A nice cold beer the geek way (look away now manly
). Personally I drink them too quickly to bother with this kind of palaver.
Rather more information than I hope I ever need on drawing shapes with slants using HTML and CSS. Interesting none the less though.
Update: More CSS via plasticbag - check out drop shaows and title pics. I see I'm going to have to get into CSS in a big way soon as most impressively (for me) all these work in Opera as well as MSIE.
One of my favourite on line stores is CDbaby
, first because it's about the only place I can buy Ephemera
CDs, secondly because they're so darn friendly
about selling you stuff. It's the kind of customer service I react well to especially when even with $6 of air freight it costs me less than popping down to the shops in the UK.
Anyway with my last purchase they sent me a free compilation CD on which was a song by Moonraker who have an awsome sound which it's difficult to describe. CDbaby take a crack at it: "The spirit of live electronic soul, Moonraker blends elements of drum & bass, house, trip-hop and jazz infused funk to create some of the most fresh and intelligent music to surface in the Boston scene in years.". Not a bad description but listening is the only real way to describe it and there are tracks on-line at the band's site and at CDbaby.
My favourite track is still Shalom - the first track I heard.
Overall well worth a listen, especially if you are enjoying a lazy Sunday. Personally it looks like next pay day I'll be making another purchase from CDbaby.
I'm meant to be programming a comments system for this site (still!) but this will leave me open to comment trolls
To celebrate my 423rd post
the Royal Mail
have done me the honour of issuing the lazylaces stamp. A press statement revealed "this is the most important stamp release this year, possibly more so than the Prince William edition
". Unlike William I welcome everyone to now lick my backside ;o)
Create your own first class stamps with stamp-it-out by freedom matters
yesterday I downloaded a copy straight away. This is a neat way of browsing sneakily
- not something I really need to do - but I'm impressed with the way it does it none the less.
The browser runs quitely in the background while you get on with your work. As soon as you want to do some browsing you make a mouse gesture - moving the pointer from the very edge of the screen and back again - and up pops Ghostzilla. Not as a new application though - it appears in a space within the application you already have open. So for example if you had Outlook open it might appear in the inbox list.
Nice. Also it renders in soft monochrome so it doesn't stand out - and pictures only appear (in B&W) when you hover over them.
To top it all off the browser disappears as soon as you move your mouse out of it - returning you to stealth mode. At this point the other developers at work and I were very very impressed. Even if you don't have a need for this much secrecy it's worth using just to see it in action.
There's more though. If you buy the CD version rather than using the free download it doesn't even install (other than a few encrypted config files) it runs off of the CD so no-one will even be able to see you were using it when you leave your PC (as long as you remember to take the CD with you!).
Quoting myself on the topic of Ghostzilla yesterday - "this is the best thing since sliced cheese" - I was a bit drunk so forgive an element of nonsense but this really is an awsome piece of software to see in action.
What to do with all those snaps from your new camera enabled mobile phone? None of your friends have upgraded their phone yet so you have no-one to send them to. Well fear no more - PhoneBin
gives you the chance to share those moby-pics with the world at large (NB. Not safe for work/kids/people of a nervous disposition - evidently early adopters are total exhibitionists).
Reality gets one step closer to science fiction with the AirSho - "Hitachi's new AirSho imaging system projects dynamic pictures onto nearly invisible glass surfaces, such as a storefront window
". I'm really holding on for Minority Report style 3D projection technology though [via gizmodo
Catproof your computer with PawSense
- I await a report from Daisy
on whether this is dog compatible [via op-pop
A neat follow on to the Little Goth Girl
post from yesterday - a guide on how to dance gothic
. Personally though I'm now of an age where I prefer a nice cup of tea and a sit down