Monday, 24 December 2007

Opera on the eeepc

I do like opera so as soon as I got my eeepc I decided to put it on and followed the instructions on the eeeuser wiki. Unfortunately upon running it I got the following error:

ERROR: object '' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
ERROR: object '' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.

My quest to solve this initially ended with me killing Firefox and having to reinstall the operating system from the DVD so I got to thinking... if it was a problem with opera not finding java perhaps I should tell it where it is...:


This is on a fully updated version though so your millage may vary...

Now to play with the simple interface and get it to run nicely while keeping Firefox...

Friday, 14 December 2007



Saturday, 6 October 2007


I came across this image via VVORK, it's from Codemanipulator originally and you can view it here.

Codemanipulator 1996 HTML Malevitch

The result is here. And of course, I've done a pretty listing:

Boxer MaleVitch Listing

Now, what to do with it...

This is an interesting take on Digg.

Wednesday, 12 September 2007


Goodness me I'm so very, very bored.

I've discovered a very deep sense of ennui of late and I reckon I need something to do that doesn't involve reading RSS feeds all the time. I've been reading comics and novels but I want something structured to do, something involving computers and programming or art... bugger it - something fun to do!

Something creative rather than just consuming things produced by others (Though Charles Stross is something of an exception).

The only thing is... what?

Lolcat Eddie

Bloody cat!

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Almost Programming

On a different note I've been looking at pdfportal in some depth.

This article seems particularly interesting as I was looking to make a library application for a prospective client and was wondering about getting google to do the searching for me... looks like I better think again ehh?

Still, an excuse to code something up isn't it?

I also need to figure out how to get PHP to have access to external programs.

This stuff could also be useful. I think I'm going to have to use Yahoo's reset.css as well, along with their layout designer thingie.

They've also got betas of a text editor and a treeview thing that looks like it could be well useful.

Saturday, 21 July 2007

No! Not more!

Well, other than doing non-stop online quiz things I've also been playing with XAMPP. Bloody lovely it is too. I've played with it before but it really is jolly excellent. I've a nice development environment on a thumb drive and what more could you ask for ehh?

My score on The Which Lolcat Are You? Test:

Sad Cookie Cat

(54% Affectionate, 28% Excitable, 57% Hungry)

You are the classic Shakespearian tragedy of the lolcat universe. The sad story of a baking a cookie, succumbing to gluttony, and in turn consuming the very cookie that was to be offered. Bad grammar ensues.

To see all possible results, checka &dis.

Link: The Which Lolcat Are You? Test
(OkCupid Free Online Dating)

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Not more...

I know I said I'd try to stop doing these but this was so cool I had to:


Mingle2 - Free Online Dating



Ohh god, another on!

Find out which Transformer you are at LiquidGeneration!

Oops, did it again, sorry!

Okay, now I'm worried:

Find out your Harry Potter personality at LiquidGeneration!

Bugger me, I didn't realise it had a name: APEIROPHOBIA

Saturday, 9 June 2007


I'd been having a fair bit of trouble getting the right-pointing guillemet (») to print from a javascript.

It used to work a treat on a page I did for NECT but since I updated Opera it stopped working (needless to say it had also stopped working in Internet Explorer as well).

What was happening?

The script I was using needed 3 instances of the right-pointing guillemet to be printed on the screen depending upon different circumstances. As I said, it used to work, but then it started printing », which was a bit of a bugger!

So I replaced » with »; which didn't bloody work either!

ARSE angry!

I was getting right naffed off as you can imagine so I tried placing each character of the entity code with its html entity code and that just printed out a whole long string of entity codes... confused

Then I read this and decided that I needed to try Unicode because: "Unicode provides a unique number for every character, no matter what the platform, no matter what the program, no matter what the language.".

(Each time I edit this page the nice HTML character codes get replaced with a proper right-pointing guillemet... so I'm gonna try to stop editing it wink)

Anyway, the Unicode is something like \u00BB

Friday, 1 June 2007

Small stuff

I want one of these, I really do need one of these, they're tiny little washing machines that use no electricity and would be just too cool for me living on a boat... and not wanting to go to the laundrette for fear of being accosted by some piss head.

This one is from Lehmen's and is called the "Wonder Clean".

But this one is from the Laundry Alternative and is called the Wonder Wash.

Lehman's is cool but I'm not overly sure about their shipping policy though...

I got the free version of Morpheus Photo Morpher off of a cover disk and have been playing. These pictures of the kids are well old so should be reasonably safe I reckon. and I like how their faces aren't all that different really:

Sprog's faces morphing

This is one of me, believe it or not wink, I think I was a little the worse for wear:

30 Years on 15 seconds

After visiting Crick I saw some lamps and then came across this site: Den Haan, I wonder if they sell to the UK direct?

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Not posted in a while...

I'm still playing with putting Linux on my laptop and to that end I've been collecting a load of RSS entries. They are here thanks to google reader.

I took the Web Design Survey, so should you!

Monday, 19 March 2007


I've submitted this to DA as well.

thumbnail of thumbnail making script

A client required that thumbnails be generated and placed equidistant from the edges of a square of a given size, depending on the aspect ratio of the image - that is to say that if the image was a landscape then it should be the same width of the square while being placed in the vertical middle. After checking any number of resources I couldn't find an appropriate script so I rolled my own. I'm pretty pleased with it and you're more than welcome to have it from here.

You can view the script as a PDF here.

If you make alterations, and more importantly improvements, please do let me know.

Take it easy.

WOW!!! Gotta get me one of these:

HTML tattoo

Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Sunday, 21 January 2007

Cure for Cancer?

There have been a couple of articles on digg lately about a possible cure for cancer.

The 1st is from the New Scientist site.

The 2nd is from CTV.

Another one added on the 26th of January.

This doesn't seem to be the same stuff... but I might be wrong.

This could also prove to be interesting I think.

And I really, really love this!

Time to go? May well be!