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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Telegraph Fantasy Football password

The Telegraph Fantasy Football password for Wednesday 29th November is TODAY.

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Friday, November 24, 2006

UK firms come to embrace internet

The report, co-produced by Google, said UK firms invested a total of £10.6bn yearly on net-based systems. It is predicted this will top £13bn in 2009.

That all sounds very positive for the future of the internet industry.

BBC NEWS | Business | UK firms come to embrace internet

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

A List Apart: Web 3.0

The site of Jeffrey Zeldman on the cover of "Designing with Web Standards" often annoys me, possibly because it's often a title being wielded by the evangelical types who think that it makes business sense to tell the customer that they have the wrong browser. But this article about Web 2.0 hype has brought me round somewhat.

A List Apart: Articles: Web 3.0

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Telegraph Fantasy Football password

The Telegraph Fantasy Football password for Wednesday 22nd November is Butterfly.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Blaine in giant gyroscope stunt

Illusionist David Blaine has begun his next stunt, spinning inside a gyroscope above the streets of New York.

Okay, that's annoying enough, but how about this:

After the stunt, Blaine will lead 100 underprivileged children chosen by The Salvation Army charity on a shopping spree.

There's something wrong with the man.

Blaine in giant gyroscope stunt

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What a prick

posted by Anonymous Darrren Beale : November 22, 2006 9:26 PM

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Monday, November 20, 2006

PHP developer job

My web development company, Exponetic is looking for another PHP developer. More details of the job here but the main skills I'm after are:

  • OO PHP4 + 5, MySQL 3 + 4 (2+ years commercial experience)
  • MySQL (2+ yrs) and exposure to any other relational databases would be beneficial
  • Relevant Linux exposure, especially with Apache
  • Knowledge of XHTML, CSS2 (although you will not be expected to be writing templates)
  • Demonstrable problem-solving ability

We've got some good clients lined up and are producing some interesting applications at the moment, not just run of the mill CMS or OSCommerce roll-outs. Just the kind of thing to keep an active developer's mind healthy!

PHP developer position at Exponetic, London

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Install multiple versions of IE on your PC

This useful app allows you to run different versions of Internet Explorer on the same Windows install, which sounds pretty clever and indeed it is. A simple download and install and it seems to do exactly what it promises. Now why can't Microsoft provide that kind of functionality, I wonder?

I also tried the IE7 standalone install but I can't tell how successful that's been yet. IE7 started up just fine, but the first dropdown I tried to interact with throw a 'popup blocked' error. Could be a glitch but I can live with it for now.

Install multiple versions of IE on your PC

Standalone IE7

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Telegraph Fantasy Football password

The Telegraph Fantasy Football password for Wednesday 15th November is SHINE.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Pride of Spitalfields pub

The Pride of Spitalfields is definitely one of the best east end pubs I've found so far. Good beer, a good location, and near my office. The barman also remembered my order even though I'd even been to the bar once and you can't really ask for more than that.

The Pride of Spitalfields on Beer in the Evening

The Pride of Spitalfields on ViewLondon

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Spurs 3-1 Port Vale

Spurs 3-1 Port Vale

After nearly 25 years I had my chance to see Spurs, and my first visit to White Hart Lane. The last time I saw what's supposed to be my first team was when the League Cup was called the Milk Cup (because it was sponsored by milk, I presume, rather than because of it's low cocoa solid content) when they played Gillingham back in the early 80's (I think).

They certainly made hard work of this League One side, who I'll also be seeing again in a few weeks time when they play Orient in the league. Although Spurs dominated play, as you would expect, the weakened side just couldn't break through and, as can always happen, the lower league side got the first goal after some scrappy defending.

With fifteen minutes to go Martin Jol put on a couple of players that he really should have had on earlier if this was supposed to be taken seriously, including Aaron Lennon and Dimitar Berbatov. Lennon was impressive with his pace, Berbatov slightly less so although he did demonstrate some good touches.

The electrifying performance was from Jermaine Defoe and I still can't believe how much he can twist and turn around defenders. Still, even with six or seven shots on goal, Spurs were still 1-0 down until a lucky header went in off the post. It was bad luck for the Port Vale goalkeeper who had an excellent game and must now be in the sights of some bigger clubs.

We were forced to sit through extra time as the drizzle started to drift under the roof cover but two more goals made the victory look more comfortable than it really was.

Spurs 3-1 Port Vale on the BBC site

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Bethnal Green weirdness

The furniture place by Bethnal Green tube has had a number of strange items outside it over the years, including this red horse. This photo of a couple of cows being watched by a man and a woman on a sofa continues the tradition:

Bethnal Green weirdness

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Telegraph Fantasy Football password

The Telegraph Fantasy Football password for Wednesday 8th November is Lost.

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

BBC NEWS | Business | YouTube sued by sound-alike site

Lots of people seem to be typing utube.com instead of youtube.com and getting a tubing manufacturers website instead, completely overloading their hosting. I think one option would be to set up a simple video sharing site at the same address, but it seems like they'd rather just have a new domain name.

Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment said its own website - Utube.com - had to be moved five times after millions of inadvertent hits made it crash.

The best thing about this article is the 'Related Internet Links' on the right hand side which include a link to Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment's website - I'm sure that's going to help their bandwidth costs! BBC NEWS | Business | YouTube sued by sound-alike site

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Telegraph Fantasy Football password

The Telegraph Fantasy Football transfer password for Wednesday 1st November is PARTY.

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thanks for password,daughter threw paper away, neded to put players bk for this weekend

posted by Anonymous colinhenson : November 02, 2006 1:54 PM

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