Bill P. Godfrey et al

Monday, January 22, 2007

Cooking Chilli Con Carne (Video)

The non-celebrity-non-chef returns...

I had to cut this down from 40 minutes to 10. I may do a "directors cut" edition, but pretty much everything is in there.

"It's like some kind of bill baily cookery program!"
-- Anonymous

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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Star light, can you remember me today?

So I was absent mindedly humming a little tune to myself. I wasn't really thinking about it, the tune just popped into my mind while I was thinking about other things. Then from nowhere, the chorus appeared, incomplete, in my mind.

Star light, can you hear me today?
Can you *mumble* *mumble*?
Tell me what you need.

I suddenly remembered that it was a song that must have been popular several years ago. I've not followed "the charts" in ages, but I do recall it had a clever (I thought so) animated video, telling the story of an ignored musician, who finally gets noticed by passing aliens. I had never seen it all the way through, but I had seen many small clips.

So I went to Google and YouTube, to see if I could any mentions of this song, or perhaps the band had put a copy of that video up. No such luck. I found that "MUSE" have a completely different song called Starlight, as do a New Zealand band called "Zed". I searched for the lyrics I could remember, but Google only found unrelated dialogue.

I'm now wondering if I only imagined hearing this song. Does anyone else know of it?



Monday, January 15, 2007

(Insert evil laugh here)

If I ever got to live here, I would stand at the end of the lawn at the edge every morning, stand with my fists on my hips and shout "Foolish mortals!".

Only £795,000.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

A tale of three video sharing websites...




Google Video...

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

More less significant cinema

A few more videos made for the YouTube community. Enjoy.

A trailer for Clones - Turkey Embargo
So I have a small part in the Clones christmas special, but many of my subscriber's wouldn't see it. What to do?

Bill joins the bed-in.
In support of John Reagan's protest of YouTube's failing comment and mail system. My clip was later used in a round-up of responses. (I shamelessly reuse another piece of video here. Can you spot where?)

Ever wondered what do I get up to on a saturday? No? No need to watch this then. Watch samsarajade's original video (in which my video was in response to) instead. Many thanks to Gamma Goblin for letting me use his wonderful music again. (See the video description for full links to his pages.)


Thursday, January 04, 2007

How to run multiple firefox profiles (Video)

It all started a friend had created two YouTube accounts and was getting them mixed up. I knew of a technique that firefox offers, but its hidden away and only works properly if you put it in a special mode. So I put this video together, to talk through how to use this technique.

Basically, firefox allows multiple profiles. If you create a new profile, it will have a separate configuration, including bookmarks, cookies, saved passwords, etc.

You may find it useful if you have multiple accounts on a website, such as a webmail provider, and you are fed up of logging in and out to switch between then.

The techniques described in this video have been tested on Windows XP (SP2) with Firefox Your milage may vary. By watching this video, you agree to absolve and indemnify me from all blame.

I may submit this as abug to the firefox people. Such a simple facility like this shouldn't need video of over five minutes to illustrate. I would suggest that somehow, the MOZ_NO_REMOTE option could be made into a command line option. That way, my video would only need to talk through using the profile manager and how to create a new XP shortcut, without having to make batch files.

For now though, here are the commands, all ready for copying and pasting...

The two commands typed in the CMD window are:
"c:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -ProfileManager

The batch file contents (3 lines):
@echo off
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -p "Second"
(Remember to replace "Second" with the applicable profile name.)

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