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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Twisted genius

I saw this on it literally made my jaw drop, that someone would actually write such a thing for fun amazed and fascinated me greatly, Kudos!


Tuesday, June 24, 2008


My friend Lisa sent me a link to this
I think its simply genius, Foamy he knows all...

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I saw this blog might be useful for multi core users as by default Vista only uses one of the processors on boot.

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

How to FIX IIS

I recently had an issue where IIS would not start giving a spurious error "Unexpected Error 0x8ffe2740". I did a google and found this site which showed the problem was Skype grabbing port 80, genius!

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Fish Care

Since one of my fish died I have been taking measure to try and improve things for the remaining two.
I cleaned the water but it didn't seem to help much. So I got out my chemistry kit and did some analysis. I found that the nitrate level was too high over 80ppm. I changed the water 4 changes worth for two days and expected it to have a noticeable impact on the levels. My dad came up with a method of working out the number of water changes needed to reduce the levels, it turned out to be a LOT more than I thought. I have made a little a on-line calculator.

You can only change 10% of the water in a fish tank in a day, and you have to ensure the water going in has the chlorine removed, either by using an additive or leaving it to stand for a few hours.

Continuing the web design theme this evening I worked on something trying to get media streaming work for an upcoming job. It was pretty tedious but we eventually got to the bottom of it. Only one more piece of the puzzle and a bit of site design to go. I think its should be a pretty slick operation once we are done.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Stupid HTML

Today I wanted to do a really simple thing. I had a terms and conditions list which was points subdivided into sub points. It seemed a pretty simple thing to do in html, unfortunatly nesting ordered lists meant the numbering restarted so instead of 1, 2, 2.1 2.2, 2.3, 3 I had 1, 2, 1,2,3, 3. I found this article however while it provided a solutions it wasn't one I could use as its not supported in internet explorer. I ended up having lots of unordered lists with no bullet style and typing in the numbers myself :s rubbish! How come word processors have been able to do bullet lists at different levels forever but nobody thought it might be useful in html?

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Hidden Skype

My friend Kelly sent me this link to some hidden Skype emotions.

Just in case it goes offline here is a listing

(tmi) Unsure looks like peekaboo
(swear) Skype swearing
(bug) Skype bug
(poolparty) Skype Pool Party
(bandit) Skype Bandit
(headbang) Skype Headbang
(banghead) Skype Headbang
(mooning) Skype Mooning
(rock) Skype Rock
(ci) Skype Smoke
(smoking) Skype Smoke
(toivo) Skype Toivo
(drunk) Skype Drunk
(finger) Skype Finger
(makeup) Skype Makeup
(kate) Skype Makeup
(heidy) Heidy
(myspace) MySpace (latest skype)
(flag:ca) Skype Flag Canada
(flag:us) Skype Flag US
*Update pretty much any flag can appear just use (flag:xx) where xx is the two letter code e.g. (flag:gb) or (flag:eu)


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

My Autobiography

Fill this out IN YOUR OWN WORDS and repost as, "My Autobiography" ... And use your own answers, not anyone else's.
  1. Where did you take your profile pic?Which profile? Facebook - Barracuda Macclesfield, blogger - coral sea
  2. What exactly are you wearing right now?
    Jogging bottoms, T-shirt, socks, glasses
  3. What is your current problem?
    To many to list!
  4. What makes you happy most?
    Shouldnt it be happiest?
  5. What's the name of the song that you're listening to?
    Red Wine, Sucess! - Cold War Kids
  6. Any celeb you would marry
    Angelina Jolie
  7. Name someone with the same birthday as you?
    No idea!
  8. Ever sang in front of a large audience?
  9. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity?
  10. Do you still watch kiddy movies or kiddie TV shows?
    Not often.
  11. Do you speak any languages?
    English, a bit of Japanese
  12. Has anyone you've been really close with passed away?
  13. Do you ever watch MTV?
  14. What's something that really annoys you?
    Feeling helpless

Chapter 1:

  1. Middle name:
  2. Nickname(s):
  3. Current location:
  4. Eye color:

Chapter 2:

  1. Do you live with your parent(s):
    Yes, for now
  2. Do you get along with your parent(s):
  3. Are your parents married/separated/divorced
  4. Do you have any Siblings?:

Chapter 3: Favorites

  1. Ice Cream:
  2. Season:
  3. Shampoo/conditioner:
    no preference

Chapter 4: Do You.

  1. Dance in the shower?
  2. Do you write on your hand?
    No paper is more handy, haha, ill get my coat
  3. Call people back:
  4. Believe in love:
  5. Any bad habits?
  6. Any mental health issues:
    Who dosn't

Chapter 5: Have You.

  1. Broken a bone:
  2. Sprained stuff:
    Yes, this damn evening!
  3. Had physical therapy:
  4. Gotten stitches:
  5. Taken painkillers:
  6. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling:
  7. Been stung by a bee:
    Yes, OUCH!
  8. Thrown up at the dentist:
    No, no fillings
  9. Sworn in front of your parents:
  10. Had detention:
  11. Been called a hoe:

Chaper 6: Who/What was the last

  1. Movie(s):
    Luck number slevin (Rubbish)
  2. Three people to text you:
    Paul, Phil and Olya
  3. Person you called:
  4. Person you hugged:
    dunno, my mum probably sad isnt it
  5. Person you tackled:
    Noone since I played rugby in college
  6. Person you talked to on IM?
  7. Thing you touched:
    Tea cup
  8. Thing you ate?
  9. Thing you drank:
  10. Thing you said:
  11. Person you kissed:
    Some random girl in Weatherspoons

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Saturday, March 10, 2007



Friday, March 02, 2007

Quote of the day

Found a wonderful website for quotations

"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."
- H. H. Munro (Saki) (1870-1916)

"There are two ways of constructing a software design; one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult."
- C. A. R. Hoare


Saturday, October 07, 2006

Internet Cafe

Today set up an internet cafe in the Birmingham ICC, starting at 8am Loading the car at Phil's house. I am actually sending this post from one of the internet computers here. Apologies for the poor quality photos but they were taken on my phone.
We had a few last minute problems and ended up having to rebuild the Smoothwall box, it normally runs headless and we didn't have a monitor so we had to borrow the plamsa screen from one of the displays.

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