The rule

Cinema seats and screen
(Photograph from stock.xchng.)

Quickly, before I go to bed, I thought I’d share with you the rule. The rule is, while watching a film (or if you prefer, a ‘movie’), if anyone in the film says the name of the film you have to cheer. It doesn’t have to be a loud cheer (if you are at the cinema, for example) and if you’d prefer you may simply throw your arms in the air in a celebratory manner. But, the event must be celebrated. That’s just the rule.

This evening Jane and I watched Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) — which really was quite terrible, albeit entertaining — and got a few cheers there, for the “Tomb Raider” bit, it was too much like hard work to cheer every time someone said “Lara Croft”.

Then we watched The Shipping News (2001) — which was quite, quite wonderful — which also scored nicely on the self-referential-mention- of-the-film-title-during-dialog count.

So now you know the film name rule. Get cheering!

A spot of CSS editing

Screenshot of WeBuilder 2006
Split-screen view in the excellent WeBuilder 2006 editor.

While Jane disappeared to what she referred to as the disappointing Long Tall Sally sale I spent a couple of hours playing around with CSS menus trying to get to grips with every aspect of them: how to indent them, adjust the height, centring them, controlling the width, etc.

It also gave me some time to play around with the excellent WeBuilder 2006 editor. I’ve been using it now for a couple of months, since moving from 1st Page 2000 and I am more than delighted with it.

So, far every time I’ve said to myself “I wish it could do…” I’ve discovered that it can, including printing line numbers, add customized code snippets, customize shortcut keys, customize code syntax highlighting, and even how the cursor moves around the document (I prefer it to jump to the far left of empty lines, which it now does thanks to the “Constrain cursor to text” option”). It is brilliant.

Today I also discovered the split screen view, which updates almost as soon as you save the code file. Brilliant! What’s also quite cool is that if you type “WeBuilder 2006″ (with or without quotes) into Google my blog is listed first, above the official Blumentals website!