Archive for January, 2006

Four Things

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

I got tagged by Vicki, so here goes:

Four jobs I have had:

  • General hand at caravan park (trailer park) cleaning toilets, collecting garbage etc.
  • Factory hand in paint factory, putting lids on cans by hand
  • Extra in a video clip
  • Online Services Officer at DOCEP

Weekend away

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Well I survived the weekend in, with barely a scratch, other than a couple of close encounters with the thorns on blackberry bushes that were overhanging the trail in a couple of places and a grazed knee with the silliest of get offs.

Got my ego stroked

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

egoSurf goes to the search engines ( google, yahoo, msn, technorati and del.icio.us ) searches on your name and scores you on how many times your name is linked to your blog and how high it is in the search rankings. I ended up in the top 50 egos

Now for something completely different

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

This weekend I could finished a number of project I have on the go, like:

  1. Tutorial on using scalable buttons
  2. Replacing the javascript for Recommended and Commented On that keeps caching, by modifying WordPress and related bookmarklets
  3. Finishing sites for the Peel District Mountain Bike Club and rebuilding Consumers Association of WA site in WordPress

Instead I taking my mountain bike and tent that I last used eight years ago for a road trip across the USA and going camping in Dwellinup with friends for some riding and hopefully some more riding.

The Hoovers 14 February 1997

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

More photos of the Hoovers from a gig with the Dumb Angels and Franga, 14 February 1997 at the Shenton Park Hotel.

Note these three images are fairly big 100k each, so be warned

The Hoovers 22 November 1996

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

Michael who’s blog Something Old Something New has been saving me the trouble of converting some of my old local vinyl to mp3, let it slip that he use to play in the Hoovers, so here are a few photos of the Hoovers in action at the Depot aka the Harbourside on the 22nd November 1996.

Note these three images are fairly big 100k each, so be warned

Making use of del.icio.us

Monday, January 9th, 2006

If you are visiting my blog instead on using the RSS feeds, you might have noticed a couple of additions to the sidebar, Worth Reading and Commented On. This came about after reading a post over at Dexagogo titled
Using del.icio.us to track my blog comments

Update 15 January: caching is causing a problem

WordPress 2.0 is live

Sunday, January 8th, 2006

The actual upgrade was quick and painless, the painful bit was trying to sort out some IE interpretations of my CSS. Unlikely it was the upgrade to WP2 that caused the problem, it was more likely the fact that I do not always check my changes in IE, today was the exception.

WordPress 2.0, Unicode and Safari

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

I have found a solution to problem with WordPress 2.0 doing converting unicode such as > into >. It is turn off the rich text editor and the automatically correcting HTML options in the profile section and make sure you select apply. Unfortunately with Safari 1.3 you get no visual clues as to whether the rich text editor is on or off…

The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

For anybody who needs to know more about typography on the web, and that is anybody who works with HTML and CSS, you need to bookmark (or grab the RSS feed from) The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web