- after Telewest started playing up again, I headed across to (ab)use my parents' connection, which seemed fine. Whilst looking up the status of the Blueyonder broadband service, I spotted a link from the Blueyonder page to some Electric Six downloads. There's a fan video for Gaybar, called "The Bush-Blair Remix
" and the crude cutting makes it a hilarious (and big, at 8MB) quicktime video.
Helen finally got in touch with me today, she had to get a friend from work to email me as she didn't have my number (I knew it!) and for a while I was excited. But it turns out she wants to know about SMS and websites (apparently an E4 producer asked her if she knew anything, and she said she knew someone who probably did). It's been a few years since Refresh did anything, and prices seem to have gone up (although monthly fees are down, but when you're sending a lot of messages it's negligible). It looks like the way of sending is now hideously (and dangerously) easy or wildly complex. The complex way allows you to use anyone who supports the framework, while the easy one is actually nice and simple to incorporate into websites. I've found one site I like the look of, it appears to be a more mature SMS gateway provider than we used to use, and has loads of example code and support. They even do a free version, where you just pay for the messages (up to 10 a day), which I might consider splashing out on if I can incorporate it into this site!