Do they test stuff on the live site?
Since our Internet access here at Digitas is a bit wacky, people think we’re in Belgium (Google does anyway), and the BBC gives us adverts. After always complaining that the USA treats outsiders like second-class citizens (fingerprint scans, crappy plane seats), it’d be disappointing to discover we did it too. I mean, unless it was specifically targeted 😛
Surely the BBC tests things properly first, right?
This is the first @media I’ve actually made it to. It was good – worth doing again (though I’m not sure Digitas will stump up again for @media Ajax already).
Summary of talks Continue reading @media2008
Ok, so I’m old fashioned. Not to mention, right-handed.
I prefer to use PC keys for cut, copy and paste, which are shift+del, ctrl+ins, shift+ins respectively.
They don’t work in Flash. Usually, when you try to cut (shift-delete), you actually delete, which is very frustrating six minutes later when you can’t paste.
So I’ve installed AutoHotKey (autohotkey.com), and added this as a script:
This now works everywhere 🙂
Please give all your hard-earned to the little kiddies while I run round London in the pursuit of more painful feet. Continue reading Sponsorship: London Marathon 2008
What’s the best keypresses for browsers?
I’m keen on the following:
- Alt-D Go to Address Bar
- Ctrl-Enter Add the www. and .com to your word in the address bar
- F11 – Ok, it takes you to full-screen. Not very handy. But! Tapping F11 twice makes a non-resizable popup window resizable (IE only).
Any other good ones? I’d be keen to know the keypress to bring up the IE Dev Toolbar.
I’ve added planets and stars to my sky when the sun sets. Best thing is, these are technically accurate. The sun follows the correct path across the sky and sets at the right time. The sky shows the view facing South from London.
Continue reading Stars on the blog
I’ve just upgraded to Vista. Apart from the random crashes (proper crashes, mind you – power off, no bluescreen) when you’re doing something intensive, the only problem is the moving of your documents.
Helpful error message in phpMyAdmin:
Cannot start session without errors, please check errors given in your PHP and/or webserver log file and configure your PHP installation properly
To get PHP to work again, you have to edit php.ini and replace references to your Documents and Settings folder (DOCUME~1 or similar) with the new Users folder (better name, should have done it before though, MS, tsk tsk).
And since your Local Settings don’t seem to work, you’ll have to lay out your own directories underneath.
Ok, everyone else is talking about the new IE Meta tag Microsoft announced here:
My first thought? Unusually, it seems, I thought “great!”. I was just thinking that it would be cool to add a “browser” attribute to the doctype, but this is a better solution.
I envisage a number of these at the top of my document from now on, merely stating the latest versions of all browsers which the site has been approved on by QA. (Think not just IE and FF, but mobiles, playstations, ipods, etc)
Continue reading IE8 and Meta selectors
Just reading a book on running technique, “ChiRunning”:
“… the ChiRunning technique is backed by the laws of physics. One scientist even told me, ‘I wouldn’t do this if it didn’t work in terms of physics. It makes perfect sense to me, as a scientist.’ When your body is out of sync with these laws, it becomes less efficient, requires more fuel, experiences greater fatigue, and is more susceptible to injury.”
Sad but true. Breaking the laws of physics is a risky business.
Hello! Welcome to the new site.
I’ve decided to make a sweeping update to the site to incorporate a blog and some play areas. It’ll be a work-in-progress, and will balloon with more content shortly (when I have some time).
I’ve built my own look and feel (and drawn my own feet), around one of the standard templates, and I’m using WordPress. MoveableType wouldn’t install (Perl sucks anyway), and Blogger just seemed limiting. This, I like. 🙂