Greatest invention known to man

A mug with a shelf for biscuits
A mug with a shelf for biscuits

Now correct me if I’m incorrect, but is this not the greatest invention ever? This mug holds up to 3 HobNobs – in case you didn’t already know HobNobs are the ultimate in dunkability & are therefore the official template for any biscuit holder or dispenser – underneath your cup of tea ready for dunking.

Tea-time doesn’t get much better than this!

How many songs on a single?

I recently finished importing all my CDs into iTunes in order of plopping them onto my iPod. As all good music playing software does, iTunes is happily finding all the song titles & artist/group names – fantastic! The problem I’ve got is what defines a single. Originally vinyl singles were accompanied by second song on … Continue reading “How many songs on a single?”

I recently finished importing all my CDs into iTunes in order of plopping them onto my iPod. As all good music playing software does, iTunes is happily finding all the song titles & artist/group names – fantastic!

The problem I’ve got is what defines a single. Originally vinyl singles were accompanied by second song on the B-side of the record. Then CDs were commonly backed by 2 “B-sides”. Nowadays, singles come with 2, 3 or more B-sides. So how do you know when a single becomes an EP?

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Add content with CSS

I had a use for some flashy CSS 2.0 code the other day. I couldn’t find it in my library, which was really annoying. I’ve decided to store various bits of handy code on here. Here’s the first:

a:after {
   content: " (" attr(href) ") ";
   font-size: 80%;
}

Add the content rule to anchors in your print stylesheet as aboue & you’ll have lovely little URL‘s of each link placed in brackets after the link content.

This doesn’t work on Internet Explorer though. Does work on Firefox. So think of is as an enhancement rather than rely on it.

My new Lomo

Pintsize
Pintsize

My wonderful friends bought me a Lomo for my birthday. I’ve just had my first roll of film developed & I am very pleased. The colour saturation is as good as I hoped & the light intake really is surprising. Everyone was saying to me “Don’t you need a flash in here?” & it actually turns out to be “No, in fact I don’t”. You could use a flash if you wanted to blind people & wash out all the colour & atmosphere from the subject, but if you want to capture the moment go ahead & use a Lomo with no flash.

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