Archive for October, 2006

SXSWi advice wanted

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

After encouragement from Lisa, Maxine, James and a few others at WE05 (and checking my finances) I have decided to attend SXSWi. Seeing I will be flying halfway round the world, I might as well have a holiday. My intention is to either arrive a couple of weeks early or leave a couple of weeks […]

Elastic fluid design – some notes

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

After reading some positive comments on the sitepoint forum about this site, I started composing an update on the fluid elastic concept and were I am it with it. I realised it should be posted here as well as the forum, even if does duplicate some of my earlier comments.

People who visit this web site (some statistics)

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

Robert Nyman has published People who visit this web site (some statistics) on his blog, so I thought I would do a quick comparison with mine. In theory we write for the same audience, so here are my stats for the past nine months.

Blogging survey

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

The undersigned are carrying out a blogging survey. I will be interested in the results, so I thought I better contribute.

When did you start blogging?…

Gaining Knowledge vs. Inspiration : WD06 postscript

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

At the most recent port80 meet, Myles talked about the lack of cutting edge presentations at WD06 and that while AJAX, APIs and microformats presentations where good, he was already using them on a regular basis and was hoping for something new and exciting.

Which got thinking about what I got from WD06 and was it better to gain knowledge or be inspired about a subject …

I survived WD06 and OZIA and enjoyed every minute

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Two days of WD06 workshops, two days of WD06 proper, two days of OZIA conference and seven nights of drinking social networking. What can I say that has not be blogged about by others, so here are the personal highlights in rough chronological order.

I am a Web Connections whore

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

One of the interesting facets of WD06 was Web Connections. A social networking tool produced by Tim Lucas and Cameron Adams to allow attendees to contect up and tag each other. I ended up in the most popular list, mainly because with 15 members of the Perth Port80 posse at WD06, we all had a big number of established connections.

Even without wifi access for the workshop days, I attempted to connect to the people I met. This earned me a web connection whore stickers from Andrew K. and Ben Buchan, but connecting paid dividends…