Friday, 27 May 2011


100% on LEGO® Pirates of the Caribbean The Video Game. Now what to do?

Can't play Plants vs. Zombies anymore as 'er-in-doors has taken my iPad away to play it!

Guess that means I'll have to code now, that and investigate the coolness that is Node.js! Think that I'll try and get it to parse XML based web services and throw out JSON...? That'd be cool, especially if I could do some caching on the server... ho hum!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Travelodge - City Road, London. Not Priceless

A room that smells of piss, a bath only big enough for my feet, a room key that wouldn't work, 'orrible young people and ladies of negotiable affection being in the - I use the term loosely - hotel, not having my phone charger, taps that give me a shower when I want to turn them off, boarded up slums outside my window, utter shite on the telly, and internet connection form the darkest days of dialup, one of the nastiest pubs and a Tesco's Express outside... all these things, and so many more, make this quite possibly, not in the least priceless.

At least I'm not paying for it... ;-)

That and the Tesco's Express selling pre-mixed JD and coke, minus the calls from work as something died yesterday, means that I'm not an overly happy camper!

Still, the AWS Deep Dive training means that I'm not terminally suicidal!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

CSS shorthand

There's all sorts of CSS shorthand available online and I get confused easily. This is what is meant by the differing formats of CSS shorthand:

  • .someClass { padding: [top], [right], [bottom], [left] }
  • .someClass { padding: [top], [right & left], [bottom] }
  • .someClass { padding: [top & bottom], [right & left] }
  • .someClass { padding: [top, right, bottom & left] }

So we can have 1, 2, 3 or 4 entries after the property, this is represented in the list above by square brackets, these can be whatever your chosen values are (e.g. px, em, % etc.)