17 February 2009
Here’s a useful bit of Firefox hackery for you all. It puts a checkerboard (or chequerboard, for you elitists) image as the background for your transparent images. It works for any image when viewed directly in Firefox, by checking for a HTML page containing a single img tag. If you reproduce this structure manually, then you’ll see the checkerboard, but there’s very little chance that a legitimate HTML page would match these selectors. It works by adding some content to your userContent.css:
30 January 2009
It’s misled. I don’t care if you made it up to rhyme with mistreated, or if you use an 8-bit–style riff to appeal to my geekiness — The word is misled. That is all.
17 October 2008
24 September 2008
Supposedly 2% of all pound coins are counterfeit. But how do you know when you have a fake? I heard the news item and had a quick look at the pound coins in my pocket, and couldn’t see anything. I thought that maybe it wasn’t all that easy to spot. But then I saw one my Mum had:
25 August 2008
I’m still tired even a whole day after getting back, but I though it was worth it to mention how good the festival was, yet again!
24 July 2008
Radovan Karadžić, the recently captured war criminal, was doing a good job disguising himself as Noel Sharkey:
30 May 2008
The Firefox team are going for a new world record — “Most Software Downloaded in 24 Hours.” The (currently beta) version 3 of their popular web browser is due to be launched in late June. Visit the Download Day 2008 page for the official date, and to make your pledge!
22 April 2008
The walls have spoken. In the last week or so, Facebook has introduced a new feature called Lexicon (learn more), which allows you to enter a number of search terms and see how popular those terms are on people’s walls. The graph of “party tonight” when compared with “hangover” is quite predictable, especially around Hallowe’en and New Year’s:
7 April 2008
I was never a big fan of Dell, mainly because it really annoyed me that they only shipped Windows with their machines. Reading The Microsoft File made it clearer, if no more acceptable; Microsoft bullied retailers to shipping tied processor–product bundles, effectively forcing other operating systems out of the market.
31 March 2008
Woo, I got my ticket! Here’s the line-up so far: