October 14th, 2011
If cows can make optical illusions, maybe there is hope for the infinite monkeys with their typewriters.
October 5th, 2011
No food or drink
No “electronic transmitting equipment” – do they really think they can ban all mobiles? Read the rest of this entry »
September 28th, 2011
I've been working on a redesign of BYP's homepage http://bypuk.com and it's finally done!
And I've posted a making-of for the most difficult part of the redesign: getting the sidebar to show posts about the currently selected movie. http://fredsherbet.com/2011/09/using-ajax-with-wordpress/
September 26th, 2011
Cory Doctorow talking about privacy. It's hard to get worried about something when the negative effects are too vague and far off. He likens it to smoking.
He also highlights the problem of education systems taking away children's privacy, while trying to tell them privacy is important. I guess it's an age old problem – we have to bring up our children, keep them safe and teach them how to live, but how do you also prepare them to be responsible adults? Responsible for their own safety, privacy and choices.
September 26th, 2011
Try loading this website in all your browsers on Windows.
- IE can't load it, because it doesn't have good enough support of HTML5 and modern web standards.
- FF has horrible resizing of images (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=517294)
- Chrome has horrible font rendering (maybe it's only when there's shadows). See the text on the right of this particular website.
- Safari has horrible chrome and isn't a windowsey application. But at least the website looks right!
September 21st, 2011
It's amazing how many photos are taken and kept. It's sad that so many of them are archived at low quality (by Facebook and Instagram)
September 17th, 2011
Via my little brother. I got a big fat Zero
Score your colour perception! I got 16, lower is better. Tell me your results if you do it!
September 16th, 2011
I bought my first Jonathan Coulton album today. He's gotten himself a real producer and studio time and professional musicians. It's good Quite easy to listen to, and upbeat. It's got a really clean sound.
I also listened to him on a podcast with Merlin Mann, talking about the experience of entering a more professional world of music making.
Artificial Heart by Jonathan Coulton