This is the "mayor making" ceremony. The outgoing mayor and all his officials are weighed and their weights compared to how much they weighed a year ago. The town crier shouts out their name and "and no more" or "and a little more" if they've put on weight. If they have it's because they've taken advantage of their office and they are booed.
My 11 year old son saw this ceremony and remarked the other day, "This fuss about the MPs expenses is the same thing isn't it?".
When I got a Playbook I wanted to use it to listen to BBC iPlayer while doing the washing up. So I made a cardboard tablet stand out of the cardboard you get with new shirts.
Recently I came across a video by Jude Pullen showing how to make a right angle joint with card and it inspired me to share what I'd done, via a PDF rather than a video though.
The PDF below is for a Playbook but I would have thought that any seven inch tablet, like the Kindle Fire or the Google Nexus 7 would fit. If in the unlikely event they are more chunky than the Playbook, you can just cut the slot wider. It's probably more sturdy if you make it out of a corrugated cardboard. Seven inch tablet stand
Back in 1999 it mostly cost money to run a blog (from what I can remember). You had to sort out your own hosting. Then Dave Winer made on offer on his blogging platform editthispage.com for a 60 day free trial, so I was away. So what was my very first post? What words did I choose to post for all on the internet to see?
23 December 1999
I'm stil trying to decide what to do with this.
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Oh, that's not very good is it. A typo in the second word too. The URL was morrissfamily.editthispage.com. (I think. Everything I say could be unreliable, because it was a while ago.) I also created an FAQ page that day:
Who are the Morriss family?
We are just a normal family with a dad who likes exploring the internet.Why don't you have more information?
Because I'm not sure want I want to do with this site.
I think there are no typos there. The idea was that I would share family news. Come back in January to see what my next post was.
4/1/2000 Things are moving
We've had the letter from Wycliffe about "raising support".
They want us to aim that 25% of our income comes from other people by the end of a year, and 50% by the end of two years.
Other news: I've officially asked for voluntary redundancy
Spoiler: after 4 years of trying I didn't even get to 20%, so I was paid a salary after all.