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If anyone tried to email me last night (fat chance I know!) my mail has been down since the NEC sent me a 22MB email and broke my mail server.

It's now fixed but to say I'm unimpressed would be an understatement.
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I've got a bit of an issue preloading images using javascript using a bit of code.

Broadly speaking, I have bit of .js which generates image map code from the title of each image map section and would like to use this information to also preload the appropriate gif rather than manually specify them all.

I'm "hacking in the dark" a bit, but if anyone could look at my code and see why it's not working properly then I'd appreciate it.


Jun. 27th, 2006 03:51 pm
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Dungeon Bashing )

The best bits are "A wooden sign warns you of larp" and "Rock carvings illustrating marmite".


May. 23rd, 2006 09:09 am
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... is really quite funky. Go Google!
kneeshooter: (Delerium)
Apple have just sent me an email suggesting I have an AppleStore Christmas Wish List. Just in case anyone really wanted to be my friend, I'd like:
  • One of these, with a load of the upgrades.

  • Two of these (the 30"), so they look lovely together on my desk.

  • Then some speakers with a decent sub-woofer and a copy of Aperture.
If I flutter my eyelids will someone on my friends list find the necessary £10k?

In more exciting, real news - two freebie tickets for The Prodigy arrived in the post this morning. Another £50 saved! Now, where is [ profile] smittumi...
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It's amazing what the US government is prepared to throw money at. After the success of Robot Wars there is a US Military competition to create vehicles that will drive themselves across the desert, and now NASA are after new ideas for space travel.

Anyone got a garden shed and fancy having a crack at a homemade manned space vehicle?
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Yesterday I had a meeting where I was asked to "freethink" about technologies and online tools. As a result I have this afternoon been setting up a Wiki for the most excellent J'Amy Odyssey group.

I know it's sad, and geeky, but at the same time it's a thing of beauty.

Move along now.
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Obviously I'm starting from the position of being an amateur looking for exposure, so it's probably wrong of me to take the piss too much about people who "ambulance-chase" local disasters with their cameraphones, but honestly the world could benefit from quality control.

Technology has changed news gathering as much as it has the way we interact. Blogs spread news faster than newspapers and television; journalists no longer have exclusive access to mass-communication; the role of the "professional" is being diluted.

A while ago I wondered why people still buy newspapers. Ignoring the form-factor issues, what was the point I thought? They're outdated before they hit the shelves, cost more money and are frankly limited in their scope and content. Then I realised, ignoring stereotypes ("Daily Mail Reader" "Liberal Guardian Reader") it's about opinion and analysis. BBC News has been better at this recently, but is still pretty bland in the majority. Mind you, it's dangerous to have an opinion these days.

So, where does this leave us? The role of the "journalist" is to be the analys - more about taking delivery of material, quality control, then publishing the best. Acting as an intelligent filter rather than instigator.

And while people still agree to conditions like this - who can blame them:

In contributing to BBC News you agree to grant us a royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to publish and otherwise use the material in any way that we want, and in any media worldwide. (See the Terms and Conditions for the full terms of our rights.)

It's important to note, however, that you still own the copyright to everything you contribute to BBC News and that if your image and/or video is accepted, we will endeavour to publish your name alongside it on the BBC News website. Please note that due to operational reasons this accreditation will probably not be possible with video. The BBC cannot guarantee that all pictures and/or video will be used and we reserve the right to edit your comments.
Ramble over.
kneeshooter: (Desire)
This has, in some respects, been a long time coming. For various reasons I had a falling out with my PC, and was in such a navel-gazing self-indulgent mopey mood that the last thing I wanted to do was share it with the unwashed LJ masses.

Read more... )

Oh, and the cause of my despair? Losing 150GB of photos in a hard drive mishap. This left me rather annoyed at the time. I've managed to get 99%+ of them back, and now have, shall we say, a better backup regime than I had before.

I now need to take more photos - sign up here!

Or at least I will after a weekend in a wet field dressed for the Mediterranean sunshine. Perhaps a slight miscalculation there.
kneeshooter: (work)
Go here and learn how to sing about the Superparamagnetic-Effect. Gawn ;-)

It's about how to get 20 gigabytes on a Microdrive and up to one terabyte on a normal 3.5-inch hard drive. But don't let that put you off.

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