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04/09/13

02:05:00 pm Permalink HTML5 in Action is the Manning Deal of the Day!

Categories: Books & Literature, Tech & Web

Half off my book HTML5 in Action. Use code dotd0409au at manning.com.

If you want to ask questions about the book, or anything to do with HTML5, Java Ranch have a companion promotion this week.


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09/30/10

11:51:10 pm Permalink Hello! HTML5 and CSS3

Categories: Books & Literature, Web

If my blog posting has seemed somewhat sporadic over the last few months, I now present my excuse :)

No need to post any feedback here, go to the forum instead.


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08/21/08

07:59:10 pm Permalink Wordle

Categories: Amusements

I was reading an article on text visualisation and came across this site. Very cool B)

I've not completed a real blog post in a while - there are plenty sitting both in draft status and in my head, I'm sure I'll get to them eventually.


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07/03/07

11:34:23 pm Permalink Write 'uʍop ǝpısdn'

Categories: Amusements

Neat trick (so long as whatever you're using to view this supports Unicode, and your font has full support for all the possible characters) - a little utility which translates each character of the input text, using a symbol lookup table, to a character somewhere in the Unicode character set which looks like that letter upside down.


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01/07/07

02:19:27 am Permalink Books Every Programmer Should Read

Categories: Books & Literature, Technology News

Shane Sherman has had an excellent idea:

...this led me to thinking about a way to allow everyone to pick their top 5 programming books they think every programmer should read, and aggregate the results and make some sort of master list of the best books. That's how this site came to be.

Get on over there and add your favourite books!


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10/14/06

06:20:26 pm Permalink Google Accessible Search

Categories: Amusements

A bit of Google day here in the Boog Link Blog. Discovered this earlier in the week. I was quite pleased to find that, mostly, pages I've been involved with do better on the accessibility search than they do on standard Google - my employer's website currently ranks fifth for our key search phrase on Google.com, but comes in second on the accessible search.


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06/22/06

01:01:56 pm Permalink Time Breakdown of Modern Web Design

Categories: Amusements

Also on the front page, but I couldn't figure out a permalink. Warning, language is not work safe :)
Edit: The link broke, so I've uploaded my own copy.Humorous pie chart blaming CSS, Firefox, Microsoft, Bill Gates and, mostly, IE6 for wasting web designers time


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04/08/06

12:51:12 pm Permalink Dot Rob Dot Com

Categories: Books & Literature

This is my 'personal' website, to replace my now defunct site on Geocities (thank you Yahoo! for terminating my paid for account and refusing to tell me why...). Not much there except for a bunch of philosophy essays I wrote a few years ago for some evening classes I took, but the host supports Ruby so I hope to be able to do some fun stuff with Rails in the near future.


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11/17/05

11:38:40 pm Permalink Lawrence.com

Categories: Amusements

I was shown this site at the London Web Frameworks Night - it is built on Django and is the 'Youth culture' site of Lawrence local newspaper. Aside from being an interesting example of a web framework in action, it also features many MP3s uploaded by many of the groups in the thriving local band scene.


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10/05/05

05:58:08 pm Permalink What's the time?

Categories: Amusements

Nothing too clever, find out what the time is (to within less than a second) and view a nice map showing where the daylight seperator is (requires java plugin).


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10/04/05

11:06:14 pm Permalink The Generator Blog

Categories: Amusements, Web

Hours and hours of (nerdy) fun. :)


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