Slashdot shocker

I’ve not actually checked to see if my site is currently compliant with any XHTML or CSS standard, I would imagine if they are not it is redundant ‘covering’ code anyway… that aside I do try and keep up with the goings-on in the CSS design ‘area’, and A List Apart is a great place to start. It was with some intrigue that I spotted the article “Retooling Slashdot with Web Standards”, which includes the line “underneath the hood you will find an old jalopy” (OK, deliberately taken out of context). What follows is an interesting look at converting a site to CSS based design AND achieving compliance. Interesting stuff.

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Wish me luck

Xmas shopping at lunchtime, one item only (my method was the same last year and seemed to work quite well). Ohh and I’ll pop into Virgin and get a photo of a book for Caroline. Off to sharpen my elbows.

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Stereophonics: SECC

I was decidely ‘not bothered’ about this gig, boy was I wrong. Much heavier than I thought they’d be, the ‘phonics’ were slick, together and loud. Ripping into a three song opening they paced the entire gig well, save the slightly too long “I Miss You Now” as the second last song of the encore, and were on stage for about 2 hours, and it’s only really when you hear their ‘best of’ tracks that you realise how many you know, and how consistent they are.. Stand out tracks, the singalong of “Traffic”, the plodding, thumping beat of Mr.Writer, the building, soaring Jealousy (WAV file), and the song that in Kelly’s own words “Kinda took us by surprise” “Handbags and …

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Impressions

The inferno rages, flames licking into the morning sky, tainting the clouds fiery red and orange. Banks of orange and red fade as they rise, and the fog tempers the view. Soon the fire is gone, leaving only burning embers to smoulder and mist.

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Relief

Bathroom floor done, only a couple of minor jobs left to finish it off.. NO Xmas shopping this weekend! Yay! So I’ll squeeze in some work this afternoon before heading off to the Stereophonics gig, which is a good excuse to have their latest album blaring as I type (also drowns out the wife’s dulcet tones… something about turn it.. up?)

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Pub

Off to pub. A noteworthy event after a rather dull week of working too much. Any hangover prevention tips people? (I’ll read them tomorrow… er… negating their usefulness… emm… never mind…)

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Arse

New Glasgow bridge chosen. I wonder if any of the panel who chose this design will actually use it, especially as they chose the one which looks like you’ll have to walk twice as far to cross the river! No-one I know liked that one… just who did they consult?!!

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