digital Utopia

February 2009 Monthly Archives

So where is the background?

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I’ve just run into one of jQuery’s thornier issues. While creating a map viewer for the S:GTC I found my code worked in FireFox and Chrome perfectly but refused to budge in IE7. Some of you may know that the map in Space currently only works correctly in IE6 – not good when most of […]

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Graham needs

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Following on from Steves post about what he needs, I’ve followed suit. Graham needs help Graham needs help Graham needs Help!! Graham needs Ginola to meet the German challenge Graham needs a donor Graham needs You! Jane Graham on the final of the Eurovision talent show Zombies Graham Taylor: Walcott needs a sharp brain Sometimes […]

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Less power

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Just checked my new HTPC for power usage. At boot it tops out at 143.3 watts which is 50 less than the original machine only slightly more than what the original did at idle. At idle this machine only uses a (comparitely) tiny 106. Not as low as Jeff Atwoods, but I have 4 hdd’s, […]

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Economic downturn…

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…has hit the Bear palace. There has been an order passed down from on high in the company heirarchy that there is to be a 15% reduction in head count – regardless of rank or role. The fact that the office where we work lose money – as we don’t manufacture anything directly – won’t […]

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The second worst game show on Earth

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Being off for a week I’ve experienced the dubious pleasure of watching Golden Balls, the second worst game show on Earth – the worst being Deal or No Deal. The premise for Golden Balls is similar to Deal or No Deal in so far as much as you don’t have much say in the proceedings. […]

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Mass Murder? Fantastic!

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There was an article on the BBC One Breakfast News regarding the wildlife organisation (can’t remember which one) have decided to protect the dwindling red squirrel population from the marauding greys. So what happened? [Pictures of a branch in Scotland with a Red Squirrel ] Bill Turnbull: We reveal plans for saving the Red Squirrel […]

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jQuery for Dummies

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In an attempt to create cross-browser support for S:GTC I thought that learning jQuery would help in making the map work in more than IE6. So instead of getting frustrated at the abysmal PHP code I have to work with I decided to sit down with jQuery and de-stress. Or so I thought. I did […]

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