I like looking on the bright side
. I relate very much to the Mediterranean extended-family, take-it-slow, money-isn't-everything outlook on life. I'm not a great cook but I like cooking, especially Mediterranean food (my recipe page is here
). I'm interested in environmental issues
. My main hobby is flying (on a PC simulator)
The people I admire most are those who see no end to pain, illness, grief or disability and who still retain a sense of humour, people who spend time making life better for others in any way, and people with toxic parents who have "broken the chain" in bringing up their own children.
If you like my pages you will probably also enjoy my web site
- do visit! You can get a quick flavour of it here
PS: I'm a refugee from StumbleUpon
. I have copied all of my old SU reviews (the ones containing images) here, except for some not-so-good and outdated bits.
in 'Allo, 'Allo
might say, please read the following very carefully - I shall write it only once!
I'm a great believer in tags
. SU restricted you to 5 tags per post (and then only for site-review posts), but here you can have as many tags per post as will fit into about 200 characters, so I have tried to take full advantage.
For example, you can select from this blog (if you want to) only posts to do with arts
and so on.
If you're feeling down (or even if you aren't), try this selection of things to enjoy in life
, which is pretty much what these pages are all about.
You will find a larger selection of my favourite tags here
(or click the White Rabbit below
The main thing is: if you like something about one of my posts, try clicking the corresponding tag at the top of the post
. If you keep doing this, you may find yourself navigating down some nice paths through this blog (for example, this one
or this one
Among these tags you will find the name of a Categorian
if their work features in that post, so if you click one of those names (e.g. expressioniste
) then you will get (hopefully) a nice selection of that particular person's work as it appears on my blog.
You can find my posts that introduce other Categorians
if you click the Cat... then if you like one of the posts that you find, click that Categorian's tag on that post to see everything that I have snaffled from that person! (And you can do the same for ex-Stumblers
if you click the image to the right.)
There are plenty more tags to choose from
. Enjoy your visit!
- If you're pressed for time, and you would like a quick sample of what I think are the best of these pages, or help in finding quickly what you need, then go here
or click the White Rabbit!
Click the cat to chat!
OK, so you're in a hurry and missed the White Rabbit... Just to point out that there's a lot of (hopefully) good stuff hidden in the back pages that most people don't see. If you want a fast sample that jumps you in at different points, try clicking the Coyote
Once you're there, you can follow a sequence by clicking the chevrons >>
at the end of a post, or try clicking a tag
you like at the top of a post.
Brian's miscellaneous rambles...
... with words (thoughts on Life, the Universe and Everything) - click the image to the left
... with pictures (my photos and photoblogs) - click the image to the right!
For essential Categorian help
, just click Help
at the top of your screen - and don't forget to make Help your "friend", that way you can easily see when new help information has been added.
It can really, really help to know something about HTML and web pages
, if you don't already.
for pointers to some good stuff (even for complete beginners), and also the web design utilities that Matt lists here
- and don't miss Karenak's Guide for Categorian Beginners
and Borderline's Categorian Help
When you look at someone's awesome web page and wonder "How do they do that?"
then (if you know at least a little HTML) try looking at the source text ("Page Source")
for that page. You can do this from the "View" menu of browsers (or Ctrl+U
on Firefox or Chrome) - some later versions of browsers hide it under "Web Developer" or similar.
My own Categorian Help posts
will be found here
, and my Computer Help posts
will be found here
Do you want your reviews to be noticed by other users?
Do you want to find other users who share the same interests as you?
Do you want to be notified of new site reviews for topics that you like?
The Categorian Library
is your key to all these things... if you need some help with it, you might find some useful stuff here
(or click the image).
HERE BE TREASURE
- or my archive pages, anyway:
1 (Oct 2007)
| 2 (Jan 2008)
| 10 (Jan 2009)
| 17 (Jan 2010)
| 28 (Jan 2011)
| 35 (Oct 2011)
| Dec 2011
| Jan 2012
| Dec 2012
| Jan 2013
| Nov-Dec 2013
| Jan-Feb 2014
| Oct-Dec 2014
Archive pages 1 to 34, and part of 35, come from my StumbleUpon blog. Dates in brackets refer to original post dates on SU. Because I transferred the blog manually, dates in my Categorian blog prior to October 10th 2011 (unless marked as original dates) are the date of the transfer.
Archive pages present posts in increasing-date order (oldest first). This is the opposite direction to the "normal" blog pages which are in decreasing-date order (newest first). One effect of this is that the contents of a given archive page (page 5, say) always remain the same, unless you delete something, whereas the contents of a given page on the "normal" blog keep changing as you add stuff to the front.