Friday, September 30, 2005

Cascading Style Sheets

All of my web designs feature cascading style sheets. My home site uses them extensively, and I've done most of the coding behind the primary styles of my Work web site as well. Style sheets do allow you to do some really nice design. Like none of my sites require a special "Print version" button. They have print style sheets which automagically remove navigation and change the colour scheme to black and white.

What else do style sheets do for you? Well, if I want a change of pace, I can change the style sheet and move the navigation to the other side of the page. I can change the background colours, font colours...

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Just Stop it Already

Once upon a time, sending an automatic response to an email with a virus attached made a bit of sense. The person may well have had an infected computer and not realised that there was a problem.

In these days with spoofed from addresses, it no longer makes any sense whatsoever to send a response to the official From: address. NONE. The IP address shows a completely different domain was the origin of the virus, nothing at all to do with the computer or IP that I'm using.

So stop sending those damned automatic responses. They are a waste of bandwidth, they don't get to those they need to get to. They could cause some people to panic thinking that their computer is infected when it isn't. And they annoy the hell out of me. Obviously I believe that the last is the most important reason of all.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

On being a dip

In specific, part of a DIPS couple. Stands for Double Income Pet Substitutes. I originally heard this acronym as part of the introduction for a speaker at a conference. Since it is an accurate description of our household, I've adopted it permanently. Our dogs have special toys, beds, and get lots of attention.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Weird Wacky and Wonderful

The animations, images and games from Albinoblacksheep are a wild mix. Some are great, others interesting and some you wonder why they were ever created.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Relaxed Dog

This is one very relaxed dog. He has had a hard day sleeping, barking, and going walkies. Obviously a bit much for him.

The Uncyclopedia

So are you tired of reading boring and correct information from online sources. Try the Uncyclopedia for all your disinformation needs. It's a wiki so you can even help edit it to create more fun.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Site of the day

George W Bush quotes.

The president of the US says "One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Governor, and that one word is 'to be prepared'."

Scary, the man seriously can't count.

Bad tenant

We have a very bad tenant at our place. She never pays rent, she works on an unauthorised extension to the house, she disappears for months with no warning.

Here is her picture, along with her unauthorised extension.

Isn't she just too cute? We love having her come and use the little nest under the house

Worthless collections

On one computer I have 4 versions of Netscape, 3 versions of Opera, 2 versions of Mozilla and 2 of Firefox. Only one version of IE though, it's too tied to the operating system to muck about with beta tests or anything.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Addicting games

Luxor is my current addiction. I can get to the final level of the final stage and have done it at least four times now. But the very last level is a real killer, I had 14 lives and still didn't make it through.

Link of the day/week/whatever

This is a real scream. How to buy a computer. The animation is pretty funny and the instructions show a deep understanding of real computer issues.

Ads by Gooooooogle

It's kind of amazing. They show up absolutely everywhere these days and yet you can still earn money from them. I don't understand how that can work but I like that it does work.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Tea Room Theory

A new theory about the conditions of working place coffee/tea/lunch rooms. The special conditions in these rooms means that the utensils (spoons, forks and knives) all evaporate after a number of uses. Within a few weeks of someone bringing in a new supply, numbers are back down to just a couple of each.

Doodle Monsters

So far, the only of my mildly commercial web enterprises which has failed completely. It is a bit of a pity, I am very fond of how some of them came out, but it is very difficult to stand out at CafePress because of the sheer number of shops.

Playing with XLST

Very wild wacky and powerful. You can get it to turn a document inside out. Which is amazing but I still need to work on understanding how it does what it does.

To blog or not To Blog

That is the question. Whether 'tis nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of oppressed creativity or by writing express them. To type, to talk, to talk perchance to think. Aye there's the rub, for what may come of thinking one never knows.

Damn, can't remember any more.