12 October 2008

I have a headache

A Fox at Onuma last week.

Not much to post today. I've been hunched over my keyboard a lot in the last week hence the headache.

*Nerdish Topic Alert*

I've just bought a domain name and am in the process of setting up my own website. I bought the domain name from GoDaddy and am using a free 2 month MobileMe trial from Apple. I've been using Iweb (the apple software that helps you design and upload webpages) and testing which photo software is the best to use with it...........and I've got cross eyed from staring at the screen too long.

A Night Heron on the local river.

Anyway you can check out my new website here or at the link on the right. It's in the experimental stage at the moment whilst I sort things out. I've given myself until the end of November to try a few different things so pages will be added and removed at whim until then. I'm aiming to try and sell a few calendars/photobooks on it but judging by the global economic crisis you'll all have resorted to cannibalism to survive by the time I get my arse in gear to actually selling stuff on my website.

So in addition to the website I've also been messing around with Blurb (books) and Lulu (calendars) software. So not much time to go out and take any pictures.

A Japanese Cormorant at Kamiso last week. Not much birding. We went up Mt Hakodate at dawn last Wednesday. Quite a few migrants on the move. Pale Thrush, 6 or 7 Siberian Rubythroat, lots of Japanese Green Pigeon and Oriental Turtle Dove, Brambling, Japanese Grosbeak, a few common raptors and Buntings, the usual resident Tits and Woodpeckers, plus of course various undientified stuff flitting around in the bushes.

Nearer home I got my first Daurian Redstart of the winter today but not much else about. Over at Onuma recently there have been some of these huge cartoon style toadstools........

The leaves are changing colour and there's a bit of a chill in the air. The chill was welcome today as I needed the fresh air as I hadn't really been out of the house for the previous 3 days ( a mix of work, rain and the aforementioned computer geekery). I stayed up last night watching the England game. Good result, poor first half though. Much as I love him for Liverpool Gerard shouldn't start for England anymore, or Capello should simply choose between him and Lampard and use the other as cover. End of story. Still, a good start to the Group and if they win in Belarus (which they should but of course this is England we're talking about) they'll be in a very strong position.

Before watching that tortuous first half at Wembley I watched Scotland v Norway. If I was a Scottish fan and I woke up this morning knowing that this amazing miss has possibly cost my country a place in the World Cup Finals, I would be really pissed off.

Right, I'm tired of computers. I might even go and read a book or something.


  1. hahaha i've just started to build my own website too :)

  2. Cool gaze of the fox. Reminded me of Foxxy Cleopatra.

  3. I want to order one of your calendars please!


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