif


Who are you on Facebook?


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post Jun 11 2009, 10:44 PM
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PM sent wink.gif


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post Jun 12 2009, 01:38 PM
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QUOTE(Insomnia @ Jun 11 2009, 10:10 PM)

I'm missing the old days of Babylon Zoo, and to an extent the memories of my teenage years I connect with the music. I joined Facebook too, if anyone would prefer this as a way to keep in touch smile.gif

can you add andrew.burgess1487@ntlworld.com please
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post Jun 12 2009, 05:44 PM
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I added you both smile.gif


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post Jun 13 2009, 06:13 PM
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I'll try to post up an article or two that was scanned/translated and sent to me over the next day or two. It's been a really, really long day thus far.


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post Jun 17 2009, 11:57 AM
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Yes a Babylon Zoo Fan Meetup would be tremendous. Make a sort of party out of it.. ?? celebrating old and new fans?
i was thinking that i qwould like to do a documentary on Babylon Zoo.. If this meetup goes well then maby i could do some filming there?
also could i add you on Facebook too? smile.gif
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post Jun 17 2009, 04:52 PM
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QUOTE(drunkalfuzzyness @ Jun 17 2009, 12:57 PM)

Yes a Babylon Zoo Fan Meetup would be tremendous. Make a sort of party out of it.. ?? celebrating old and new fans?
i was thinking that i qwould like to do a documentary on Babylon Zoo.. If this meetup goes well then maby i could do some filming there?
also could i add you on Facebook too? smile.gif


Sure thing, I'll send a PM your way with details smile.gif


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post Jun 18 2009, 12:58 PM
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I indeed want to join facebook but I am not registered my e-mail and in my profile.
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post Jun 19 2009, 02:49 PM
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QUOTE(Insomnia @ Jun 17 2009, 05:52 PM)

Sure thing, I'll send a PM your way with details smile.gif

Is there a way you could make uploading a picture as your display pic on the forum easier? I seem to remember it being a bit difficult. and on the forum where we discuss meetups e.t.c could you put a catagory called Fan Events?

QUOTE(andrew @ Jun 19 2009, 03:48 PM)

Is there a way you could make uploading a picture as your display pic on the forum easier? I seem to remember it being a bit difficult. and on the forum where we discuss meetups e.t.c could you put a catagory called Fan Events?

oh and do you have a coppy of aciada's bzoo dvd? if not ill post it with a copy of the sandkings welcome to england album
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post Jun 20 2009, 04:17 PM
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QUOTE(andrew @ Jun 19 2009, 03:49 PM)

Is there a way you could make uploading a picture as your display pic on the forum easier? I seem to remember it being a bit difficult. and on the forum where we discuss meetups e.t.c could you put a catagory called Fan Events?
oh and do you have a coppy of aciada's bzoo dvd? if not ill post it with a copy of the sandkings welcome to england album


Is uploading an image still problematic these days? I thought it was fairly straight forward now, but it may not be. I haven't actually checked recently - let me know the problems you encounter and I can try to make it easier and resolve any issues.

I can definitely create a new forum to organise fan events. Hopefully it will promote more fan meet ups.

And I do have accadia's DVDs! They're in storage with nearly all my belongings, but I will try to head there soon and get the things I need. smile.gif


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post Jun 20 2009, 07:19 PM
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QUOTE(Insomnia @ Jun 20 2009, 05:17 PM)

Is uploading an image still problematic these days? I thought it was fairly straight forward now, but it may not be. I haven't actually checked recently - let me know the problems you encounter and I can try to make it easier and resolve any issues.

I can definitely create a new forum to organise fan events. Hopefully it will promote more fan meet ups.

And I do have accadia's DVDs! They're in storage with nearly all my belongings, but I will try to head there soon and get the things I need. smile.gif



i kept trying to upload a new display pic for a while now but the picture is to big. if there was a tool to make them smaller that would be handy.

dvd.. i want to see this biggrin.gif
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post Jun 21 2009, 03:21 AM
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I figured it would auto-resize but maybe not sad.gif

I was looking in to the possibility of getting IPB3.0 for this place anyway, but it's 150 bucks for not a lot of posting lately. wink.gif


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post Jun 22 2009, 11:07 AM
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QUOTE(Insomnia @ Jun 21 2009, 04:21 AM)

I figured it would auto-resize but maybe not sad.gif

I was looking in to the possibility of getting IPB3.0 for this place anyway, but it's 150 bucks for not a lot of posting lately. wink.gif

it will pick up one day though. you should have a donations part where people can donate if everyone donated 3 it would help things

QUOTE(andrew @ Jun 22 2009, 11:58 AM)

it will pick up one day though. you should have a donations part where people can donate if everyone donated 3 it would help things

now i think about it it is strange how ive been here from 2006 and since ive been here ive had millions of random people trying to get to know me making out their like the biggest bzoo fans ever then they disapear from the face of the earth. Some have stuck around throughout, me, rasperryman, rob, accaida e.t.c but some just come make out like their more bzoo mad than anyone on this plannet then their gone !?!? :S

QUOTE(andrew @ Jun 22 2009, 12:05 PM)

it will pick up one day though. you should have a donations part where people can donate if everyone donated 3 it would help things
now i think about it it is strange how ive been here from 2006 and since ive been here ive had millions of random people trying to get to know me making out their like the biggest bzoo fans ever then they disapear from the face of the earth. Some have stuck around throughout, me, rasperryman, rob, accaida e.t.c but some just come make out like their more bzoo mad than anyone on this plannet then their gone !?!? :S

ohhh another thought while im on a roll. could we have a spell check facility seing as my spelling is crap and sometimes I might want to appear more educated expecially if we get some amazingly hot supermodels from fhm hoin the forum (i can dream)
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post Jun 22 2009, 10:36 PM
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Still alive, I come with a quick update:

My graphic designer friend seems very out of contact lately. We've worked on web projects together for the last eight years; I miss him a great deal as you might figure. I imagine it is rather like a musician losing a band member they work closely with. It's never quite the same. For those reasons, I will probably defer the Confused Art makeover at least for a little while smile.gif

I've thought of several things I'd like to do with the main site though. One of those is consistency. The news page looks different from the article page, article pages have random images that have nothing to do with them, the layout and headings on the music pages are all over the place. And so it goes on.

Also something I spoke of, but the HTML/CSS stylesheets are terribly inconsistent too. That aspect doesn't matter a great deal, but I'd like to improve it anyway.

More content, more articles, better grouping of pages, updating some images or design elements I dislike or that feel out of place, better CSS/HTML. A short list smile.gif

I'll get around to responding to individual comments tomorrow, I hope. My life isn't entirely busy, but there's some difficult personal situations that are certainly managing to keep my attention and energies. My apologies for this. As ever though, I'm still here. Adding things is on my mind.


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