A Slice of Life

commentary on issues in politics, culture, environment and technology

10 Jul 11 Is Lord Monckton related to Marty Feldman?

marty feldman and lord moncktonIs Lord Monckton related to Marty Feldman? You could be forgiven for thinking that they are the same person; the similarity is positively uncanny. FYI, the gentleman on the left is Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, deputy leader of the UK Independence Party and famous climate sceptic.  Pictured on the right is Marty Feldman, English comedy writer, comedian and actor who starred in a series of British television comedy shows, including At Last the 1948 Show, and Marty. (more…)

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03 Dec 08 Spring in Sydney with a Flash

In Spring, Sydney’s suburbs are filled with colour.  Streets are lined with a lavish wash of purple as the jacaranda’s blossom and the scent of a hundred blooms fill the air…

I included this post as a change of pace from the political negativity I usually indulge in. 
Tra la la la la, the joys of Spring…

I’m also using it as a means of testing the NextGEN Gallery plugin which is available from wordpress plugins.  Jeroen Wijering’s flash based image rotator has been used to display the slideshows included in this plugin, which unfortunately is no longer available in the easy configuration wizard on his site, however, you can still access the image rotator here.  The plugin makes including slideshows such as the example above very easy in Word Press blogs.  

Jeroen Wijering’s site allows a number of options for including flash based video and audio players on web pages, blogs etc.  An example of the JW Flash player in action can be found here.  These players are easy to configure and embed and are free for non commercial purposes.  They now support WMV and WMA in addition to flv and MP3 files and the new Microsoft Silverlight.  Highly recommended.

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