April 27th, 2006

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I watched Night Watch last night. I'm not entirely sure what to make of it yet. The overall plot was quite good, but the film was just far too confusing. I'm not sure whether this was because of the English dub or whether it's cos it's just not meant to make any sense or not. I think I'm going to watch it again in Russian with the subtitles on to see if it's any better.

Completely unrelated, I found this site where they're trying to recruite 5000 people to become part of a tribe. The tribe will be building an eco-friendly settlement on an island off Fiji that members of the tribe can go visit and help work on the settlement. Or just laze around. It sounds a bit like a cross between the Shipwrecked shows and a timeshare holiday.

One thing that doesn't look so great about it all, is that currently it's only expected to last 3 years from the moment they get their 5000th member. Cos they don't actually own the island, they're just borrowing off the local owner. I'd be mildly interested if it wasn't for this part, cos I think it'd be kinda cool to get myself an island and start a new community of like minded folk on it. The potential for it to just fizzle out after a short while just makes it not seem worth it.

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Randomly chatted with lucfia the other day about the lovemap the other day. Which had the result of her logging in, which is always good as people logging in means (in theory) that it updates.

The main gist of the conversation ended up being how whilst in theory the project has worked, but in practice it hasn't. Reason being, that whilst it's as anonymous as I could possible make it, it doesn't get enough repeat visitors so the data is very stale. In fact at last count, the graph has about 150 incomplete links and that number isn't going down very quickly.

Having thought about it, the solution I've come up with, is to tie it in with another webapp. One that people would visit frequently. Cos at the point of login when the user provides their username and password, it'd be able to update any links they had on the lovemap. It'd still be anonymous as the main webapp would use IDs that made it easy to identify who was accessing the pages - different to the more secure ones the lovemap uses.

Problem is, that I don't have any ideas for something you lot would want to use often. My current plan though, is since the lovemap was originally intended for the IFIS site, that I could put it up there. With the forums and stuff, that'd probably get some people visiting more often. And it'd have the added bonus of removing the random elements that have signed up to it who make it impossible to work out completely :)