I consider myself as a reasonable man with a logical approach to things. Recently on May 2011 I bought iPad 2 (Doesn’t sounds very logical, does it?) – it was a birthday present for myself and before buying it I draw a few good reasons for this purchase. Since I am Webmaster and iPad (Safari) becomes trendy I have to test my websites also on Apple devices. (More info: iPad Generates 1% Of Global Internet Traffic)
Another reason – I like reading books while commuting to work (it takes me on average 90 minutes to get to and back from work). Anyway, I just made all these reasons for myself so I can feel less guilty for spending such an amount of money on this “toy”.
This recent purchase really did surprise some of my friends who had always believed that I would never buy anything from Apple as it is: Continue reading →
As a web-developer, I often end up working on several different browsers during the day, so I know all about their various strengths and weaknesses. When I started out in this job, I was mostly dealing with Internet Explorer 6 (or
IE6 for short). Later, I used IE7 and Mozilla Firefox.
With time, I realised all versions of IE have a certain quirkiness about them. When comparing them to the various other browsers, I began to accept a general rule of thumb: Internet Explorer is crap, so I just have get used to adding specific CSS files for use with this particular browser family.
Until IE9 came out this was very much the case, but for me that release was a definite game changer and now everyone’s running tests, trying to prove which browser is better, faster, smarter etc.
And Abraham did look at her – as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load – but simply said: “How, dear?”
And Dot replied: “I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale, and they will reply telling you who hath the best price. And the sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah’s Pony Stable (UPS).” Continue reading →
development of the game progressed along the different levels and code scenarios it became
extremely difficult for me to keep tabs on all the errors that crept in. Eventually, after a little
research I realised that there was an amazingly simple way to keep tabs on the code and to
see what was happening. Let me share my findings with you.
Finding an error line number by using Firefox Firebug
Basically I found it handy to add this line to each JS object:
console.log((new Error).lineNumber + 'description of object')
This way as your code grows or as you change/replace something in your code you can
follow its logic and quickly find any place as you can clearly see a line number.
I wanted to send some sort of holiday greeting to my colleagues, but it is difficult in today’s world to know exactly what to say without offending someone. So I met with Group Legal yesterday, and on advice I wish to say the following :
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress , non addictive, gender neutral celebration of the summer solstice holiday practised with the most enjoyable traditions of religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice with respect for the religious / secular persuasions and / or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all .
I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2011, but not without due respect for the calendar of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our country great ( not to imply that [plug in the name of the country you're in, please] is necessarily greater than any other country ) and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee . Continue reading →
Delegates (or their wives/partners) were not required to take their clothes off. And in any case, November was no time to be parading around in the nude on a beach in Brighton.