Monthly Archives: November 2005

Superherolikey

Thanks to Tiff, I just completed the superhero quiz, and I am… INDIANA JONES:



You scored as Indiana Jones. Indiana Jones is an archaeologist/adventurer with an unquenchable love for danger and excitement. He travels the globe in search of historical relics. He loves travel, excitement, and a good archaeological discovery. He hates Nazis and snakes, perhaps to the same degree. He always brings along his trusty whip and fedora. He’s tough, cool, and dedicated. He relies on both brains and brawn to get him out of trouble and into it.

Indiana Jones

83%

James Bond, Agent 007

79%

Batman, the Dark Knight

67%

William Wallace

67%

Neo, the "One"

67%

El Zorro

58%

The Amazing Spider-Man

58%

The Terminator

54%

Captain Jack Sparrow

54%

Maximus

54%

Lara Croft

46%

I can live with that – esp. as James Bond was my nr2 ;)

Which Action Hero Would You Be?

Proactivity

I’m off to see Deep Dish tonight! They rock my world. In fact they’re one of my biggest influences from a DJing perspective. In order to prepare I’ve spent nearly the whole day lying down or in bed, in various combinations! I’ve been feeling absolutely exhausted today, and have an almost complete memory blackout from last night which is a bit worrying. The plan of “taking it easy” obviously didn’t work out too well – quelle surprise. I guess it was probably something to do with the fact that in the whole nightclub there were about 10 girls to every 90 blokes, heh. Not that I would probably touch any of them anyway..

It was lucky then that there was so much sport on TV today, and even better that we beat the Aussies at rugby and the Argentinians at football. A good day to be English indeed :)

Also in music: yesterday I got Steve Lawler’s new mix CD (Lights Out 3) through the post. Haven’t really listened to it yet but seems awesome, the guy continues to impress me.

I bought a learn Japanese book too, which came in the same delivery. Thought seeing as I was lucky enough to receive a fair amount of private tuition in Canada it would be a shame to let it drop! So, I expect to be getting stuck into that shortly.

More later…

AJAX Behaviour

Whilst searching on inclusion of AJAX in JSP pages today, I happened across a lovely script called Behaviour, which purpose is to remove excess javascript tags in HTML pages (don’t you just hate that? ;). As with a lot of web 2.0 stuff, it’s a pretty simple idea. Javascript code is housed in CSS selectors, which is located in the stylesheet then rather than the HTML. This way, you can use CSS ids to trigger javascripts, removing the need for example for “onClick” etc. events in hyperlinks. Lovely.

Actually I’m sure it’s better explained on the Behaviour page, so you’re probably better off checking there if you’re interested :)

Incidentally and interestingly, a couple more links from that page (via the Sam Stephenson link at the bottom of the page) lands you at projectionist (tumblelog) – which I was looking at just yesterday via here (and the subsequent link). Seems it’s not only a small world, but a small web too ;)

Nursery Rhymes

I received an email yesterday with a whole load of these in, but these ones are my faves:

Mary had a little skirt
with splits right up the sides,
and every time that Mary walked
the boys could see her Thighs.
Mary had another skirt
’twas split right up the front,
but she didn’t wear that one very often.

Simple Simon met a Pieman,
going to the fair.
Said Simple Simon to the Pieman,
What have you got there?
Said the Pieman unto Simon,
Pies, you dickhead.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the kings horses and all the kings men,
said “F*ck him, He’s only an egg.”

Quote

Picked this up off the OpenCms mailing list today. Oh dear.

[the guy in question is having a problem importing 1800 files at one time into the cms virtual file system]

>>Split the 1800 files to 10 imports.
>>Then import the files and, after that, publish your project.
>
>
> I’ve tried importing them in batches of 600 and publishing each batch
> on its own

Although this may sound pretty obvious, but 1800 / 10 != 600 :)

Should I be worried that I found this humourous?! It obviously doesn’t take much to bring on a snigger at work :) I do get some pretty funny looks from the girl on the other side of the office actually.