Archive for January 19th, 2007

Samuel’s Blog Weekly Poll

I have decided that, just for the fun of it, I will have a weekly poll. I will start it on Sunday morning in the wee hours as I am generally up at that time to send movie trivia questions to John Kerr’s “Flicks and Things” sgement with Dale Sinden & Simon Foster, as a part of “The Questionable Trio”.

The weekly poll will run roughly from the beginning on Sunday to the end of Saturday, give or take a few minutes, and the latest poll will always be available on the main page’s sidebar under the Samuel’s Persiflage entry. I will also have a post each week detailing the results from the previous week’s poll, as well as revealing the new week’s poll.

Just as a teaser while I iron out a couple issues and get ready for the first week long poll, here is a sample poll to kick things off.

Should Pluto be reinstated as a planet?

Total Votes: 14
Started: January 19, 2007

For those of you who are wondering, the polls run on the Democracy plugin for WordPress, as it seems to be about the only poll system which doesn’t either mess up the formatting of the blog, or refuse to connect to the MySQL database when I want it to. I decided to use a polling system that I can host on this website rather than use an external system as it is nicer to have proper control over the polling system…and a WordPress plugin fits in with the blog perfectly (well not the other one I tried).

Samuel

3 comments January 19th, 2007 at 11:55pm

Forlift or tow?

Good morning Stuart,

Just listening to the story about the construction forklift driver picking up the car after two days parked illegally and it then falling off and being declared a write-off. The question that springs to mind is "What's wrong with a tow truck?"

Admittedly it was blocking entry into the construction zone and the driver deserves what she got, but if the construction people had just asked the police to get it towed, they wouldn't now be likely to owe the insurance company hundreds of thousands of dollars.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald (see http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/smashing-car-indeed/2007/01/18/1169095908957.html ), the construction people have been moving cars with forklifts on that street for quite some time. They also name the driver as former Miss New Zealand Rachel Huljich.

Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Canberra

January 19th, 2007 at 01:00am


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