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A blog dedicated to those who would rather be at the cottage.

Archive for April, 2006

Pagan Island

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

At the risk of turning this blog into a video rehash centre, I had to include this one. Sometime you trip over things that are too perfect too ignore. And since YouTube is paying for the bandwidth, what the hell…

Why Lighters Use A Flint

Monday, April 17th, 2006
Flintstones smoking.

The pen is easier to lose than the sword.

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

UPDATE: It was under the couch cushions. Oops.


Well, that does it. I have officially lost one too many of these damn things.

I have been touting the Fisher Spacepen for over a year now – But even when Flaschner was kind enough to remind me that they were extremely loseable I kept on using – and losing them.

I’m now up to five. Five Space Pens that I have loved and lost.

The most recent one went awol sometime over the past two days. It happened one of three places:

  • At Trivia Night at the Brogue Monday night. Possible. There was Guiness involved.
  • At a client meeting with senior management of a major hotel company on Tuesday morning. Possible but unlikely. This particular VP rarely steals things from me.
  • Somewhere in my travels – I was wearing the kind of pants that have the kind of pocket that could spit out this kind of pen. Damn.

The whole reason I carry the things is because they’re so convenient. When closed, they sit in your pants pocket, the smooth edges not long enough to perform surgery on you while seated but with a great feel in the hand when open.

So – if you know of this pen’s whereabouts – I’m talking to you fellow reprobates that frequent a certain watering hole for pub quiz – let me know.

If not, I’m off to Essence du Papier. To try again.

Naked As A Jaybird

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

What happened to the design?

Unless it’s April 5, the headline of this post probably makes no sense. Fact of the matter is, unless your a designer that cares about web standards and accessibility, this headline probably makes no sense.

Basically, a loose collection of international designers and developers decided to have a CSS Get Naked day. We strip away all of the “design” from our sites, to show that they are compliant and understandable for those using browsers that don’t handle all the bells and whistles – like the kind used by people with disabilities.

I can’t pretend to be a leader in this, but I respect those that are. And that’s why, on April 5th – this site will be starkers.
To know more about why styles are disabled on this website visit the Annual CSS Naked Day website for more information.

When I haven't been fishing, I've been looking at these on the dial-up: