Tuesday, 29 March 2005

ENTERTAINMENT: Take a tour of the Pixar studios. Incredible! (Sorry)

Monday, 21 March 2005

LIFE: If someone is brain-damaged/unconscious, and is never going to get any better, why would Bush/pro-life Conservatives want to force that person's loved ones to see them in a vegetative state being kept alive by machines for months, even years with no hope of ever seeing them recover? Why make everyone suffer?

It's not about the money it costs, or saving a hospital bed, etc, It's about reality, if someone is in a hopeless state, never to recover from their current state, what sense is their prolonging and compounding the pain for those still here? Read: Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Bush intervenes in right-to-die case

Sunday, 20 March 2005

COMEDY: Peter Kay, comedy legend at 31. Read: The Observer | Comment | Special Kay

HEALTH: Good for you Naked Chef! Read: The Observer | Politics | Blair acts on Jamie's plan for schools

Thursday, 17 March 2005

Future of Web Design - sxsw2005

WEB DESIGN: What's the talk of SXSW town. Read: mezzoblue § SxSW Panel Notes

Tuesday, 15 March 2005

WEB DESIGN: The Right Way to Link To Pages On Your Site from peachpit.com/articles

BEST IN BLOG: Blogs win awards. Blogs ahoy. Bloggin all over the world. Etc. I apologise, but you get the message. Read: BBC NEWS | Technology | 'Best blogs on the web' honoured

DA VINCI CODE: Fact or fiction, or a little of both? Read: Guardian Unlimited Books | News | Vatican appoints official Da Vinci Code debunker: "'There is a lesson for the church in the success of The Da Vinci Code and the lesson is that the church needs to use modern media much more effectively to present the Christian message to the new generation.'"

DESIGN: Icon magazine reveals the most influential companies. Read: Protein° Feed - The 21 Most Influential

Monday, 14 March 2005

PHOTOGRAPHY: The light, shadow, clouds, it'll never be the same again. Great image of Toronto. See: [daily dose of imagery] beaches reflection

CRICKET: The ICC discuss the current state of the international game. Plenty to keep them occupied. Read: Key issues on ICC agenda from cricinfo.com.

CSS FOR THE MASSES: For those of us not lucky enough to attend the pretty cool SXSW Web/culture festival. Read/see: How to bluff your way in CSS from andybudd.com.

ACCESSIBILITY: Great article on CSS/DOM based usable image maps. Read/see: CSS Image Maps - Flickr-like Technique?

CSS: Compress your css file sizes for larger projects, just add PHP. Read: Compressing your CSS with PHP

Sunday, 13 March 2005

CRICKET: Australia's Michael Bevan gone but not finished yet, eight centuries in nine state games turns a few selectors heads. Read: Bevan sets sights on World Cup recall

Saturday, 12 March 2005

COMEDY: The Two Ronnies return for one last hurrah, genius. Read: MediaGuardian.co.uk | Media | Two Ronnies back on TV: "And finally, the public are warned to be on the lookout for Joseph Gomez, a Spaniard, last heard of living in Tooting, whose mother was a nun in Barcelona. A one-time flautist with a symphony orchestra, he is wanted for looting in Haifa, where he worked on a farm. The police urge people to look out for a Haifa-looting fluting Tooting son of a nun from Barcelona, part-time ploughboy Joe"

MUSIC: Why do annoying songs nag away inside your brain all day? Read: BBC NEWS | Health | How tunes get stuck in your head

Friday, 11 March 2005

COMEDY: Dave Allen R.I.P. Read: BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Comedian Dave Allen dies aged 68: "'That extraordinary relaxed style with a cigarette in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other as he buttonholed us with wonderful jokes and stories is the image that we shall remember,'".

Thursday, 10 March 2005

PHP DEVELOPMENT: As I'm trying to get into PHP, this, frankly is gold. Read: Digital Web Magazine - Easy-peasy PHP

PEOPLE ARE MEAN: As my girlfriend so rightly put it. This blog about saving the life of a cute bunny is funny but not funny at the same time. Visit: Savetoby.com | Only YOU have the power to Save Toby!

Tuesday, 8 March 2005

ACCESSIBILITY: Why 'display:none' is out. Read: Screenreader Visibility - css-discuss

ACCESSBILITY: Why 'display:none' is out. Read: Screenreader Visibility - css-discuss

Monday, 7 March 2005

SLEEP: Veerle's blog reveals the perils of getting enough sleep in the 21st Century: "A recent British research project concluded that British people on average sleep 90 minutes less then in the previous century." I hear you, but to be honest, I don't help myself. As Veerle rightly mentions, the Web is a such a huge place, there's always some temptation to occupy your time only a click away.

WEB DESIGN: Kim Goodwin at conference in San Francisco talks about the Web design process. Read: Getting Your Design Built - Wednesday, February 23, 2005: BayDUX (BayCHI)

WEB SEMANTICS: Molly Holschlag explains The Meaning of Semantics: "

. The biggest HTML hack of all time."time."

Saturday, 5 March 2005

ADVERTISING: Adverts are here to stay across media outlets, but their methods and dominance is ever-changing. Read: Boxes and Arrows: What I Learned From Television: "Today, a typical hour-long program that in the 1960s had 51 minutes of programming is down to 43 minutes. On average now, a “half-hour” program, is actually just 23 minutes of content."

LEARNING: Handy for all those highbrow pub quizzes and a marathon winner-takes-all game of Trivial Pursuit... Read: Squashed Philosophers- Condensed Plato Aristotle Augustine Descartes Hume Marx Freud Copernicus Hobbes Sartre Ayer Sade Wittgenstein Einstein

Friday, 4 March 2005

Local authorities failing on e-accessibility - ZDNet UK News

IMAGES: Free access to hundreds of thousands of images from the New York Public Library's digital image catalogue, you'll never leave. See: NYPL Digital Gallery

iPOD:I'm not too mad, well ok, how can I not be, but that's the nature of 21st Century technology, it evolves and upgrades so fast, you have to ignore the faster, better, stronger versions that come out months after you made the purchase. Read: Next iPod to get a big boost in battery life? - Engadget - www.engadget.com

Thursday, 3 March 2005

WEB DESIGN: A very nice looking and well constructed site. Visit: Thought Media: Journal

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