Chances are this'll be the last instalment of The Life and Times of Miblo del Carpio on BCUK. I'm making the most of Handmade Hero's fortnight off to send my laptop in for repair on Wednesday and will be looking to purchase some server space and put my domain to good use with the help of the fine folks in the Handmade Community once the laptop is safely back home. The Life and Times… will then find its new home there.
But here on BCUK (at the time of writing) it has been for ten years, from around the time that BCUK itself was finding its feet on the worldwide web, if my status as a founder member is anything to go by. It started off as a fairly small, community-focused platform – smaller and closer than BlogSpot appeared to me at the time – and remained small while sites like BlogSpot (now Blogger) and WordPress grew. As the years passed, however, spam became more of a problem, adverts started to intrude on the visits of all but Founder and Pro members and ownership of the site changed hands enough times that I stopped bothering to keep track of it.
So, since it all started with the end of an era, it's only appropriate that it ends with the start of a new one. It's been a lovely time. Thank you for reading and writing, and let's pick up where we left off when The Life and Times of Miblo del Carpio has found its way to its new home at miblodelcarpio.co.uk.
Before we go, though, let us enjoy for one last time my scorecard for the 6240th game of Countdown, its sister word game and last week's culinary and mystical entries from Jeroen and Rosie, all accompanied by Ian Stocker's timely soundtrack for Escape Goat 2 from the current Humble Weekly Bundle.
|3||25 10 9 3 4 8 → 528||528
(9 + 8 + 4) × 25 + 3
|6||75 25 9 6 8 10 → 809||809
(75 + 25) × 8 + 9
|9||100 9 6 5 3 7 → 275||275
(100 − 7) × 3 − 9 + 5
|14||50 100 6 5 4 3 → 865||8594
(100 + 5 − 4) × (6 + 3) − 50
2 Solved by Rosie
3 Solved by Rosie
4 Solved by Rachel with (100 + 50) × 6 − (3 + 4) × 5
5 Unscrambled by Gary
|Words:||tainted weaving wailers tout slander coupler spaced emote tailors|
|Rules:||Comment or write an article on your own blog, utilising all of the words|
|Hints:||If you blog here on BCUK, use the trackback-URL when publishing your entry and a snippet of your entry will then appear here as a comment|
Round-up of last week's entries