Coding myself

“I’ve recently rebuilt my PC, whilst doing so I took some extra time to clear out duplicate and old files and I came across the archives for this site, well what passes for archives at any rate as I’m not the most forward thinking or organised person. Looking at those early attempts at HTML (via an angelfire home page.. then Xoom.. before my first ‘own’ page via LineOne) and how much I’ve learned since, made me realise that my ‘web tinkerings’ are actually a very good indication of my growth as a person.” Read on…

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Designed

I’ve recently rebuilt my PC, whilst doing so I took some extra time to clear out duplicate and old files and I came across the archives for this site, well what passes for archives at any rate as I’m not the most forward thinking or organised person. Looking at those early attempts at HTML (via an angelfire home page.. then Xoom.. before my first ‘own’ page via LineOne) and how much I’ve learned since, made me realise that my ‘web tinkerings’ are actually a very good indication of my growth as a person. I created my first website in late 1995 (I still have the certificate from the course I went on) for the company I was working for, it …

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Gallery software

To appease the Pink one, and fyi, the gallery was created by a fantastic piece of software by the name of Express Thumbnail Creator. It’s an absolute doddle to do, simply shuffle the images you want into a folder (of course making sure they are sized and compressed properly… ahem..) then follow the wizard to get HTML pages, thumbnail graphics, everything! Very configurable, and suits my needs as I prefer to work offline with these things before FTPing them up to the site. I’ll be tweaking the gallery for the future, and no doubt tweaking the rest of the site too, but then I think I’ve said that before. BTW – Have you seen any Galactic Toss Monkeys recently?

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Audio BloggingOK, not seen this before, and very smart it is too. (from that clever Allaire man, creator of the bestest HTML editor ever ever ever! Over to David for an explanation.

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Weekend InspirationSaturday we ventured through to see the families and drop off an HTML book to my nephew (15yrs old and I just KNOW he’ll be coding like a pro in about.. ohh 2 weeks?). Ended up staying at my parents for dinner, having a few Guinness and a game of Trivial Pursuit. Now I’m at pains to go into my great idea here, as I’m not sure how popular Trivial Pursuit is these days but… ahh hang, it’s not like I’ve got the time to do it so… well… it’s kinda simple… in fact I’m thinking I should really check and see if someone has already done something like this already… A Trivial Pursuit companion book. For example, you …

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Monday Morning Ramble

A whizz through the weekend, if you will. Saturday, shopping in the smir, haar, or whatever kind of rain it was (it was the misty kind that you don’t really notice until you are soaked through). Saturday night, a pleasant suprise, we were attending a 40th Birthday party of a friend, one of those “we’d better go for a while” nights, and were happy to be there when the birthday ‘boy’ announced that he and his girlfriend were now man and wife. Hurrah! They had kept it secret from almost all of their family too. A wonderful night ensued. Sunday, working in the garden. Slightly sunburnt. Tried to catch some more of the Commonwealth Games, and noted that BBC’s interactive …

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Almost done

Fighting off a cold. Looked at the ‘re-design’ last night, not sure about it. I’m swithering between trying to produce ‘standard-compliant’ HTML code, or cramming in as many ‘cool’ features as possible. I prefer a clean look, simple design, so I’ll probably end up going down the ‘standard’ route. Or maybe it’s because I’m finding it really hard to come up with a new look/style. Sheesh – you’d think I didn’t have anything else to worry about… Final round of Xmas shopping tonight.

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